Amazing Ebook, The Perfect Patchwork Primer Penguin Handbooks By Beth Gutcheon This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Perfect Patchwork Primer Penguin Handbooks , Essay By Beth Gutcheon Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You I m not really sure how to rate this book I bought it 35 years ago when I was first learning to quilt in the early 1980 s I never read it through but used it as a reference book here and there Reading it now, after 38 years of quilting and all the changes in quilting is like reading history Beth Gutcheon wrote this book pre rotary cutter, pre cutting mats, pre Olfa and other quilting rulers, etc We have much faster and easier way to make quilts, but this book was written at the very beginning of the rebirth of quilting I m proud to say that I can make a quilt using templates that I ve made myself, that I can graph out my own patterns, and that I know how to machine and hand piece quilts But I usually use faster, modern methods when I quilt. A window to another time 1973 as well as a good primer for quilting Favorite bits the note that Colonial boys were given Freedom Quilts at age 21 the recommendation to cut templates from soft lead purchased at a plumber s supply outlet and the expression part habit, part horseradish The author has also written historical fiction now I want to read it She clearly does her homework and has a mind for detail. Ironically, this book published in 1973 was one of the first new books on the subject written that included new techniques of the day The author describes how outdated the old methods of quilting were, instructing in the chapters that follow ways of designing, cutting and sewing blocks using the new ways Compared to today s methods of cutting, sewing and quilting, this book definitely reads as vintage It does have an interesting chapter on the history of American quilting, and includes diagrams of some early and often used quilt blocks A decent book for anyone who is newly interested in the roots of quilting in America.
Beth Gutcheon grew up in western Pennsylvania She was educated at Harvard where she took an honors BA in English literature She has spent most of her adult life in New York City, except for sojourns in San Francisco and on the coast of Maine In 1978, she wrote the narration for a feature length documentary on the Kirov ballet school, The Children of Theatre Street, which was nominated for an Ac
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- The Perfect Patchwork Primer (Penguin Handbooks)
- Beth Gutcheon
- 02 June 2019 Beth Gutcheon