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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Quilt in a Day. (September 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189177607X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891776076
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,209,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Twenty-nine years ago Eleanor Burns introduced her first Quilt in a Day book, cultivating a quiltmaking revolution. She presented her unique style, a diverse combination of cutting and sewing applications, creating new techniques altogether. Her concise step by step directions are easy to grasp, allowing the possibility for anyone to be successful at making a quilt. Eleanor Burns gave quiltmakers techniques that compacted months into merely a day, a quilt in a day, spreading her vibrant enthusiasm within everyone. She has motivated thousands of want-to-be quilters with needed confidence and assurance. Altogether, the impact of her influences opened the door to a renewal. Her efforts sowed the seeds that have grown into many techniques that are commonly used today. Since 1978 when she self-published her first book Make a Quilt in a Day: Log Cabin Pattern, she has authored over seventy-five additional books. Throughout the world today, there are thousands of instructors teaching her quiltmaking methods. Her first Quilt in a Day TV series began airing on PBS in 1990 and is still broadcast nationwide and abroad and now her shows can be seen on the world wide Web on QNN and Quilters TV.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on December 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
Once again, Eleanor Burns has discovered a clever way to reverse-engineer blocks so that they may be made quickly. Unfortunately, precision piecing is almost impossible with this method.

Instead of "measure twice, cut once" she oversizes everything in a "sew once, cut several times" approach. You end up with blocks which are off grain and points difficult to match. She states that when it's time to sew the blocks "they just go together". My experience was very different. I had to do massive adjustments and trimming and resewing of seams to make nice points.

This block is better achieved through precise cutting and piecing. I recommend her other books, but advise you to approach this one with caution.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Godawski on February 24, 2009
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Sure its just another book by Eleanor Burns, but her technique for laying out the project and speed piecing is world renound.

I can't say i've done any of her quilts in 1 day, but i've gotten pretty-darned far! Maybe she gets help. :-)

I love her books and patterns because they are typically very easy to understand!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenifer E. Jones on March 11, 2013
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Eleanor Burns does it again! Wonderful step by step, very easy to follow directions with lots of pictures/photos!!! Would highly recommend to anyone who loves quilting!
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By Pamela A Wick on August 29, 2014
Format: Paperback
Easy to follow pattern.
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