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Taking quilting beyond fabric, Learn to Quilt with Leather by Patricia Converse brings a new world of texture and color to your projects. This is not traditional leatherworking, but rather a melding of quilts with this hardy material.

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Learn to Quilt with Leather
Over a dozen creative projects and how-to tips

Author: Patricia Converse
Pages: 64
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: House of White Birches
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MSRP: $14.95

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The loves of sewing, quilting and leather have come together in this book. Leather offers new textural and tactile experiences for home sewing. The leather itself inspires designs. Traditional patchwork takes on a new look and feel when stitched in the lap quilt Navajo Lightning. Appliequé is easy because edges do not need to be turned under and because sharp points and curves are easily accomplished. Reverse appliqué and foundation piecing are also easy to accomplish with leather for the same reasons.

A Pair of Striking Leather Pillows

Decorative machine and free-motion quilting require only basic skills to yield successful results. Lightweight leathers are easily sewn on a home sewing machine. Suede is primarliy used in this book because the texture and hand are so appealing. Washable suede and leather are now becoming available, making them an elegant choice for home-decorating projects. Some care must be taken to work with the characteristics of leather. This book offers practical tips, clear instructions and patterns for over a dozen projects. The techniquies for working with seude can be transfered to projects of your own design inspired by the projects found here.

A Leather Quilt A Decorative Leather Pillow

Table of Contents

General Instructions3Royal Ranch Throw34
Navajo Lightning6Reverse Appliqué Starburst38
Prairie Point Pillow11Amish Inspiration42
Autumn Colors14Winter Evergreens48
Black Beauty20Western Nights54
Log Cabin Trio24Resources62
Autumn Leaves30Meet the Designer64

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