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Perfect Piecing Hardcover – April 15, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (April 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875967604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875967608
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #485,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Your step-by-step guide to perfect piecing.

More than 270 color, step-by-step photos and crystal-clear directions from the experts make each and every sewing session fun and successful no matter what your skill level is.

Here's just a sampling of what you'll learn:

* How to sew accurate 1/4-inch seams every time
* Innovative tricks for strip and string piecing
* Secrets for perfectly matched seams
* Five simple ways to make triangle squares (and when to use each one)
* How to sew pucker-free set-in seams
* Tips that make paper foundation piecing easy
* Easy methods for perfectly smooth curved seams
* How hand piecing can save you time

And more!

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There's lots and lots of solutions, good ideas, tips.
L. Phillips
Love this book all basic quilting clearly explained with pictures.
Catherine Recio
I love this series from Rodale and have every one in my library.
Antique Quilt Lover

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Leslie A. Harris on May 31, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I can't tell you how much this book helped me! This is the exact kind of book I needed... just like being in a class or having a personal tutor in sewing pieces! It has chapters on every kind of piecing that you would do with a quilt. Hundreds of tips. Actual full-color photos of someone demonstrating the techniques. Problem-solving tips, skill building ideas. Wonderful!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Linda Nostrant on February 14, 2000
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Buy this book if you want clear, concise, illustrated information on everything you need to know to make a wonderful quilt. I refer to this book often, and have given it as a gift to new quilters. One of the best.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on November 2, 2001
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This is an extremely practical book.What I really like about it is all the photos. As a beginning quilter, I find it very useful to see the technique illustrated with a photo. With tips on all kinds of patchwork techniques, this book is an ideal second quilting book (with the first book being a more comprehensive book on the entire quilting process, like Fons and Porter's Quilter's Complete Guide). I really like the sections on problem solving in each chapter. I think this book would be useful for intermediate quilters as well (I assume it's too basic for really advanced quilters).
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "ringleadersue" on November 10, 2000
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I own several "how-to" books. I always keep coming back to Perfect Piecing because of the clear, straightforward information. I even recommended it to my Mom, so she might start quilting.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Antique Quilt Lover on April 21, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I love this series from Rodale and have every one in my library. They do not contain patterns, just instructions with full-color step-by-step photographs. This book covers about any piecing method you might want to review, hand or machine. There are lots of great tips along the way . . . even if you are an experienced quilter, you will get some new ideas from this book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. Phillips on September 15, 2005
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One of the best books I've found on basic piecing. AND the chapter on Foundation Piecing gave me TWO SOLUTIONS for a problem I've been trying to figure out for months. It never occured to me to transfer my foundation design by sewing a bunch of papers together with a needle with no thread. Put the design on top with six blank pieces of paper under it. Then sew the top design. The other papers have the design punched into them. And they tear off easier. A wonderful solution. A real "why didn't I think of that." There's lots and lots of solutions, good ideas, tips. Rodale Press is the best for foundation piecing information.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julie H. Rose on December 23, 2006
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I've always been an inaccurate piercer and this book has solved all my problems. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that Rodale's "Successful Quilting Library" is a fairly large number of books that are slim. They are all excellent, but there's a lot of redundancy. I wish Rodale had put all the information in the series into one large book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kpippy on November 14, 2010
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The first time I read this book was at my local library. It is so chocked full of useful tips that I had to purchase a copy for my quilting library. You can scour the Internet looking for tips about getting that perfect scant 1/4 inch, matching perfect points, or squaring perfect blocks, or you can get this book and reference it whenever you face a quilting challenge.
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