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Egg Money Quilts: 1930's Vintage Samplers Spiral-bound – October 4, 2005

4.8 out of 5 stars 146 customer reviews

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<div>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 inst!ructors 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.</div>
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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Quilt In A Day; 1st edition (October 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891776193
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891776199
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,726 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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This delightful book is a unique keeper. It is a visual treat of reproduction fabric projects. The spiral bound design makes it special and so easy to read as the pages lie flat. The cardboard templates easily punch out and don't need to be cut. My first project will be the 1930's style Etta's apron which also includes a paper pattern. A nice touch is the appropriate quilting design or a chicken or rooster located at the page number.
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Great book. I love the family stories and pictures throughout the book. Instructions are simple to follow and explained will. I especially like the variations of quilts possible with just a rearrangement of the blocks. This one is a keeper!
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I had been wanting to make a Dresden Plate quilt for years, but was too intimidated to start this quilt. Eleanor Burns made the Dresden Plate block easy and doable, I am almost finished with my quilt!
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I'M ALWAYS INTERESTED IN QUILT PATTERNS BY ELINOR BURNS. HER PATTERNS ARE SO EASY TO FOLLOW, YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SIZES OF QUILTS ARE THERE, HER METHODS TO CUT AND ASSEMBLE THE QUILT ARE EASY TO FOLLOW --- AND, MOST IMPORTANT, AS A BEGINNING QUILTER, I WAS ABLE TO FINISH MY FIRST BED QUILT FOLLOWING HER DIRECTIONS. I'M HOOKED.
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I love this book! The instructions are fun and easy and the results are just as advertized! I highly recommend this book if you are thinking about making a dresden plate quilt. Use of 1930's reproduction fabric is, of course, optional.
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A very nice comprehensive book for beginning/intermediate quilters who are interested in the 30's era patterns. It's just fun to read, and the quilt patterns offer the maker options to personalize. Definately recommend this book.
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When I first saw trhis book I thought many of these blocks were too difficult for me, especially with my little blue plastic sewing machine. But I worked through them, leaving the tricky-looking ones till last, and now I KNOW I can make almost any block I want to. I found the instructions very clear, and the shortcuts very helpful. And I didn't waste as much fabric as I expected, even with all the trimming (my 1/4" seam is not anywhere near that small!) Working with smaller cuts and scraps won't work so well though - this book assumes you have at least 9" widths of fabric. Buy the book before the fabric. And don't be surprised when the pages tear on the spiral binding.
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I was extremely disappointed with this publication! I own multiple copies of Eleanor Burn's DVDs and matching books. I am probably one of her biggest fans. This book requires that you purchase a book from QuiltSmart which costs another $20 and a plastic template to get the specific measures to cut the fabric pieces, etc. For the price of the book, I felt that at least all of the instructions should have been within the book I was purchasing or the book should have been a lot less expensive brand new.
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