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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • Traditions & History
  • Fabric & Cutting
  • Piecing the Quilt Top
  • Quilting- With a Frame, By Block, By Machine
  • Tufting & Tying
  • 16 TRADITIONAL PATCHWORK QUILT PATTERNS:
    • Rolling Stone
    • 16 Patch
    • Storm at Sea
    • Irish Chain
    • Wrench
    • Basket of Scraps
    • Bowtie
    • Sawtooth
    • Dresden Plate
    • World Without End
    • Grandmother's Dream
    • Wheel of Fortune
    • Odds and Ends
    • Rob Peter to Pay Paul
    • Log Cabin
  • The Care of Quilts
  • 16 OTHER USES OF PATCHWORK:
    • Potholders
    • Place Mats
    • Pillows
    • Patchwork in Home Furnishings
    • Patchwork for Walls
    • Patchwork in Fashion
  • List of Supplies

Title: Once Upon a Quilt: Patchwork Design & Technique
Author/Designer: Celine Blanchard Mahler
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1973
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., NY
Language: English
Page Count: 96
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0442249667

SUMMARY- This book harks back to the beginning of the textile arts renaissance that had its roots in the late '60's/early '70's, so I had a good deal of interest in it when I ordered it off of www.paperbackswap.com It was an interesting read. She was a proponent of hand-piecing, on the legitimate observation that you can't carry your sewing machine around with you. Her templates are graphed, and you get a nice variety of traditional patchwork blocks. Overall it's dated - its value lies primarily in its copyright date.