Teeny-Tiny Quilts – 35 Miniature Projects • Tips & Techniques for Success

Bless the authors and publishers that share their love of quilting with books packed with #CreativeGoodness.  I’m always on the lookout of new books that stand out. And today, I’m excited to be able to share insights about such a new book that I want to encourage everyone to check out.

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Today, I want to share insights about a recently released book “Teeny-Tiny Quilts – 35 Miniature Projects • Tips & Techniques for Success“, by Donna Lynn Thomas, from CT Publishing.  I also want to clarify, that miniature quilts have always captured my attention for their beauty, but also for their ability to help the creators grow their precision piecing skills.  And, this book is “loaded” with stunning quilts, instructions to help you make them, as well as tips & tricks for you to perfect your skills when making miniature quilts!

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PUBLISHERS INSIGHTS:

Piece tiny quilts with accuracy

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Master the precision and attention to detail needed for small quilts! In this book, author Donna Lynn Thomas teaches you the skills you need to create accurately pieced quilts in miniature. Choosing fabrics (with emphasis on print size), cutting (with emphasis on accuracy), sewing (with techniques for how to sew small pieces and tiny half-square triangles), pressing, and finishing are all covered in depth. Build your confidence and skills at your own pace with easy-to-follow -instructions and a progression of 12 projects, from easier to more challenging. Plus, each project comes in up to 3 sizes, so you can choose how small you want to go!

• Small, smaller, smallest! Sew mini quilts in many sizes, with block sizes from 1 1/8” to 6”
• Projects in all fabrics and styles to appeal to everyone
• Great tips & techniques for any quilter looking to piece more accurately!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Donna Lynn Thomas has been sewing since the age of four and passionately quilting since 1975. She began teaching in 1981 and, as an Army wife, lived in Germany for four years, where she thoroughly enjoyed teaching at a German quilt shop and at various guilds throughout the country. Long out of the Army, the Thomas’ have now settled in Kansas. Donna continues to teach and speak nationally.

Donna places a strong focus on mastering basics and precision skills to help quilters reduce frustration and better enjoy the creative process.

The author of twenty quilting books since the late 1980s, Donna continues to write and contribute articles to various quilt-related publications. You can watch Donna’s class, Piece Like a Pro, on Craftsy.  You can also check out many of her previously published books on Amazon.

Donna designed the Omnigrip On-Point Ruler and its companion ruler, the On-Point Square. These rulers give you the ability to cut pieces that measure neatly on the diagonal, eliminating the messy math usually involved in setting patchwork units on point inside blocks or borders.

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Her greatest joy is her husband, Terry, and their two sons, Joe and Pete. Equally dear to her heart are Joe’s wife, Katie, and Donna’s most-perfect-in-every-way granddaughters, Charlotte and Alexandra.

Donna and Terry provide staff assistance to their two cats, Max and Skittles, and a kiddie pool and ear scratches to one sunny golden retriever, Ellie. All the quilts in their house are lovingly “pre-furred.”

MY REVIEW

The projects in this book are absolutely stunning and perfect for decorating your home, or for a give.  With 35 projects , this book is also an exceptional value when you consider the cost of a standalone pattern.  But it is also a “must have” book for anyone interested in learning/improving their precision piecing skills.

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The blocks for the projects range from 1 1/8″ – 6″ finished size, but don’t shy away from working with such small units, as the instructions are easy to follow with good visuals. .   To clarify, each project comes in 2 or 3 selections of size (small, smaller, smallest).  And, each project has as many blocks as a full size quilt would have – simply smaller blocks! You’ll learn to sew a scant 1/4″ seams and sew perfect points.  The techniques are sewn not paper pieced

This book would also be a good resource for quilt guilds that are looking for fun challenges for members, as well as for quilt shops looking for unique classes to draw in their customers, all based around this book.

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I hope you get a chance to check out this book at your favorite quilt shop.  Of course, it is so new that they may not even be aware of it, thus I hope you’ll let them know you are interested in having them make it available.  Don’t forget you can check this book out online at CT Publishing , Amazon, as well as Donna’s website where you can order a signed copy too!

Lastly, who would be interested in joining me this Fall for a sew-along which uses projects in this book? We’ll learn/practice our precision piecing skills together, have fun, as well as participants will have a chance to win prizes. Just be sure to pick up your copy of this book and leave a comment here to let me know you want to join. I’ll also share more updates on my blog, before this event kicks off, to heighten awareness of sponsors, as well as share more details.

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You can find the author, Donna Lynn Thomas, at:

http://www.donnalynnthomas.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DonnaLynnThomasQuilter

You can find CT Publishing at:

http://www.ctpub.com/
http://www.ctpub.com/stash-books/
https://www.youtube.com/user/CandTPublishing
https://www.facebook.com/ctpub
https://instagram.com/ctpublishing/

 

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