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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: That Patchwork Place; First Edition edition (July 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564776425
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564776426
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Quilts from Grandmother's Garden: A Fresh Look at English Paper Piecing provides a fine set of projects inspired by the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt tradition, teaching how to sew hexagons into applique units for lovely floral designs. Ten projects include a wall quilt and numerous flowers, leaves and nature scenes that can all be created using 1/4" to 1/2" hexagon shapes. Patterns and color photos throughout lend to a lovely gathering of unique projects based on an old tradition, and perfect for quilters seeking something different. --The Bookwatch, October 2012

This is the second book in these review pages by the author Jaynette Huff, but this time the emphasis is solely on English paper piecing, almost a dying art, but revived in a fresh manner in this publication. With a little handwork, a few quick tricks and today's modem equipment; you can create flowers, leaves, baskets, butterflies and more by using quarter to half inch hexagon shapes. There ru-e ten small projects ranging in size and measuring up to 45" square, so there is still time to make that small friendship gift for that special person in time for Christmas.
--Fabrications Quilting For You, December 2012/January 2013

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A little handwork--and a few quick tricks--is all it takes to create these striking quilts inspired by old-fashioned Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. Instead of sewing together thousands of tiny hexagons, make appliqué units instead!

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Wonderful patterns and great ideas for changes.
Mrs. R. M. Holden
It has lots of cute hexie patterns and I've already started making one of them.
PA from Missouri
This is a great book for learhing english paper piecing.
Wr Danford

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. Y. Bolger on April 8, 2009
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This is actually a great book. I think they should have been more up front about the fact that it's primarily for miniature quilts but all you have to do is use larger hexagons and simply follow the same designs which I found to be unique. Am working on a traditional Grandmother's Quilt currently but when completed will start on the one pictured on the cover only using 1 1/2" or maybe even 2" templates instead. The book is well layed out, quite explicit re technique and an all out fresh approach to using hexagons. It's GREAT piece work while watching TV.

Yvonne.......New Carlisle, Ohio
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ruskie on February 10, 2007
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A really helpful quide to paper piecing in quilting!..A thin book but full of both helpful and interesting paper piecing quilting ideas.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Slowsteady on April 15, 2009
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This book has got some really beautiful patterns. The only thing is it doesn't tell you the sequence of the hexagons to be sewn.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nanny GiGi on December 28, 2012
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This book is full of beautiful quilts made with the Grandmother's garden templates. The only problem is they are small quilts using 1/2" to 1/4" templates. I was hoping for full sized quilt patterns. But the examples in the book have given me inspiration to use them in full sized quilts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By momp on October 11, 2013
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Yet another wonderful book of ideas to use with English Paper Piecing hexagons. As other reviewers said the patterns are for
mini hexagons. If you want to make the patters larger just increase the size of the hexagons. She has some great ideas for using parts of the hexagons to create other shapes like butterflies. Another great book on English Paper Piecing. I gave this a four because the patterns are limited to the hexagon shapes. The New English Paper Piecing: A Faster Approach to a Traditional Favorite is a more modern use of this technique and includes other shapes besides the hexagon and that it is why I gave it a five. Both books are a wonderful addition to your Applique Library.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. R. M. Holden on July 22, 2008
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If you love hexagons, you will adore this book. Wonderful patterns and great ideas for changes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caryl on April 28, 2014
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I can't wait to make these quilts, enough said! The ideas are very innovative and creative. If you love hexagons, you'll love this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zfatcat on March 14, 2014
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Love this book. It gets you thinking outside the box. Shows many different projects and patterns. Beautifully hand pieces treasures.
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