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Breathe new life into your favorite quilts with Traditional Quilts with a Twist by Maggie Ball. Included are 20 projects from tote bags to queen-size quilts, patterns from easy to challenging, and full-color photos and illustrations.

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Traditional Quilts with a Twist
Exciting New Looks For Your Favorite Patterns

Author: Maggie Ball
Pages: 128
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11 "
Publisher: Krause Publications
Cover: Soft

Item Code: 4K1800
Weight: 1.3 lb

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Breathe New Life Into Your Favorite Traditional Blocks

Take the Ohio Star, Trip Around the World and Bear's Paw blocks from "been there and done that" to fresh and fabulous new heights with Traditional Quilts with a Twist.

Author Maggie Ball gives these blocks a modern and teaches you how to tweak the designs with the right colors, fabric choices, value placements and settings to bring a spotlight-grabbing twist to your favorite blocks.

Traditional Quilts with a Twist gives you:

  • Comprehensive instructions for quilting basics
  • Patterns that progress from easy to challenging
  • 20 projects in various types and sizes, ranging from tote to queen-size quilts
  • Clear, concise instructions accompanied by full-color photos and illustrations

You'll fall in love—again—with the time-tested favorite blocks in Traditional Quilts with a Twist.

About the Author

Maggie Ball has 20 years of quilting experience. Her award-winning quilts have been exhibited both nationally. She's a quilt show judge certified by the Northern California Quilt Council. She teaches quilting and traveled to Mongolia as a volunteer to teach unemployed and low-income women. Maggie has published two other books with Krause Publications, Creative Quilting with Kids and Patchwork and Quilting with Kids. A native of England, Maggie lives with her family on Bainbridge Island in the Pacific Northwest.

Winter GardenQueen's Courtyard
Winter Garden & Queens Courtyard

Nine-Block Sampler Stars at SunsetTrip Around the Garden
Nine-Block Sampler Stars at Sunset & Trip Around the Garden

Basket of FuschiasDitsy Garden
Basket of Fuschias & Ditsy Garden

Day Tripper TotesQuick Tripper
Day Tripper Totes & Quick Tripper Quilts


Table of Contents

Introduction6Chapter Three - Trip Around the World35
Chapter One - How to Use this Book8Ditsy Garden36
Chapter Two - Quilting Basics10Quick Tripper38
Tools and Supplies10Mini Trippers - Spring Stars, Day Night Tripper40
Fabric Selection and Planning11Day Tripper Totes45
Fabric Basics12Basket of Fuchsias48
Rotary Cutting Fabric 12Trip Around the Garden52
Machine Piecing Techniques 14Chapter Four - Ohio Star61
Pinning, Pressing and Assembly Line Sewing14Large Ohio Star62
Strip Piecing15Tweaked Ohio Star - The Block Patterns65
Corner-Square Triangles15Tweaked Ohio Star - Pillows68
Half-Square Triangles16Nine-Block Sampler - Stars at Sunset70
Quarter-Square Triangles 17Tutti Fruity73
Block Construction18Queen's Courtyard77
Bowtie18Tropical Latte81
Shoofly19Ohio Star Lattice - Star Struck84
Sawtooth Star19More Lattice Quilts 88
Ohio Star20Chapter Five - Bear's Paw91
Wedges20Constructing the Bear's Paw Books93
Prairie Points22Bear's Paw Variations96
Piano Keys Border22Table Runner100
Squares On-Point Border 23Six-Block Samplers - Royal Bears, Pacific Northwest Bears102
Assembling and Completing the Quilt25The Bear's Come Out at Night105
Assembling Blocks and Adding Borders25Hydrangea Garden109
Mitered Corners28Winter Garden112
Quilt Backing29Mix and Match - Tuscany Bears118
Batting and Basting30Appendices 1-4123
Quilting 31Supply Sources127
Binding32About the Author128
Finishing Touches33  

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