Tradition with a Twist: Variations on Your Favorite Quilts and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.95
  • Save: $7.26 (29%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Tradition with a Twist: V... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Approx. 10 pages and inside cover with notes. Cover has light wear. Good reading copy.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Tradition with a Twist: Variations on Your Favorite Quilts Paperback – January 1, 1996

82 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.69
$13.26 $5.39

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$17.69 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Tradition with a Twist: Variations on Your Favorite Quilts + 9-Patch Pizzazz: Fast, Fun & Finished in a Day
Price for both: $29.68

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Putting a new spin on time-tested quilt methods, this book shows that today's tools and techniques--namely the rotary cutter and cutting mat, which greatly facilitate the strip-piecing approach--can ease the labor intensity of many traditional patterns, yet yield equally beautiful results. Trip Around the World, Sunshine and Shadow, Nine Patch, and more are dissected into logical, streamlined strip sets that still require precision but demand far less time and painstaking care than the old methods. --Amy Handy
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (January 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571200029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571200020
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.4 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Blanche Young is a familiar name and face in the world of quilting. She has had a life-long romance with fabric and sewing machines. Blanche has been teaching quiltmaking since 1970, after having worked for a dress factory and major sewing machine companies. By applying time-saving cutting, sewing, and construction techniques to her quiltmaking, she developed innovative methods that have made complex pieced patterns quicker and easier. Blanche is the author or co-author of ten books and many patterns. Over the years, Blanche has taught and lectured all across the United States and in Japan and Norway. She has been the Featured Artist at numerous quilt shows. In October 2001, at Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, she and her daughter Helen Young Frost were two of the six women chosen for a Special Exhibit entitled: "Women Who Challenged Quilting." Blanche is a true pioneer in quilting. A prolific quiltmaker, Blanche makes several dozen quilts each year. She has donated more than sixty quilts for fundraising purposes to quilt guilds and groups across the country. Blanche moved from California to Hurricane, Utah, in 2001. She has seven grown children, two dozen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

171 of 172 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 31, 2001
Format: Paperback
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the patterns in this book. I love the Bloomin' Ninepatch. It is my favorite pattern in the book. The possibilities for today's quilter to experiment with fabric on this quilt are incredible. The directions are clear and precise.
My only problem with this book, and the reason I gave it three stars, is due to the fact that the writers/quilters cut the fabric requirements soooo close that a simple miswhack could result in not having enough fabric to finish your quilt. I have been qulting for 20 years and I had to piece a 4 1/2 inch square, I ran so close. The frugal quilter should have not problems, but the novice or creative quilter should buy a little more of each fabric that is called for just to be sure to have enough,, especially if you are using fabric that does not measure full 45 inch width.
The quilts are beautiful and definitely worth making. They inspired me to think beyond colors I normally use. The book is definitely one I will keep and use again and again.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By R. Rubens on October 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for a new or experienced quilter who wants to make a fantastic, complicated looking quilt using the secret of strips. My Blooming 9 Patch is my most exquisite project to date! This book would make a lovely gift for anyone who loves making quilts
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
I've had this book for several years and have made 3 quilts from it (two different Trips Around the World and a Boston Common). The directions are so complete and easy to follow. Everyone who sees these quilts can't believe I made them without taking a class. I am planning to do a Blooming 9 Patch next.
Blooming 9 patch color selection has always scared me. But reading about it in Traditions with a Twist gives me the confidence to do it.
My favorite quilting book... and I have a LOT of them.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Shelly Bray on December 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
I love this book. The directions are very clear. I've made one of the quilts in this book. The quilt I made (Sunshine & Shadows) looks like it took me forever to make but it only took me three days to cut and piece the entire queen sized quilt. I've recommend this book to anyone that's interested in making an irish chain type of quilt. Blanche Young you're great!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 1, 2003
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am a novice quilter with minimal skills and a love of color. This book allows me to get the type of result I can see in my mind but don't really have the skill to put together on my own. I've made the Bloomin' Nine Patch, and seen three others, and all are striking. I'm now doing the Double Irish Chain, and have plans for two others from this book. I recommend it to other novices, as it is clear and specific, and the quilts are very impressive.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 1998
Format: Paperback
I just love this book! Teaches strip quilting as a way to create many traditional quilting patterns such as Irish Chain & Boston Commons or "watercolory" quilts. I made a Blooming Nine Patch using Japanese fabrics that's only my second quilt but looks beautiful.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 8, 1999
Format: Paperback
My first full sized quilt was fashioned after "Carribean Cove". I've since made the same pattern using greens and I'm amazed at how different the two quilts look. I have moved on to Diamondback Scrap and my next project is going to be a baby Sunshine and Shadow. The directions are simple to follow-especially for beginners like myself.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By judyjarvis@hotmail.com on June 20, 1999
Format: Paperback
My best friend just made her first quilt with this book. It was so impressive, that not only was I inspired to start quilting, but also her local quilt shop put it on display. I have never quilted before, but this book, with its easy instructions, assists you in becoming creative and gives you the confidence to make your own prizewinner.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Tradition with a Twist: Variations on Your Favorite Quilts
This item: Tradition with a Twist: Variations on Your Favorite Quilts
Price: $17.69
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: quilting patterns