Quilting Curves : An Innovative Technique For Machine-Piecing Curves With Incredible Ease

  • Publish Date: 2001-05-15
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Vikki Pignatelli
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Award-winning quiltmaker Vikki Pignatelli introduces a revolutionary method of quiltmaking that takes the time, trouble, and frustration out of making a perfect quilt. Her easy techniques in Quilting Curves ensure that your designs come together quickly, with beautiful, graceful results--even for beginners. Ideal for machine quilters, Pignatelli shows you how to make wonderful, flowing curves and perfect star points without the tricky needle turn or precise piecing techniques that traditional quiltmaking involves. She demonstrates how to use a variation on her method for creating three-dimensional effects. A chapter on creativity provides you with the tools to start creating quilts of your own design.

  • Fast, fun, and easy quilt tops that would take weeks to piece using conventional methods come together in hours
  • Trouble-free quilts appear to be intricately pieced but are easy to topstitch by machine
  • Eight complete patterns help you master the technique before moving on to create quilts of your own design
Piecing curved designs is often a quilter's nightmare, but Vikki Pignatelli's intriguing new technique can take the intimidation out of this daunting task. As presented in Quilting Curves, Pignatelli's method involves surface-pieced appliqu layering using freezer-paper templates and foundation stabilizer. Worked up gradually in jigsaw-puzzle fashion, the individual fabric elements emerge into grandly flowing, swirling designs. Thorough directions and complete pattern templates walk us through nine quilt projects; however, despite its relative ease compared to traditional curved piecing, this technique is best attempted by the more experienced quilter. The author also provides extensive discussions of free-motion stitching, finding design inspiration, working with color, and making templates, so intrepid souls can invent graceful curved-line quilts of their own. --Amy Handy

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