If you would like to pre-order my newest book, 60 Pieced Quilt Borders – Mix & Match, which is due to be released mid-January, you may do so here! It is $27, which includes book rate shipping within the U. S. If you are not a U. S. resident and would like to order a book, please write me so that I may get a figure for you for shipping. 6% sales tax will be added to orders being shipped to Texas. It’s kinda funny . . or sad, depending on how you look at it but my first book, Nine Patch Extravaganza, was released when I lived in Kentucky. Weekend Quilts came out when I lived in Missouri. I think my husband figures my book writing is such a hassle for him that he’ll pay me back by changing states every time I have a new book released so . . I give up! If he will promise me no more moves, I’ll promise him no more books! Think either of us can keep that promise?
Anyway, here’s my take on the new book! It’s wonderful! What else would you want to know? Seriously there are 15 quilt patterns in the book. The patterns are for the centers of the quilt, without any borders. For each top, there are 4 border options. Without having to do any math at all, you can choose from 4 borders that will fit that one particular quilt top. My little formula is in the book for figuring how to make any border fit any quilt so really, you can pick any of the 60 borders and make them fit any of the 15 quilt centers, or any quilt center you might have at home or want to create.
Yardage requirements are given separately – one set for the quilt center and one set for the quilt border so if you want to make a quilt in the book but want no borders, you will not have to do any math to figure out your yardage needed. Or, you can add border yardage, together with quilt yardage and figure out how much you need to make the chosen border to go with your quilt.
One thing I will tell you — the patterns are more like the “cheat sheet” patterns I was doing on the blog for a while. They are not step by step, hold your hand all the way through the process. For flying geese, half square triangles, quarter square triangles, etc., the instructions say “using your favorite method, make 44 (or however many are needed) flying geese.” When I wrote this book, I was frustrated that every book on my shelf dedicated 3 or 5 or more pages to the basics that most of us know or can find on the internet or in any other quilt book on our shelf. There was no way to get 15 quilt centers and 60 border patterns in one book if I gave terribly detailed instructions for every pattern. The average confident beginner quilter should have no problems at all with the instructions in this book. A couple, or maybe 3 — I can’t remember — of the tops have been seen on the blog before but there are new and exciting borders with them.
For those who order through my website, they will be shipped in the order in which I receive the orders. Unless otherwise requested, I will autograph the book to whomever the book is being shipped to. So, if you’re ordering a book to be shipped to you but it’s actually for Aunt Susie, please write me a note on your order form.
If you have any questions, please let me know.