Featuring real-life letters from The Farmer's Wife magazine, Laurie Aaron Hird's new book commemorates the strength and hope of the farm women of the Great Depression. The 99-block queen-size sampler quilt inspired by these letters uses reproduction 1930s fabrics. For each block, instructions are provided for template piecing, and--where applicable--rotary cutting, so readers can piece the blocks based on their preferred technique.
Be Inspired by the Stories &break;&break;The 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired. &break;&break;Laurie Aaron Hird provides everything you need to be inspired and create your own sampler quilt: &break; 111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions&break; Complete instruction for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king&break; CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates for all 111 blocks, and printable quilt construction diagrams&break; 42 letters from the 1922 Farmer's Wife contest to give you a priceless glimpse into our country's past
Author: Linda Causee
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Organized by characteristics, a reference to quilt blocks offers both blocks that use templates and blocks that use foundation piecing, and an accompanying CD includes templates or directions for a variety of sizes which allows readers to print the size they need without having to enlarge a template on a copier.
Author: That Patchwork Place
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Inspired by fat quarters--those irresistible little bundles of color--the quilting experts at That Patchwork Place® have created 17 enticing new quilt patterns. Showcase everything from batiks to Japanese taupes, reproduction prints, and modern prints and solids Count on expert instructions and clear, step-by-step illustrations Get helpful tips throughout this follow-up to the best-selling books A Baker's Dozen and Jelly Babies
"This comprehensive guide covers every block-making approach including applique, foundation-pieced, mixed techniques, and piecing. It also features settings and yardages for turning your blocks into beautiful quilts, quilt-making techniques for easy reference and a bonus CD of PDF templates"--
The Civil War Love Letter Quilt is a history book, quilting guide, and touching tale of the love shared by Civil War soldiers, their sweethearts and families. In the same innovative approach as other books of the popular letter and diary quilt-book series by Rosemary In the same innovative approach as other books of the popular letter and diary quilt-book series by Rosemary Youngs, this new guide showcases 121 different paper pieced block patterns with the actual letter that inspired them. The collection includes love letters from: President Rutherford B. Hayes to his family Newton Scott to his childhood friend, whom he married upon returning from the war David Winn, a soldier who ultimately gave his life for his country
Some people are lucky enough to own beautiful heirloom quilts that were passed down through the family. The rest of us have to be content with making those eye-popping quilts ourselves! Now we can, with this fantastic collection of nine authentic 1930s patterns made using reproduction fabric. The projects feature a range of skill levels and techniques and are ideal for showcasing your talent and your fabric collection.
Bring the handmade tradition home with these charming quilts and home accessories. Inspired by a grandmother who loved to sew for her family, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell gives traditional patterns like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a new look featuring fabrics by some of today’s most popular designers. 19 cozy projects include pillows, tote bags, table runners, and larger quilts—quick and easy designs that make great gifts.
Author: Tula Pink
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Create a sampler quilt as unique as you are! Tula Pink gives you an inspiring quilt block collection with Tula Pink's City Sampler. Make a beautiful, modern quilt of your own design with the 100 original quilt blocks or try one of the 5 city-themed sampler quilts designed by Tula. A note from Tula: "You will notice...that the blocks are not named but simply numbered. This is intentional. I may have designed the blocks and given you the instructions on what to cut and where to stitch, but I have not infused the blocks with any meaning. This is your quilt. The fabrics that you choose, the colors that you use and why you are making it are what will give the quilt a purpose. Name your blocks, write in the margins, cross out the ones that you don't like, draw hearts around the ones that you love. In a perfect world, everyone's book would end up looking like a journal, coffee stains and all. The more adventurous ones might rename the book and write their own introduction. Tula Pink's City Sampler is a collaboration between you and me. I am the platform and you are the speaker, so stand on my shoulders and tell the future who you are and why you make."