Nov 28

Books on Monday – The Quilter’s Paper-Piecing Workbook

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elcome to the fourth Friday in November edition of Books on Monday. Today we are looking at Elizabeth Dackson’s book, The Quilter’s Paper-Piecing Workbook: Paper Piece with Confidence to Create 18 Gorgeous Quilted Projects.Ā  The first link below is for the paperback version. The second link is the Kindle version. And, of course, both are Amazon Affiliate link.

Every paper-piecing beginner needs this book. And the Craftsy class is also very helpful if you want to see this in action. They are very closely related in content, which makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

This is a gorgeous book with lots of illustrations, step-by-step instructions, gorgeous blocks and a CD-ROM. The directions are very clear, and, if I’d had this book when I first started paper-piecing, it would have all gone more smoothly. Yes, there are some things that I do a bit differently after experiencing a Judy Niemeyer pattern, but I learned quite a bit of very useful information here.

Yes, I could continue to rave, but before I move on to the Table of Contents let me just say that if you only buy one paper-piecing book in your entire life – this is the one!

Table of contents:

  • Introduction: A Tawdry Tale of a Girl and Some Paper (Don’t you love the introduction’s title?????)
  • Tools and Techniques
  • 1. The Lowdown on Paper Piecing
  • 2. Getting Started with Paper Piecing
  • 3. Ready for a Paper-Piecing Challenge?
  • 4. Taking Risks with Paper Piecing
  • List of Templates on the CD
  • Resources

Yes, this is an awesome book. Yes, it belongs in my collection. It’s definitely a keeper.

Quilt on!

2 comments

    • Jaye on November 28, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I don’t know this book and am curious to know which patterns you like best?

      • Gretchen on November 28, 2016 at 9:50 pm
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      I’m a big fan of the Which-Way-Up Star, Geometrica, Steely Gaze, Oscillate, and the Circle of Flying Diamonds.Luminosity is also a nice block and everything in the Taking Risks with Paper Piecing section! I don’t like the fact that some of these blocks are very big.

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