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Find step-by-step directions and illustrations with rich color photographs making it easy to learn how to take a picture and create a spectacular quilt using Picture Piecing by Cynthia England.

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Picture Piecing
Creating Dramatic Pictorial Quilts

Author: Cynthia England
Pages: 132
Page size: 8.5" W X 11" H
Publisher: England Designs
Item Code: 4k0500
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 9780972096300
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Ever visited a pIace or seen a photograph that took your breath away? Became so inspired, that you felt compelled to recreate the vision in fabric. But....where to start?

Let award-winning designer Cynthia England guide you through the process she developed.

  • Cynthia shares countless tricks and tips to make the sewing process easy. Cheating is actually encouraged in this technique!
  • Step-by-step directions along with illustrations with rich color photographs make it easy to learn how to take a picture and create a spectacular quilt.
  • Loaded with ideas on organizing work space, choosing fabrics, and suggestions to simplify drafting for your very own original pictorial quilt!

Author Cynthia England“I have always admired Cynthia’s quilts for their artistry and attention to detail. This book shows the same qualitites. It is full of information and a pure visiual delight!.” — Libby Lehman

“Cynthia England shares her techniques, ideas, and magnificent quilts in this adventure-packed book. Scrumptious quilts, scores of instructional visuals, and wonderful tips fill the pages.” — Joen Woifrorn

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Strawberry PhotographStrawberry Pieced Quilt
Strawberry Photograph and Strawberry Pieced Quilt

Open Season PhotographOpen Season Pieced Quilt
Open Season Photograph and Open Season Pieced Quilt

Blood, Sweat, and FlowersSplit Rail
Blood, Sweat and Flowers and Split Rail

Ambush Black Bass
Ambush and Black Bass

Table of Contents:

Chapter One • Shading  
Planning • Adding Conversation Prints 
• Your Working Space  Chapter Six 
• Helpful Tools  Techniques 
Chapter Two • Altering the Fabric  
Picture Piecing • Buildings  
• Basic Symbols • Windows 
Chapter Three • Trees 
Sewing • Bushes and Flowers  
• Prep Work  
• Organizing the Pattern Pieces • Clouds 
• Construction Methods  • Faces 
• Troubleshooting  • Eyes and Embroidered Details
Chapter Four • Using Photo Transfers  
Designing Chapter Seven 
• Choosing Your Subject  Finishing  
• Selecting Fabrics • Squaring the Quilt 
Chapter Five • Stabilizing the Edges  
Sectioning • Border Treatments 
• Making a Line Drawing  • Backing  
• Using a Proportional Scale  • Batting  
• Enlarging the Pattern  • Quilting Decisions 
• Sectioning Straight Lines • Binding  
• Sectioning Curved Lines  • Blocking  

• Indicating Movement

 • Quilt Sleeve 
• Multiple Shapes  • Labeling the Quilt 
• Overlapping Shapes    


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Picture Blocks & Quilts (Mixed Themes): Pieced, Paper Pieced, &/or Appliqué

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by Caryl Bryer Fallert
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300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks

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by Carol Doak
by Carol Doak
Applique at Play
Applique at Play
by DeElda Wittmack
Block Magic, Too!
Block Magic, Too!

by Nancy Johnson-Serbro
Block Magic
Block Magic

by Nancy Johnson Serbro
The Quick Guide to Fundraising Quilts
Quick Guide
to Fundraising Quilts
by Kelly Gallagher-Abbott
I Love my 221
I Love my 221
Nine-Patch Pictures
Nine-Patch Pictures

by Trice Boerens

Photo Fabrication

by Angela Madden
Pictorial Quilting
Picture Quilting
by Maggie McCormick Gordon
Quilt Your Favorite Photos
Quilt Your Favorite Photos
by Betty Alofs

Quilting the Great Outdoors
Revised Edition
by Debbie Field
Shadow Chenille
Shadow Chenille
Designed by Marjorie Webb
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Celebrate Nature's Seasons
by Debbie Field
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by Judy Hansen
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A Year of Paper Piecing
by Beverly A. Maxvill

Tammie Bowser's Quilted Photography Series Using Chenille and Piecing Techniques

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16 new shapes for contoured applique quilts
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More Amazing
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by Tammie Bowser
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amazing chenilled qlt photography
Amazing Chenilled!
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by Tammie Bowser
1st Book
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Simply Amazing Quilted Photography
Simply Amazing Quilted Photography
by Tammie Bowser

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Swatch Box Organizer
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13 7/8" x 8 3/4" x 2"
(4) 2" Rows with 20 movable dividers to vary compartment section sizes for Watercolor & Quilted Photography Series
Fusible Tricot Interfacing
Extra Wide
Fusible Tricot Interfacing

60" x 2 yds
Recommended for use in the Quilted Photography Series
Distance Viewer
Distance Viewer

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Gridded Guides
Gridded Guides

1" & 1 1/4"
recommended in the Quilted Photography Series
Steam-A-Seam 2

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