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Modern Scot patchwork : bold quilts inspired by iconic tartans / Kathy Allen.

By: Allen, Kathy, 1956- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, [2018]Copyright date: �2018Description: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781617455940; 1617455946.Subject(s): Patchwork -- Patterns | Quilting -- Patterns | Tartans -- Miscellanea | Strip quilting | CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Patchwork | Patchwork | Quilting | Strip quiltingGenre/Form: Nonfiction. | Patterns.DDC classification: 746.46/041
Contents:
History of the tartan -- Choosing fabric -- Basic quiltmaking techniques -- How to build a tartan design -- Elliot -- Maxwell -- Maitland -- Barclay -- Hannay -- MacRae of Conchra -- Fraser -- Amador -- Gallery -- Fabric organization worksheet.
Summary: "Pick your favorite kilt and make a tartan quilt!"--Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Do you love Outlander? Do you have Scottish heritage? Learn to make modern, graphic quilts based on the woven patterns of traditional tartans of Scotland! Though the interweaving of tartan colors can be complex, the author has simplified the instructions for easy piecing. Simply cut strips, make strip sets, and subcut sections to make pieces that you can sew together to create rows. With a range of project types for each tartan, from runners and throws to bed-size quilts, there's something for every quilter. Includes patterns for clans Elliot, Maxwell, Maitland, Barclay, Hannay, Macrae of Conchra, and Fraser, and an original design, Amador, to honor the area where the author lives.

Includes bibliographical references (page 111).

History of the tartan -- Choosing fabric -- Basic quiltmaking techniques -- How to build a tartan design -- The projects. Elliot -- Maxwell -- Maitland -- Barclay -- Hannay -- MacRae of Conchra -- Fraser -- Amador -- Gallery -- Fabric organization worksheet.

"Pick your favorite kilt and make a tartan quilt!"--Back cover.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Quilt designer Allen, who makes modern table runners and bed quilts based on traditional Scottish tartans of lowlands and highlands, begins her charming book on Scot-inspired patchwork quilts with a vocabulary lesson. In Scotland, "tartan" means "woolen, latticed fabric," and "plaid" refers to how the broad cloth is used, say, as a blanket or skirt. That established, she moves on to the basics of quilting techniques. The book includes patterns for six of Allen's designs, which she selected for their "quiltability," three of which are aimed at beginners and three at more experienced quilters. She also configures a gold and green tartan to honor her California roots and outlines six steps for readers who want to construct their own tartan design, including creating "merge" fabrics (ones that interweave others) and strip sets to provide the base for the patterns. Piecing these tartans into patchwork quilts is complex; however, Allen has simplified the process with a system, plus large graphics, charts, and tips. Allen delightfully includes each tartan's family story, such as the Maxwell, inspired by the story of a man who escaped from prison dressed as one of his devoted wife's ladies. The histories add texture to a book made to instruct kilted quilters---and non-Scots, too. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.