ALEX Toys Craft Knot A Quilt Kit

ALEX Toys Craft Knot A Quilt Kit

  • No cutting, no sewing just knotting
  • Create a super soft 42in x 54in quilt
  • Parents’ Choice Approved Award winner
  • Includes 48 fringed 9inch squares
  • Recommended for children 6 years of age and older

ALEX Toys Craft Knot A Quilt Kitis an easy way to instantly create a super soft quilt. There is absolutely nocutting, sewing or knitting involved! Simply tie the pre-cut fringe squares together one by one. The fleece squares come in 6 bright colors. Kids will beable to knot a 3.5 foot by 4.5 foot quilt in no time! Includes 48 fringed 9inch squares. Recommended for children 6 years of age and older.

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Japanese Quilt Inspirations

  • David Charles

A practical guide to combining Japanese fabrics and traditional Oriental style with fast, super-easy techniques. Each of the ten quilts is made up in two different colorways for maximum inspiration, and shown both as hand and machine quilted designs. As an added bonus, there are five simple-to-make home-style projects for using up leftover quilt blocks. Japanese patchwork style is incredibly versatile, and the finished projects will work well in both the most modern interiors as well as rustic c

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  • S. L. Smith "SansSerif" says:
    30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful book rich in color and culture, April 21, 2011
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    S. L. Smith “SansSerif” (Cloud Hidden, United States) –
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    I have just one problem with Japanese fabrics and Eastern-inspired printed cottons: I don’t want to cut them! But if I should ever conquer this happy neurosis, Susan Briscoe’s latest book – Japanese Quilt Inspirations – will be my guidebook when I get out of Quilter’s Rehab.

    First off, Briscoe explains what is meant by “Japanese fabrics”. And she knows of what she speaks, having lived in Japan and published several Sashiko books and collections of Japanese quilt blocks. Her excellent introduction distinguishes between fabrics actually made in Japan and Japanese-inspired prints. While the fabric choices are endless, and she does use some pricey Kimono silks and vintage textiles here, don’t worry that you will have to spend a small fortune to make any of the 14 gorgeous projects here. (But be warned, Japanese textiles are great fun to find and collect.) I think any of the projects would look lovely using the quilting cottons readily available by US manufacturers, although I will note below when an unusual textile is used for a specific project.

    There are 10 quilt projects (6 are shown with additional color variations) and 4 smaller projects. Each project is preceded by a brief overview of the inspiration Briscoe used to design each project. This provides a lovely context that we do not often get in most quilt books. Quilting suggestions are also included, along with other useful tips. Of the 10 quilt projects, the smallest is 64×58 inches and the largest is 80×64 inches. Special fabrics are recommended in 3 projects. One uses a piece of furoshiki (gift-wrapping cloth), but any large-scale cotton print will suffice. Two projects use yukata (a slubbed fabric), but I think rough wovens would add similar texture.

    The 4 smaller projects are:

    1) A 24 square inch pillow/cushion (constructed with either a zipper or an envelope back)
    2) A 9-inch drawstring cube bag (my favorite and the 1st project I will try)
    3) An 18×14 inch simple tote-bag (using a Courthouse Step block)
    4) A 14×68 inch table runner

    This is a lovely book, rich in color and culture. I was already a fan of Susan Briscoe and a collector of Japanese fabrics, but I can see where this designer’s remarkable gift with words and fabrics might make any quilter a fan of the Japanese style.

    I highly recommend this beautiful book. Not a single page is wasted here.

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  • wogan says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Quilting Eastward, October 17, 2011
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    wogan
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    This review is from: Japanese Quilt Inspirations (Paperback)
    This is a striking quilting book, which can add some interest and diversity to your quilting projects. It is certainly not a project for beginners. Measurements are given in inches and metric and there is information on Japanese motifs and their meanings, so one could try to match non-Japanese fabrics to other ones available, such as finding more obtainable ones that also have a sunflower or print with ivy on them. You would not necessarily have to use Japanese fabrics. Tips are given on how border strips can be cut from fat quarters and scrap pieces.

    One factor that is left out is the degree of difficulty which is always a help, even in just judging the time a piece might take. Sometimes how much backing fabric or batting required is not given, although the amounts of fat quarters are. Pictures sometimes show the finished quilt draped with folds covering the design, not laid out so that you can see the finished product shown clearly. I also had some confusion in how to exactly put together pillows and cushions, it was something I had to stop and figure out myself rather than it being clearly explained.

    Despite this, it is the best book I have seen on making quilts with a Japanese concept. The Irori is almost foolproof if you wish to start one of the projects and go on from there.

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  • lasare says:
    5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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    Japanese Quilt Inspirations, May 25, 2011
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    This book has no chance of gathering dust on my shelf. It has really appealing patterns with very clear instructions & is I am sure a volume I will frequently use. I would reccommend this work to all Japanese quilt enthusiasts.

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