Scrap Quilts for Babies and Toddlers

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Scrap Quilts for Babies and Toddlers by Katharine Guerrier gives instructions and patterns for ten crib/cradle and other small quilts, made in Katharine Guerrier’s inimitable scrap quilt style.
Ideal for using up small quantities from your stash and/or a few fat quarters, these quilts make joyous small projects to create swiftly using quick piecing methods and machine quilting.
Katharine Guerrier’s clever use of fabric makes for charming quilts with timeless themes and bright colours. Family treasures in the making!

‘lively, colourful, easy to assemble . . . with clear instructions. . . loads of ideas for using up those scraps of material that seem to multiply and provides quick piecing methods to produce quilts that I am sure will be well loved and treasured.’ – Popular Patchwork

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ISBN: 978-1-906314-17-0

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Weight 0.1 kg
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Downloadable ebook, Physical cd-rom

4 reviews for Scrap Quilts for Babies and Toddlers

  1. Vivienne

    Most of us have a sizeable stash and the ten projects for small quilts in this CDbook could be just the thing to help make a dent in it! Katharine is well known for her scrappy-style piecing and there are plenty of ideas here based on traditional
    patchwork designs so you can even use some of those smaller leftovers. There is also a useful Techniques section which includes step-by-step instructions for piecing many basic units and finishing off your quilt. – The Quilter

  2. Vivienne

    When I was asked to review this CD Rom book I must confess to being slightly wary. I am by no means a technical novice but I still prefer a book to have actual pages. I nervously inserted the CD into my computer, read the simple text on the box cover and, lo and behold, one click later there was a page in front of me. Why had I been so nervous? The CD book contains ten patterns – nine quilts and a wall hanging, all in a range of pieced patterns ideal for all skill levels, from a simple squares quilt through to flying geese/mixed techniques. There are eight pages of ‘how to do’ techniques including binding, so it’s hard to go wrong. Katharine Guerrier’s designs are lively, colourful, easy to assemble and came with clear instructions. This CD Rom book provides loads of ideas for using up those scraps of material that seem to multiply and provides quick piecing methods to produce quilts that I am sure will be well loved and treasured. Benefits I found in using this format include the ability to zoom to get greater detail, to be able to print out the pictures and templates and to refer to the useful links at the end for suppliers. This is definitely one for my bookshelf and I have been converted to a fan of CD Rom books! – Elizabeth Stone for Popular Patchwork, July 2010

  3. Vivienne

    My first impression is that the images seem a lot brighter and more colourful on screen than they do in a book. Once I had located the bookmark tab it was very easy to navigate. The book starts off with an introduction to the author, and tips on how to use and navigate the book.

    Following the usual Contents page and Introduction you come across the projects. The projects themselves are instructions and patterns for 10 cot/small quilts. They are scrap quilts, so perfect for using up some of your stash. Each section starts off with a picture of the finished quilt, followed by a list of what you will need to make the quilt.

    There are then instructions and diagrams to talk you through the steps required to make the quilts accompanied by useful tips.

    At the end of the book there is a useful techniques section, with photographs to help guide you from the block making to the binding as illustrated above. You will also find a Suppliers section with web links straight through to the supplier’s sites. At the end of the book you find details about other books written by the author.

    All in all I found the book easy to use, and a lot easier to view details on diagrams and images on a computer compared to in a paper book. The quilts seem to cater for all skill levels and use a variety of fabrics and techniques. There will always be some people that prefer to have a paper book in their hand, but for the rest of you why not give them a try? – The Sewing Directory

  4. Vivienne

    I have to state my personal preference about books from the start, I like to sit with a book and a cup of tea and enjoy the tactile pleasure of books! I had not used a CD ROM book before but I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with it. Katherine Guerrier is a well known and much respected quilter, her signature pin wheel quilt designs are among my favourites.

    The projects are delightful and not all are illustrated in pastel shades, there is an excellent mix of fabrics and colours to suit all tastes. The designs of the quilts are simple enough for a beginner to try but interesting colour combinations and textures make them attractive for experienced quilters. Even makers of contemporary art quilts may want to make a lovely small treasure of a quilt as a gift for a baby or toddler and this book offers much inspiration.

    Suggestions are made for colour combinations, quantities to complete each quilt and the use of recycled fabrics. The quilts take very little fabric so would be a good introduction to quilting or great for using up small precious pieces of hand dyed fabrics or family scraps. I intend to try a design using treasured pieces of old silk kimono fabrics for a wall hanging, the simple geometric designs would showcase the fabrics really well.

    The projects are clearly explained and illustrated with all the basic techniques explained in detail at the end of the book. The facility to zoom in on a small area of a quilt to see the quilting or binding is particularly good. Pages can be selectively printed should you wish to. As it works on both a PC and a Mac, the book is a useful addition to any quilter’s library. – Bron Ellis for Hothive Textiles

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