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New library books

These new books on quilting are available at the Woodburn Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

101 Fabulous Small Quilts” by Martingale & Company

This book brings together 101 quilts the publisher pulled from its archives. There are quilts for walls, tables and doll cribs.

Kaffe Fassett Quilts: Shots and Stripes” by Kaffe Fassett, Liza Prior Lucy

A total of 24 projects of all different sizes are present. There’s something for the beginner as well as the advanced quilter. They focus on shot cottons (a solid fabric with an iridescent appearance) and woven stripes. Templates and basic techniques for handling shots and stripes are included.

Log Cabin Quilts: The Basics & Beyond” by Janet Houts, Jean Ann Wright

Traditional Log Cabin block construction is taught, along with Courthouse Steps and Half Log Cabin. Plus the book teaches you how to design your own Log Cabin quilts. There are step-by-step technique photographs and instruction for piecing Log Cabin blocks, Courthouse Step blocks, and Half Log Cabin blocks.

Sew Jelly Roll Quilts & Gifts” by Carolyn Forster

The nine projects in this book can be made using a jelly roll and a little extra fabric for edging and backing. Step-by-step photographs for creating a gift (bags, pot holders, key fobs) to go with each quilt are included. The book has instructions for basic cutting and stitching, layering and laundering. This is a good book for beginning and experienced quilters.

Vintage Tablecloth Quilts: Kitchen Kitsch to Bedroom Chic” by Rose Sheifer, Liz Aneloski

The authors have reinterpreted mid-century tablecloths into 12 quilt patterns. You can use an entire tablecloth or just the useable bits of worn tablecloths to make beautiful quilts.

– Allen County Public Library