Sparkling with tiny treasures, these patterns are a treat for paper-piecing enthusiasts. New to paper piecing? Learn the popular technique with a small investment of time and materials. Each 12" x 12" project can be quilted on your home machine, and a fat quarter is all you need for backing and binding.
- 15 traditional designs for decorating and gift-giving
- Showcase finished projects on Ackfeld wire hangers, tabletops, and walls
- Achieve accurate results with paper piecing--ideal for finely detailed projects
- Try something new: add prairie points, trims, and embellishments
Little Gems (aka miniatures) that can hang on frames, typically 12" x 12" are great ways to show off your quilting skills, decorate your home, and also make excellent gifts. I'm very excited about a new book by Connie Kauffman, Little Gems: 15 Paper-Pieced Miniature Quilts. All of the patterns in this book come with easy to follow instructions with great visuals. There are also sections for Special Techniques for Mini Quilts that share information on Fabrics, Supplies, Paper Piecing, Quilting, and Hanging Sleeve(s), making this book an excellent book for quilters of all levels. And when you consider that this book has 15 patterns, [and] you compare the price of buying stand-alone patterns, this book is an exceptional value. I hope you get a chance to check out this inspirational new book at your local quilts shops, but if you don't see it, remember to let them know you are interested in having them carry it.
A love of color and fabric have led Connie Kauffman to an enjoyable career in quilt designing. For many years, she has designed quilt patterns for books and magazines, and she enjoys trying out new ideas and designs. She is grateful to her mother, who taught her to sew and introduced her to the world of fabrics.
Connie began her vocational career as a special-education teacher before focusing on raising her own two children. Her son and daughter now have their own homes and careers in teaching. Connie lives with her husband in Nappanee, Indiana, where she is also involved in numerous church and community activities. Visit her website to see more of her work.Visit Connie's website
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