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INTRODUCTION                                                       4

  Meet the Author                                                         4

DEFINITIONS                                                             5

TOOLS AND FABRIC                                              6

  Tools                                                                          6

   Fabric Selection: Color and Contrast Choices       6

   Computing Fabric Requirements                            7

BASIC BARGELLO INSTRUCTION                      10

   Preparing the Fabric                                              10

   Cutting and Stitching Strips                                   10

   Constructing Tubes                                               12

   Designing a Curve                                                 13

   Preparing the Backing and Batting                        14

   Sewing the Bargello Strips                                    16

   Borders                                                                  21

   Binding                                                                   23

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES                                   25

   Variations on the Theme                                       25

      Using Separator Strips                                       28

      Exploring Curves                                                29

   Creating Your Own Designs                                 34

GALLERY                                                                37

THE PATTERNS                                                     45

   Purple Fanfare Place Mats                                    45

   Moonlight and Roses                                             49

   Underwater Reflections                                         53

   Margello Blue                                                         57

   Bye-bye Blues                                                       65

   Fireflies                                                                  72

   Mirage                                                                    77

   Fractured Rhapsody                                             84