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T-shirt quilts have always been difficult to make look good. No longer! Martha has mastered the art of stabilizing all kinds of stretchy fabrics to corral the quilt top into straight lines. She then uses a 'Comparative Quilt Design Chart' to show how to artfully arrange blocks of various sizes into a visually pleasing whole. Use Martha's finished quilts as jumping-off points to design unique presentations of precious mementos that are precut-friendly.
|Number of Pages||64|
|Number of Illustrations||87|
|Dimensions||8.50" x 11.00" x .19"|
|Publisher||American Quilter's Society|
- T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy — Review by James A. Cox, Edtor-in-Chief
- "T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy" packs in patterns and guidelines for making T-shirt designs a quilting process, and teaches how to adjust any size T-shirt design to fit a quilt. From block charts and set guides to planning guides, this packs in 10 projects plus holds a gallery of finished T-shirt quilts for added inspiration. Patterns, color photos, and discussions of what makes a good T-shirt quilt makes this a fine addition to any quilter's library. --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, May 2012. (Posted on 5/12/12)
- T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy — Review by Kathie R Kerler
- The author offers a variety of tips and techniques in working with t-shirts, including how to incorporate curves. But the best part of this book is the number of imaginative settings beyond the typical Nine-Patch layout. Of particular note are the asymmetrical block designs. (Posted on 3/5/12)
- T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy — Review by Patty Martin
- If you ever wanted to make a t-shirt quilt, but wanted something different than just the "same ole basic t-shirt quilt" than you'll want this book. There are a lot of great ideas for layouts included in this book. Several of them use pre-cuts, such as 5" charm squares and 2-1/2" strips. The pre-cuts will definitely speed up the process of making the quilt. There are also several hints and how-to's on what to do with odd shaped pieces taken from t-shirts, pieces too small for a block, finishing touches, alternative bindings, and quilting techniques. (Posted on 2/26/12)