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The Essential Sampler Quilt Book: A Celebration of 40 Traditional Blocks from the Sampler Quilt Expert [Paperback]

Lynne Edwards
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Book Description

10 Jun 2010
Create your own gorgeous sampler quilt with this stunning celebration of Lynne Edwards' bestselling books, The Sampler Quilt Book and The New Sampler Quilt Book.

Master a range of patchwork and quilting techniques whilst sewing classic block designs, such as Mariner’s Compass, Rail Fence, Monkey Wrench, Celtic Knot, Attic Windows, Tumbling Blocks, Drunkard’s Path, Seminole, Bargello, Maple Leaf, Dresden Plate and Courthouse Steps.

Hand and machine techniques – Make the quilt blocks using a range of techniques, including hand piecing, machine piecing, applique, strip patchwork, hand stitching, English patchwork, American patchwork and paper piecing. Colour illustrations guide you through each step, making even the most complicated techniques easy to follow.

Using fabrics – There are 45 quilt designs included to inspire you as you choose your own fabric patterns and handy tips for choosing the best colours for each block design. Select the best wadding (batting) for your quilt and prepare the fabrics for sewing by washing and ironing them first.

Making your quilt – Learn how to finish the blocks with framing and sashing to adjust the size. Discover hand quilting and machine quilting techniques, including quilting in the ditch and free machine quilting. Then join the blocks together to create a gorgeous quilt, adding borders and binding.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (10 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715336134
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715336137
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Lynne Edwards is a world-renowned expert in patchwork and quilting techniques, both hand and machine. Her previous books include The Sampler Quilt Book, The New Sampler Quilt Book, Making Scrap Quilts to Use It Up, Stashbuster Quilts and Cathedral Window Quilts.

In 2000, Lynne was given honorary lifetime membership of the Quilter’s Guild of the British Isles, and in 2002 was awarded the Amy Emms Memorial Trophy for services to quilting. In 2008 Lynne was awarded an MBE for her services to arts and crafts.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I was disappointed with this book when I discovered very little new content. It is just a conbination of her first 2 quilt books. So no new blocks. The new photographs of quilts are very interesting as they show how with different colour choices the quilts can look so different, especially the one made in primary colours for a child. But if you already have the first 2 books I wouldn't bother to buy this one. If you don't have the first 2 books then this is a good buy as all the information is under one cover and Lynne's instructions are excellent. I was disappointed as it wasn't clear that this book was rehashed.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quilting book for beginners 10 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback
I am new to quilting so my review focuses on the benefits of the book to a NEWBIE.

This book is essentially a combination of lynne Edwards 1st two books (The Sampler Quilt Book and New Sampler Quilt Book) both with an RRP of about 15 each. This book is a fantastic deal at 9.75, as RRP is 19.99!
The book offers all the basics and is a super reference for beginners like me. There is a 'getting started' section offering information regarding the basic equipment and techniques, with really good picture detail that is easy to follow. The book contains 40 sampler block designs and some templates for the reader to copy, and takes you through every stage of the quilt making process. The author also offers ideas regarding colour choice for each of the blocks, which is very useful when 'the eye' for choosing colour combinations may not come naturally in the beginning! The book also contains a lot of pictures of completed quilts which helps the reader see the stunning effects when using different colour combinations.
I have only made a few of the blocks but have found the step by step guide really helpful.
I have been given a couple quilting books but this one is by far the best and a great companion to have on my quilting course.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
It was difficult to give this book a star rating, if you are new to sample quilting then this book rates 5 stars as does the Stash Buster book, but being the proud owner of the other 2 books and a lovely sample quilt this one rates 1 star for me (so I split the difference). It is mostly a compilation of the other books, with, as another reviewer pointed out, different colour ways. Shame I purchased fabrics for another sample quilt, have to keep looking for new blocks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book but inaccurate templates 8 Jun 2012
By Rachel
Format:Paperback
I am new to quilting and was looking forward to making up the blocks for my first quilt. The book is lovely to look at, the instructions very clear (even for a beginner)but the templates I have tried so far have been inaccurate, including the celtic knot and the pineapple. When the author tells you to turn the template round to continue tracing, it doesn't fit. So consequently I have been really frustrated and have lost my enthusiasm.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars quilting 14 May 2012
By lofty
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Just started using this book. I really like how it explains every step. Would recommend it to anyone who is new to quilting, or who is looking for ideas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quilting gold 18 April 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful book, with many techniques well-described and illustrated. Most of our beginners' quilting class now have it and gain a lot from discussing it, as well as using it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sampler Quilt by Lynne Edwards 17 Aug 2010
Format:Paperback
I have found this book really excellent. Lynne explains her methods of block making in a very easy and expert way. I shall have great fun in choosing my sampler blocks for my next quilt from this book. Well done Lynne.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellence in every way 16 Sep 2011
By Me
Format:Paperback
Excellent service from supplier and delivery of a book that captures all a beginner/improver needs to know to complete satisfying projects.
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4.0 out of 5 stars You can do it
good, clear and informative book, very helpful even with complete beginners. Inspiring to see examples of first quilting efforts, which may not be perfect, but are achievable.
Published 6 days ago by a knitter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thank you , lovely book
Published 7 days ago by mickey mouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent......
Gorgeous quilts from multiple blocks. I borrowed this book from a friend and it's definitely on my 'to buy' list. Read more
Published 11 days ago by isismoonchild
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great designs!
Published 22 days ago by Dawny
4.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT
HAVE SEWN A NUMBER OF SQUARES ALREADY AND FOUND THE INSTRUCTIONS SO EASY TO FOLLOW. A MUST-HAVE WHEN YOU ARE LEARNING LIKE ME.
Published 26 days ago by Mrs. L. Peffes
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh what a joy
Such a brilliant purchase, photographs and instructions very easy to see and read. An excellent buy and would recommend to any quilter. Would but from this seller again.
Published 1 month ago by Amazonian
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!
Very clear instructions for a first time quilter also more complex designs for the seasoned quilter. Great book!!
Published 1 month ago by Wendyk
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful addition for your sewing kbrary.
Brilliant book for beginner and expert alike. Contains instructions snd templates for various patchwork patterns. A must for anyone interested in patchwork and quilting.
Published 1 month ago by Linda Eastlake
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
This book was recommended to me to get me stArted on a sampler quilt. Simple clear cut instructions. Can't wait to start. Thanks. Linda
Published 1 month ago by Doodles
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Sampler Quilt Book
A very eas book to follow , just doing a sampler quilt at a class and it is so helpful, it was recommended by my tutor
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Carol A. Fosbrook
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