500 Quilt Blocks is a comprehensive guide to quilting, showcasing a wide range of the most commonly used blocks in the quilting industry. This book is the ultimate reference guide for quilters of all skill levels, including techniques for beginners and advanced quilters alike. 500 Quilt Blocks features 10 chapters, each showcasing a range of blocks with helpful pictures, cutting diagrams, and sewing instructions. Plus, all of the main blocks feature inspiring variations. To further enhance your quilting experience, there is a user-friendly "How-To" reference guide explaining the ins and outs of quilt making from start to finish. Reference charts showing the finished dimensions of various quilt sizes and a ruler measurement guide will help you to glide through the quilt-making process.
Lynne Goldsworthy is a modern British quilter, who quilts and works under the name Lily's Quilts. She has had her quilt patterns published in books and magazines, as well as designing quilts for fabric companies. She is one of the team of four modern quilters who run Fat Quarterly, the online modern quilting magazine. She also co-runs and teaches at the Fat Quarterly London Retreat. She belongs to the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild and also has her own informal 'Kitchen Guild' of local, modern quilters who gather around her kitchen table to discuss important things such as new fabric lines, new quilts being made and the price of a cup of tea. You can find her quilts, free tutorials and daily musings on modern quilting on her blog: http://lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk/ Kerry Green has been sewing from an early age and is happy making quilts, clothes, bags - in fact anything stitchy. She designs paper piecing patterns with graphic vintage themes as part of the Sew-Ichigo design team, and her patterns have been published in a range of quilting books and magazines. She has a quirky, scrappy style and her love of vintage fabrics gives her work a 'traditional meets modern' feel. Teaching has always been a big part of her life and she is a class leader at the Fat Quarterly retreat, as well as at the Sewing Directory regional meet ups. She shares her sewing tips, free patterns and tutorials along with her vintage finds on her blog: http://verykerryberry.blogspot.co.uk/
PRELIMS (5pp) INTRODUCTION ( 6 p p ) CHAPTER ONE: Simple Blocks (22 pp) The simplest quilting blocks are showcased in this chapter. They include: Rail fence block with four variations Sashed square block with four variations Diagonal strips block with four variations CHAPTER TWO: Classic Four-Patch and Nine-Patch Blocks (22 pp) The blocks in this chapter are the four- and nine-patch blocks that have been standards in quilting since the beginning. They include: Four-patch block with five variations Nine-patch block with six variations CHAPTER THREE: Log Cabin Blocks (22 pp) All of the blocks in this chapter consist of many fabric strips sewn together in various ways and color combinations, thus forming a quilt block. They include: Traditional log cabin block with four variations CHAPTER FOUR: Square Blocks (22 pp) All of the blocks in this chapter have a type of square incorporated within a square block. They include: Square within a square block with five variations CHAPTER FIVE: STARS (22 pp) All of the blocks in this chapter have a type of star pattern incorporated within a square block. They include: Traditional star block with six variations CHAPTER SIX: 1930s (22 pp) All of the blocks in this chapter were made popular during the 1930s. Machine piecing and applique blocks are covered here. They include: Fifteen block squares with variations CHAPTER SEVEN: nature (22 pp) All of the blocks in this chapter have a nature theme. They include: Tree and leaf blocks with six variations Bugs and butterfly blocks with five variations Bird blocks with six variations CHAPTER EIGHT: Children (22 pp) All of the blocks in this chapter relate to children. They include: Thirteen block squares with variations CHAPTER NINE: Holidays (22 pp) All of the blocks in this chapter have holiday themes. They include: Fifteen block squares with variations CHAPTER Ten: Applique (22 pp) All of the blocks in this chapter are appliqued onto a single piece of fabric. This can be done either by machine or by hand. They include: Eleven block squares with variations CHAPTER ELEVEN: Quilt Patterns (24 pp) This section features a selection of inspiring quilt patterns incorporating some of the blocks showcased in this book - and easily adapted to produce personalised items. CHAPTER TWELVE: Making any Quilt (22 pp) A handy "how-to" guide, this section explains the process of making a quilt. It includes: Making blocks Assembling the blocks Adding borders Assembling the layers of a quilt Quilting Binding a quilt GLOSSARY (4 pp) An alphabetical listing of essential quilting terms REFERENCE CHARTS (4 pp) This section will include two reference charts to help the quilter decide the correct size of the quilt they wish to make. Components include: How to determine the size the quilt should be Handy ruler measurement guide given in both imperial and metric INDEX AND CREDITS (3 pp)
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