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The ultimate playtime with quilts and embellishments!
Making a quilt is sometimes like baking a cake - all the fun is
in the frosting! In Quilt Toppings, Melody Crust offers hundreds
of ideas for embellishing quilts, showing that the fun doesn't have
to stop after the quilt top is done. From paint techniques to crayons
and fabrics, from beading to buttons and bows, and from thread play
to the sheer joy of stitching, this book covers it all. Each chapter
includes an idea gallery featuring dozens of photos of unique quilt
- Hundreds of color photos, with close-up detail of embellishment
- Before-and-after shots, transforming plain quilts into extraordinary
works of art
- Exciting resource for technique and inspiration
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In Quilt Toppings Melody Crust demonstrates dozens of exciting
new ways to embellish your quilts. Working with everything from
paints and crayons, to beads, ribbons, and threads, you will discover
fresh techniques, learn tricks and shortcuts, and have endless fun
- Paints, Crayons, Inks and Foil: Amazing special effects
with acrylics, fabric paints, spray paints, foiling, and dozens
more fabric decoration techniques
- Beads, Buttons, and More: Embellishment heaven with beads,
pearls, sequins, shi-sha mirrors, and jewels of every kind
- Ribbon, Rick Rack, Ruching, ETC: Magical three-dimensional
effects with a host of easy sew embellishments
- Thread Play:Go crazy with contemporary threads and unusual
Designed for easy use and quick reference, Quilt Toppings features
hundreds of color photos, showcasing embellishment techniques in
action. Once you get started, you will never want to stop!
About the Author: Melody Crust is a popular quilting instructor
who teaches from coast to coast and at major national conventions.
She has traveled to virtually every part of the United States, bringing
her natural teaching ability and her contagious enthusiasm to quilters.
An award-winning quilter and nationally celebrated fabric artist,
her work has been featured in dozens of books and specialty magazines.
Melody is in constant demand as a curator and judge for national
and regional quilting exhibitions. She is the author of A Fine Line:
Techniques and Inspirations for Creating the Quilting Design. Melody
and her husband, photographer Charles Crust who provided all the
sensational photographs in Quilt Topping, live in Kent, Washington.