Journey with Jean Ann Wright, long-time editor of Quilt magazine and sew through Quilt Sashings & Settings The basics & beyond. Discover how easy it is to make fun, creative and interesting quilts.
Begin with ways to manipulate color, value and scale in fabric patterns and discover how to bring out the "wow" factor in your quilts. In the techniques chapter, "Matering the Basics" learn tried-and-true methods for making basic quilt units you'll use again and again. Then, adventure into a variety of settings and sashings.
Her secret? "Simplicity always works. Feel free to play!"
From a basic block-to-block setting through strippy quilts, medallion quilts, diagonal and on-point settings to the unique versatile Circle of Nine. Enjoy a variety of quilting experiences. More than 20 projects with complete step-by-step instructions for each.
A Needle Pulling Thread: December, 2013
Along with tips on manipulating color, value and the scale of fabric pattern, Jean Ann teaches the little ‘tricks’ she uses to make a unique quilt with simple techniques. Her motto? “Simplicity always works.”
Contents include: Basic Sashings, Block-to-Block Settings, Diagonal Settings, Strippy Settings, Medallion Settings, Circle of Nine Settings.
22 successful projects, complete instructions, full color photos and illustrations, mix and match sashing and setting inspiration.
Barbara Rhoades: July, 2012
The first thing that caught my eye is that the book is spiral bound and will lay flat and STAY OPEN while you quilt. This is always a plus in my book. The second thing is that I already have a book that I love that she and her sister wrote, Circle of Nine.
This book contains a section on fabric and color and then goes on to show how to create several different blocks. There are lots of pictures and the written instructions are easy to understand. There is also one page on setting blocks on the diagonal.
The rest of the book is divided into sections: basic sashings, block to block settings, diagonal settings, strippy settings, medallion settings and my favorite, Circle of Nine settings. Each section has at least two patterns and one even has five. There are a total of 22 in all.
Colored photos of the quilts are provided with each pattern and a paragraph about it. Material and cuttings lists are easy to follow and the written instructions contain lots of graphics to make sure you are on the right path. Any templates needed are provided at full size.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a copy and start making quilts!
Crafter’s Choice: Summer, 2012
Sure, you could just join block to block to block, but why not get creative with your sashings and settings and really make your quilt blocks pop! With all you’ll learn in quilter extraordinaire Jean Ann Wright’s fabulous new addition to the beloved The Basics & Beyond series, you’ll definitely be able to expand your design savvy. Created for beginners on up, the 20-plus projects in Quilt Sashings & Settings are sure to delight quilters who love to experiment and play. From a spring table runner with appliquéd flower baskets to a diagonal set stars-and-bars quilt, these beautiful projects will open your eyes to myriad innovative ways to produce absolutely stunning quilts using even the most basic blocks and techniques.