Monday, July 12, 2010

A Good Old Book

I have had this book since about 1993 and have turned to it many times. It is Sensational Settingsby Joan Hanson and published by That Patchwork Place. It is a honey! It is full of lots of useful information and many ideas for the layout of quilts. This page is just one of many that you can glean different ways to set your quilt blocks. And it also enables you to pretty much figure out the size of your quilt from the wealth of information contained in the book.

This is the page that is really one that I have used a lot. The info on setting triangles is terrific. And it's a good idea to heed the advice of overcutting the squares by 1/2 to 1 inch larger then trimming after piecing the top together. One of my favorite books. (Click to enlarge)

3 comments:

Leslie said...

I agree, I have borrowed it and it has solved many of my quilt top configuration problems as well. It is a great book.

Karen said...

Looks like an excellent book!

Chartreuse Moose said...

Don't you love these old favorites? I've turned to a few well-worn books so many times...they had the basics and after a bit of time...even ideas I'd passed before...suddenly appeal! What's old...is new again??? ;-)