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50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars: CD included Paperback – April 10, 2000
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loaded with useful tips on paper piecing and how to affect the look of the designs. -- --Art You Wear, Spring 2001
About the Author
Carol Doak has greatly influenced the art and craft of quiltmaking for more than a decade. Her accomplishments include authoring over a dozen books and designing quilts that have appeared on the covers of nearly every quilting magazine in the United States, including Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and McCall's Quilting.
Top Customer Reviews
"If you've ever tried to do stars but had trouble with the points, you may have heard that paper piecing yields perfect stars with perfect points. Now all you have to do is figure out how to paper piece. And of course, find the patterns.
"You're in luck! Carol Doak has compiled a collection of 50 fabulous star patterns, all paper-pieced, and complete with excellent instructions. This diverse collection starts with the basic LeMoyne Star and adds lines, flowers, leaves and background detail....
"Cutting the fabric to fit is one of the things that make paper piecing so frustrating for beginners. To get the fabric piece large enough to fit the pattern, it seems as though you have to waste lots of fabric. With Carol's chart, you can cut the minimum amount of fabric and the pieces still fit....
"If you don't know how to paper piece or would like to find some tips to make it easier, Carol includes complete step-by-step instructions for her method. But the best part of the book is the video CD that is included. You can watch Carol do a Delaware star as she explains each step.
"When I finished watching the video, I wondered how I could have ever thought paper piecing was difficult!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the best paper piecing books I have ever seen. There are 50 star blocks, one for each state.Published 11 days ago by Janet Smith
Love this book. The stars are stunning. The only bad thing about the book is that with 50 stars to choose from it will be hard to choose the ones I want in the first quilt!Published 2 months ago by sharon murray
Not helpful to my quilting, but the stars are beautiful and if you use this quilting technique you would probably like the book.Published 4 months ago by S. M. Prinke
Second time I bought this - must have loaned out the other copy and someone kept it... worth the second price... would buy it again if needed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Just a shopper