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Floorquilts by Ellen Highsmith Silver features Fabric decoupaged floorcloths for no-sew fun! 12 projects with instructions to turn your favorite fabrics into durable walkable art.

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Floorquilts
Fabric Decoupaged FloorclothsNo-Sew Fun

Author: Ellen Highsmith Silver
Pages: 80
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher:C&T Publishing
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4Q0242
Weight: 0.9 lb
MSRP: $23.95

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The Floor's the Limit!

  • Raid your stash! Turn your favorite fabrics and quilt patterns into durable, walkable are
  • 12 projects with step-by-step instructions and dozens of how-to tips
  • Make floorcloths, placemats, coasters, luggage tags, trivets, bookmarks, and more
  • A new place to show off your favorite quilt designs when your house is full of quilts

Author Ellen Highsmith SilverAbout the Author

Since the ubiquitous textile design experience of weaving pot holders on a square metal loom using stretchy cotton loops, Ellen has been hooked on the broad medium of textiles. Working on or with fabrics has always had a gravitational pull on her life. Girl Scouts in her small, southern hometown provided useful skills, such as righting a flipped canoe, pitching a tent, making s'mores (of course), and especially needlework.

Ellen has studied and designed professionally in many branches of needlework, from needlepoint to appliqué to embroidery and quilting. She has a textile radar that just about affects her heart rate when she sees a wonderful piece of art or craft created with fabric. Whether going to London and studying exquisite crewelwork at the Victoria an Albert Museum or sitting in church behind Virginia Avery and studying her joyous wearable art, Ellen is inspired and happy to see art and skill combined in a medium that speaks her language.

Ellen created the idea of floorquilts to solve a problem. The question was how her love of wee-designed textiles on the floor could coexist with her love of dogs in various stages of development (chewing rug corners being one of the stages). Floorquilts became the solution.

When she's not giving lessons at the Quilt Cottage in Momaroneck, Ellen lives in Rye, New York, with her husband, Mitch, and their two dogs, Broadway and Charlie. Ellen and her family, human and otherwise, hope that making and living with floorquilts will give you and your family many reasons to smile.

Table of Contents

 
Introduction 5
Floorquilt Fundamentals 6
Basic Tools & Materials 7
Selecting Fabrics 8
Preparing Fabrics 8
Preparing Canvas 10
Central Design 10
Applying Borders 11
Applying Protective Coatings & Backing 14
Time to Make a Floorquilt 15
Squares Dancing 16
Project: Handkerchief Corners 17
Project: Mitered Squares 20
Inspiration: Turnabout is Square Play 22
Inspiration: Circles Within Squares 23
Project: Four-Patch With Scalloped Leaves 24
Inspiration: Folk Flowers 27
Scrap Happy 28
Project: Penny Rug 29
Inspiration: Hanging Diamonds 32
Inspiration: Horizontal Strips/Vertical Bars 34
For the Love of Fabric 36
Inspiration: Marbled Diamonds 37
Inspiration: Bush Banana 37
Be a Cutup 38
Project: Trellis & Toile 39
Inspiration: Flowering Irish Chain 42
Inspiration: Butterflies & Vines 43
Whimsey Underfoot 45
Project: Boo! 46
Project: Dog Bone Dish Mat 51
Project: Good Kitty Cat Mat 55
Off-the-Floorquilts 61
Project: Reversible Coasters 62
Project: Trivets 63
Inspiration: Serving Trays 64
Project: Reversible Placemats 65
Project: "That's My Bag!" Tags 68
Inspiration: Bookmarks 70
Gallery 71
About the Author 77
Sources 78

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