Now anyone can accurately piece a quilt block in just minutes! Paper piecing is a simple process. Just trace a block design onto paper; then sew fabrics directly onto the paper with a sewing machine. The paper provides a stable base, making it a breeze to get sharp points on even the tiniest of pieces.
- Choose from 65 block designs, including traditional favorites and original designs from bestselling author Carol Doak
- Sixteen beautiful quilt projects feature baskets, hearts, flowers, and more
- Carol's step-by-step instructions for paper piecing make the technique a snap to learn
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Featuring sixty-five quilt blocks for foundation piecing as well as photographs of blocks and finished quilts, this book has made Carol Doak's name synonymous with paper piecing. It's easy to see why. Introductory material provides tips on reproducing, enlarging, and reducing block designs. Fabric grain is discussed, as is appropriately cutting fabric pieces. Further information tells readers everything they should know or have on hand before sewing and reviews the sewing procedure step by step. Sewing tips are provided just to ensure success. Readers are really ready to go by the time they reach the block designs! Traditional, pictorial, and block designs are included; hearts and cats are well represented! Last but not least, Ms. Doak tells how to turn collections of blocks into finished quilts.
Carol Doak has greatly influenced the art and craft of quiltmaking for more than a decade. Her accomplishments include authoring over a dozen books and designing quilts that have appeared on the covers of nearly every quilting magazine in the United States, including Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and McCall's Quilting.Visit Carol's website
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