Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks Paperback – May 15, 2013
|New from||Used from|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
If you're thinking about buying this book to make the 100 blocks, here are a couple of my recommendations:
1. Work at it with a group of people or during a challenge (blog or Instagram) for accountability. Or give yourself a day limit to complete it. It's very easy to lose motivation every 15 or so blocks.
2. Deciding what fabric to use for what block and then cutting the fabric was consistently the most time consuming for me. It was helpful for me to cut a set of five or ten blocks at one time, and put the little pieces in a zip lock bag until I sewed the corresponding block.
3. Have one designated day for cutting pieces and another day when you can just sew blocks.
4. Work with fabrics you absolutely LOVE! This helps with the monotony of making 100 blocks of tiny pieces.
5. Don't worry about getting your seams lined up perfectly. It will make it way too stressful of a project.
6. Lay all your finished blocks together every once in a while to gaze at how fun they look all together!!!
UPDATE: I've decided to work through this book in the order that the blocks are presented. Instructions for each block tell you how many different fabrics you need and what to cut from each one, which made it easy to work from my scrap stash. Assembly instructions are well diagrammed so that the blocks are easy enough for beginners, and I've loved the fact that Tula designed the blocks so that there are very few seams to match up. The only problem I've encountered with the book is that making the blocks is addictive...they are so quick to make it is hard to stop after making just one, and it's very satisfying to be using up my scraps by turning them into awesome blocks. A GREAT BOOK!!!!! If I could give it ten stars I would! (UPDATE: As of June 2018 I AM NOW ON THE 65th BLOCK. Still having FUN...would make more progress if I had fewer other quilting obligations and also if my husband hadn't taken up a hobby that now has him constantly using my sewing room's cutting table.) (UPDATE: In June 2019 I finally got back to these and working from the 65th, I finished all of the blocks and plan to work my way through the book a second time, but this time change each block a little. I still love this book and plan to make whole quilts using just one or two of the block designs at a time. FUN!!!!)
But after thinking about it, that is exactly what I am going to do, even though I have an aversion to making six inch blocks.
But these blocks are so refreshing in their approach, so truly interesting in their color combinations that I am going to dig into my enormous bin of scraps and try to make a block a day. Someone hold me to this, please!
Another thing that I like is that Tula shows several diagrams and photos as to how these blocks can be combined and placed in a quilt.
Obviously it is a very big quilt, but my original plan was to double the size of these blocks - I still may do that.
Tula's enthusiasm and vitality are so clearly apparent in these blocks. The approach is refreshing and approachable for those tired of doing the same old traditional blocks.
Top international reviews
Perhaps it is a good book for beginners as the blocks are quite easy.
The picture on the front is deceiving as to use the blocks you would need to make quite a large quilt for it to look anything.
also the cutting instructions are not very clear either.