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by Ruby S. McKim

This is one of the finest of all the available books on the making of patchwork quilts. The author is recognized as having been one of our country's leading authorities on this venerable art, and in this book she divulges many a secret that will assist you in making quilts of the highest quality.The book contains over 100 patchwork patterns, with complete instructions for cutting and sewing. All conceivable sorts of designs are diagrammed and carefully described: flower designs, rainbows designs, Irish chains, fish and bird and leaf designs. The book shows you, step by step, all the details of making each kind of quilt: it covers choice of pattern, piece vs. patch quilting, simple and complex quilts, choice of quilt materials, interlining materials, lining and thread materials, cutting and piecing, the applique process, various methods of setting together, quilt sizes, borders, scallops, flounces, valances, straight line and close shell quilting, methods of stamping, perforated quilting patterns, quilting the quilt, putting into frames, quilting in a small space, embroidery quilts, and many other topics.The book is written in an entertaining manner. The author weaves a great deal of rosy humor into the lining of her instructions, as well as some interesting facts about the history of quilting, quilt materials, patterns, and some really choice folklore about the origin of the highly ingenious names of the patterns: "Monkey Wrench," "Road to California," "Lafayette Orange Peel," "Drunkard's Path," and "Crossed Canoes," to name a few.The book is not technical in any sense of the word. You can use it to make beautiful quilts provided only that you know the fundamentals of sewing.

Download 101 Patchwork Patterns (Dover Quilting) epub
ISBN: 0486207730
ISBN13: 978-0486207735
Category: Home
Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Ruby S. McKim
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised edition (June 1, 1962)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1767 kb
FB2 size: 1845 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 491
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This book is very interesting.
Some people might think like me but some people might think not like me because inside this book is not like other books.
Most of the books we can see patterns very clear and we can start to make quilt or block soon but this book is not like that.
Hand writing patterns but I can still make these blocks.(That is just take more time to make these blocks)
Excellent book on quilting patterns and each block history. Highly recommend!! Easy for beginners to advanced quilters. Patterns are included.
Great starter book. Will have to figure out the order to sew the pieces into because that is not with the patterns in this book. Tells about the history of the blocks that are not all patchwork., some are applique.
This is a must-have classic book of quilt patterns for any serious quilter/ quilt researcher/ quilt historian. Ruby McKim was a pioneer in quilt patterns. One of those small treasures that I keep a copy of because of its connection to early quilt research. So glad Dover still makes it available!
Great book. Has lots of patterns. I do think this book would not be "beginner friendly". It is more for the quilter who has a few quilts under their belt.
This is a quilt book I purchased when it was first printed. The details are fine, and there are many historic patterns. I wish there were more suggestions for the actual quilting design to enhance the specific patterns. (Borders) It's a fine book to begin, and today quilting has really exploded into a huge art medium. There are no limits in quilting today.
Helps with my new club I am in
Just what I expected. An older book with great blocks.