Paper piecing is one of those techniques that seems so difficult, many are too intimidated to even try it: keeping track of all those tiny pieces, choosing which fabrics to use, and cutting odd-shaped fabric pieces with scissors all scare people off, not to mention the prospect of learning a new technique with new materials.
And yet the payoff is so great! With paper piecing, you truly can bring to life any design you dream up, no matter how complex. Extreme angles? No problem! Teeny-tiny pieces? Of course! Whether the design is geometric or floral, modern or traditional, arty or kitschy, paper piecing can make it a reality. No wonder so many people are devoted paper-piecing advocates.
Whether you’re a paper-piecing expert or a novice working up the courage to give it a try, you’ll find something to love in our range of books on paper-piecing quilts and other projects. From simple, easy-to-understand instructions and time-saving methods to daring new designs that will challenge your abilities, these books have it all–often all in one book!
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In this book, Amy Garro modernizes paper piecing in a big way. Her minimalist, geometric designs work for everyone from little girls to bachelors, and she walks you through her simple techniques step by step.
Carol Doak has created fifty paper-pieced blocks, complete with instructions and patterns, perfect for any occasion–and just because! Mix and match, give them as gifts, or keep them for yourself!
Paper piecing is the perfect technique for creating these stunning hexagon quilts designed by Tacha Bruecher. Plus, hexagons are the perfect way to use up fabric from your stash!
If you’ve ever wanted to add some words to any of your quilting projects, Sam Hunter will show you how using paper piecing! Includes twelve projects, big and small, as well as a complete upper- and lowercase alphabet to piece.
In this book, Sue Daley teaches you a newer, faster approach to paper piecing, as well as needleturned appliqué. Then she shows you how to put your skills to good use in ten soft and pretty projects.
Carol Doak is a master of paper piecing, and in this book she shares all her tips, tricks, and techniques, as she demonstrates how one rectangular block can be combined in many, many different ways.
Based on stunning medieval Italian marble work, Norah McMeeking has created nine stunning quilt designs, plus thirty-five intricate blocks. Her paper-piecing tips and techniques have been acquired from many years of experience.
Compiled by Tacha Bruecher, these fun paper-piecing projects by some of today’s most inspiring quilters give you a chance to learn paper-piecing techniques in small, manageable projects that you and your friends and family will love!
For a chance to win 3 of these amazing books–Paper Pieced Modern, Hexa-Go-Go, and Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects–enter our giveaway here: a Rafflecopter giveaway. Giveaway ends on 8/13 at 12am PST, and we will announce the winner the next day.
So, what do you think? Are you going to give paper piecing a try?