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  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
          How to Use This Book
  • GETTING STARTED: Goals and Definistions
    • Acquiring Quilt Blocks to Work With
    • Preparation of Sampler or Friendship Blocks
    • Bordering Each Block
    • Working to Scale with Colored-Paper Blanks
    • Blocks as Squares
    • Blocks on Point
    • Combining Straight and On-Point Blocks
    • The Block Linking Network
    • The Block and Blank Approach
            Some "Loosening Up" Excercises
    • Positioning the Quilt Within the Perimeter-
            An Extension of the "Block and Blank" Approach
    • Sashing Strips- Variations on a Theme:
            Another Area to Reach for the Unexpected
  • DESIGN DETAILS: Tools of the Trade
    • Block Segments
    • The Basic Cuts
    • Distorted Blocks
    • Repeat Design Elements
    • Border within a Border
    • Fabric Choices
    • Offsetting Blocks and Other Elements to Create Movement
    • Letting the Action Escape
    • A Checklist
  • THE PIECING PROCESS: From Paper Design to Real Quilts
    • Supplies
    • Creating the Scale Drawing
    • Creating Full-Size Template
    • Using the Graph Paper Templates
    • Sewing the Quilt Together
    • The Freezer Paper Technique
    • Variation on a Theme
    • Sewing Techniques
  • Projects for You
  • Afterword
  • Appendices-
          Appendix A: Sample Blocks to Work(Play) With
          Appendix B: Sample Layouts
  • Resources/Bibliography
  • About the Author
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Title: Smashing Sets: Exciting Ways to Arrange Quilt Blocks
Author/Designer: Margaret J Miller
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2000
Publisher: C&T Publishing, Lafayette, CA
Language: English
Page Count: 96
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 1571201106

SUMMARY- This designer amply demonstrates how cool assymetry can be. The cover doesn't really do it justice. If you like "Out of the Block" thinking, you'll love this book.