Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts: A Stress-Free Journey to Original Design

by Rayna Gillman

Paperback, 2011



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C&T Publishing (2011), Edition: 46703rd, 96 pages


In this follow-up to the hugely popular Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth, Rayna shares her "can't make a mistake" approach to designing quilts. Learn how to how to trust your instincts so you can work more intuitively, and develop a new appreciation for the therapy of sewing without a plan. With these new skills, you can create new work from leftovers and scraps, dig into those favourite fabrics, and transform all those unfinished projects!

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LibraryThing member merriejo
I was anxiously awaiting the release of Rayna’s new book and wasn’t disappointed. Like her previous book, Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth, this is a process book. It doesn’t contain patterns, template or “projects”. What it does contain is inspiration and permission to play and create
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without fear of the quilt police – no ¼” seam allowances required, no matching of seams. The book contains clear, detailed photographs and Rayna’s writing style is easy to read and understand. Her emphasis is on working intuitively, trusting our instincts and erasing the word “mistake” from our vocabulary. I love Rayna’s disregard for color wheel terms like analogous, complementary and split complementary; instead she suggests going with what looks and feels right. Throughout the book, Rayna’s emphasis is on helping us create “original” quilts. The icing on the cake is that this book is a great scrap/stash buster with lots of ways to use up all those odds and ends we have been collecting for years.
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Physical description

96 p.; 11.11 inches


1607052504 / 9781607052500



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