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Simply Sensational Square-agonals Quilts

MSRP: $24.95
SKU: 978-1-935726-35-7
UPC: 748628-11302-3
Size: 96 pages; Softcover
Author: Sandi Blackwell
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Make easy patchwork blocks into sensational “on point” quilt designs no math, no setting triangles. Sew rows of quilt blocks together, then follow the easy 1-2-3 cutting instructions and reassemble the patchwork pieces for easy quilts on point you won’t believe.

Sandi Blackwell’s first quilt book, Square-agonals® A New Angle on Quilting introduced her unique patchwork technique to quilters worldwide. Now, in her new book Simply Sensational Square-agonals® Quilts, Sandi gives you 12 new easy quilt projects with more patchwork blocks that only look complicated.

Create patchwork table toppers, wall hangings, quilted table runners and full-sized quilts with the easy diagonal setting technique.

  • Quilt pattern how-to, with clear and accurate step-by-step instructions
  • Tips for sewing patchwork blocks
  • Full-color quilt project pictures throughout
  • Easy-to-understand project illustrations and diagrams to guide quilters from start to finish

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Midwest Book Review—California Bookwatch: September, 2013

Simply Sensational Square-agonals Quilts tells how to create triangles with no math or complexity, and teaches how to turn blocks into diagonal designs. Sandi Blackwell's first book on the topic, Square-agonals: A New Angle on Quilting introduced the technique and this, her follow-up title, provides 12 new projects using more complicated blocks for creating wallhangings, table runners, and more. The technique involves sewing blocks together and then cutting and re-assembling the pieces. Step-by-step instructions accompany general sewing tips and use color photos and diagrams to demonstrate the overall process. Needleworkers already familiar with A New Angle will find this follow-up key to continuing the learning process.

Barbara Rhoades: July 2013

This is the third book by Ms. Blackwell on the Square-agonal idea. The idea is to sew rows of blocks, in this case, two rows of five blocks and one row of three blocks and then cut it in three pieces. Then resew these cut pieces back together to create the quilt/table runner.

Special arrow templates are provided to make sure you reconnect the right pieces after you cut. Use them to make any of the dozen projects provided – quilts or table runners. The cutting list has each fabric color in bold so you know which fabric to cut to what size.

There is a color photo of the finished item and a colored column of information that includes the finished size, the block size and the materials list. The finished blocks that are used to make the whole quilt are pictured and have their respective block names listed beside them.

The first six pages of the book give you an overview of just how to sew/cut the blocks to recut the top and use the arrows. The projects are shown in bright, modern colors and any templates used to create the blocks are given at full size. If you missed one of Ms. Blackwell’s earlier books, give this one a try.

Midwest Book Review—Wisconsin Bookwatch: June 2013

A superbly and profusely illustrated instruction manual, "Simply Sensational Square-agonals Quilts: No Math! No Cutting or Setting Triangles! Turn Easy-Stitched Blocks into Stunning Diagonal Designs" by quilting expert Sandi Blackwell is a 96 page do-it-yourself guide offering twelve creative and original projects including table toppers, wall hangings, and table runners. Of special note are the numerous sewing tips provided. Thoroughly 'user friendly', "Simply Sensational Square-agonals Quilts" will readily enable even the most novice of quilting enthusiasts to turn out quality quilts that will be true family treasures!