Explore this exciting new strip piecing technique! Using multiples of the same print or a photograph transferred to fabric, author Brenda Esslinger has developed a way to fracture the original print in order to create beautifully echoed designs in quilts. Included are directions to complete one-of-a-kind quilts using the basic fracture, higher order fractures, fractures on the 45° angle, and fractures on the 60° angle. View the gallery and be inspired by the variations of this technique. (c)2009
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I just received this book and could not wait to start. I used four repeats of a holiday fabric. I followed the basic instructions and completed the top in two evenings. I am ready to make more of these. I think the key is to select the right fabric. When completed, these pieces are wonderful as backgrounds for applique' (as shown in several examples in the book.) In order to sew a 1/8" seam on my machine (Bernina), I used a basic foot, moved the needle all the way to the right-most position, and placed the fabric right at the edge of the foot. This may be a little larger than 1/8", but not much, and it worked very well (even and straight) because the fabric is fully between the foot and the feed dogs.
Very excited to get this book. Directions are wonderfully clear, pictures help understand the concept. I immediately went out and bought some fabric and made one and was amazed at how quickly it came together. Hardest part was finding the right fabric!
This book is exactly what I was looking for. I have seen several of these quilts made, but I could not figure out how they were made.
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