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Mini Quilts

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Fresh, Fun Patterns to Quilt in a Snap

Jodie Davis and Jayne Davis


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  • Product # 071467
  • Type Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-62113-796-2
  • Published Date 2014
  • Dimensions 8 x 10
  • Pages 176
  • Photos 200
  • Drawings 50

"Their seventh book together showcases a wide array of techniques, including precision piecing,decorative machine stitching, fabric painting, faux trapunto, and foundation paper piecing ."
- The Library Journal

"Mini quilts may be small, but they have big personalities. They are a snap to make, and many take only a few evenings to finish."
- Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer &

Pint-sized quilting projects that pack a punch. Quilting. The word alone makes quilters of all levels think of the beauty…the creativity…the storytelling…the commitment! Well, now all the rewards of quilting can be enjoyed easier and faster than ever with Mini Quilts: Fun Patterns to Quilt in a Snap. Each tiny, 16-inch square mini quilt—there are 20 mini projects in all—gives you the freedom to master new quilting techniques that will serve you well when you turn your attention to the additional 5 larger projects at the back of the book. These include a tote, throw, pillow cover, baby quilt, and table runner.

Mini Quilts presents step-by-step instructions for all sorts of wonderful quilt techniques to sample and experience. Each mini quilt is a fun and worthwhile project on its own, a way to use leftover scraps or fabric stash, and can also be used as a component in a larger project. The 20 fabulous mini quilt “workshops” are quick-to-make little quilts, each highlighting a single quilting technique, including:

  • Hand-tying a quilt
  • Precision piecing
  • Appliqué
  • Embroidery
  • Curved piecing 
  • And more!

Invaluable instruction at a great value. A single online quilting class can cost $20.00 or more. Mini Quilts offers you the equivalent of 25 classes in a single book, all taught by sought-after quilting teacher Jodie Davis. Full-size quilts can take months to create, but these projects can be made in a snap—offering you a satisfying way to master a host of techniques quickly and easily. The mini quilts have the added benefit of becoming useful components for a larger project if desired. With 200 photographs and illustrations throughout, you’ll find the instruction easy to follow and the results even easier to envision.

About the Authors Jodie Davis is a blogger and the author of 30 crafts books. She is the face of the online quilting network. Jayne Davis is Jodie’s stepmother and a quilt designer. She helped create half the quilts in this book.

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Table of Contents
Part I. Mini Quilts: Techniques Tips and Need-to-Knows
Part II. Mini Quilt Techniques
1. Picky Piecing Modern Graphic Quilt
Precision piecing*
2. Decorative Stitched Circles
Using your machine’s decorative stitches*
Working with metallic threads*
3. Thread Painting: A Portrait of Woody
Layered applique*
Thread painting
4. Seminole Patchwork
Learn how easy it is to do this intricate strip pieced design*
5. Frayed Star
Layering, stitching, and slashing fabrics for a unique effect*
6. Hawaiian Gone Modern Stenciled Quilt
Stencil fabric with fabric paints*
7. In the Jungle
Crayon painting*
Running stitch embroidery*
8. Traditional Silhouettes Updated in Fabric
Make fabric silhouettes from photographs*
Using fusibles*
Twin needle quilting*
Inserted border*
9. All Tied Up in Wool
Working with wool*
Tying a Quilt*
Embellish with buttons*
10. Swedish Folk Art in Felt
Working with felt*
Hand and machine applique*
11. Art Deco Wallpaper Flowers
Curved paper piecing*
12. Birds in My Garden
Paper piecing*
13. Origami Flower Garden
Folding fabrics for beautiful effects*
14. At the Circus
Create stumpwork circus animals and people*
15. Going Crazy with Crazy Quilting
Working with silk fabrics*
Embellishing with decorative stitches*
16. Trapunto a-Go-Go
Create beautiful effects with double needle feature*
17. Historic Applique Gone Modern
Fusible applique*
Machine applique*
18. Yes, Ma’am, No Ma’am
Designing with typefaces*
Printing with your computer on fabric*
19. Not your Grannies Yoyo’s
How to make yoyo’s*
Embellishing with beads and buttons*
20. Add Dimension
Make prairie points*
Add scallops, waves, Greek key and piping inserts*

*What you’ll learn

1. Tote Bag
2. Wool Pillow (and others)
3. Throw
4. Baby Quilt
5. Table Runner
Resources Glossary Index

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