The Crafty Gentleman’s Guide to Modern Paper Piecing
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A contemporary guide for quilting beginners who want to learn paper piecing patchwork technique.
Have you heard of paper piecing and wanted to give it a go, but didn't know where to begin? Or are you a keen quilter looking to create intricate patchwork designs, but have struggled to create perfect, sharp shapes and corners? Here's the book for you!
The offspring of foundation piecing, paper piecing involves stitching fabrics over an outlined paper base; by layering the fabrics in a particular order over the guidelines, then following the lines with your sewing needle, you can achieve seamless edges and joins in all your patchwork projects.
In this fabulous guide, Mike Aspinall (The Crafty Gentleman) demystifies the technique and shares his secrets for achieving perfect results. Starting with the key materials and tools you need, you're then guided through a series of designs ranging from very easy to the more complex, with each motif demonstrating a new paper piecing technique. Every design features illustrated step-by-step instructions, and has a corresponding full-size template in the book-folder's pocket – ready for you to cut out and stitch on to right away!
Practice your new skills by making the 7 gorgeous corresponding projects inside – from a cushion and a tote bag to stunning contemporary quilt! Each project includes advice about how to change-up and incorporate the other designs in the book too, so you can mix-and-match and make an item that suits your style.
The Crafty Gentleman's Guide to Modern Paper Piecing is the ideal book for any beginner quilter looking to hone their patchwork skills, and for the more experienced to create flawless, cutting-edge quilt pieces.