Intentional Piecing

Author: Amy Friend
Publisher: Lucky Spool Media
ISBN: 9781940655185
Size: 25.14 MB
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Fabric is the star of the show in Intentional Piecing. In fact, an entire section of the book is devoted to the particular fabrics every sewist should add to their stash and why. With a keen eye for detail and efficiency, Amy Friend shares her best tips and techniques for piecing with intention--carefully cutting and planning where to use your fabrics--to save time and aggravation during construction. Learn the best methods to fussy cut manufactured fabrics and effectively work with selvages and stripes through clear instructions and 90 detailed illustrations. These 12 unique, modern quilt patterns and smaller projects like a tote bag and magnetic pin tray--captured in more than 100 beautiful, inspirational photographs set in pastoral New England--are ideal for the intermediate sewist who is looking to showcase her favorite fabrics in whimsical designs.

Improv Paper Piecing

Author: Amy Friend
Publisher: Lucky Spool Media
ISBN: 9781940655239
Size: 73.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Love to create repeating blocks in your quilts but tired of the same patterns? Step away from the ordinary and try your hand at a new technique-based approach to improvisation. Gorgeous photographs illustrate 10 beautiful projects where Amy Friend seamlessly bridges the gap between improvised design and technical execution. Discover a unique approach to creating one-of-a-kind blocks with guided exercises that explore scale, symmetry and alternate gridwork. Then, with Amy's help, you'll have the opportunity to design your own patterns. You really can have a dash of the unexpected through improv with the precision of paper piecing and still create those secondary patterns we all love in quilts made using traditional blocks. With a modern spin, Amy gracefully guides the reader, step-by-step, through improvisationally designing your own paper piecing patterns to strategically setting the grid---so that the end result is a masterful, unique quilt of repeated blocks. If you're looking for a fun exciting challenge, the party is here. Step over and stitch outside the box.

Super Cute Paper Piecing

Author: Charise Randell
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 1604689188
Size: 69.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Paper piecing's never been cuter! Discover delightful designs to paper piece; then sew them into even more delightful projects. Photographs walk you through the technique, so you'll be paper piecing like a pro in no time--and get perfectly precise results. Feature the motifs in a pillow, wristlet, cross-body bag, coasters, pouches, and a mini-quilt. Or, sew these happy little blocks into any project you like!

Fussy Cutters Club

Author: Angie Wilson
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1617454478
Size: 17.12 MB
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Cut up your favorite fabrics with intention! Lifelong fussy cutter Angie Wilson teaches you how to look at your fabric stash with new eyes and piece the best bits together, like a colorful collage of your favorite things. Try your hand at 14 totally fun, unique projects for both beginners and seasoned quilters. Use templates and illustrated tutorials to zero in on motifs and create secondary patterns from your fabrics, while you fussy cut for color as well as design. Frame your motif, cut your fabric, and love the results!

Simply Retro With Camille Roskelley

Author: Camille Roskelley
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607056852
Size: 33.75 MB
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Camille Roskelley, best-selling author of Simplify with Camille Roskelley, puts a brand new spin on traditional-block quilting. By exploring modern print combinations and employing innovative techniques such as supersizing blocks, Roskelley offers a fresh interpretation of classic blocks in 12 achievable projects. Simple enough for beginners, all of the projects are easy to piece using precuts, yardage, and scrap fabrics. And, as always, Roskelley's fail-proof instructions and expert knowledge will guide and inspire every step of the way. •Master a variety of simple techniques such as half-square triangles and easy Flying Geese for a bold, sophisticated style • Classic-block quilting gets a modern makeover with jumbo sizes, fresh prints and colors, and secondary patterns created with color placement • Bridge the traditional and modern with quilts that have timeless appeal

The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: William Powell
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1387589660
Size: 40.84 MB
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The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

Nine Patch

Author: Linda Baxter Lasco
Publisher: Amer Quilters Society
ISBN: 9781604601800
Size: 52.70 MB
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Enjoy this popular patchwork layout in 18 stunning, one-of-a-kind quilts! The National Quilt Museum's annual New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest brings out the best in creativity from today's quiltmakers. Using the design potential of the traditional Nine-Patch as a starting point, quilters apply their own creative talents to create a one-of-a-kind quilt that best expresses their interpretation of this much-loved block. Quilters describe personal inspirations and experiences while making their quilts. See original sketches, design problems and solutions, and specific techniques utilized in the construction process. This companion volume to the contest and exhibit celebrates 22 years of quilting excellence. Other titles in this popular contest series are Orange Peel, Sunflower, Burgoyne Surrounded, Sawtooth, Rose of Sharon, Dresden Plate, Seven Sisters, Monkey Wrench, Feathered Star, Tumbling Block, Bear's Paw, Storm at Sea, Kaleidoscope, Pineapple, Mariner's Compass, Ohio Star, Log Cabin, Double Wedding Ring, Baskets, Jacob's Ladder, and Carolina Lily.

Preshrunk Quilts

Author: Emily Cier
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533103437
Size: 10.25 MB
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What happens when you take twenty Carolina Patchworks quilts and put them in a hot dryer? The twenty mini patterns in Preshrunk Quilts attempt to answer that question. Mini quilts are great for: - trying out new techniques (tiny piecing, hand quilting, applique, curved piecing) without having to commit to a larger quilt - swaps and gifts - eye-catching wall hangings - panels for purses and bags - blocks in larger quilts Grab your mini scissors, your mini sewing machine and your mini thread spools and make some mini quilts!"

Human Accomplishment

Author: Charles Murray
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061745677
Size: 29.60 MB
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A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.

The Entry Of The Slavs Into Christendom

Author: A. P. Vlasto
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521074599
Size: 59.93 MB
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Dr Vlasto reviews the early history of the various Slav peoples (from about AD 500 onwards) and traces their gradual emergence as Christian states within the framework of either West or East European culture. Special attention is paid to the political and cultural rivalry between East and West for the allegiance of certain Slav peoples, and to the degree of cultural exchange within the Slav world, associated in particular with the use of the Slav liturgical language. His examination of all the Slav peoples and extensive use of original source material in many different languages enables Dr Vlasto to give a particularly comprehensive study of the subject.