Beautiful vintage doilies are given new life in contemporary quilts and sewing projects. Beginning with an explanation of the various types of doilies readily available, 15 quilting projects creatively incorporate them into their design. With 10 patterns and 137 color images, the techniques are clearly demonstrated and explained. They include painted appliqu? machine-embroidered ribbon border trim, no math fabric-changing binding, adding embellishments and words, and tips for working with silk, denim, or upholstery fabric. So get your doilies out of storage and follow along to make a variety of quilts, pillows, holiday stockings, journal covers, and table runners, or be inspired to make your own creative item. This book is perfect for quilters, crafters, and sewers of all skill level.
Barbara Polston has been quilting for 20 years. She enjoys showing her quilts and has won numerous awards, including Best of Show, Best Miniature, and Best Amateur Machine Quilting. She enjoys teaching her techniques and talking about her quilts in lectures that often evoke both laughter and tears. Barbara is the Editor of The Quilting Quarterly, the Journal of The National Quilting Association. Prior to that, she was a Contributing Editor for American Quilter, the magazine of the American Quilter? Society. Barbara has served on the Boards of Directors of Arizona Quilters Guild, The National Quilting Association, and The Association of Pacific West Quilters. Additionally, she was Founder of Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame, served as its first President, and was honored with induction September 2013. For over 25 years, Barbara has called Phoenix, Arizona home. She shares her life with extended family and friends, as well as several beloved pets.

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