Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II - 15 Designs from Celebrated Quilters

by Eleanor Levie
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Make a statement with Skinny Quilts! This follow-up to the popular Skinny Quilts and Table Runners showcases the talents of a new group of amazing designers. You'll love the variety of styles and techniques they bring to the table!

  • Revisit folk-art traditions with Jo Morton and Sue Spargo or create an art quilt with Lonni Rossi or Sue Benner; discover designs by Karla Alexander, Frieda Anderson, Melinda Bula, Jane Dávila, Linda Lum DeBono, Joanna Figueroa, Judy Hooworth, Julie Popa,
  • Sample a new way of quiltmaking with Skinny Quilts--without the time commitment of a bed covering
  • Find the perfect projects to add sparkle and zing to your home or to give as impressive gifts

by Eleanor Levie
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
October 13th, 2009

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Like most of you, when I look at a book, I look for value. Even if I love one quilt from it, I tend not to purchase it unless I can enjoy several projects. No worries with this one! It’s packed with projects that I love. In fact, I want to make nearly every one of the 15 quilts/runners. Just like the earlier book, this one features a wide variety of big name designers like Linda Lum DeBono, Jane Davila, Jo Morton and more.

I’m usually drawn to contemporary looks and there are plenty here, including the cover project (first on my list) but my favorite is a beautifully traditional table runner by Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts, with simple houses and Oak Leaf applique. Might be time to redecorate my house in more traditional looks to make a place for this one!

Review from Stick Your Nose in a Book: Quilting Book Reviews by Jennifer Zoeterman

This book is the second in the series, showcasing 15 skinny quilts/table runners, each by a different designer. There is lots of variety here: simple piecing, applique, embellishments, and free-hand cutting. All are beautiful projects for many levels of expertise, from traditional to contemporary. Because the quilts are all "skinny" you can try your hand at many new-to-you techniques.
From Popular Patchwork magazine

I really liked the first volume in this series and am convinced that the designs in this second installment are even more exciting. I prefer the idea of skinny quilts as wall hangings rather than for use on tables, but the beauty of these designs is that you can use them in a variety of settings, from beds to walls to tables. There is an incredible range of styles here, from fantastic art quilts to traditional pieced designs. The pattern collection features work by many respected designers, including Karla Alexander, Jo Morton and Lonni Rossi. In particular, I think Melinda Bula's gorgeous Wisteria Lane project alone is worth the price of the book. This is a great title for more experienced quilters, especially for those who would like to try some art quilt techniques but prefer a structured approach. Often art quilt instructions leave many design decisions up to the reader, but here you are given everything you need to complete each item as it is shown in the photographs, with precise instructions and the templates.

Eleanor Levie

Eleanor Levie has produced dozens of books and magazines as a needlework and crafts editor, with quilting as her specialty. She loves to quilt, to share new and wonderful ideas from the experts, and to inspire quilters to stretch their imaginations. She travels widely, presenting lectures and workshops for guilds and quilt shops.

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