Make + love quilts Scrap quilts for the 21st century

Mary Fons

Book - 2014

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Published
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing [2014]
Language
English
Physical Description
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781607058625
1607058626
Main Author
Mary Fons (-)
  • Scrap quilts in the twenty-first century
  • The 1,000 ideas theory
  • Fabric for backings
  • Why quilts are cotton
  • The prewash question
  • Solids
  • The dress test
  • Degrees of "yes"
  • Patterned neutrals
  • Design fundamentals
  • Contrast
  • Hue and value
  • Scale
  • Scale in fabric
  • scale in overall design
  • Selecting fabrics for a quilt
  • Rogue blocks
  • Construction basics
  • The patchwork quartet
  • Cutting
  • sewing
  • pressing
  • ripping
  • The mighty Fons & Porter
  • Grain, bias, and the pop test
  • Assembling the top
  • Joining the blocks
  • borders
  • Essential tool: the design wall
  • Putting together the layers
  • Layering
  • batting
  • making the quilt sandwich
  • basting
  • quilting
  • Finishing up
  • Binding
  • labels and charms
  • Black and white binding
  • Projects
  • Northbound
  • Forest preserve
  • Whisper
  • The royal we
  • Formal affair
  • Hello, there
  • Rum raisin
  • Herzog
  • My dear
  • Devotee
  • Night sky
  • Embers.
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Fons has cobbled together a delightful book of instruction for making—and loving—quilts. Her quilts are "scrappy," comprising little bits of fabric to create big (and hence time-consuming) bed quilts. "For those who want a quick quilt fix, this book will make an excellent coaster," she jokes. Fons, editor of Quilty magazine and daughter of quilter Marianne Fons, backs her tops with grand swaths of yardage, and, unlike many quilt teachers, she shows those backs as part of the instruction package. The first part of her love letter to quilts covers "Theory + Practice," with attention to fabric, design, and construction. She discusses quilts in this century, cotton broadcloth, and, in her straightforward writing style, why not to prewash fabric; she considers the "Patchwork Quartet" (cutting, sewing, pressing, ripping), as well as assembling and layering. Within "Finishing Up,"she often adds humor to directions, for example, after sewing and layering "Northbound": "Crawl under for a long, deep sleep." A dozen projects fill the second half, with romantic quotes added to the love lessons. (May) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Featues twelve patterns for bed-sized scrap quilts, and includes tips on fabric selection, design fundamentals, layering, and finishing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

To warm the heart, soul, and bedroom, this how-to book, Make & Love Quilts with Mary Fons, features a stunning collection of 12 quilts specifically sized to fit beds (queen and king). Constructed from Mary's favorite fabrics for a modern aesthetic, the quilts are classified as scrap quilts and have an undeniable beauty. These quilts may take time to finish, but can be completed by any quilter who has passion for sewing no matter what her skill level. So go ahead, make a quilt for someone special because few things say I love you more than a handmade quilt.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

To warm the heart, soul, and bedroom, this how-to book, Make & Love Quilts with Mary Fons, features a stunning collection of 12 quilts specifically sized to fit beds (queen and king). Constructed from Mary's favorite fabrics for a modern aesthetic, the quilts are classified as scrap quilts and have an undeniable beauty. These quilts may take time to finish, but can be completed by any quilter who has passion for sewing no matter what her skill level. So go ahead, make a quilt for someone special because few things say I love you more than a handmade quilt.