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Product Details

  • Series: Hachette General Reference
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Illustrated (July 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844301125
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844301126
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,733,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Zaika on January 29, 2006
This book is absolutely amazing I was looking for something like this for years. It has enough information if you are a beginner, as well as very advanced techniques which could be used anywhere not just in making quilts. It gives you so much more ideas for contemporary quilts if you don't want your house looking country style all over.

I never rated any book before, but this book really shocked me, in a good way, I wanted to email the editor (Karen Hemingway) to thank her, but I couldn't find her email anywhere. Well I guess this is the next best thing.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Saint Louis on February 6, 2007
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When I started quilting, my interest was in bold designs as found in Amish quilts which progressed to two-color quilts, a few "art" hangings and some clothing. Things stalled as I focused on my changing interior design style.

As I have restyled my home in a more contemporary and less fussy style, I have wanted more contemporary quilt designs, particularly for my beds. I purchased this book in the hope that modern designs would be there. I found a design that I plan to execute for a master bedroom, although I won't be using the materials or color called for in the book.

I very much like the contemporary designs in this book and I am now excited again about quilting.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By C. Nance on January 4, 2007
This book (along with Denyse Schmidt's) inspired me to learn how to quilt. These unique and beautiful quilts can be made according to the book or as ideas for your own projects. As a beginner, I find that its difficult to work with large pieces of fabric. Many of these quilts can be scaled down to make gorgeous wall-hangings.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A. Welch on June 20, 2008
I have been quilting for over 30 years and have tried the traditional quilts that have blocks and sashings and so on. I have done Amish inspired quilts. I have quilted up landscape quilts and watercolor quilts. I have done custom quilting for clients, and three-dimentional quilts. Basically, there hasn't been much I haven't quilted. Yet, in spite of saying that, I LOVE this book. The author takes a fresh approach to fabric selection---yes---she deviates from cotton--HORRORS! and allows you as a quilter to explore a creativity within yourself you didn't know existed. I wish I had had this book many years ago. Now I want to go clean out my personal library and donate many of my quilting books to the public library. This book has satisfied that niche I had needed for so long. A definite 5-star.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By MJWILSON on May 13, 2007
If you want to make interesting and simple quilts for a modern home then this is the book for you. Good instructions and interesting use of all kinds of fabric, not just cotton. I especially liked the quilt using peices of old embroidered tablecloths and mats that we all have inherited from our mothers.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Tucker on April 8, 2008
I was looking for something that offered a different approach from appliqued flowers and standard flowery blocks and I wasnt disappointed. I also wanted to be able to make quilts that used "preloved fabrics" couragously and in particular embroidered doilies that had seen better days. Instructions are easy to follow and the patterns are simple but inspiring -I'm happy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on April 18, 2009
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i wasn't sure if i could "get into" quilting. i'm an urban-type who likes the style-lines of a W hotel far more than a country bed and breakfast. most of the women i know who are into quilting go for a very traditional, country-type look. ditto the magazines and articles that i typically see on quilting.

that's why i, and you, need to read this book

it is absolutely a legitimate alternative to the typical designs you see out there. in fact, for at least a couple of the looks in the book, i could even use the word "zen". these are contemporary, clean designs. some are intricate, some are not. and some are borderline traditional. but most are excellent eye-candy and instruction for how to make something a bit different, modern, what-not. these would work with my ikea furniture!

i definitely recommend checking it out.
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