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Hop to It! Appliqued Blocks and Projects Paperback – April 30, 2009


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Hop To It! Appliqued Blocks & Projects runs the gamut of this quilting form in well-organized fashion, providing tutorials on color choice and techniques, and easily-traced drawings of the designs. The instructions are clear and the photographs rich in color. This book is a deserving winner of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association s Midwest Book Award. --J.G. Stitson, ForeWord Reviews--ForeSight Crafts; November/December, 2010

Edyta Sitar s passion for fabric, color and design shows through in the twelve unique blocks and eight projects presented in her eagerly-awaited first book. You ll learn Edyta s Rule of Five for selecting fabrics for a project, as well as her special techniques for machine, fusible, and hand appliqué. She is also one of the leading designers for Moda Fabrics with her fabulous batiks, which are the basis for many of the quilts shown. --Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting; September/October, 2010

Fusible, machine, and hand appliqué Edyta covers it all with nine gorgeous projects that incorporate 12 original album-style blocks. Each block includes a detail photo, a color placement and layout diagram, and reversed templates for fusible appliqué. The chapter on selecting colors and fabrics and the Rule of Five will have seasoned quilters and beginners alike contemplating their stashes in new ways. --Carol Newby, Quilters Newsletter; October/November, 2010

About the Author

Edyta Sitar credits inspiration, a love for fabric, a keen eye for color and family heritage for her success in developing a thriving talent for designing quilts and quilting patterns. One of the leading designers for Moda Fabrics, Edytas fabric collections and patterns are widely distributed throughout the U. S. She is a sought-after teacher who loves sharing her love of quilting with others.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Landauer Corporation; 1st edition (April 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981804012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981804019
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #750,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Janet Rochefort on April 28, 2009
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I have an extensive collection of quilt books and I was so excited when I got this one in the mail. I stopped what I was doing and sat down to "read" it. It has lots of great tips in it and the illustrations are remarkable. Edyta's step by step photo's will make it easy for both the new and old quilters. The wall hangings and table runners will be my first try and then onto the quilt. The color samples and her rule of five theory was great. I have seen her as an instructor and enjoyed her presentation, this book is just another great extension of her gift of quilting. I highly recommend it.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Parker on June 17, 2009
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This is a wonderful and informative book if you love applique. All of the pieces are full size and very easy to make templates. Edyta has alot of great tips on how to pick out a wide variety of colors and textures to make your applique project just pop!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Leah C. Day on November 23, 2009
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This is a beautiful book of applique designs that are a refreshing change from both traditional designs and the totally non-traditional designs like Piece o' Cake.

This book is just different and the designs have more of a fluid, natural flow to them than most applique blocks.

So if applique is your focus and you're wanting something a bit different, this is a terrific book for you.

But the one thing I must comment on is the quilting. The quilting used over the showcase pieces was disappointing at best and distracting at worst. The advice to "quilt as desired" is great for some quilters, but not for everyone.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marsha Fuller on April 22, 2010
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This is a great book for medium experienced applique ability if you use needle-turn applique. She has instructions for fusible applique too, so early/new appliquers will love it. I have met Edyta, and she is a very special person with a lot of talent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Rhoades VINE VOICE on December 6, 2010
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Like applique? HOP TO IT! provides you with 12 blocks and eight projects all for applique.

Ms. Sitar begins her book with a chapter on explaining how to plan the colors for your project. There are seven pages that show her fabric picks for her "rule of five" in various colorways. There are tips scattered throughout the book and set off in colored boxes. She then goes on to explain three different ways to put applique items on your blocks. She doesn't talk about the one way I like to do applique and that is by sewing a lightweight fabric or stabilizer to the applique, cutting a small slit in the stabilizer and turning the applique right side out. I like this the best as corners are not a problem and there are never any raw edges.

The projects each have a color photo of the item and plenty of graphics for those of us who are more visually attuned. The materials list is set off in a colored box with a bright border and contains the finished block and project size. The cutting list and rest of the assembly instructions are clearly written. The projects include a quilt, a wall hanging, a table runner, a table topper, a pillow, a throw and pincushions. One of the final pages gives instructions on creating a label for the finished item.

The last chapter contains a bio of the author. She has included family photos of her grandparents, mom and grandmother-in-law.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 18, 2009
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HOP TO IT! APPLIQUED BLOCKS & PROJECTS offers twelve blocks and easy applique technique projects to accompany them, with full-page patterns and color facing photos accompanying each easy appliqued album quilt and 8 projects. The step-by-step techniques are accompanied by a color and fabric selection guide in this stunning survey.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Linda J. Wagner on November 2, 2009
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Neat designs. The layouts need to be enlarged 150%. It is difficult
to determine finished size of some of the blocks -it is not clearly stated. But the patterns are beautiful. There are some projects that combine applique and piecing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By whim on January 12, 2011
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Edyta gave a presentation at our local quilt guild in 2010. She is an entertaining speaker as well as a great quilter. I was really inspired by her finished quilts that she shared with us. She has a great sense of color and uses beautiful fabrics. (Among her many talents, she is also a fabric designer.)

The block designs in this book are beautiful. I really like the section on fabric selection. I found this very helpful. Nothing can ruin a quilt quicker than choosing the wrong fabrics for it.
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