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Quilting by Improvisation: Exploring Curves, Openwork and Dimension Paperback – September 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dragon Threads (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964120194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964120198
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #855,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Vikki Pignatelli is a full-time, professional quilt artist, a designer, an international teacher, and the author of Quilting Curves. The founder and cochairwoman of the national biennial Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibition, she lives in Pickerington, Ohio.

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I prefer improvising and it really liberates my skills.
Reecia Thompson Stoglin
The book has exactly the technique I was looking for with very clear instructions and guidelines, and lots of examples with very good photos.
sunshine
This book helps to free you up, so that you can spend more time on the creative process.
Gorilla

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Arden on October 19, 2007
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This book is a great resource for anyone who is making or has made the transition from traditional to freely expressed quilts. The author gives really clear instructions on how to form curves in both the quilt construction and the borders. The curves are all done with the topstitched method, using freezer paper, so there is no seam matching. Her own quilts are colourful and exuberant, and her passion comes through on every page. There are very clear instructions at each stage, and patterns for three small quilts to try out some of the ideas. It would not be suitable for complete beginners, but is not scarily difficult.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Gorilla on September 26, 2007
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Excellent details. This book helps to free you up, so that you can spend more time on the creative process. Once you master her techniques, your work just seems to flow.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Reecia Thompson Stoglin VINE VOICE on February 10, 2008
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I prefer improvising and it really liberates my skills. Thanks for the useful tips to make it easier.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Happy Quilter on May 21, 2010
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A local group of quilters participated in a retreat where this book was used as the text. It offers a fantastic process to making contemporary quilts pain free. You don't need to know how to make a pattern or how to execute tedious machine (or hand) applique. This method is satisfying and easy to replicate because the book is thorough, concise and the photos are top notch. There many tips along the way which create many an "aha" moment. Open work, fabric manipulation and embellishments provide added inspration. Finishing techniques are fresh and can be used on any quilt. The binding on my book broke apart from usage but I took it to a local printer who was able to put a sprial binding on it which is perfect as it now lays flat for the next time I create a "Pignatelli style" quilt.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bon L on May 2, 2008
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Lots of great ideas and techniques. I've just started doing fiber arts/art quilts and this book has been very helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Mary J. Beban on August 29, 2009
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The book is just what I wanted, but the binding of the book was very disappointing. I had opened it only 5 times and the pages started to fall out. The binding, or lack of it was so bad, I now have a folder of loose pages.
Maybe I was unlucky with this book, but if I had purchased it across the counter, I would have been able to take it back. I have purchased this from Australia, and it is a little difficult to return it to the States.
The book has been very well written with very clear instructions of a facinating technique to quilting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K.Quilter on March 7, 2009
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This book is very good for the quilter who wants to try something beyond the usual patchwork and applique.
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I purchased this book after attending Vikki's class. If you ever get the chance to take a class from her, do it! You won't regret it. However, this book is very thorough and you can make everything in the book just be reading and following along with her. Don't wait to start a small project, just leap in and enjoy the process.
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