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Fresh Vintage Sewing by Joanna Figueroa offers designs that are fresh, clean, light, soft-yet-vibrant color aesthetic that is rooted in traditional design and sensibility. Dress up your home with five great quilts and projects ranging from pin cushions, aprons, pillows and journal covers. Vintage is always in style!

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Fig Tree Quilts
Fresh Vintage Sewing

Author: Joanna Figueroa
Pages: 112
Page size: 8.5" W X 11" H
Publisher: Martingale and Patchwork Place
Cover: Soft Cover
Item Code: 4FF1299
Weight: 1.35 lb

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Get a fresh take on vintage! Dress up your home with a bounty of unique projects. Fig Tree Quilts' signature palette of warm, inviting tones adds distinctive charm.

See how easy it is to personalize each project with the creative use of embellishments such as beads, ribbons and bows. For wedding showers, birthdays or special sewing buddies, you'll have the perfect gift every time!

Author Joanna FigueroaMeet the Author

Design is such a part of our daily lives that many of us don't even notice it at all. For me, it seems to be all that my eyes notice anywhere I go! When I was a little girl, I remember noticing how flower petals separated into complementary colors as they opened. I remember being fascinated by graphic design and had great fun experimenting with graphics in high school. As an adult, that every-aching passion for design has found a home in the world of textiles. I have spent years now delighting in textiles of many kinds and styles and I have developed a deep and steadfast love for vintage textiles and quilts.

When I bought my first small, antique quilt at a garage sale, I fell in love with the art of quilting. But when I made my first simple quilt, I fell in love with the process of quilting itself. I knew that there was something about the creation and history of quilting that spoke to the deepest part of me.

For me, quilting is a perfect combination of art and practicality. As I work, I can be totally creative, engrossed in the aspects of design, of color palette, of proportion. At the same time I am aware that I am being totally utilitarian, knowing that what I create can be used not only as a piece of art but also as something to keep someone warm. Designing the actual fabrics that I am sewing with is a pleasure that I cannot begin to put into words. I truly am in a unique position where I get to start each quilt project from the very beginning, the fabric itself, to create the result I am imagining.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Meet the Contributors 10
Fabric and Color Selection 12
Basic Quiltmaking Instructions 15
Basic Pincushion Instructions 24
Special Techniques 27
Front Porch Welcome 30
Front Porch Blooms Quilt 31
Sit Awhile Seat Cushions 35
Front Porch Guests 38
Harvest Medley 42
Harvest Moon Quilt 43
"Charming" Waist Apron 51
Harvest Table 54
Kitchen Comforts 60
A 1950s Summer Tablecloth 61
Apron Strings Waist Apron 74
A Summer Setting 78
From Grandma's Kitchen 82
Chocolat et Creme Quilt 85
La Grande Poire 88
Le Journal de Paris 90
Fleurette File Folders 93
An English Boudoir 94
Lady Charlotte Quilt 95
Velvet Romance Pillow 100
Lovely Lavender Sachets 102
A Few of Our Favorite Things 014
Dreaming Journal 108



Instruction Page

Instruction Page

Front Porch Welcome
Front Porch Welcome

Front Porch Guests
Front Porch Guests

Harvest Moon Quilt

Harvest Moon Quilt



Apron Strings Apron
"Charming" Waist Apron and Apron Strings Apron

Kitchen Comforts Harvest Table
Kitchen Comforts and Harvest Table

Kitchen GardenA Summer Setting
Kitchen Garden and A Summer Setting

Chocolat et CremeAn English Boudoir
Chocolat et Creme and An English Boudoir

A Few of our Favorite Things
A Few of Our Favorite Things

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