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Best of Shirley Thompson Quilting Patterns

Best of Shirley Thompson Quilting Patterns

Shirley Thompson was a trend setter in the field of quilting patterns. Her books, 'The Finishing Touch' and 'It's Not a Quilt Until It's Quilted', set the standard for all the quilting pattern books that followed. This new compilation of designs is only a small sampling of the wide range of patterns from Shirley's seven books of patterns. From miniatures to continuous lines, Shirley had them all. The larger blocks have been reduced to a standard 8 inch presentation size in the 12 x 9 book format. Some patterns are illustrated for continuous stitching sequences. Enjoy 200 patterns from this legendary designer.

Item Number: 6571
By: Cheryl Barnes
From: American Quilter's Society (September 01, 2004)

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Shirley Thompson was a trend setter in the field of quilting patterns. Her books, 'The Finishing Touch' and 'It's Not a Quilt Until It's Quilted', set the standard for all the quilting pattern books that followed. This new compilation of designs is only a small sampling of the wide range of patterns from Shirley's seven books of patterns. From miniatures to continuous lines, Shirley had them all. The larger blocks have been reduced to a standard 8 inch presentation size in the 12 x 9 book format. Some patterns are illustrated for continuous stitching sequences. Enjoy 200 patterns from this legendary designer.
SKU 6571
Weight 1.10 pounds
ISBN 978-1-57432-864-6
Binding Softback
Number of Pages 112
Number of Illustrations 200
Dimensions 12.00" x 9.00" x .25"
Publisher American Quilter's Society

Customer Reviews

Designed for hand, domestic and longarm quilters, these patterns can be used by — Review by Kit Robinson
Overall Rating
Cheryl Barnes has taken over 200 patterns from all seven of Shirley Thompson's quilting patterns books and created updated computer generated versions of these patterns, accurately resizing them to fit into the most common sizes of blocks and borders. Many of the patterns are continuous line, and several are a combination of two different sewing lines, creating interest and variety. In addition, Cheryl has updated Shirley's instructions for planning, auditioning and resizing patterns and includes a no-marking method as well as marking tips for those who would prefer to mark quilting patterns on their quilts. Tips on needles and threads, backings, battings and free motion and hand quilting are given, and advice on making labels will help you finish your quilt. Designed for hand, domestic and longarm quilters, this wide variety of patterns can be used by all quilters, from beginners to experts. Kit Robinson, Unlimited Possibilities Magazine, May 2009, page 34-35. (Posted on 5/7/09)
Review of Best of Shirley Thompson Quilting Patterns — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
Shirley Thompson started designing quilting designs over 25 years ago and published seven books. Her first titles were for hand quilters, but she was a trendsetter in developing continuous-line patterns to be stitched by hand or machine. Cheryl Barns is a professional long-arm quilter and in this book she has collected together over 200 patterns selected from Shirley's published designs. The patterns have been digitised so that they are symmetrical and resized to fit the most commonly used block and border sizes. Some of the designs are single and others double lined: 'Stitching Diagrams' accompany some of the patterns, indicating the starting point and stitching path. The patterns range from hearts and flowers to feathers and Celtic-inspired designs. Helpful tips and techniques for choosing and resizing patterns, marking and stitching are also given in this useful resource. -- Popular Patchwork, Summer 2005
(Posted on 7/14/05)

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