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Sideways Spiral Quilts: Design and Sew Chains, Ropes and Ribbons
Sideways Spiral Quilts: Design and Sew Chains, Ropes and Ribbons Price: $32.99 each
What do ropes, DNA, licorice twists and curling ribbon all have in common? They are all spirals -- seen from the side. Ropes, ribbons and chains have been used in quilt designs throughout history; Sideways Spiral Quilts shows you how to easily design and sew them. Learn to draw ropes, ribbons and chains in any size and shape through a series of simple step-by-step exercises. Then, create them in a quilt choosing from a variety of construction techniques that include appliqué, bias tape and piecing. Six simple projects get you started; each can be easily adapted to your own shape and style. Be inspired by dozens of beautiful "sideways spiral" quilts from traditional to modern. Whether you are a beginner or an expert quilter, Sideways Spiral Quilts is sure to inspire and delight!

Chains and ropes are made with fusible applique outlined with bias tape. The book includes 6 different ways to make bias tape - 2 with an iron, 4 at the sewing machine. You'll need bias tape makers in various sizes, and for sewing machine methods you'll want to try water-soluble and fusible threads. Order these supplies with your book by clicking on the icon at the bottom of this page.

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