Scrap-Basket Surprises - 18 Quilts from 2 1/2" Strips

by Kim Brackett
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EB968

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Get scrap happy with 18 projects designed for 2 1/2" strips! You can cut strips from your stash or use convenient precut Jelly Rolls. The projects feature easy triangle-free piecing in a variety of fabrics, from batiks and reproduction prints to florals and folk-art designs.

  • Contains projects for quilters of all skill levels, including beginners
  • Inspires creativity with a wide variety of designs
  • Covers all the basics, from choosing fabrics to sorting strips to cutting and piecing

Author:
by Kim Brackett
Size:
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
Format Description:
full color, PDF digital download
Pages:
80
Product Code:
EB968
ISBN:
9781564778901
Publication Date:
April 14th, 2009
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eBook PDF purchases are non-returnable. Please contact customer service for more information.

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From American Patchwork & Quilting magazine

Got scraps? Find 18 projects, each made from 2-1/2" strips, in this 80-page book that includes ideas for using pre-cut strips, hosting a strip swap, raiding your scrap basket, and sorting and storing.


From connectingthreads.com

Scrap Basket Surprises features 18 quilts, all made from 2-1/2" strips, so this book is jelly roll friendly. Kim Bracket teaches you how to make your own scrap basket of strips from using stash fabrics, pre-cut strips, strip swaps and new fabrics. She also explains clever ways to sort and store the 2-1/2" strips you will be collecting for your projects in the book. 

There are also basic quiltmaking instructions with wonderful graphics that are very easy to follow, which is important for us quilters. This is a great book for a beginner quilter but also is appropriate for any quilter who needs a weekend or retreat project. These are projects that will appeal to a range of styles, from country to contemporary, ‘30s to Americana and more. I chose this book for its variety. I won't buy a book unless I want to make several projects from it, and this book has many appealing quilts!

From Midwest Book Review

Kim Brackett’s Scrap-Basket Surprises: 18 Quilts from 2 1/2” Strips provides projects which can be used from a stash or precut Jelly Rolls, featuring easy triangle-free piecing in a range of fabrics for all quilting skills levels. Sidebars of information accompany color photos and patterns for quick and easy use. Perfect for any library strong in quilting options.

From Barbara Rhoades, “Jackie of All Trades,” amazon.com

All those pieces of left over binding (if you make yours 2 1/2 inches like I do) are just floating around waiting for this book. Each quilt is made from 2 1/2" strips. Of course, if you are a new quilter and don't have the "leftovers," you can always buy a jelly roll or cut your own 2 1/2" pieces from yardage.

Eighteen quilts will give you lots of choices to make. But before the instructions, there are 14 pages of general information to get you started on the right track. Each project shows a color photo of the finished quilt complete with finished block and quilt size. Material and cutting lists show you what you need to have material-wise plus what size to cut it into.

Block assembly has plenty of graphics to make sure you are on the right track and there is another graphic showing how to assemble the quilt. Quilt as desired is the only given instruction for quilting.The block types are varied and are very straight forward to sew. No curves here. Grab a copy and start using up all those lonely scraps.


Kim Brackett

Best-selling author of the popular "Scrap-Basket" series of quilt books, Kim Brackett developed an interest in quilting in 1988 after admiring a collection of vintage quilts displayed in an antique shop. She began gathering tools, fabrics, and patterns and finally finished her first quilt 10 years later. Since then she has completed countless quilts, many of which have been featured in her books. Although she prefers hand quilting, she has overcome many of the challenges of machine quilting and enjoys finishing her quilts in much less time. Kim works full-time as a paralegal in Pensacola, Florida.

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