Skip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts

Skip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts

  • TP-B1120
  • 9781604680812
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  • Martingale

Create quilts with simple designs, strong lines, and a modern aesthetic. With this innovative collection, popular blogger and designer Julie Herman, the owner of Jaybird Quilts, inspires you to create stunning quilts–without borders!Choose from 15 easy quilt patterns where design is the star and fabric is the supporting actorLearn the structure of a borderless quilt; explore various bindings and their effect on the overall lookSee what can be done when color is used in bold ways to support a bo

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  • S. L. Smith "SansSerif" says:
    51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
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    There’s More Here Than Just Skipping Part Of The Quilt-piecing Process, August 29, 2012
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    S. L. Smith “SansSerif” (Cloud Hidden, United States) –
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    Julie Herman’s appealing new book Skip The Borders might have you wondering “What’s the big deal here? Just stop piecing early in the piecing process. ANY quilt can be made without borders, right?”

    My own preconceptions changed when I read Herman’s brief introduction. She explains why some quilt designs are better borderless candidates than others, and she concedes that some quilts are still going to look and function better with borders. She goes on to show how fabric/print choices, binding, block orientation, and block structure are key factors in effective quilts without borders.

    Most of the blocks here are pretty basic and ideal for beginners and intermediate quilters: log cabin, variable star, running bricks, 4-patch, flying geese, and stacked strippy trianges. One design features applique circles using fusible web. My favorite quilt is “Raspberry Dessert”, which to my eye looks like a cross between Card Trick and Courthouse Steps; the coloration is superb.

    The smallest project is 39.5 inches square and the largest is 77 inches square. Each of the 15 projects are displayed with dynamic prints and lovely colorways. There are also many attractive quilting examples.

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  • nellie w. says:
    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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    Great for Beginners, October 25, 2012
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    nellie w. (brooklyn, ny) –

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    This review is from: Skip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts (Paperback)
    I am a beginner quilter but have loved quilts for years so have amassed a pretty big collection of quilt books. I finally decided to enlist the help of a professional quilter to teach me how to quilt. I brought over a few selection of my books, but out of all them, Skip The Borders was the best one to start with.

    Pros:
    – Beautiful photos showing the entire quilt and details for each quilt
    – Clear and concise instructions
    – Clear lists for cutting and fabric requirements
    – Detailed graphics of how to lay out and piece the blocks together. This was the biggest selling point for me. Also, this makes it easy to make adjustments (i.e. I don’t want to make a baby quilt, but a lap quilt, I can easily count the blocks in the graphics provided in the book rather than do all the math).

    I’m already working on two quilts from the book. My instructor also really likes to the book. She teaches professionally at quilt centers in the city and has mentioned that students often get annoyed because you can usually only complete one beginner’s project in a book. With this book, you can graduate to more complex projects, but there are many foundational techniques taught. It offers a variety of styles of quilts to learn different techniques, but appeals to the modern quilter in the selection of fabrics and colors. I plan to work my way through three or four more quilts in this book.

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  • Paula Mccown says:
    18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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    I really recommend this book!, August 20, 2012
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    Paula Mccown (Dallas, TX USA) –
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    Julie Herman’s blog has been my go to for quilting help. Her book is just as educational. They basic instructions are concise, easy to follow and just basic. I have seen many projects I am putting on my list to start soon. If you are a beginning quilter, Julie’s book is the place to start. If you are a more knowledgeable quilter, her book will still provide projects that are fun to do. I, also, enjoyed the design theory she included. I would highly recommend this book.

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