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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Stash Books (15 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607050080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607050087
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 1 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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..".Ms. Hartman is a very prolific quilter and designer, and this book has lots to offer quilters of all stages. The instructions begin with the basics, how to sandwich a quilt, what kind of stitching to use while quilting, basic color theory, etc. Personally, I am quite a novice quilter. I have made them, but my interest lies primarily in fashion sewing. I was introduced to all sorts of interesting things through this book. These binding clips, which look like hair clips (but will snag your curly locks so beware) are an innovation that was new to me. Also, adding this tiny flap before binding makes a quilt easy to hang on a wall. Genius. Now to the designs - These quilts are clean, modern and range in difficulty from Beginner, through Confident Beginner to Intermediate. The best part of the designs is this: for every design, she shows her blocks in two more permutations, so you could take the quilt in your own direction either with color, or shape of pieces. It's so exciting when a designer will hand the reins over, and encourage you to use your own design sensibilities. While we're discussion quilting, I wanted to call your attention to our Beginning Quilting class coming up in March. Come join Melissa as she guides you through the basics of quilt-making from choosing fabrics to assembly and and binding." treadle yard goods (2/6/11)"

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By I. M. Piper on 7 Jan. 2011
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent reference book for making patchwork quilts. The first section of the book covers all the basics of quiltmaking, from preparing and cutting fabric, piecing the blocks and assembling the quilt to the quilting itself and double-fold binding. All the techniques are clearly described and well illustrated with colour photographs. The rest of the book is made up of 12 different quilt patterns, complete with detailed instructions for constructing the blocks and fabric requirements. This book has been well received in the online quilting community, with good reason - it's clearly written, beautifully put together and well-illustrated. It's ideal for a beginner, but also as a reference for more advanced quilters - and perhaps a source of inspiration to try something new. Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By isisjem on 4 Jun. 2011
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Having returned to patchwork and quilting last year after a long spell of inactivity I found some of the greatest sources of Quilty information was from blogs and one of the most inspirational ones was Elizabeth Hartman's Oh, Fransson blog. So having tried out some of her free patterns in the past I was eagerly awaiting getting my hands on a copy of this book. I have to say I wasn't disappointed.

If you are new to the craft there is a useful guide to patchwork and quilting. Then the projects in the book are split into sections aimed at different skill levels: From projects to get you started, to confident beginner and intermediate. The projects are great starting points to build confidence whilst creating attracive quilts that anyone would want to own.

One of the great things about this book is the way it clearly tells you how much fabric each project requires and even gives you alternative fabric requirements if you are using different cuts of fabric or scraps. There are also suggestions on how you can make the projects look 'different' through simple changes to fabric choices. The projects are laid our clearly and explained well.

If you are an experienced quilter, preferring complicated blocks and patterns this is NOT the book for you and if you buy it expecting to get projects aimed at advanced skill level then you will be disappointed. At no point does this book claim to be aimed at the experirenced patchworker. That's not to say this book wouldn't be a welcome addition to any quilters bookshelf.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By marmoset on 24 Jan. 2012
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I agree with the previous positive reviews: this is a lovely book. It's not huge; it's not trying to be a comprehensive reference book of different techniques or a treasurehouse of pattern sources, but it covers, as it says, the basics, in an informative and attractive way. Be aware that it's an American book, and there is not a metric measurement in sight, and also (as, again, the title suggests) that it's more a book on patchwork than on quilting: while there are six pages of advice, photos and ideas on machine-quilting your projects with lines or free-motion meanderings, this is not the book for advice on hand-quilting or for templates of intricate quilting designs. Check out the author's blog at ohfransson.com, and if you enjoy her 'contemporary aesthetic' in quilts and her methodical, accessible, friendly style in writing, you'll be sure to be pleased with this book too. I notice that she has a new book coming out soon of more advanced projects (Modern Patchwork: 12 quilts to take you beyond the basics), if you're one for whom this volume feels a little elementary.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By quilt junky on 8 April 2011
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This is a lovely book for both beginner and intermediate quilters. Beginners will find the content incredibly useful for developing their skills - the instructions are so very well written and clear, and intermediate quilters will find the patterns fun.
If you are a new quilter and need a book that ticks all boxes - this is it. Great projects, lovely mix of designs, really well written.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Platt TOP 100 REVIEWER on 2 May 2011
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This book does just what it says it does - it is a practical guide to patchwork. Subtitled 'New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker' this book gives a good ground in practical skills and shows how to put a quilt together. The practical information is solidly backed up with 12 projects for every level of quilt maker. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nadine Saupe on 22 Feb. 2014
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Unfortunately, I missed my window to return this item. The book is amazing, I actually have the hardcopy, but unfortunately the images in the kindle version are extremely pixely and it is almost painful to read. I wonder how this can happen, whether the scan is just of a very low resolution. I would recommend this book but you should get the hardcopy not the kindle version and I hope amazon will fix this issue as I have had the same problem with several other kindle books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MelanieRose on 25 Jun. 2011
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After my sister demanded her copy of this book back, I broke down and bought my own. It has a excellent description of techniques and 12 projects ("Projects to Get You Started", "Projects for the Confident Beginner", and "Intermediate Level Projects"). The quilts in this book have a modern, contemporary look. I can't wait to try them all!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Landahoy on 13 May 2012
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Well written and an excellent and comprehensive resource on anything you needed to know about making a quilt. Some great patterns too.
What stops me from giving it five stars is the less than stellar (in my opinion) way shown to join the starting and ending bits of the binding- quite at odds with the rest of the sound advice given.
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