In this follow-up to her best-selling book English Paper Piecing, Vicki Bellino presents a collection of enticing new designs for quilters of all ages and skill levels.
- Expand your repertoire with a variety of shapes and add English paper piecing to quilts, table runners, and more
- Choose from 11 eye-catching items ranging from a tote and sewing-machine cover to wall and lap quilts
- Create relatively simple projects as well as more challenging designs
This book is a follow-up to the first book English Paper Piecing - Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek. Vicki has aimed to include projects for the beginner paper piecer as well as some more ambitious ones for those looking for a challenge.
The history of paper piecing goes back to the early 1700s at least and is a method which eliminates stretching and distortion along bias edges of small cut pieces of fabric. Vicki prefers purchasing ready-cut paper templates, but you can make your own. Templates are provided. (You can buy shapes from www.paperpieces.com or most quilt shops.)
She advises on fussy-cutting (if you wish), basting and preparing different shapes and whip stitching them together or appliqueing. Vicky explains several different techniques for this work and tells us which ways she prefers. The diagrams and directions are clear.
There are 10 very attractive and varied projects in this book ranging from small to large wall hangings, a bed runner, tote bag and two sizes and styles of sewing machine covers. If you wish to learn about paper piecing, then this is the book for you.
Vicki learned to quilt in 1986 and hasn't stopped since! She was introduced to English paper piecing over six years ago and instantly became enamored with the technique. She is also the owner of a pattern-design company, Bloom Creek.
Vicki and her husband, Dante, make their home in far northern California, in a city known for its extreme summer heat as well as beautiful rivers, lakes, and mountains. They enjoy spending their free time in the outdoors and with their four beautiful granddaughters.
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