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Big Book Of Small Quilts (For the Love of Quilting) Paperback – July 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Series: For the Love of Quilting
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House (July 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0848715632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0848715632
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,552,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mary Hickey has been a leader in the quilting world for more than twenty-five years. She continually brings new techniques, designs, and ideas to quilt making.

When she was younger, Mary taught and lectured all over the world. Now she has turned her energies to creating fresh looking quilts, clever techniques, and updated patterns. Her current passion is to make quilting easy and understandable to everyone. She is working on a new version of her best-selling book, The Joy of Quilting, and making this web site useful and fun.

Mary lives in the Northwestern coastal area of Washington state, where she thoroughly enjoys her family, especially her grandchildren, Audrey, Ava, and Nicholas. Mary loves quilts, toys, and listening to baseball and opera. She spends a huge amount of time reading or listening to books on her i-pod. Matroyshka or nesting dolls seem to collect on her shelves. She started with one nesting toy about the time her first child was born and they just keep finding their way into her house. Their little smiling faces watch over the whole family.

As a member of several groups, Mary does volunteer sewing for kids in shelters, premature babies and folks in nursing homes. Quilts keep stacking up on her shelves and on the beds. The family home over-looks Liberty Bay, a deep-water bay on Puget Sound. She loves to play with her grandchildren---card games, board games, tea parties, cooking, craft projects, beach combing just to name a few of their activities.

Mary's primary goal in designing, writing, and teaching is always the same: she wants to design projects and write directions that enable quilt makers to create beautiful quilts that look complex, artistic, and stunning but that are easy to make.

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a great book with a lot of variety and easy to follow directions. It is the first time I tried paper piecing, and I am hooked. I am a tough grader and I give it a four star. Looking forward to her next book. Only a few patterns are paper pieced. From sailboats & lighthouses to blue jays and cardinals to stars & log cabins there is something for everyone. My first quilt looked like it took me a long time when it went very fast.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book with a lot of directions and advise for beginner quilters. I am very happy to find something like this
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marit on April 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
For some years now, I've been waiting for new books by Berg, Von Holt and Johnson. The three authors wrote two excellent books for quilters:
"Little Quilts" and "Celebrate with little quilts". These were inspiring
books for quilters who want to sew quilts from traditional American block
patterns.
Recently I found what I've been waiting for: the "Big Book of Small Quilts". This book by Mary Hickey continues in the style of the "Little quilt books". The instructions are easy to follow; the patterns are traditional block patterns; and the size of the quilts are small, so the results may be enjoyed in a short while.
I am very happy to recommend this book!
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I bought this book in hardcover many years ago, in another century. I have only made one of the quilts, but I've used the motifs in several projects. I used the lighthouse and boats on the cover on the back of a quilted jacket. Gorgeous! My daughter loved the Contrary Wife, Ornery Husband (page 81) so much, she enlarged it to a queen size and made it in blues and reds. It was her first quilt, and she's not a sewer, but it turns out that you don't really need much knowledge to follow the easy instructions in this book. I showed her how to use a ruler and rotary cutter and how to make HSTs with the Omnigrid #96 ruler and that's all the instruction she needed. The book was just that clearly written. Trust me.
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I have the hardcover book and for some reason it doesn't link here. It has a great selection of interesting quilt patterns, and the instructions are really clear.

I bought one for my mom, but she didn't want to get into quilting - it's hardcover - Big book of small quilts (For the love of quilting)
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