Book Review: Quilts on the Double by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe
Quilts on the Double: Dozens of Easy Strip-Pieced DesignsThis is a very good book for beginners to learn strip piecing. Experienced strippers will enjoy this particular technique.
Strip piecing is often thought of as just that – using strips to make quilts. However, this book includes 4 easy ways to make strip pieced triangles. The bonus is that when you cut as directed, you will have two sets of triangle types for making 2 quilts at once – hence the name, Quilts on the Double. That in itself is quite a time saver!
For those who like collecting fat quarters and fat eighths, here is a quick and easy way to use them! If you want to use fabric from your stash, equivalent sizes are given so that you can cut your own.
There are four ways that the triangles can be combined to make blocks and arranging them in different ways will give countless pattern possibilities.
When you cut, you end up with three triangles called Tops, Tails, and Sides. There are six pages of diagrams and illustrations for how to use all three.
Fifteen quilt patterns are included with complete directions for making the quilt tops. Finishing methods are not included beyond instructing readers to cut a backing, make the quilt sandwich, quilt and bind it. Once you have cut strips and triangles your imagination will take you even further than the fifteen quilt tops presented.
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
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