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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • Basic Quilting Techniques
  • MAKING PILLOWS:
    • Pillows w/ Ribbons and Lace
    • Assembling the Pillow Top
    • Edge Finishing
    • Assembling the Pillow Front and Back
  • CHRISTMAS TREE BORDER:
    • Table Linens
    • Oven Mitt
    • Potholder
  • CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS:
    • Calico Ball
    • Tree
    • Stars
    • Hearts
    • Angels
    • Country House
  • CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS:
    • Stocking w/ Christmas Tree Border
    • Checkerboard Heart Stocking
    • Christmas Pine Stocking
  • HOLIDAY HEARTS:
    • Wall hanging
    • Pillow
    • Potholder
  • FOOD STUFFS:
    • Basic Sewing Techniques for Fruits and Vegetables
    • Four-Piece Designs: Apple, Summer Squash, Cucumber, Carrot, and Eggplant
    • Five-Piece Designs: Pear, Orange, Turnip, and Gourd
    • Six-Piece Designs: Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Tomato, Butternut Squash, and Lettuce or Red Cabbage
    • Eight-Piece Designs: Cherry Tomato
    • Ten-Piece Designs: Round Gourd and Blue Moon Squash
    • Fourteen- Piece Design: Pumpkin
    • Corn
    • Banana
    • Pineapple
    • Colonial Apple Cone
  • CHRISTMAS TREES AND FEATHERED STARS:
    • Whirling Pine
    • Christmas Pine Pillow
    • Christmas Pine Quilt
    • Star and Pine Quilt
    • Simple Feathered Star
    • Feathered Star
  • INDEX

Title: A Patchwork Christmas
Author/Designer: Margit Echols
Format/Publication Date: HC:1987
Publisher: Sedgewood Press, NY
Language: English
Page Count: 192
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0024968307

SUMMARY- Came with a little booklet "Homespun Christmas Crafts". When I catalog a book, I usually start with the Table of Contents before looking through the book, so I can see what impression someone would get if all they could see was the cover and the ToC(because that's what I give you). So, my first reaction when I skimmed the main topic headers was "Oh, she's going to include recipes, that's charming." Then I read through the contents as I entered the ToC and thought "Huh, no recipes, but what odd choices for quilting patterns." Then I looked through the book. She uses quilting techniques for most of the projects - except the fruits and vegetables. Those are stuffed soft sculptures done in "country" prints! The last chapter titled "Christmas Trees and Feathered Stars" is a select group of quilt patterns that makes the whole book worthwhile - unless you're also into stuffed fruit.