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Mimi Dietrich's Baltimore Basics includes a dozen blocks, 12 step-by-step lessons for appliquéing and a complete primer for every stage of the process. Mimi has put her Baltimore album course into book form—now you can become and expert too!

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Baltimore Basics
Album Quilts from Start to Finish

Author: Mimi Dietrich
Pages: 112
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Publisher: Martingale & Company
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4FF0133AL
Weight: 1.3 lb

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Mimi has put her Baltimore Album course into book form—now you can become an expert too!

Take a comprehensive class on Baltimore Album quilts from a famed appliqué expert! Best-selling author Mimi Dietrich shares all her best tricks, which she perfected while teaching hundreds of students in her yearlong course.

  • Get a complete primer fro every stage of the process, from selecting fabrics and appliquéing blocks to choosing the best quilting designs.
  • Follow 12 step-by-step lessons for appliquéing baskets, wreaths, leaves, and berries and more.
  • Includes a dozen blocks, ideas for design variations, plus a variety of setting options.

Author Mimi DietrichAbout the Author

Mimi Dietrich has been appliquéing for as long as she can remember! Her first quilt, made for her son, Jon, in 1974, was a Sunbonnet Sue-Overall Bill quilt with a dimensional hankie in Bill's pocket. One of her latest quilts was an appliquéd quilt for Jon's baby daughter, Julia. Mimi loves having a granddaughter—and sewing pink quilts and smocked dresses!

Mimi has lived in Baltimore all her life and is inspired by the beautiful Baltimore Album appliqué quilts made in her hometown more than 150 years ago. She is a "Founding Mother" of the Village Quilters and the Baltimore Appliqué Society. She teaches a yearlong appliqué class in Baltimore and inspires students to create their own special album quilts. She hopes to inspire you to start—or finish—an album quilt with the patterns, tips, and techniques in this book.

Mimi has published many books with Martingale & Company. Her most recent was Easy Appliqué Samplers: 20 Designs to Mix and Match and her very first book, Happy Endings: Finishing the Edges of your Quilt, is still a bestseller.


Straight VaseCherry Wreath

Rose WreathTechnique Example

Table of Contents

Introduction4Round Designs  
Planning Your Quilt6Lesson 5: Rose Wreath72
Designing Your Quilt8Lesson 6: Cherry Wreath74
Appliqué Fabrics19Lesson 7: Bow and Berry Wreath76
Determining Yardage and Cutting21Lesson 8: Grapevine Wreath78
Appliqué Supplies30Fancy Designs  
Getting Ready to Appliqué32Lesson 9: Straight Vase80
Preparing Appliqué Pieces38Lesson 10: Curved Vase82
Hand-Basting Primer41Lesson 11: Straight Basket84
Hand-appliqué Stitch Techniques46Lesson 12: Curved Basket 86
Elements of Baltimore-Style Appliqué50Assembling Your Blocks88
Baltimore Basic Dimensional Techniques59Choosing a Border93
Using the Block Lessons62Quilting102
Square Designs Finishing Your Quilt107
Lesson 1: Crossed Leaves64Appliqué Glossary 110
Lesson 2: Oak Reel66Resources111
Lesson 3: Pineapples68About the Author112
Lesson 4: Blooming Buds70  

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