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One-Patch Quilts (Paperback) (Carolyn Forster)
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A one patch quilt is essentially a patchwork quilt made from a single repeating shape. This is the simplest type of quilt you can make, but with carefully chosen coordinating patterns and colours, the results can be stunning. There are very few books on the market devoted entirely to one-patch quilts, so we expect this to be a popular book by a well-known sewing author. Carolyn Forster, who is an expert quilter, provides the inspiration for making these simple quilts, using a range of lovely fabrics.
The book contains 20 projects, each using a different-shaped patch; for example, there are rectangles, hexagons, squares, triangles, diamonds, and so on. The quilts range from those based on a random selection of plain and patterned fabrics, to those that use just two or three different-coloured plain fabrics stitched together to form an interesting geometric design.
On the left-hand page of each spread is a template for the basic shape, reproduced at actual size, and some basic instructions for arranging the shapes and stitching them together, showing some different ways of using colour. On the right-hand page is an overhead shot of the finished quilt.
Instructions at the start of the book will explain how to enlarge the template if you want to make a larger quilt, and some basic quilting techniques, plus some guidance on how many shapes are needed to make a particular size of quilt.
This book will appeal to patch workers, quilters and sewers looking for a source of ideas and inspiration for simple patchwork quilt designs that are quick and satisfying to make, while also being beautiful.