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"Carolyn's Paper Pieced Garden" Book Review posted: 3/17/2004
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
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Carolyn’s Paper-Pieced Garden
By Carolyn Cullinan McCormick
Kansas City Star Books

Carolyn McCormick, the inventor of the Add-A-Quarter Ruler, “offers a unique collection of patterns from the historic collection of The Kansas City Star, redesigned for paper piecing.” There are 20 patterns, each sized for 4-inch miniature and 10-inch block versions, and so you can make a large quilt or a “miniature.”

Each block has a very good color photo of the block, foundation patterns ready to copy, and clear charts on what sizes to pre-cut the fabric pieces in preparation for paper piecing. Being able to pre-cut all of those fabric pieces makes the paper piecing assembly go very smoothly. There are two charts for each block, one for the 4-inch and one for the 10-inch block. It makes it seem so simple; why not make both sizes of the blocks as you are going through the book.

Carolyn has very clear illustrations and written general directions for paper piecing in the beginning of the book, plus some extra projects using the blocks at the end of the book. This book is well worth the investment for your personal or guild library.

Look for this book at your favorite quilt shop!

Publisher Name: Kansas City Star Books

Publisher Address: 1729 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108

©2004 Dori Hawks

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