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Product Code: 10783
ISBN: 
978-1-60705-214-2
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56p, color
Scrap Republic
8 Quilt Projects for Those Who LOVE Color
Author: Emily Cier
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Meet Roy G. Biv and his fashionista sister

• "Roy G. Biv" is an acronym for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet - the colors featured in these 8 quilts
• Each scrappy, stash-busting project also shows alternate instructions for using newly purchased yardage in other colorways
• Intriguing, contemporary patterns are geared for both the adventurous beginner and the confident intermediate quilter

Popular patternmaker Emily Cier sews up all the colors of the rainbow in her second collection of all-new patterns that include wallhangings and lap quilts. Divided into sections for the "little stasher" or the "big stasher," this book gives separate cutting instructions for working with all scraps, or with all new fabrics. Emily brings a modern aesthetic to patchwork blocks with a joyful jolt of color!

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Review By: Judy Bowers,    - August 28, 2011
"Scrap Republic' by Emily Cier is a new type of scrap quilt book.  This book really focuses on color.  The colors used usually range from light to dark in a quilt and the colors are really gorgeous!  The first section of the book is for the Weekend Stasher, and the second section is for the I-Have-Nothing-to-Hide-Anymore Stasher, which is where is where I belong.  For each quilt, there is a section for quilters with a stash, and another section for quilters who don't have a stash (yet!), and are trying to start one or want just enough fabric for one quilt.  'Scrap Republic' gives many choices for piecing your scrap quilt.  Cier's book offers many choices for using up the scraps and the freedom from quilt rules is very exciting!  Right now, quilting in a rainbow of colors is what I am excited about, and this new book has me itching to get started on another scrap quilt, or two."

Review   pinkchalkstudio.com - October 4, 2011
"I searched my own blog to find out when I d reviewed Emily as previous book Quilt Remix. That date would be January 2011. This girl is prolific. No wonder she has a scrap pile to be dealt with! Emily is the talented designer behind Carolina Patchworks pattern company and the author of Scrap Republic, her most recent book for C & T Publishing. She is also a very creative, out-of-the-box modern quilter that is able to translate her world view on color and design into language the rest of us can understand, learn, and create great quilts from. When I first read the book I wasn t quite sure that a whole book could be written on scraps. Second time through I picked up on the color theory and lessons being shared. Hmmm & these simple concepts were giving me big ideas. And yes & ahem & lets just say I have a few scraps of my own that could be put to the test. The first stop on the blog tour was White. Tomorrow is Red. Guess what that makes me? Emily said that even though Pink wasn at part of ROYGBIV she would make an exception. I am happy to report I fell in love with Pink all over again! The next decision was which quilt to make. The book contains 8 projects that are split between two sections: The Weekend Stasher and The I-Have-Nothing-To-Hide-Anymore Stasher. The first section contains projects appropriate for beginners, quilters looking for something quick, and those with a smaller scrap stash. Section Two contains projects that are larger in scale, more complex, and require a larger quantity of scraps. While I easily qualified for Section 2 projects based on quantity of scrap stash, I ultimately decided on the Beeline Quilt (the first quilt on the clothesline from Section 1). In keeping with the theme of the blog tour, I decided to make my quilt with a single color of scraps vs. the color wheel progression described in the pattern. Surprise #1: I had a really good time going through my scraps, sorting by size, and reminiscing about how each came into my life. I created 3 piles by width of scrap: 4 3, 3 3, and less than 3 3. Surprise #2: piecing the scraps into strips was really fast. I didn t belabor the combinations too much. I tried to keep a healthy mix of alternating light and dark. I followed the instructions in the book in spirit and didn't worry about the exact dimensions. My scraps fell naturally into my 3 size groups. I also cut quite a few 4 3 strips from FQs and yardage in my stash." Surprise #3: It was extremely satisfying to create a quilt top from bits and pieces. I throw away a LOT of scraps so the ones I keep are truly fabrics I love. Watching them come alive in this new form, all playing so well together, was exciting. I highly recommend Scrap Republic if you are looking for inspiration and practical designs on how to divide and conquer a growing scrap stash. Or just come for the color theory. Both topics are presented with equal attention to detail. I guarantee you will feel compelled to piece together small bits of fabric in rainbow color order. Emily's sense of humor is appropriately woven into the narrative. It reminds us that quilting is fun, hanging onto our scraps is universal, and creating something from these ever so valuable bits of cloth is a satisfying endeavor. A note for the scrapless: each pattern also provides alternate instructions with yardage requirements. ps my light is poor on this rainy Northwest evening, will show more of the quilt top later this week.

Review   Internatonal Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene - October 1, 2011
“If you're looking to clear your studio of scraps, look no further than this approachable take on patchwork. Offering up quilting projects that will have you using up your scrap stash in no time, Scrap Republic features 8 colorful quilt designs. With advice on how to arrange your scraps to maximize their use, each project focuses on organizing by color, with easy to follow instructions and diagrams to create vivid patchwork results. This book is a fun, contemporary solution to the challenges of an overwhelming fabric and scrap stash, helping you take those forgotten pieces of fabric and put them to good use - with eye-catching results.”

Review   American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine - February 1, 2012
Stash-Busting Inspiration WHAT: Emily Cier's Scrap Republic: 8 Quilt Projects for Those Who Love Color features striking scrap quilts - from wall hangings to lap quilts - in all the colors of the rainbow. WHY: Learn how to get a scrappy look whether you have a big scrap stash to pull from or ou're purchasing new yardage.

Review   Quilt Scene Winter 11/12 - November 1, 2011
“If you're looking to clear your studio of scraps, look no further than this approachable take on patchwork. Offering up quilt projects that will have you use up your scrap stash in no time. SCRAP REPUBLIC features 8 colorful quilt designs. With advice on how to arrange your scraps to maximize their use, each project focuses on organizing by color, with easy to follow instructions and diagrams to create vivid patchwork results. This book is a fun, contemporary solution to the challenges of overwhelming fabric and scrap stash, helping you take those forgotten pieces of fabric and put them to good use - eye catching results.”

Review   sewpaintcreate.com - July 24, 2012
Two things I love about the book are all the beautiful color photos and wonderful illustrations. The book has 8 really good quilts along with a "Solace for the Scrapless" inspiration for each so it's a book for anyone. I honestly love all the quilts in the book and there is a good range of quilts for different skill levels.The illustrations are well done and are really concise and easy to understand. There is a great section with tips and techniques at the beginning of the book to get you started. If you are a newer quilter you might need to read over some quilt instructions a few times, I had to at one point, but I wouldn't let that stop you from buying the book! My house mates in Sisters were passing it around and were unanimously impressed.