EASY to make: Just two pattern pieces--triangles and squares.
EASY cutting: Strip cut, triangle paper or pattern pieces.
EASY quilting: Machine quilt-in-the-ditch. Use seam lines forming the grid to define where to quilt.
EASY instructions: Step-by-step instructions from start to finish, including many helpful tips and how-to directions for techniques that make your project go faster, such as chain piecing.
EASY sashing and borders.
- 16 Projects
- Three size options for each project
- A great way to use scrap fabrics and make an easy quilt that doesn't look easy.
- Traditional, scrap and easy are mainstays for all skill levels
- Great for beginners!
- Experienced quilters who want quick and easy scrappy quilts that can be adapted to a variety of sizes will love this book
- Shop Owners can easily adapt the patterns, instructions and hints to quilt classes.
- Even a beginning teacher can easily teach a Maple Hill "2 Piece Patchwork" pattern successfully.
The Midwest Book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch May, 2011
"Ease of use doesn't have to limit imagination. 2 Piece Patchwork is a guide for those who want to get into quilting yet may not be ready for complex patterns. Breaking down quilts into the simplicity of triangles and squares, Sandy Petsche equips readers well in getting to master their needles to make something special. Presented in full color, 2 Piece Patchwork is a fine and educational read for any needlework novice."
Reviewer: Barbara Rhoades July, 2011
"This book of 16 quilts and wall hangings begins with a six page section of general instructions that cover cutting, cutting, sewing, binding and even a hanging sleeve technique. Each quilt is made with only simple block types. For example, the Simple Simon Sampler has 14 blocks but they are made from half square triangles. In other words, if you can sew a half square triangle, you can make this quilt.
Bear Paws is made from half square triangles and a four-patch square. The point is even though these quilts look complicated, they are not. Each pattern has a full color photo and a materials and cutting list. Graphics are plentiful to help you along with the written words. There is a chart that includes size/yardage for two other sizes than the one written out.
The colors lean towards earth tones but there is no reason you cannot change them to suit your room. An author bio is found on the last page.
My guild will be using this book for our quilt making. We might even try tea dying with the how-to in the general instructions section.