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Medium 9781607054863

Pick Up Sticks

Alissa Haight Carlton Stash Books ePub

80″ × 85″

Just two fabrics are used to make this graphic, eye-catching, double-size guilt.

The piecing of this guilt, like many others in this book, is not as involved as it looks. Many of the sections are the same, enabling you to piece long strips and then cut them into different portions and reassemble them with the remainder of the guilt top.

Based on 42″ fabric width.

Fabric A (blue): 4½ yards

Fabric B (yellow): 2½ yards

Backing: 4¾ yards

Binding: yard

Please be sure to read Notes on Making the Quilts in This Book (page 6). Label the pieces as you cut.

Note Pieces that are labeled with a “.1” indicate that they are initially cut with their counterparts and are then trimmed off later.

Fabric A (blue)

1. 1 strip 10½″ parallel to the selvage; cut A1, A2, A3, A4, and A5.

Make sure you fold your fabric carefully before you cut. Line up the selvage so you know it’s square and your strips will be nice and straight.

2. Cut 1 strip 25½″ parallel to the selvage; cut A8, A9, A10, and All.

3. From the remaining fabric from Step 2, cut A6, A7, and A12.

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Medium 9781617452697

Paper as a Substrate

Wen Redmond C&T Publishing ePub

Printing on paper provides another tactile texture for digital artwork that you can use in art quilts, too. There are many papers that you can print on—some papers need to be prepared for inkjet printing (see Pre-Coats for Digital Printing), and some are fine without.


Coating papers with liquid or gel medium makes them more durable for sewing.


You can use any number of high-quality fine-art papers, rag papers, watercolor papers, or archival papers. Or use simple inkjet prints, found papers, craft papers, tissue papers, old book pages, scanned documents, text, or old letters. My emphasis, and preferred method of working, is to experiment and try interesting papers for unique, original, and personal results. Almost any paper will work for printing a photograph on—plain, painted, or collaged.

Experiment, explore, and make test samples to see what works for you.

Assortment of paper

Image printed on plain inkjet paper

Image printed on recycled musical score

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Medium 9781607052708

Slide Show

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

by Janine Burke, 69″ × 85″



Back in the “old” days, before digital cameras, we had film. From the times of silent movies, there was always film. These blocks remind me of the days of film, whether slides or reel-to-reel. So put on your favorite film, pop a bowl of popcorn, and make an evening of it!

The following yardage makes a throw-size quilt. Refer to the Slide Show chart (page 62) for alternate sizes and yardage requirements.

Assorted batiks: 33 strips 7″ × 42″ or 6¾ yards total

Binding: ¾ yard

Backing: 5½ yards

Batting: 79″ × 95″


Cut just 2 contrasting batiks to begin with so that you can construct a test block. This way you can verify the accuracy of your pieces and you can see how your fabrics are going together.

From the assorted batiks, cut:

33 strips 7″ × 42″

From 16 strips, cut each 7″ strip into:

2 rectangles 3½″ × 7″; subcut into
4 squares 3½″ × 3½″ (Unit A).

7 rectangles 3½″ × 7″; subcut into 7 rectangles
3½″ × 5½″ (Unit C) and 6 rectangles 1½″ × 3½″ (Unit B).

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Medium 9781571204042

Embroidered Windows

M'Liss Rae Hawley C&T Publishing PDF
Medium 9781617450150

Sail Away Tote

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Sail Away Tote

Finished Size: 13˝ × 15½˝

If you’re like me, you can never have enough totes to tote things around in. This bag features two simple outer pockets inspired by the many sailboats out on the water this time of year.


Coordinating cotton fabrics:

Fabric 1 (main front and back panels): ½ yard

Fabric 2 (sail pocket 1 and straps): ⅝ yard

Fabric 3 (sail pocket 2 lining): ⅞ yard

Coordinating all-purpose sewing thread

Rotary cutter, ruler, and self-healing cutting mat

Sew-on hook-and-loop dots: 2 pairs

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

Shell buttons: 1 large (25mm) and 1 small (20mm)


Fabric 1 (main front and back panels): Cut 2 rectangles 14˝ × 17˝.

Fabric 2 (sail pocket 1 and straps): Cut 1 rectangle 14˝ × 17˝ and 2 strips 2˝ × 28˝. (Feel free to cut the straps longer or shorter based on your preferences.)

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