Turn something old into something new... with all things blue! The blue-and-white quilt is one of the most desired antiques, and many can still be found in good condition. Preserve and honor history with 15 traditional blue-quilt patterns made from reproduction fabrics. Discover the progression of blue quilts through the Civil War years, from the first indigo fabrics to synthetic dyes. Create heirlooms from traditional blocks with this valuable book of pieced quilts for beginners.
Having lived just outside of Hannibal, Missouri, all of her life, Christina McCourt became immersed in all things Mark Twain. The sweet and simple projects in this book are dedicated to his beloved characters Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher and their budding romance. The centerpiece of the collection is the sampler quilt, in which each block represents Tom, Becky, or the people and adventures in their lives. The quilts Becky’s Waltz and Tom’s Fancy stand out as wonderful examples of Christina’s eye for color and pattern. Other quilt projects include the graphic and colorful Lost in the Cave quilt and the Poor Boy Huck quilt.
Author: Lori Lee Triplett
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Join fictional character Esther Heinzmann as she narrates the journey through authentic, pioneer-era creations from the Poos Collection—each featured in full color on a 2-page spread. Ideal for traditional quilters and quilt history buffs, this robust offering of 30 antique quilts also includes 5 quilt projects that readers can recreate at home. Offering access to the authors’ privately held family collection, this book gives an in-depth look at the importance of quilts to the pioneer life. As you view the quilts, you'll also read accounts of the Great Migration, including information on preparation for the long journey and a depiction of real life on the prairie.
Offers ideas and tips for reusing old textile fabrics and sewing supplies to create modern-day quilts, with a collection of the author's quilts that include stories about the original fabric's origins and the family members who inspired the piece.
Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own versions of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Get the historic look you love with detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish, with a special focus on the types of quilting designs popular through the years. Use your modern quilting tools and skills to re-create antique quilts for daily use or display An essential resource, brimming with possibilities for antique-quilt lovers Close-up photos and detailed construction tips make it easy to understand how antique quilts were finished
The beauty of Indigo quilts is undeniable. Step inside the Poos Collection of quilts, one of the largest privately held collections in the world. Explore the origins of the fiber and fabric presented by two members of the American Quilt Study Group. Featuring stunning quilts circa 1750 to 1890, this collection of blue-and-white beauties will inspire you to make gorgeous quilt projects using present day Indigo or reproduction fabrics.
Following their runaway best-seller The Blue and the Gray, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene present a fresh assortment of distinctive designs. With this value-packed collection, now's the time to enlist your Civil War fabrics! Choose from an array of quilts in various sizes and achieve a scrappy or planned look Enjoy gorgeous photos and be inspired by the authors' keen color sense Add charm to any room with traditional designs ranging from baskets and houses to flying geese and stars--including two scorched designs for an authentic vintage look
Discover your fabric's hidden potential and sew complex-looking quilts that are easy to piece. Understand symmetry in fabrics and fool the eye with daring design strategies. Fussy cut prints to perfection with self-drafted quilt templates and camouflage seams to get the "seemingly seamless” look made famous by quilter and fabric designer Paula Nadelstern's kaleidoscopic quilts. Example piecing diagrams show you how to quilt a visual spectacle for luminous effects.
Dresden plates, pinwheel blocks, and Flying Geese . . . piece like a pro with The Piper's Girls! Starting with the simplest patchwork squares and working your way up to more challenging appliqué and paper piecing, you'll sew through a cheery, 11-row sampler quilt and 2 bonus projects. Build 25 specific quilting skills such as getting an accurate 1⁄4 ̋ seam, constructing on-point squares, and using the 45° angle on a ruler. Straightforward how-to photos and full-size patterns are included. Gain confidence and learn new tips along the way, whether you're just a beginner or a more experienced quilter.
Kathleen Tracy, popular author of Prairie Children and Their Quilts and Remembering Adelia, has outdone herself with this combination of lovely projects and fascinating historical tidbits. Patterned after quilts made during the Civil War era, this collection is ideal for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics. Choose from 16 easy projects, including large and small quilts, plus a pincushion, sewing box, and needle case Learn how women's efforts during the Civil War era led to increased civil and political involvement among women See historical photos and read eloquent excerpts from letters written to and from soldiers during the Civil War
Step back in time with 15 favorite patchwork-quilt patterns from the Civil War Legacies collection by Carol Hopkins. Each pattern design features classic blocks evocative of the era, beautifully showcasing today's reproduction quilt fabrics. Wonderfully scrappy, small quilt patterns in sizes perfect for wall hangings and doll quilts Simple, step-by-step instructions with clear diagrams and pressing directions Value-packed collection with something for every skill level
North and South, black and white - the story of the War Between the States is embedded in the soul of every American. In her second book on quilts and the Civil War, Barbara Brackman introduces 9 women who lived during those turbulent times, matching each woman to a quilt that she might have made herself. 9 projects adapted from period quilts, with patterns and instructions. Excellent reference book for Civil War re-enactors; offers creative activities related to each woman’s story. Fascinating information about 9 real-life American women and their experiences during the Civil War, from abolitionist speaker Lucy Stone to freed slave Susie Taylor King to Confederate spy Belle Edmondson. Make a reproduction quilt and forge a personal link to the women of the Civil War!
Publisher: C&t Publishing / Kansas City Star Quilts
Release Date: 2018-12-07
In 1928, the Kansas City Star newspaper printed its first quilt block pattern--they continued this tradition for 34 wonderful and influential years. Now for the first time, the best of the blocks from each year can be found in one place! Slow down and stitch all 60+ vintage blocks, culminating in an unforgettable sampler quilt. Meet the women who brought quilting to the newspaper, as profiled by best-selling author and quilt historian Barbara Brackman.