ABCD QuiltingAuthor: Kim Schrader Fauth Category: Piecing Publisher: ABCD Quilting Published: 01 Jan, 2003 ISBN: 0988287501 Pages: 82 Pages Tags:piecing | Purchase Here
I came up with this method as a way to solve several problems other quilters would come to me about. I was a former math teacher who also taught quilting and was disappointed with existing patterns for various reasons.
These are just a few of the problems I have addressed with this new technique:
- I bought a pattern but it is for a queen and I need it to be a king. I hate math…. Can you help? I know you were a math teacher. Smile, smile
- I bought this pattern but the cutting will take forever – one of those “cut four rectangles 2.5 by 4.5, cut eight squares 4.5 by 6.5, ETC!!! By the time I am done cutting, I won’t even want to make the quilt! Why did I buy this?!?
- I spent all this time making this quilt but I am not a color expert or artist and my blue fabric isn’t right 🙁 Wish I wouldn’t have picked something with so many color choices.
- Okay, so I’ve started the quilt but my colors are different than the pattern and I keep having to refer to my color chart. Grrr….
My book uses three fabrics cut into any size squares. The ABCD Blocks take three hours to make – all 32 blocks. Yes, you read that correctly. My directions are in white, gray and black to show value. There is NO set pattern so you can use the ABCD Blocks to make a variety of items such as table runners, bed quilts, purses, tree skirts, clothing, etc.