Fabric designer and quilter Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts invites quilters everywhere to enjoy the fun, creativity and camaraderie of her new friendship fabric exchange idea--trading fabric strips.
Edyta has created a simple strip panel technique and designed 18 gorgeous quilt projects. Share from your own stash or use precut fabric strips such as Jelly Rolls™ and Honey Buns™. Ease, versatiltiy, fun and satisfaction--guaranteed.
Start your exchange with friends, through shops, a guild or on a retreat. Just keep in mind that the more people, the more variety of fabrics and the more the merrier!
- 18 gorgeous projects including quilts, table toppers, a table runner and wallhangings
- Accurate instructions
- Step-by-step how to technique photos for creating strip panels and fusible appliqué
- Hundreds of step-by-step photos, diagrams and illustrations
- How to plan a successful Fabric Strip Exchange
The Midwest Book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch January, 2011
"A quilt is an amalgamation of many great ideas. Friendship Strips & Scraps is an inspiration for lovers of quilts who are looking for new ideas and concepts to apply to their favorite pastime. Presented in full color and detailing 18 quilt projects with plenty of advice, this is a must-have pick for anyone who wants to expand their quilting world. Friendship Strips & Scraps is a fine addition to any community library crafts collection."
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting March/April, 2011
“Prolific designer Edyta Sitar is back with a new idea for fabric swaps. Following her wildly popular Friendship Triangles book, this book features eighteen projects using strips and scraps. Edyta’s quilts, photographed in beautiful settings, will entice you to expand your stash and spend every spare moment quilting. You’ll want to make every quilt in this book!"
Reviewer: Barbara Rhoades March, 2011
“You have strips left from past projects and a bunch of scraps that you just can’t part with. What to do with all this wonderful fabric???? Edyta Sitar solves that problem in her book Friendship Strips & Scraps with 18 projects. Quilts to table toppers to table runners to wall hangings are shown in this book which is set up as a strip exchange but there is no reason you can’t make the whole project yourself without doing an exchange (especially since you have all this wonderful “leftover” fabric!).
There are two sections before the projects start. One discusses strip sets and the other shows the steps for doing fusible appliqué. The projects themselves are well written with the materials list set off in a yellow frame. A colored photo of the finished item is provided and the cutting list is clearly written. The directions for creating the blocks have graphics included to make sure you are on the right path.
Templates needed are included at full size. The best part of the pattern is even though it says “quilt as desired” the author tells you how her project was quilted. These projects are good ones for anyone who has a scrap/strip basket that is overflowing. I will definitely be making a few of these projects.”
The Midwest Book Review--The Bookwatch: February 2011
Edyta Sitar’s Friendship Strips & Scraps invites quilters everywhere to use a simple strip panel technique designed by the author, who here presents nearly twenty quilt projects based around the strip quilt idea. You can use precut strips or cut strips from a personal stash in this fine collection, which includes hundreds of step-by-step color photos, diagrams, and directions.