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Pieced Borders: The Complete Resource [Paperback]

Judy Martin , Marsha McCloskey
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July 30 1998
What's the difference between a ho-hum quilt and a dazzling one? Pieced Borders, of course!

Pieced Borders: The Complete Resource has 200 of the best border patterns, most in multiple sizes. It also has 12 complete quilt patterns from two of America's foremost quilt designers. You'll find full-size templates, rotary cutting instructions and yardage charts.

Pieced Borders is more than just border patterns. It's a wonderful reference volume as well. Sample chapters include border Design Basics, Keys to Border Fit, Ideas for Custom Borders, Medallion Quilts & Round Robins, Border Construction, and Quiltmaking Shortcuts.


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Basically this is a book written by the top professionals in the quilting field and should be on the shelf of every declared quilter. -- Enola Gish, Baldwin (KS) Ledger

About the Author

Judy Martin is the internationally known and respected author of 12 popular quilting books, including such classics as The Block Book, Scrap Quilts, and Judy Martin's Ultimate Book of Quilt Block Patterns.

Marsha McCloskey is a widely-travelled and highly respected author and instructor. Among her many popular books are Marsha McCloskey's Block Party, Feathered Star Quilts, and Guide to Rotary Cutting.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative and thorough, but not for beginners April 15 2000
This book will teach you to think of quilt borders as an integral part of quilt design. It is truly imaginative and has many wonderful photos of quilts to inspire the quilter. However, I found the instructions very complicated and not for those with mathphobia. Still, I have used many of the book's border designs and just winged it with the calculations...still worked out fine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 13 2014
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great informative book, great service....A++++++++++++
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE ULTIMATE Pieced Border Book Nov. 2 2000
This book is by far the best book published on pieced borders. Judy and Marsha are two of America's best quilt authorities and have really put their all into this book. You will find everything from the different types of pieced borders, to hundreds of graphics of different pieced borders to inspirational quilts with pieced borders - at least a dozen of which have complete instructions for several sizes each! As a quilt instructor myself, I find the book an invaluable resource. I have six students starting a Round Robin project this month and their "bible" will be "Pieced Borders" by Martin & McCloskey!
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT step-by-step direction - A MUST HAVE!! June 6 1998
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This is a top quality how-to quilt book for everyone who love to add pieced borders to their quilt tops. Instruction on design, fit and piecing are all excellent and indepth. Both templates & rotary cutting methods are included for many, many shapes & sizes. This book inspired me to create original quilts based on some of my favorite blocks! If you like to design your own quilts, you just have to own this book!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW any quilt with these borders April 3 1998
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This book you will use, time and time again. Choose from a dozen beautiful, complete quilt patterns or 200 ready-to-use border patterns. Find everything you need to know for planning and making your own pieced borders. How to choose a border, and how wide. What color to choose and how to sew long border strips ( and how not to) . The simplest pieced borders are often the best ones. How to make border patterns to fit diagonal blocks or add dimensions. Complete with color photos, charts, patterns and much more.
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