Patchwork Essentials

Patchwork Essentials

The Half-square Triangle

Book - 2015 | First edition
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Turn a basic HST quilting block into a star project. HST--Half Square Triangle--is a quilt-making staple, and Patchwork Essentials is here to show you how to work with it to create the most magnificent quilts to hang and to cover. While the HST may be a simple block, it yields complex, beautiful results as proven in the 50 colorful images of the 12 finished, timeless quilts you can make with Patchwork Essentials.

This inspiring book features a series of one dozen patterns built with the HST workhorse block unit. It shows you the multiple methods for making them (from the slow to the speedy) and combines HSTs with other pieced blocks that complement the triangle blocks. Divided into 5 easy-to-follow sections--Color, Size Matters, Patchwork Play, Half-Square Triangles Only, and Tools & Quilting Basics--Patchwork Essentials offers quick and easy designs as well as more detailed work.

Patchwork Essentials features:

12 quilts--from the beginner-friendly to the complex--and an index of 60 mix and match blocks Over 50 bold and bright photographs and 80 step-by-step illustrations to showcase the production of each lovely quilt Techniques to try your hand at color and color placement, various sized patterns, and incorporating other elements for even more unique results

Patchwork Essentials is a pattern and inspiration book for everyone...from the true beginner to the intermediate sewist who is looking for new inspiration but doesn't want to think about complex piecing strategies. See how an HST (Half Square Triangle) project will net a TQYC (Timeless Quilt You'll Cherish)!

Publisher: [Boulder, CO] : Lucky Spool Media, LLC, ©2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781940655161
Branch Call Number: 746.46 BAK 2015
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations, color ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Vojtechovsky, Kari
Alternative Title: Half-square triangle


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May 28, 2017

The charts & visual graphics in this book are very, very good compared to other books. Tutorial is a small portion of the book, the rest are patterns utilizing various size triangle blocks.

Apr 01, 2017

Love this book! Includes a chart of the math for making 2, 4, or 8 HSTs at a time. Plenty of great quilt ideas that use HSTs big and small and in-between. Definitely on my wishlist.

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