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Say good-bye to needle-turns and fusibles and say hello to easy clean edges with Stitch, Spritz & Sew by Kathy Bowers. Easily create unique mirror-image frames and curved pieces for one-of-a-kind quilts using water-soluble thread which lets you construct pieces without the fuss. Projects for all skill levels as well as step-by-step instructions with patterns and templates for making curves are also included.

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Curved Piecing As Easy As 1-2-3

Author: Kathy Bowers
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Easily create unique mirror-image frames and curved pieces for one-of-a-kind quilts. Kathy Bower's Stitch, Spritz & Sew technique using water-soluble thread lets you construct curved pieces without the fuss.

Using basic supplies and a few unconventional one too, you can use Kathy's method to create any of the dozen featured projects, from bed quilt and lap quilts to wall hangings and crib quilts.

Additional features include:

  • Step-by-step project instructions with patterns and templates for making curves
  • Projects for all skill levels, from basic to more challenging
  • Guidance for creating reverse-applique frames, arcs, melons and labels my machine




About the Author

Kathy Bowers lives and quilts in the state of Washington. She has self-published many patterns and teaches throughout the United States and South Africa. When she's not quilting, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jim, her twelve grandchildren and her great-grandson




Table of Contents

Getting Started 7
Tools 7
Fabric 8
Thread 8
Stitches 9
Straight Borders 10
Mitered Borders 11
Layering Your Quilt 14
Quilt Labels 17
Hanging Sleeve 18
Binding 19
Basic Frame Instructions 22
Sweet Hearts Wall Hanging 30
Just Ducky 35
Fancy Frame Place Mats 40
Basic Arc Instructions 44
Baby Bow Ties 51
Jack's Out of the Box 56
Liberty Twist 64
Harlequin 71
Northern Lights 79
Spinning Stars 86
Hunter's Chain 95
Matthew's Quilt 103
Basic Melon Instructions 112
Meloncholy 118
Templates 124
Resources 127

Instruction Page
Instruction Page


Northern Lights
Northern Lights

Hunter's Chain

Hunter's Chain


Harlequin Liberty Twist
Harlequin and Liberty Twist

Just DuckyJust Ducky and Instruction Example

Just Ducky and Instruction Example


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Curved lines or arcs in a block

Also see New York Beauty & Mariners Compass

Cheerful Quilts
by Various Authors
Curves that Connect Templates
Curves that Connect
Templates for 6" Finished Blocks & Free Pattern
Melon Block
The Melon Block
A Fresh Look at a Classic Favorite
by Elisa Wilson
Giant Diahlia
Giant Dahlia
Template Set
Not So Giant Dahlia
Not So Giant Dahlia
Template Set
Giant Dahlia Quilting Stencil
Giant Dahlia Quilting Stencil

Peeled-Back Patchwork

by Annette Ornelas

Ribbon Dancer
Cover to Sunburst Quilts to Make
Sunburst Quilts to Make
Sunburst Templates
Sunburst Templates
Stitch, Sprit and Sew
Stitch, Spritz & Sew
by Kathy Bowers
   Rob Pete
Rob Pete

by Kathleen Mullendore
Rob Pete
Rob Pete
QuiltSmart Interfacing

by Arlene Koble
Quarter Circle Interfacing
Quarter Circle
QuiltSmart Interfacing

Drunkard's Path

Also See Creative Curve Series

Drunkard's Path

by Mary Henderson
Drunkard's Path
QuiltSmart Interfacing
Shortcut to Drunkard's Path
A Shortcut to Drunkard's Path, Easy Applique Curves

by Ann Frischkorn
& Amy Sandrin
Perfect Patchwork Templates by Marti Michell
Drunkard Path Block
Drunkard Path Template
Drunkard Path Templates

2 Different Sized Sets
Drunkards Path
Drunkards Path
by Cheryl Phillips and Karla Schulz

Curved Block

Winding Ways AKA
Wheel of Mystery

Wheel of Mystery
Wheel of Mystery Quilts
by Helen Marshall

Winding Ways Quilts

by Nancy Elliott MacDonald
Windy Ways Block
Winding Ways Block Templates
Perfect Patchwork Systems Templates From Marti Michell

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Contemporary Curves

A New Twist ln Strips 'n Curves
A New Twist on Strips 'n Curves
by Louisa L. Smith
Blendable Curves
Blendable Curves
by Peggy L. Barkle
Dresden Plate
Dresden Plate
New Quilts from Old Favorites
MAQS Exhibit
Easy Bias Curves
Easy Bias Curves

by Wendy Hill

Foolproof Curves

by Barbara Barber

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Free & Eazy Circles
by Jan Mullen
Free Expressions
Free Expressions

by Robbi Joy Eklow
Journey of an Art Quilter
Journey of an Art Quilter

by Barbara Olsen

Oxymorons, Absurdly Logical Quilts
Absurdly Logical Quilts!
by The Renegades
Sold Out

by Sharon Schamber
Pieced Curves So Simple
Pieced Curves So Simple

by Dale Fleming
Quilters Playtime
Quilters Playtime
by Dianne S. Hire
Quilting by Improvisation
Quilting by Improvisation
by Vikki Pignatelli
Simply Stunning Woven Quilts
Simply Stunning Woven Quilts
by Anna Faustino

Contemporary Curves

The Wave Edge

by Lily Marie Amaru

Let's Make Waves
Let's Make Waves

by Lily Marie Amaru
WaveEdge Triangle Waves
Triangle Waves

by Lily Marie Amaru
The Wave Lotus Quilt Pattern
The Wave Lotus

by Lily Marie Amaru
WaveEdge Place Mat/Napkins
Wave Edge Placemat/Napkin

by Lily Marie Amaru
WaveEdge Ruler
WaveEdge Rulers

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