The stunning beauty of Japanese fabrics inspired award-winning quiltmaker Kitty Pippen to write her first book, Quilting with Japanese Fabrics. Let her dazzling creations inspire you to play with these dramatic fabrics in your quilts.

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Quilting with Japanese Fabrics

Author: Kitty Pippen
Pages: 96
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Cover: Soft

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Fall in love with these fabrics - and let your creativity carry you to new heights in quiltmaking.

The stunning beauty of Japanese fabrics inspired award-winning quiltmaker Kitty Pippen - at the age of 80 - to write her first book. Let her dazzling creations inspire you to play with these dramatic fabrics in your quilts. Kitty's simplified techniques will help you achieve magnificent results.

  • Delight in eight exquisite quilt patterns, from simple mosaics to Japanese octagonal designs and Crazy patchwork, plus over 40 photos of glorious Japanese-style quilts
  • Learn about Japanese textiles with a comprehensive introduction to indigo, kasuri, yukata, shibori, and aizome
  • Discover how sashiko quilting can add richness and variety to any of your pieced quilts
  • Use special adaptations of the most common quilting techniques, including traditional machine piecing, paper piecing, and applique'

Discover Kitty's methods for creating striking quilts with these gorgeous, versatile fabrics, and you'll be inspired to make your own quilts immersed in Japanese elegance and style.

Table of Contents:

Forward 5 Sandwiching and Basting 30
INTRODUCTION 6 Quilting 32
ELEMENTS OF JAPANESE DESIGN9 Binding and Facing 33
Textiles for Japanese Quilt 9DESIGNING AN INNOVATIVE QUILT 37
Indigo 9 GALLERY OF QUILTS 40
Kasuri and Ikat 10 PROJECTS 
Yukata 13 Hexagon-Sashiko Quilt 51
Shibori 14 Japanese Octagonal Block Quilt 57
Katazome and Yuzen 14 Japanese Crazy Quilt 65
Aizome 15 Japanese Garden Path 71
Silk 18 Linked Shapes 79
AMERICAN-MADE FABRICS IN THE JAPANESE STYLE 21 Sashiko Butterfly Medallion 85

KAMON ( FAMILY CRESTS) OR HERALDRY

23 Snow Ring with Family Crest 87
SASHIKO 25 TRADITIONAL SASHIKO PATTERNS 90
Marketing a Sashiko Design 26 BIBLIOGRAPHY 90
Stitching a Sashiko Design 26 RESOURCES 95
ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES 29 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 96
English Paper Piecing 29