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Contents Introduction 8 Choosing fabrics 12 Before you begin... 18

Projects Row by row construction

Inset piecing

Diamond Chips.................................................... 34 Botanical Gardens............................................. 38

Peaks and Troughs............................................ 96 Stars in Your Eyes............................................. 102

Strip piecing

Needle-turn appliquÉ

Rebel with a Rotary........................................... 46 Sandwich Short of a Picnic............................ 50

A Little Silhouette............................................. 114 A Wing and a Prayer....................................... 120

Deconstructed piecing

Using wedges

The Woodpile........................................................ 58 Dandelions............................................................ 62

Fanfare.................................................................. 134 Hanging Lanterns............................................ 138

AppliquÉ with bias strips

Step-down piecing

Spring....................................................................... 70 Whirligig................................................................. 74

A Step Down........................................................ 150 The Night Garden............................................ 154

Flying geese and foundation piecing

Feathered blocks

Geese Around the World................................. 84 North by North East.......................................... 88

Reflections in a Lake....................................... 164 Flock Together................................................... 170

Quilt basics

Quilt layout and assembly

Sewing techniques

constructing your quilt

Foundation piecing......................................... 184 Appliqué................................................................ 186

Adding borders................................................. 190 Layering the quilt............................................. 191 Basting.................................................................. 193 Quilting................................................................. 194 Binding................................................................. 197

Glossary 200 AcknowledgEments 209 Resources 210


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Quilting from little things...


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Quilting from little things...


Quilting

Discover how, from little things, big and exciting things can grow.

Quilting from little things...

Mastering the variety of quilting techniques can be a challenge, but Quilting from Little Things by Sarah Fielke shows you an easy way to try out new methods, textures and colors: You start small and scale up! Inside you’ll find ten pairs of quilts that each provide a lesson in quilt-making. By first constructing a small dolly quilt, you’ll gain confidence in the techniques that enable you to make its larger companion quilt. These beautiful quilts, big and small, provide the opportunity to practice traditional quilting techniques such as creating wedges and flying geese blocks, and experiment with new, less conventional methods, such as deconstructed piecing. Sarah also shares her needle-turn appliqué and hand-quilting techniques, which give her quilts their contemporary and unique style.

Fielke

Sarah Fielke is a quilter, teacher, designer, and author living in Australia . She has coauthored two hugely successful quilt books— Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt Designs and Material Obsession Two: Shared Inspiration. She appears regularly in quilting features in international home magazines and is the creative editor of www.sewn.net. au, a website for all things sewn. You can find her at www.sarahfielke.com or on her popular blog, www.thelastpiece.net.

Quilting from little things...

Take a small idea and develop it into something wonderful

Includes pattern sheets

Sarah Fielke

co-author of Material Obsession

Quilting from little things US/Canada Edition  

Quilting by Sarah Fielke is a journey of discovery. It can be challenging to master the many different quilting techniques and this book pro...

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