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Download and read online The 4 x 5 Quilt Block Anthology in PDF and EPUB Gather your favorite reproduction fabrics and stitch magnificent 4" x 5" blocks! Enjoy trying your hand at a wide range of distinctly different quilt blocks--182 in all--from stunning yet simple blocks to intricate paper-pieced designs. We've done the math for you, taking the effort out of resizing traditional square blocks into attractive 4" x 5" beauties Learn how to assemble your blocks into a one-of-a-kind sampler quilt Includes tips to help you set up a fun block exchange or club with friends
Download and read online Going West in PDF and EPUB Going West: Quilts and Community Along the Trail reveals the essential role that quilts and the making of quilts played in the lives of women on the frontier. A stunning colour presentation of over 50 nineteenth-century quilts either made, or lovingly t
Download and read online Preserving History in PDF and EPUB Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own versions of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Get the historic look you love with detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish, with a special focus on the types of quilting designs popular through the years. Use your modern quilting tools and skills to re-create antique quilts for daily use or display An essential resource, brimming with possibilities for antique-quilt lovers Close-up photos and detailed construction tips make it easy to understand how antique quilts were finished
Download and read online Civil War Legacies III in PDF and EPUB If you can't get enough of reproduction fabrics, you'll want this book! Immerse yourself in a bygone era and create your own piece of Americana. Featuring simple pieced blocks, these gorgeous quilts showcase Carol Hopkins' talent for selecting reproduction fabrics to create quilts reminiscent of antique treasures. Choose from 16 quilt patterns ideally suited for your smallest scraps Close-up photos bring the details into crystal-clear focus Enjoy patterns that are perfect for wall hangings, table toppers, doll beds, and special gifts
Download and read online Minick and Simpson Blue and White in PDF and EPUB Join expert quiltmaker Laurie Simpson and acclaimed rug hooker Polly Minick on a journey of inspiration and inventive ideas. Explore a matchless collection of stunning quilts, magnificent hooked rugs, and a treasury of one-of-a-kind textiles showcased in a variety of settings, from classic and coastal to Americana. Inspired vignettes are filled with ideas for highlighting textiles that will be right at home with your decor. You'll find it all in blue and white: clever decorating tips to bring a breath of freshness to your personal style, rich full-color photographs demonstrating the authors' advice for curating and decorating with textiles, insight on adding diversity to a two-color palette, and a stunning collection of one-of-a-kind quilts, rugs, and textiles you won't see anywhere else.
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Download and read online Around the Tuscan Table in PDF and EPUB In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food and foodways.
Download and read online Barbara Brackman s Civil War Sampler in PDF and EPUB Features fifty quilt blocks that commemorate the one hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the Civil War, featuring period photographs and first-person accounts for each.
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