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Blendable Curves by Peggy J. Barkle shows you how to stack, slice and sew quilts in a weekend. Make one-of-a-kind art quilts from easy favorites like log cabin or nine patch blocks. 10 quilt projects with complete instructions included.

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Blendable Curves
Stack, Slice & Sew Unique Quilts in a Weekend

Author: Peggy J. Barkle
Pages: 64
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4C30247
Weight: 0.8 lb
MSRP: $19.95


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Make one of a kind art quilts from easy favorites like log cabin or nine patch blocks.

  • 10 quilt projects with complete instructions
  • No seams or points to match, no pinning needed!
  • Chapters on quilting tips and mitered binding

Author Peggy L. BarkleAbout the Authors

Peggy J. Barkle was born in Seattle, Washington, but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended high school in San Francisco and studied interior design in college.

She met her husband, Ken, in 1979, and they were married in Carmel, California, in 1981. It was a beautiful place to start a life together and they doubled their pleasure when twins Ryan and Katie were born in 1984. Peggy decided to leave the corporate world to stay home and raise the children, but soon she was looking for relief from the endless bottles, diapers, and dishes that came along with being a young wife mother.

She loved her kids more than anything and wouldn't have traded a minute with them, but at the end of the day, she needed to be able to look at and touch something that defined her as a person and not just as a wife and mother. By the time she ran across a PBS series on quilting hosted by Eleanor Burns, she had run through every craft known to man, but when she put fabric between her fingers, the search was over. She was hooked. She was home!

She began teaching in 1995 at a local quilt shop and area guilds. Her favorite students are the beginners, wide-eyed and eager. She has a room full of yardage and a brain full of ideas. She could not imagine doing anything else and considers being able to share what she loves an unbelievable blessing.

The family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1995, after a brief stay in Arkansas. The kids are grown now, and fortunately so has Peggy's fabric stash.

Table of Content

Introduction 4
Creating the Blendable Curve 5
Size Matters 6
The Curve 6
Blocks with Squares and Rectangles Only 7
Blocks with Points 8
Pressing 9
Sewing the Curve 10
Squaring Up 11
Blended Nines 12
Cutting and Piecing Instructions for a Nine Patch Block 13
The Cat's Napping in the Queen's Garden 17
Which Road Leads Home? 23
Curvaceous Cabins 26
Cutting and Piecing Instructions for a Log Cabin Block 27
Peasantville 31
Curve-Azy Stars 35
Art for Four 39
Pinwheel Party 43
Blown Away 47
A Leap of Faith 51
Quick Tips on Quilting 56
No-Fail Mitered Bindings 58
Template Patterns 60
Gallery 62
About the Author 64
Resources 64

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Curve-Azy StarsPleastanville
Curve-Azy Stars and Pleasantville

Curvaceous CabinsWhich Roas Leads Home?
Curvaceous Cabins and Which Road Leads Home?

The Cat's Napping in the Queen's GardenBlended Nines
The Cat's Napping in The Queen's Garden and Blended Nines

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