Contents

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Preface                                                                 1

Introduction                                                           2

Supplies and Materials                                           4

Estimating Yardage                                              12

Quilt Plans                                                          14

Fabric Selection                                                    1 8

  Value of Fabric                                                  20

  Prints as Color                                                   24

  Print Texture                                                      30

  The “Blender”                                                     34

Preparing the Fabrics                                           35

Getting Started                                                    36

  Templates                                                         36

  Marking the Fabric                                             40

  Rotary Cutting                                                   41

Piecing                                                               44

    Hand Piecing                                                   45

    The Single Seam                                             45

   The Butted Seam                                              46

   Set-In Piecing                                                   47

    Points                                                             47

   Curves                                                             48

    Wedge-Shaped Pieces                                     48

  Machine Piecing                                                49

   The 1/4” Seam on the Machine                           49

   The Butted Seam                                              50

  12” Master Template                                          52

  Pressing                                                           52

Appliqué                                                              54

  The Background Square                                     55

  Single Layer Appliqué                                         56

  Basted Edge Appliqué                                        57

  The Blind Hem Stitch                                         58

  Pinch and Needleturn Appliqué                            59

Finishing the Top                                                 60

  Sashing Strips and Setting Squares                    60

  Borders                                                             64

  45° Mitered Corners                                           65

  Making a Rounded Corner                                   65

Assembling the Quilt                                            66

  Marking a Quilting Design                                   66

  Stencils                                                            67

  Preparing the Back                                            68

  Basting the Layers of the Quilt                            69

 

Quilting                                                                .72

  Threading the Needle                                           75

  Waxingthelhread                                                  75

  Single Stitch                                                       76

  Multiple Stitches                                                  77

  Ending the Thread                                                78

  Two Thimble Technique                                        78

  Quilting in the Seam Line                                     79

  Outline Quilting                                                    79

  Quilting through Seams, Poke & Stab Stitch          79

  Masking Tape as a Quilting Guide                         80

  Meander Quilting                                                 80

  Removing the Basting Stitches                             80

  Quilting Tips                                                        81

Binding the Quilt                                                    82

Signing the Quilt                                                    84

Cleaciing the Quilt                                                 84

Hanging the Quilt                                                   86

Storing the Quilt                                                    87

Appraising the Quilt                                               87

How to Use the Patterns                                        88

The Patterns                                                  91- 135

Bibliography                                                        136

Books from Leone Publications                            1 37

Buyer’s Source                                                    137

Index                                                                  138

Pattern Index                                                       138