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Making Quilts for Children Paperback – 29 Sep 2002
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Elaine Hammond knows how important it is that quilts for children should not simply be adult quilts on a smaller scale. Bright, interactive and certain to enhance any child's room, all the quilts in this beautiful book have been specially designed with children in mind. The fourteen quilts described are organised into four age ranges - from the tiniest baby to the sophisticated teenager. All are great fun, full of detail and colour: Some, such Lucy's Flying Starts Quilt, take a traditional patchwork block as their inspiration while others provide innovative possibilites, such as the Chess Quilt which comes ready to play. Detailed instructions guide you through all the stages of making a quilt, including how to draft designs, make templates, choose and cut fabric, and piece a quilt successfully. Additional instructions are provided for making many smaller items, including a cot bumper, soft toys, a clutch ball, wall hangings, a floor cushion, and a fabric book.
About the Author
Elaine Hammond, a quilter for more than twenty years, jointly started Patchwork & Quilting magazine in 1985, which was responsible for launching Quilts UK, now one of the largest quilt shows in the world. Elaine's first book, The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Patchwork, Quilting and Applique was published in 1997. Elaine lives in Malvern Link, Worcestershire.
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29 December 2010
I had this book from the library, and the quilt designs look great. There's a good selection of quilts and cushions, and a lovely Christmas stocking. However, as a novice I find the instructions to be a little cursory and lacking in detail. More importantly, the fabric requirements seem to be wrong - I have needed twice as much fabric as listed for the Flying Quilt and several more patterns look to have the same problem. The charming Christmas log cabin quilt (which I haven't tried) has blocks which seem to be sized differently in the pictures from in the instructions. I'd love to make it, but will need to work out the sizes (and fabric requirements) for myself. The book relies on cutting templates, rather than using rotary cutters and quilters' rulers, which could be used to make piecing simpler - however, this does make the patterns more accessible to those who don't have this useful equipment.
27 December 2002
This book is a joy to use. Simple in its style, it is well laid out in age groups. Every quilt ( and there are at least 3 in each area) has clear, consise intructions, with bright photographs of the finished item. I would say it would be most useful to all standards of quilter and contains something to challedge beginner and experienced alike. If you want to make for children up to teenage years then this is the book for you, buy it today !