If you love the look of traditional quilts, you won't want to miss this pattern-packed book! This collection of gorgeous, classic quilt designs relies on rotary cutting, some strip piecing, and simple patterns.
- Create 40 scrappy-style quilts, with projects for all skill levels
- Choose from garden, seasonal, and holiday looks, with many designs needing only three to five fabrics
- Enjoy a fast journey from fabric bolt to finished quilt with time-saving techniques
40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy delivers tremendous value: where else can you find fully-illustrated, full-color quilt patterns for less than a dollar each? But the true value is not just in the numbers, but rather in the clever ways that Evelyn has found to create impressive quilts with a minimum of tedium. Her many time-saving techniques make it easy.
Evelyn's known for her scrappy style. "My kind of quilts," she says, are "simple patterns using lots of luscious fabrics that look and feel warm and comforting." Often she accomplishes this goal using lots of traditional fabrics in cozy color schemes. But she also includes quilts featuring bright novelties, pastels, 30's prints, and batiks. She also includes patterns that call for only three or four fabrics. These make it easy for beginners to get started without having to make lots of decisions. Whether you need a quick gift, a baby quilt, or a speedy holiday accent, you'll be amazed at the range of effects you can achieve using Evelyn's speed cutting and piecing.
You may already know some of her tricks, like strategic pressing, or short-cut half-square triangle and flying geese units. My own favorite among her techniques is cutting and re-piecing finished blocks to achieve complex-looking results in a snap. I've enjoyed paging through the patterns several times, studying the colors and construction, and trying to decide which to make first. This book is headed for the top of the shelf!
Prolific designer Evelyn Sloppy has been quilting since 1991 and has written several popular Martingale books. Inspired by traditional patterns and always trying new ideas, she works as a quiltmaking teacher and professional machine quilter.Visit Evelyn's website
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