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Easy Paper-Pieced Miniatures Paperback – March, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Martingale and Company (March 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564772098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564772091
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Doak, who has several previous titles from this publisher, is an expert in teaching paper piecing, a quilt construction method that involves sewing oversize fabric pieces to a paper foundation following a numerical sequence. Her new book adapts that technique to the requirements of miniature quilts, which normally measure no more than 24" square and by definition are scaled-down versions of full-sized quilts. Included here are complete step-by-step instructions and paper-piecing designs for 17 miniature quilt projects. A good choice for public libraries.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Hometown: Windham, New Hampshire

As a bestselling author, celebrated teacher and lecturer, and award-winning quiltmaker, Carol Doak has greatly influenced the art and craft of quiltmaking for more than a decade. Her accomplishments include authoring over a dozen books and designing quilts that have appeared on the covers of nearly every quilting magazine in the U.S., including Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine and McCall’s Quilting.

Also by Carol Doak:

40 Bright and Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks

Easy Paper-Pieced Baby Quilts

50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars

Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!)

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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Monika Swanson on March 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
I am new to quilting. For my second project I made the Log Cabin Garden, which is an absolutely stunning design. Then I made two more Log Cabin Garden mini's for the quilting practice. Now I am hooked on Mini's. As a beginner, I found Carol Doak's instructions thorough and easy to understand. Carol Doak takes the reader step-by-step from the beginning of the quilting process to the end. Her paper pieced foundation technique makes the impossible looking mini quilt a cinch to make. Guaranteed to be an idiot-proof project.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 29, 1999
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Of the 7 or so books on this topic I've bought on this topic, this is the best. The technique taught here - of trimming the edges before matching pieces - works better than what I'd tried to do from previous books. Furthermore, the designs are just down-right PRETTIER than those in most of the others. Patterns are a bit too small for my skill level, so I cheated by using a copy machine to "enlarge" slightly (125%). I'm absolutely delighted with the finished product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. Feldman on July 15, 2003
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Easy to follow directions. Great set up instruction as far as cutting, yardage etc. Really had a ball making these little gems!
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 27, 1999
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P.S. - Won the blue ribbon for small wall hangings at the 1999 WV State Fair with her "Mariner's Compass." (Thanks, Carol!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Margaret A. Cleary on July 25, 2008
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Carol makes it so easy to make detailed miniature quilts that will stun even your quilting friends. Instructions are clear, the patterns fit together perfectly. You can enlarge the blocks for a larger quilt. I recommend Carol's foundation piecing paper to go with this.
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Fun with focused learning. Learning how to put these cute miniatures together with easy precise instructions to follow. I do love Carol Doak's book.
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By Leigh on May 11, 2013
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This book has patterns for some really great quilts -- some of them should be a real challenge. Can't wait to make on or two of them.
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More About the Author

As a best-selling author, celebrated teacher and lecturer and award-winning quiltmaker, Carol Doak has geatly influenced the art and craft of quiltmaking for more than a decade, both in the U.S. and internationally. Her accomplishments include a sizable collection of popular books - Easy Machine Paper Piecing, Easy Paper-Pieced Keepsake Quilts, Easy Mix & Match Machine Paper Piecing, Show Me How to Paper Piece, Easy Reversible Vests, Easy Paper-Pieced Miniature Quilts, Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!), Easy Stash Quilts, 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars, Easy Paper-Pieced Baby Quilt, 40 Bright and Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks, 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks, Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars and her recent release, Mariner's Compass Stars, is receiving rave reviews . Carol also recently released an updated version of her best-selling Easy Reversible Vests, 50 Little Paper-Pieced Blocks and her latest book, Carol Doak's Creative Combinations. With over one million books in print, it is no secret that Carol has raised the popularity of paper piecing, her trademark technique, to heights never before seen in the world of quiltmaking.

Carol's Carol Doak Foundation Paper and Carol Doak's Keepsake Frame Cards are very popular items for paper piecers around the world.

An impressive range of her beautiful blue-ribbon quilts have been featured in several books, such as Great American Quilts 1990 and The Quilt Encyclopedia and on the cover's of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Quilt World, Quilting Today, Ladies' Circle Patchwork and McCall's Quilting.

Carol's lighthearted approach and ability to teach have earned her high marks and positive comments from workshop participants worldwide and at national shows such as the Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society Show. If you have ever taken a class from Carol, you know that her enthusiasm for quiltmaking is infectious. Carol has a gift of sharing her inspiring ideas with her students in such a positive and unique way. Carol travels to teach extensively through the United States including Alaska and Hawaii and as far away as England and Australia.

In April 1999, Carol was awarded the 8th Honors Award from the Eastcoast Quilters Alliance in recognition of her outstanding influence in the field of quilting. In September 1999, her book, Easy Machine Paper Piecing, was named by Quilter's Newsletter Magazine as one of the 30 most influential books in the past 30 years. She was also nominated as one of 24 All-American Quilters in 2004 and 2005 Professional Quilter of the year.

Carol's history in the quiltmaking is nothing short of remarkable, and the future of quiltmaking will benefit from her generous knowledge, enthusiasm, and most of all from her love of quilts.

Carol lives in New Hampshire, where she claims the cold winters give her plenty of reason to stockpile a fabric stash for insulation purposes!