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101 Patchwork Patterns by Ruby McKim
128 pages soft cover book in good condition.
This is one of the finest of all available books on the making of patchwork quilts. The author is recognized as having been one of our country's leading authorities on this venerable art, and in this book she divulges many a secret that will assist you in making quilts of the highest quality.
This book contains over 100 patchwork patterns, with complete instructions for cutting and sewing. All conceivable sorts of designs are diagrammed and carefully described. This book shows you step by step, all the details making each kind of quilt: It covers choice of pattern, piece vs. patch quiltmaking, simple and complex quilts, choice of materials, interling materials, lining and thread materials, cutting and piecing, the applique process, various methods of setting together, quilt sizes, borders, scallops, flounces, valances, straight line and close shell quilting, methods of stamping, perforated quilting patterns, quilting the quilt, putting into frames, quilting in a small space, embroidery quilts and many other topics.
This book is not technical in any sense of the word. You can use it to make beautiful quilts provided only that you know the fundamentals of sewing.
This is a revised edition of the original 1931 publication and contains 101 patterns and cutting designs, 140 illustrations and an index of patterns.
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