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Who would have thought the humble basket could have so many exciting variations? Patterns for a dozen different blocks, plus an array of striking layouts, are at hand in this easy-to-follow how-to guide by veteran quilting instructor and designer Sharon Cerny Ogden. You'll find simple instructions, diagrams, and time-saving quick-cutting methods that will help you piece together your own heirloom-quality basket quilt in a fraction of the time it ordinarily takes to assemble a quilt top.
Motifs include the traditional Cake Stand and its 5-patch relations, the Grape Basket and Fruit Basket; patterns with a touch of applique such as Grandmother's Basket and Basket of Flowers; three kinds of Flower Pots; plus four more attractive patterns. In addition to complete instructions for each block, the author provides you with a wealth of helpful advice about adapting a design to different sizes, instructions for quick-cutting and piecing right triangles, and handy cutting charts for each of the basket blocks.
Whether you're a novice or an expert, this excellent, practical guide will be an inspiring addition to your personal library.
This easy-to-follow instructional guide features 12 variations on the ever-popular basket motif. Simple directions explain how to cut and piece patterns in a fraction of the time needed for traditional methods. Copious illustrations include diagrams for each of the patterns plus suggestions for striking layouts. Appropriate for both beginners and experts.
Easy-to-follow instructional guide with 12 charming versions of the popular basket pattern. Time-saving tips include quick-cutting methods and a cutting chart for each pattern. Numerous illustrations, including suggested layouts.