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English Paper Piecing 16 Quilt Projects

By Tacha Bruecher

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Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 16 August 2012
Discover the delights of English paper-pieced hexagons with these 16 gorgeous quilt projects. English paper-pieced hexagons are perfect for modern quilters on the go! Take them along with you anywhere to stitch up, then build all your completed hexagons into a project at home. This fresh look at an old favourite highlights current fabrics and novel settings for quilts, table toppers, and more. Hexagon quilts are also terrific stash busters (and stress busters) that take your priceless handwork from repetitive to remarkable! Featuring both modern and traditional designs - including rosettes, diamonds, starts and freeform - these 16 delightful projects will be a sure fire hit with quilters everywhere.

About the Author

Natasha Bruecher (aka Tacha) is a quilt designer and teacher who is well known in the online quilting community as a founding member of the Fat Quarterly e-zine. Tacha has published many patterns and articles as a part of Fat Quarterly and has contributed to a number of books. Her patterns have also appeared in Sew Hip magazine. Tacha lives in Berlin, Germany.


May 12 Fat Quarterly e-zine cofounder and quilt blogger Bruecher introduces contemporary quilters to the classic art of English paper piecing in this collection, which focuses on paper-pieced designs made with hexagons. The projects, which range from a beginner-friendly, seven-hexagon needle case to a king-sized bedspread that uses 1,666 pieced hexagons, implement fabric choices to make an old technique fresh and modern. Hexagon templates, as well as easy-to-follow basic directions for paper piecing, are included. VERDICT The modern quilt movement is at its best when it finds creative ways to make classic techniques fit in with modern tastes. Bruecher has done just that with this collection of patterns, and a new generation of quilters will benefit from her expertise. Library Journal, USA July 12 A great place to look for hexagonal inspiration is the new book from Stash Books - Hexa-Go-Go - written by Tacha Bruecher. With sixteen projects to choose from there is plenty for any skill level and interest in hexies. She mixes them up for a modern twist on a traditional quilting technique, using hexies to create the stripes in the American flag, squaring them up for quilt blocks and to make both stars and diamonds!

EAN: 9781607053576
ISBN: 1607053578
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Dimensions: 25.25 x 20.29 x 1.07 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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