The Big Book of Nickel Quilts - 40 Projects for 5-Inch Scraps

by Pat Speth, Charlene Thode
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Here in one value-packed volume, find stunning designs from Nickel Quilts and More Nickel Quilts by best-selling authors Pat Speth and Charlene Thode. Simplify the cutting process and showcase 5" squares--or scraps from your stash--in timeless quilts.

  • Find instructions for each quilt in three different sizes--lap, twin, and queen--for triple the options
  • Get directions for using 4" and 6" squares as well
  • Achieve a scrappy look or customize quilts to your fabric collection; patterns feature batiks, reproduction fabrics, and more

by Pat Speth, Charlene Thode
8.375" x 10.875"
Format Description:
full color; softcover w/lay-flat binding
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Publication Date:
November 5th, 2013
I have this book and love it, the directions are easy to follow, and I love the results looks like a complicated pattern but really isn’t they are fun to do.
This is a "must have" book for anyone that enjoys working with 5" charm pre-cuts, 10" squares (layer cakes), using fabric from your stash, or even swapping scrap fabrics with others. As it is packed with 40 Amazing projects all made from 5" scraps you'll certainly find so many projects that this book is going to be your book of "go to" designs for scrap busting and making beautiful quilts.

Great book to own. Love idea just above about 10" squares. I like bigger projects.
Sounds like a GREAT book! IDEA>>>use the pattern with the 10" squares (layer cakes) to make the same pattern, only larger! Of course, less blocks to make also!
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Review from Midwest Book Review, February 2014

The Big Book of Nickel Quilts packs in designs from Nickel Quilts and More Nickel Quilts and is a 'must' for any quilting reference collection. It showcases 5" squares and scraps and shows how to integrate them into a wide range of projects, from lap quilts to twin and queen size quilts. Each project is presented with all three options, while directions for using slightly bigger and smaller squares further increases options. With 40 projects accompanied by color photos throughout, this is a wonderful guide for any quilter!
Review from The Canadian Quilter, Spring 2014

If you want bang for your nickels, this is the book! This book offers 40 quilt projects and is a compilation of two previous books ... Nickel Quilts and the best seller More Nickel Quilts! It is a great value for the price, especially if you like the scrappy look. I'll admit that scrappy didn't always appeal to me until I saw my friend Diana's cottage with all the beds covered in scrappy quilts. It looked like something out of Better Homes and Gardens! I eyed the previous books in the past, but I am now glad I waited for this value-packed version of the two books. I felt a little slow as I read the book; I now realize that "nickel" refers to 5" squares ... hence the scrappy look. Something else I love about this book is that it gives you fabric requirements for the various sizes of each quilt. Having worked in a fabric store I wish I had a nickel (cash or fabric) for every time I had a customer who said, "I want to make this quilt but in a different size!"

Pat Speth

Pat Speth began quilting in 1988 and has a special love for scrap quilts. She enjoys discovering traditional blocks and designing new ones that can be made from 5" squares. In addition to writing numerous individual quilt patterns and a block-of-the-month, Pat has designed five fabric collections for Windham Fabrics. She travels the country, giving lectures and teaching Nickel quilt workshops.

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Charlene Thode

Charlene Thode's grandmother introduced her to sewing and piecing by entertaining her with mail-order suit samples and later with cross-stitch blocks when she was just nine years old. She was reintroduced to quilting in the early 1980s and has expanded her love of the quilting arts into providing custom memory quilts and quilting, as well as teaching piecing and long-arm quilting to others.

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