Enjoy mixing and matching techniques and design options when assembling these quilts. Margie Engel takes the 'daunting' out of design with these 8 happy, fun wallhanging projects. Each chapter teaches a different design technique plus a project, so you're learning while doing and not even noticing how much you've stretched outside your comfort zone. You'll understand the four concepts of design much better with every stitch.
Some Assembly Required -- Mixed Technique Quilts - 01/19/2012
Reviewer: Patti Ives, TAS Newsletter from Nevada, USA
You have been working on learning new embellishing and stitching techniques. You have your fabric and you are ready to try your hand at designing your own quilt. Now what? Margie Engle’s new book “Some Assembly Required -- Mixed Technique Quilts” can help you with that first step. The book begins with learning what makes a good design. Choosing fabric is next and you just know you will love that step. Then you must decide on what elements you want in your quilt. All this and more is covered in this easy to read well illustrated book. You will enjoy mixing and matching techniques and design options while assembling 8 quilts. Each projects presents a different design technique: Using a pre-printed panel, Filling in with Margie’s original X, Y, and Z strip-set blocks, Combining appliqué and piecing or piecing and trapunto, Highlighting large-scale fabrics, Adding photographs, machine embroidery, and embellishment and expanding your appliqué repertoire. This 96 page book is available now and is available wherever you purchase books or on-line.--Patti Ives, The Appliqué Society, Jan/Feb 2012, Page 16.
Some Assembly Required: Mixed Technique Quilts - 01/11/2012
Reviewer: James A. Cox, Edtor-in-Chief from Oregon, WI, USA
Margie Engel's "Some Assembly Required: Mixed Technique Quilts" teaches the basics of mixing and assembling eight quilts using a pre-printed panel, blending applique with piecing, and offers large-scale fabrics and photos to make wallhangings, quilts, and more. Patterns, bright color photos and clear step-by-step directions make this a fine winner for any needleworker seeking to blend different quilting styles. --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, January 2012.
Some Assembly Required - 01/04/2012
Reviewer: Vivian Benton from Pittsburgh, PA
I LOVE THIS BOOK. Margie Engel has done an excellent job of combining different designs and techniques (applique, trapunto, machine embroidery, photos, embellishments) into exciting quilt projects. If you have a piece of fabric you haven't wanted to cut up (who doesn't?) you can adapt some of the techniques she illustrates in this book to further highlight the beauty of your fabric without cutting it into little pieces.
Some Assembly Required - 10/04/2011
Reviewer: Anonymous from Mariettta, GA
This book is helpful for those of us who want to design an original quilt but don't know where to start. Not overwhelming, large block components will be helpful to figure out what to do with panel prints.