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Patchwork Folk Art: Using Applique & Quilting Techniques
by Janet Bolton
"With colorful fabric pieces as your paints, and needle and threads for brushes, anyone can compose beautiful works of patchwork folk art."—American Bookseller. The images Bolton creates with patchwork have a charm far greater than the basic craft techniques utilized...have the appeal and freshness of true folk art, so a beginner need not be intimidated....A delightful pri ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Sterling Publishing (NY)
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Patchwork Folk Art is truly about using fabric as art, to make what I would call "fabric paintings." In some ways, this is the exact opposite about the techniques I'm learning in my quilting class. The goal is not to make a perfectly uniform quilt with straight-edges off of a pattern. Instead, it's about putting pieces together into a very small final project (often 6 by 6 inches) and using hand applique (done in a traditional, folk style) to turn it into an art piece that could be hung on a wal ...more