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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Meet the Authors
  • Introduction
  • GENERAL DIRECTIONS:
    • Gathering Basic Sewing Supplies
    • Choosing Fabric
    • Preparing Fabric: to Wash or Not to Wash
    • Cutting and Piecing
  • MAGIC BASE BLOCKS:
    • Constructing Magic Base Block #1 Units
    • Constructing Magic Base Block #2 Units
    • Adding Squares
    • Piecing the Units to Make Blocks
    • Designing with Magic Base Blocks
  • Random Acts of Stripping
  • Gallery of Quilts
  • QUILT PATTERNS:
    • Forest Primeval
    • Arctic Camouflage
    • Cotton Candy
    • Canadian Star
    • Serengeti Eyes
    • What's Black and White and Red All Over?
    • Reflections
    • If I Had a Garden
    • Spinning Hatchets
    • Broken Star
    • Oriental "Tee"
    • Oh, My Stars
    • Architectural Study
    • Stitch in Time
    • If It Only Snowed in San Jose
    • Jewels Come in Many Colors
  • Quilts for Inspiration
  • ASSEMBLING AND FINISHING THE QUILT:
    • Horizontal Settings
    • Diagonal Settings
    • Borders
    • Backings
    • Battings
    • Marking the Quilting Design
    • Basting
    • Bindings
    • Documenting Your Quilt
  • APPENDIX:
    • Diagrams for Magic Base Blocks
    • Calculating Magic Base Block Sizes
    • Standard Bed Sizes
    • Yardage for Continuous Bias Binding
    • Quilting Suggestions
    • Block Dictionary
  • INDEX

Title: Magic Base Blocks for Unlimited Quilt Designs
Author/Designer: Patty Barney, Cooky Schock
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1996
Publisher: That Patchwork Place, Bothell, WA
Language: English
Page Count: 104
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 1564771636

SUMMARY- I remember mom waxing very enthusiastic about this technique, and my mom was both artistic and prolific. I believe this technique had somewhat to do with the prolific part. I think this book influenced my mom's work strongly, and has a lot of useful basic information besides.