I'm so excited about today's post, I'm the next to the last stop on the blog tour for Modern Selvage Quilting book tour. You all know that I hate to throw any fabric away, just look at all my string blocks, so learning how to use the selvage edges is something I've always wanted to do. When C & T publishing contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing Riel Nason's new book Modern Selvage Quilting I jumped at the chance. My mind has been running full force since getting my copy of Modern Selvage Quilting. I'm sure all of you will want to enjoy this same experience with your own copy of this marvelous book.
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If you haven't sewn with selvages before, this book is for you. I was totally clueless how to sew with selvages even though I've seen a bunch of projects done with it. Riel starts off with tons of great info on how to cut your fabric so you save your selvage correctly. Then it is on to how to sew the selvages and how to pick the fabric. I find that section to be worth the price of the book alone. If I make nothing from the book, I have all the information to make my own designs using selvages.
Riel is a quilt blogger herself so she's fully aware of the fact that we like our small projects to try out techniques. She has pin cushions, table runners, pillows, valances, and ornaments. All those small things we love to start with are in the book. I'm thinking the valances might start showing up in my home just because they are so cute!
She has quilts from wall hanging size up to 82x82 which would be a bedspread for a queen or have some hang over on a full size bed. Some of them are your traditional quilt blocks like stars and string blocks. There's really not anything too far out of the box that you wouldn't be comfortable trying.
May 10 Riel at C&T Publishing Blog
May 11 Cindy at Live a Colorful Life
May 12 Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl
May 13 Diane at Butterfly Threads Quilting
May 16 Krista at Poppyprint
May 17 Casey at The Studiolo
May 18 Leanne at She Can Quilt
May 19 Sandy at Upstairs Hobby Room
May 20 Mel at The Quilting Room with Mel (THAT'S ME)
May 21 Riel at The Q and the U
Be sure to check out the blogs, some of the giveaways may be over. We have to end them on Sunday. So it's a pretty short window but you can enter each day here. Good luck!! If you would like to get your own copy of the book you can purchase it from Amazon or directly from C&T Publishing.
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