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Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts Paperback – October 22, 2008
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Nov 08 I love twisted log cabin and foundation piecing - this book takes you a step further!! It has easy for follow instructions and includes a CD rom. It teaches you the basic technique for spiral quilting and variations plus how to change spin direction. I can't wait to use this book to create some exciting quilts THE QUILTING WEB
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RaNae Merrill has developed the techniques for designing and sewing spiral-based quilts that are new and unique and she is constantly exploring and expanding the possibilities of the spiral quilt design. As an experienced and enthusiastic quilter, RaNae also designs fabrics for Blank Quilting Fabrics.
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However, it contains a huge amount of editorial errors. While a "Corrections" page is available on the authors website, it makes the book very confusing to use. It's a great resource for inspiration, but not for those who are looking for "step-by-step" instructions on making specific quilts.
Also be aware that if you want to make the eye-popping quilt on the cover, the pattern is NOT included in the book. Again, resorting to the author's web site, she explains that she does not own the rights to that particular quilt. I never like it when a QUILT is shown on the cover of a QUILT PATTERN BOOK and then directions to make it aren't included.
Complaints aside, I do think this book will be useful, once I spend an hour or so amending it with the errata. The enclosed CD of templates is a great bonus, and thankfully you don't have to own EQ software to use them.
Not a book for beginners, however. I'd say this is for intermediate to advanced quilters. None of these quilts will be done in a day, or even close. The reward for finishing a quilt like the ones in the book will be a great sense of accomplishment, admiration from your friends, and maybe a good entry for competition.
At first glance, this book appears to have complete and detailed instructions for the creation of a complicated-looking design, which when followed correctly, should result in a show-class quilt without the frustration of having to figure out where and how the next piece fits in.
The CD-ROM which accompanies this book contains the templates required. I feel that the information provided will give the quilt maker all the support required to complete this project.
It was the detailed grafts & charts that piqued my interest in this book and I hope to begin this quilt in the very near future.