Beautiful vintage doilies are given new life in contemporary quilts and sewing projects. Beginning with an explanation of the various types of doilies readily available, 15 quilting projects creatively incorporate them into their design. With 10 patterns and 137 color images, the techniques are clearly demonstrated and explained. They include painted appliquA (c), machine-embroidered ribbon border trim, no math fabric-changing binding, adding embellishments and words, and tips for working with silk, denim, or upholstery fabric. So get your doilies out of storage and follow along to make a variety of quilts, pillows, holiday stockings, journal covers, and table runners, or be inspired to make your own creative item. This book is perfect for quilters, crafters, and sewers of all skill level.