It's all strips, all the time, in this diverse collection of quilt projects, all created from 2 1/2-inch-wide strips. Author Kate Henderson uses precut strips--those versatile, time-saving quilt shop staples--in modern fabrics and fresh color combinations to create innovative designs that go beyond the basic strip-quilt look. Grab some strips and get started--you'll have a finished quilt in no time!
- Discover 16 inspiring designs that look complicated but are surprisingly easy to piece
- Precise photos bring each quilt to life, with helpful step-by-step illustrations that make assembling any of the quilts a breeze
- Stock up on precut strips or dig into your stash--Kate offers plenty of tips on fabric collection and storage
With sixteen designs created for those of us who love working with 2-1/2" strips there will be no time to waste! A chapter on general instructions also includes techniques on strip piecing, chain piecing, triangle corners, flying geese and scrappy binding. All projects look complicated but are surprisingly easy to piece. By following the helpful step-by-step instructions and diagrams you will discover how simple it is to make and assemble any of the quilts. Begin with the simple, colourful "Summer Holiday" quilt, progress to "By the Seashore" and "Tulip Patch". There is something for everyone to create whether you are a beginner or more skilled.
Review from Quilters Companion - Quilts from Precut Fabrics, No. 5
This is Kate's second book of quilts made from 2-1/2 in strips. Her first was Strip Savvy. Inside this new title you will find 16 all-new quilt designs in modern fabrics and fresh colour combinations. Some quilts are created with quite simple strip piecing while others are a little more fiddly, involving such techniques as partial seams. Regardless of the complexity, the instructions are supported with clear step-by-step diagrams and quilt-assembly diagrams. There won't be any reason to say you don't know what to do with Jelly Rolls once you have read this book.
Review from Generation Q Magazine, Fall/Winter 2016
If you're a stripper lover--wait...we mean strip lover--then this book's for you. Striking Strip Quilts covers the gamut with striking photographs, 16 gorgeous quilts, and clear instructions for quilts made using the 42" rolls of fabric we just cannot resist buying! The quilts have a range of difficulty, some simple and some more complex, one even giving us the chance to practice our partial seams! Or not! There are plenty of beauties to choose from.
Kate Henderson learned to sew clothes at the age of 12 and has sewn for herself ever since. After her twins were born in 2005, she began designing soft toys for them, which led to selling her toy creations as a way to stay sane while her babies were little. Soon she began selling patterns for the toys and quilts she was making. Kate lives in the southwest of Western Australia with her husband and four girls.Visit Kate's website
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