Recreate this masterpiece or any of its parts (90 patterns) to celebrate the holiday season! Copy sizes are given for ease of hand and machine applique construction. These darling patterns can be used separately to decorate stockings, tote bags, sweaters-the possibilities are endless! Trace each element (elf, toy, sleigh, background, etc.) to create the master pattern for that element. The globe pattern (page 21) can be increased by a printing company to achieve an accurate pattern for piecing. To draw it yourself, the bottom straight line of the original pattern is 56-1/4 inches wide. The center vertical line is 57 inches tall. Extend the globe pieces slightly on the right and left sides to have plenty of seam allowances to attach the toy shop area and the name tag area.
Santa's Loading Dock Quilt - 02/20/2013
Reviewer: Elizabeth Reight from Dallas, TX
I, too, love this quilt and was very excited to find the "how-to" book at Festival last year! But like others, would find it much more user friendly if AQS would offer a full-size master pattern on either butcher or freezer paper, like Cynthia England does with her patterns. The full-size pattern could be an option and sold separately. Please consider!!
Santa's Loading Dock Quilt - 01/06/2013
Reviewer: Kathie R Kerler from Portland, OR
If you have ever wanted to create a special Christmas wallhanging, this book contains everything you need to make Mary Buvia's wonderfully imaginative quilt which celebrates all things Santa. Excellent color photos accompany the instructions. The photos show the embroidery and quilting designs in detail. If you don't want to make the entire quilt but certain motifs or parts of the quilt design appeal to you, the book offers many ideas for smaller pieces, such as bags, banners, and pillowcases.
Santa's Loading Dock Quilt - 12/31/2012
Reviewer: pjmartin from Fair Oaks, CA
I was so excited when I found out this book was being published. I saw this quilt in a magazine and at a quilt show. I love the quilt and love the story behind it! I don't know if I'll ever make the whole quilt, but I can see using pieces of it in other projects, maybe use the elves on a tree skirt. If you're interested in making the entire quilt, Mary does go into a lot of detail into how to put each piece of the quilt together, what order to do it, what colors to use, how to embellish it and quilt it. There are also pictures scattered throughout the book to give you ideas of how to use pieces of the appliqué in other projects.
Santa's Loading Dock Quilt - 08/29/2012
Reviewer: Jerie Clark from Somers. MT USA
This is a great quilt and I was so excited to get the book/pattern. The methodolgy of making this quilt is complicated but fairly well explained. The background is really confusing though, I can find nowhere that tells it's finished size.
I must say that when I spend $25 plus for a pattern, I really expected to get a full sized pattern. I can certainly make copies at 200% and I will, but it means a 20 mile trip and the cost of the copies