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Rock That Quilt Block: 10 Gorgeous Quilts to Make from the Country Crown Block

Rock That Quilt Block: 10 Gorgeous Quilts to Make from the Country Crown Block

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Rock That Quilt Block: 10 Gorgeous Quilts to Make from the Country Crown Block

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234 pages
49 minutes
Éditeur:
Sortie:
Apr 7, 2020
ISBN:
9781607657972
Format:
Livre

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See what one simple block can really do and build your skills one quilt at a time! Further your skills as you work with one magical and versatile block, the Country Crown block, to create 10 beautiful quilts that require different techniques and slowly increase in difficulty. With step-by-step instructions and coordinating diagrams and illustrations to guide you along the way, this is a must-have guide to creating stunning, intricate quilts using just one easy block! Written by independent designer who specializes in easy-to-complete quilting projects using embellishments, Deborah G. Stanley, and fabric designer and award-winning quilt author, Linda J. Hahn.
Éditeur:
Sortie:
Apr 7, 2020
ISBN:
9781607657972
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Linda J. Hahn is a National Quilting Association (NQA) Certified Teacher and former NQA Teacher of the Year. Her bestselling quilting books have won multiple Independent Publishers Book Awards with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals. Linda was named "New Jersey All Star Quilter" by the State Quilt Guild of New Jersey, and has been nominated three times for Professional Quilter magazine's Teacher of the Year Award. Her work has been published in numerous national quilting magazines. Linda designs quilt patterns for RJR Fabrics and Clothworks, Inc., and markets her own quilt patterns under the name Frog Hollow Designs. She actively lectures and presents workshops for shows and guilds throughout North America.

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Supplies and Materials

Let’s start off by talking about the different types of supplies and materials you’ll need for making the quilts in this book.

Rotary Equipment

Rotary cutter: Choose your favorite rotary cutter with a nice sharp blade; a sharp blade ensures clean and accurate cuts.

Rulers: We use the Omnigrid® 9½ (24.13-cm) square ruler (it fits perfectly in your hand and can also go into a purse or bag) and an Omnigrid 6 x 24" (15.24-x 60.96-cm) ruler. It’s always best to stick with the same brand of ruler throughout your project for consistency.

Rotary cutting gadgets: Items such as gloves, handles, stabilizers, etc., are all more of a personal preference, so we will not expand on those too much.

Thread

We use—and highly recommend—Aurifil 50 wt. thread for piecing. We use neutral colors such as beige, taupe, or light gray. Do not use metallic thread, quilting thread, or very old thread for piecing.

Marking Tools

We prefer marking tools that are chalk based, as we think they are easier to work with. To this end, we like the Clover Chaco Liner.

What’s My Angle Tool

Buying a seam guide that you can tape to your machine and use over and over again, like the What’s My Angle tool, is highly recommended. You can make HSTs and connector squares without having to mark your fabric. (See Resources, page.)

Triangles on a Roll™

When we have to make a lot of H ST, we will use Triangles on a Roll. It definitely helps things move along much quicker. (See Resources, page.)

Foundation Paper

CHOOSING YOUR PAPER

There are many different types of foundation paper on the market, and you are welcome to use the paper of your choice. Our paper of preference is, of course, our foundation paper (see Resources, page), which we like because it can be left in the quilt, meaning no more ripping out the paper.

Frog Hollow Designs foundation paper will soften up over time, and will become a thin layer of polyester inside the quilt if washed. It can also go through your printer. We like that it can be left in the quilt, which means no more ripping out paper.

If you choose another type of foundation paper, we recommend using a vellum or translucent foundation paper. The translucent paper is what makes this technique so easy, rather than the standard printer paper.

If you are using foundation paper that must be removed, do not remove it until you have stitched the block into the quilt. To remove, you can spritz the area with water to soften up the paper and make it easier to remove, or lightly run a pin down the center to score the paper and it will rip out.

COPIER DISTORTION (IT HAPPENS!)

Consistency: All copiers are not created equal. Before you copy your entire package of foundation paper, make one copy of the pattern and check the measurements. This applies not just to the patterns in this book but to every foundation paper pattern that you may use. If you copy something at home but decide to switch to a new copier, you may find that the copies are not the same size. Copy all the patterns on the same copier for continuity.

Scanning: Pay attention if you choose this option. Make sure that when you print the pattern, you are printing the actual size and not fit to page.

Alternative to copying: You may wish to consider the Rock That Quilt Block kit available on our website (see Resources, page), which contains a laser-cut, reusable foundation stencil. Trace the pattern onto the foundation paper using a Pigma® pen.

Using a handle on your ruler will make rotary cutting quick and easy.

Choosing Fabrics

Fabric choices are, of course, very personal; however, we do have some helpful hints for you.

For the most part, directional fabric for the triangle sides will not work well. Directional fabric is okay for the center triangle shape, as well as the top and bottom triangle shapes. Directional fabric could also be used for the base fabric on the Flying Geese shape and the base fabric for the SIS.

To Starch or Not to Starch

As with many things, starching is a personal preference. We prefer to starch our fabrics prior to cutting, and then also during the stitching process. After stitching a seam, spritz the pieces lightly with starch and press the seam closed—and then open the seam and press again, perhaps even doing another light mist. It is our opinion that you will get a nicer press and crease to the fabric with starching.

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