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Free Expression: The art and confessions of a contemporary quilter by Robbi Joy Eklow shares techniques for designing, fusing, and finishing quilts. Includes a CD with eight patterns in three sizes.


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Free Expression
The art and confessions of a contemporary quilter

NOTE: Includes CD with 8 patterns

Author: Robbi Joy Eklow
Pages: 116
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Quilting Arts
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4L0445
Weight: 1.2
MSRP: $26.95

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The Goddess of the Last Minute has a new title: Princess of Publishing. Robbi Joy Eklow and Quilting Arts, LLC, have fused forces to bring you Free Expressions: The art and confessions of a contemporary quilter.

In her first book, the irrepressible Robbi, known for her award-winning art quilts as well as her side-splitting first-person columns in Quilting Arts Magazine, shares her techniques for designing, fusing, and finishing quilts so you, too, can create fiber masterpieces - without an art degree or even knowing how to draw.

The full-color book features many of Robbi's popular quilts and patterns as well as chapters on:

  • Fused applique process )save your machine for the quilting)
  • Free-motion quilting techniques (so comprehensive it could be a separate book)
  • Innovative finishing techniques (to make your quilts wall art, not wallflowers)
  • Dyeing your own fabrics (create a rivier of colors as unique as you are)

Includes appendix and CD with eight patterns of Robbi's popular quilts.


 

Table of Contents

DEDICATION 4   
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 5 APPENDIX A: QUILT PATTERNS 82

CHAPTER ONE: BOISTEROUS BEGINNINGS
Overview of:

  • Colors and fabrics
  • Fused appliqué
  • Free-motion quilting
  • Finishing techniques
6 APPENDIX B: DYEING TO GET STARTED 98

CHAPTER TWO LET'S GET STARTED

  • Photographing a subject
  • Turning the image into a pattern o Fusing
13 APPENDIX C: RECOMMENDED READING 110

CHAPTER THREE: DESIGN YOUR OWN QUILT

  • Designing a puzzle quilt
  • Designing a still-life quilt
  • Designing a quilt from free-motion motifs
  • Designing a gear and flower quilt on the computer
23 INDEX 113

CHAPTER FOUR: FREE-MOTION QUILTING

  • Setting up your machine and test stitching
  • Free-motion quilting motifs
  • Free-motion quilting with variegated threads, programmed stitching, and twin needles
  • Quilting the "real" quilt
  • Basting and fusing
50 SIMPLE GUITAR PATTERN 114

CHAPTER PIVE: I FINISHED IT MY WAY

  • Squaring off the quilt
  • Making a fused binding
  • Making a hanging sleeve
  • Creating a label
70 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 116

 

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