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Heirloom Machine Sewing for Quilters contains many of the sewing techniques that Susan Stewart learned, developed and modified over the past 18 years. They make beautiful, unique quilts, with looks that can be soft and romantic, like the lace used in them, or brighter and more modern. Try the techniques offered and explore what you can do with them. But beware.... heirloom sewing can be habit forming!

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Heirloom Machine Sewing for Quilters

Author: Susan Stewart
Pages: 112
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4G40900
Weight: 1.1lb

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You love quilting - now combine it with classic heirloom sewing!

  • Add elegance and grace to your one-of-a-kind gifts that will be treasured for generations to come.
  • Learn all these intriguing methods while making a full-sized quilt or the smaller projects such as pillows and exquisite baby bonnets.
  • This wonderful reference by a recognized expert in the field is full of advice on material selection and time-tested, easy-to-follow techniques.

Author Susan StewartAbout the Author

Susan Stewart grew up on a farm in Missouri. She earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry, then worked in immunology research and as a nuclear medicine technologist. After her children were born, she was a stay-at-home mom - and all the while she sewed.

After falling in love with heirloom sewing in 1988, she worked from 1990 to 2005 as a primary designer for the Martha Pullen Company. Sue has had dozens of featured articles in Sew Beautiful magazine and wrote "Sue Says ....," a tips and tricks column for eight years. Her book Easy Elegance featured several of her heirloom design techniques and she has designed and sold a small line of children's heirloom patterns. She was a regular teacher at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion for many years and has also taught for Pfaff and Viking sewing machine dealer conventions and for various sewing groups and guilds.

Recently, her interests have turned toward translating heirloom sewing techniques into quilting. Her heirloom quilts have won awards at American Quilter's Society and International Quilt Association shows. Her quilt Heirloom Dreams was featured in Creative Expressions magazine. Her quilt 94 Yards of Lace and the directions for its shark's teeth borders are in Bonnie Browning's book, Borders and Finishing Touches 2 (AQS 2006). As a result of personal experience, Sue has also become interested in providing patterns and supplies for sewing moisture-wicking nightwear for women plagued by night sweats due to menopause or chemotherapy.

Susan lives in Pittsburg, Kansas, with her beloved husband, Mark. She has a grown daughter and son. Honey Dog and Stella Cat keep her company at home while she sews and writes.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Heirloom Sewing Techniques9
Fabrics, Laces and Notions9
Joining Lace to Lace 12
Joining Lace to Fabric12
Lace Shaping13
Repairing Lace17
Shadow Appliqué17
Twin-Needle Pintucks18
Rickrack-Lace Bridging20
Cathedral Lace Windows21
Shaped Bias Strips23
Seminole Lacework23
Shaped Puffing26
Reverse-Appliqué Windows27
Turned-Edge Appliqué29
Netting Insertions 32
Projects 34
Beginning Heirloom Baby Quilt34
Hot Lace Hearts41
Cathedral Lace Window Baby Quilt 46
Violet Heirloom50
Tulips and Twists56
Springtime Heirloom 61
Just Peachy66
Blue Heirloom Pillows80
Heirloom Baby Bonnets87
About the Author109

Instruction Page
Instruction Page

Heirloom Baby Bonnets
Heirloom Baby Bonnets

Blue Heirloom Pillow
Blue Heirloom Pillow

Just Peachy
Just Peachy

Springtime Heirloom

Springtime Heirloom

Tulips and TwistsCathedral Lace Window Baby Quilt

Tulips & Twists and Cathedral Window Baby Quilt

Hot Lace and HeartsBeginning Heirloom Baby Quilt

Hot Lace & Hearts and Beginning Heirloom Baby Quilt


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