Twin Peaks - Quilts from Easy Strip-Pieced Triangles

by Gayle Bong
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Create sets of joined triangles quickly with an inventive technique that's as easy as 1-2-3! Simply sew two fabric strips together along both long edges, cut them into squares, and then cut the squares in half. You get dozens of beautiful two-color triangle pairs without fussing and fiddling with individual triangles.

  • Explore the many exciting quilt designs you can make with triangle pairs
  • Discover new ways to use strip piecing with your favorite fabrics
  • Choose from 13 projects or use this fast and fun technique to create your own designs

by Gayle Bong
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
December 9th, 2008

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From Barbara Rhoades, “Jackie of All Trades,”
A baker’s dozen quilt patterns are in Twin Peaks. As with most quilting books, it begins with eight pages of basic techniques including how to make the “Twin Peaks” block. If you are just learning to quilt, this is a great section to read. If you are a more advanced quilter, you never know when a technique might need to be reviewed.
In looking at the “Twin Peaks” block and comparing it to a quarter-square triangle pair, I do not find any difference. This is just Gayle’s way of making QS triangles quicker and easier then the traditional method. The patterns begin with the name of the quilt and a full color photo. The finished quilt and block size are given next with a paragraph about the quilt.  A list of materials needed and the way to cut the fabric is next. Instructions on how to make the blocks are well written and have graphics to help you understand what you are reading. Suggestions on borders and finishing are the final items in the instructions.
Tips can be found throughout the book in colored squares. A four page section on finishing techniques contains such things as how to make a quilt back when the fabric isn’t large enough, basting, quilting, binding, displaying and, the most important one, signing your quilts. A photo of the author and a bio paragraph is provided as the last page in the book. 

If you like quilts from triangles but don’t like making triangle units, get Twin Peaks and it will show you just how easy they can be.

From Midwest Book Review

Gayle Bong's Twin Peaks: Quilts from Easy Strip-Pieced Triangles tell us how to create strips of joined triangles with a technique involving sewing two fabric strips into squares and cutting them. Chapters tell how to explore different quilt designs, show how to use strip piecing with fabrics, and display some 13 projects to create designs.

Gayle Bong

Designer Gayle Bong first learned to sew by watching her mother. By ninth grade, she was making most of her own clothes. Designing quilts and writing patterns come naturally to Gayle, who has always been attracted to geometric patterns, fabric, math, puzzles, and writing. She has authored several quiltmaking books and teaches her techniques at quilt shows and guilds across the United States.

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