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Learn how you can add style, personality, and
a little sassy chic by simply adding scallops.
- Detailed how-to instructions make it easy .. easy ...
easy. No math. No mystery!
- Fun and simple techniques provide endless possibilities
for making just the right scallops for any project.
- Spark your imagination with these delightful pillows,
valances, placemats, decorator towels and more. Great for your
home and great for gifts.
Marie's interest in quilting began in the late '70s. While tent
camping in Vermont with her husband, Jim, she would visit quilt
shops and bring back a book or two to the campsite. Finally in the
early '80s the quilt bug bit hard. In those days Marie only had
the weekends to quilt since she had a demanding full-time job.
In 1986, Marie retired after 30 years in the educational system.
Of course, as is typical with new quilters, the first quilts were
gifts for others. One quilt, a double bed-sized quilt (lap-quilted)
is still a reminder of those early quilts.
Marie began teaching quilting in Florida in 1987, at craft and
quilt shops. That led to her designing original patterns for classes.
As the demand grew to have them available on the commercial market,
Katie's Tulip became her first published pattern in 1990. Since
then she has published over 40 original patterns. It was also in
1990 that Marie started her own business under the name of Katie
Lane Quilts. Katie Lane was the name of the street she and her husband
lived on in Orlando, Florida.
Between teaching, lecturing, designing and publishing patterns
as well as a self-published book, Stained Glass Techniques-Art
Work in Fabric, the business kept growing. Jim was the computer
guru who not only helped with graphics but was also the editor.
Being an engineer, no sentence went unread.
Marie has also appeared on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson
and on America Sews with Sue Hausman. She has written articles
that appeared in Traditional Quiltworks and The Professional
Quilter. Katie Lane Quilts Radial Rules have been featured in
Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Miniature Quilts and Quilting
Today. The original Scallop Radial Rule was featured
in the book Notions ... Over 50 Great Gadgets You Can't Live
Without by Taunton Press.
After Marie's husband retired in 2001, they, along with Katie Lane
Quilts, moved to Amherst, New Hampshire. People call them the '"reverse
snowbirds" and Marie finds the seasonal changes and small town
life a source of inspiration not only for her patterns, but for
the very soul of her being. For the curious, the winter months are
just as much appreciated as the other seasons.
Table of Contents
|Debunking the Scallop Myths
for Perfect Scallops
|Gathering Your Tools
|3 Easy Steps to Scalloping Success
|The Art of Fudging
|Preview Your Scalloped Edge
with Freezer Paper
|Easy Finishing Techniques
|No Sweat Mitered Corners
|Drafting Your Own Custom
|Dogwood Table Runner
|Scalloped Table Runner
|Double Scalloped Placemat
|Margaritaville Coaster Dock
|Scalloped Swag Valance
|Descending Scallop Valance
|I Love Paris Pillow
| Scalloped Sheets and Pillowcases
|About the Author
Scalloped Sheets and Pillow Cases
I Love Paris Pillow