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Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects Paperback – July 7, 2005
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"Her projects are fresh and fun with respect to today's crafter and what she needs and wants." -- Dallas Morning News, November 18, 2005
"One of the most innovative entrepreneurs in today's textile market Denyse Schmidt Quilts, mixes contemporary projects and time-tested techniques masterfully." -- CuttingEdge magazine, Winter 2005
About the Author
Bethany Lyttle is a freelance writer who lives in New York City. Her crafts and needlework articles appear regularly in publications such as Martha Stewart Living, Interweave Knits, and the New York Times.
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Top Customer Reviews
The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The quilt was quite simple to make, and it turned out perfectly. We did experience one BIG problem - none of the local copy shops would enlarge the pattern until we had written permission from the publisher. I emailed Denyse Schmidt to ask for permission and within 24 hours, I had the written approval necessary. I understand this will not be a problem in future printings of the book as the publisher will include wording that is very clear about allowing copy shops to enlarge the patterns.
I think an experienced quilter would find this book too basic and not very inspiring. However, if you like sewing and you like to make quick gifts for your friends then I strongly recommend this book. There are so many great gift projects (the vintage-inspired apron being my personal favorite) and for kids the juggling squares are a perfect beginning sewing project.
Love her designs - underlying complexity but overall read of simple! She gives homage (I think) to prairie quilters of old who had to use scraps but with a new twist. I am excited to try a couple of these quilts out for my niece's room.
And just this week I saw someone post on Flickr the oven gloves made out of skulls fabric from Denyse's pattern and it looked great. Just goes to show the possibilities in these designs. (No not into skulls myself but I would have taken these.)
I've never made a quilt before. I was overwhelmed at first at just how much work it is, but I just started making templates & cutting & so far so good. This book has great looking modern quilts & lots of info on cutting & tips.
Im in the process of making 2 of these quilts
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Clear and well-written. Creative practice projects to move you forward. It can also help traditional quilters move more towards modern design ideas.Published on January 5, 2014 by D. Sanford
This Denyse Schmidt book is one of three that I bought for my daughter and granddaughter for Christmas. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Margaret Harrison
I have made 2 of these quilts. She has a different style of quilting and they turn out beautifully. some of the projects are for beginners and some more advanced. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Jone
I am so glad that I decided to order this book. It has lots of great projects inside that I can't wait to get started!Published on February 27, 2012 by Romaine
I am a self-taught novice sewer. I love this book because I have found it to be very inspiring- beautiful fabric pairings, a wide variety of project sizes, sleek design, and many... Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by M. Hansen
My sister gave this book to me and I love it! It has great photo's and gets the creative juices flowing. However, I am not a serious quilter more of a crafty quilter. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by sassy
I love this book because it is a modern spin on a timeless classic! Great variety of projects in size and scope. Wonderful instructions for the novice quilter like me! Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by I Read Dead People
I am teaching myself quilting techniques after years away from a sewing machine. I found the projects very easy to follow and beautifully laid out. Read morePublished on July 14, 2010 by biblio_fille