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Supersize 'Em!: 22 Quilts from Oversized Blocks (That Patchwork Place) Paperback – April 27, 2008
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There are a number of reasons why you might want to make a quilt using extra-large blocks. Perhaps you want to showcase a divine, large-scale print fabric so you need blocks with large patches. Or maybe you want to create a quilt in a hurry--big patches certainly go together to make a quilt much more quickly.
Debby Kratovil has been making quilts for decades, and she knows her stuff. Her instructions are detailed and easy to follow, and there are a lot of colored diagrams to assist. She's generously assembled a collection of 22 projects in this book--one is shown in close-up on the front cover, and another six are showcased on the back cover. There's bound to be something in the selection that you'll like.
The techniques used include traditional piecing, paper (foundation) piecing and easy applique. Although most of the projects are full bed-sized quilts, there are some that are smaller, making them suitable for babies and toddlers, as well as some table runners for when you want to make a hostess gift in a hurry. --Megan Fisher, Australian Homespun, completecraft.com
About the Author
Debby Kratovil has published more than 1,000 articles about quilting and has created hundreds of quilts, many of which have been featured on magazine covers. She enjoys teaching, and her students can expect clear instructions, good handouts, and lots of fun. Her company, Quilter By Design, has one of the oldest quilting websites on the Internet.
Home: Bristow, Virginia
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There are 5 pages of special techniques (general instructions) that covers how to use foundations for paper piecing, making mitered corners for the borders and machine stitched bindings. The projects have a paragraph about the block to begin with and then tells you the finished block size, the number of blocks needed and the finished quilt size.
A straight forward materials and cutting list is easy to read so you are sure to have what you need at hand before you start. A colored photo of the finished quilt comes next. There are lots of graphics to go along with the written instructions on making the blocks and adding the sashing. Quilting is left up to your choice.
A wide variety of colors and styles of fabric is featured so anyone should find something to suit their tastes. Several use large prints that are fussy cut for the center block. Units of fabrics are sewn together and then cut to make things go even faster. They go so fast that you can make one for a friend and one to keep for yourself. This will be a book I will take to my charity quilt guild so we can create quilts super fast and easy.