That Dorky Homemade Look: Quilting Lessons From A Parallel Universe (2020)

That Dorky Homemade Look: Quilting Lessons From A Parallel Universe Lisa Boyer That Dorky Homemade Look Quilting Lessons From A Parallel Universe Fed up with feeling like you can t meet the standards of the Quilt Police Do you want to quilt for comfort and pleasure and not to win some high falutin quilting contest Weary of worrying about what o
  • Title: That Dorky Homemade Look: Quilting Lessons From A Parallel Universe
  • Author: Lisa Boyer
  • ISBN: 9781561483518
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
That Dorky Homemade Look: Quilting Lessons From A Parallel Universe Lisa Boyer Fed up with feeling like you can t meet the standards of the Quilt Police Do you want to quilt for comfort and pleasure and not to win some high falutin quilting contest Weary of worrying about what others will think of your color choices or your pieced points Or your applique stitches That Dorky Homemade Look Quilting Lessons from a Parallel Universe Fed up with feeling like you can t meet the standards of the Quilt Police Do you want to quilt for comfort and pleasure and not to win some high falutin quilting contest Weary of worrying about what others will think of your color choices or your pieced points Or your applique stitches That Dorky Homemade Look Quilting Lessons from a Parallel Universe is the quilting companion you ve been wishing for Lisa Boyer, a popular columnist for Quilting Today magazine, gives you permission to quilt because you love it She clears your path of all those merciless judgments pronounced by the Quilting Queens She invites you to make quilts that are full of life This funny book offers these nine principles for the 20 million quilters in America 1 Pretty fabric is not acceptable Go right back to the quilt shop and exchange it for something you feel sorry for 2 Realize that patterns and templates are only someone s opinion and should be loosely translated Personally, I ve never thought much of a person who could only make a triangle with three sides 3 When choosing a color plan for your quilt, keep in mind that the colors will fade after a hundred years or so This being the case, you will need to start with really bright colors 4 You should plan on cutting off about half your triangle or star points Any than that is showing off 5 If you are doing applique, remember that bigger is dorkier Flowers should be huge Animals should possess really big eyes 6 Throw away your seam ripper and repeat after me Oops Oh, no one will notice 7 Plan on running out of border fabric when you are three quarters of the way finished Complete the remaining border with something else you have a lot of, preferably in an unrelated color family 8 You should be able to quilt equally well in all directions I had to really work on this one It was difficult to make my forward stitching look as bad as my backward stitching, but closing my eyes helped 9 When you have put your last stitch in the binding, you are still only half finished Your quilt must now undergo a thorough conditioning Give it to someone you love dearly to drag around the house, wrap up in, spill something on, and wash and dry until it is properly lumpy No reason not to have quiltmaking be a pleasure , says Lisa Boyer, who has as firm a grip on her sense of humor as she does on her quilting needles If we didn t make Dorky Homemade quilts, all the quilts in the world would end up in the Beautiful Quilt Museum, untouched and intact Quilts would just be something to look at We would forget that quilts are lovable, touchable, shreddable, squeezable, chewable, and huggable made to wrap up in when the world seems to be falling down around us.
That Dorky Homemade Look: Quilting Lessons From A Parallel Universe Lisa Boyer

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  1. Bonnie

    This was one of the most hilarious books that I have read in a long time Maybe because I could relate to so much of it Pure joy, a fun read

  2. Antonia

    Lisa Boyer is humourous, self deprecating, and always observant She is a liberated quilter who doesn t worry about mistakes, and describes herself as a law abiding citizen who is an outlaw quilter There are too many rules for quilting, and they can kill the fun Mistakes are necessary for the artistic process Boyer reminds us that those beautiful antique quilts hanging in national galleries were made with scraps of old fabric, without any specialized tools, and without rules The rules and the too [...]

  3. Terry Crawford Palardy

    Very funny book, with practical tips for beginning quilters who will be relieved that a book allows for human mistakes There is no perfection in the world of dorky quilts, but as the author, Lisa Boyer, points out, no one has ever cuddled with an heirloom quilt hanging in a gallery or packed away in acid free tissue I read this book long ago, and thought of including it only when I referred to it on my facebook page, Terry s Thoughts and Threads Join me there you ll find Daily Tips for quilting [...]

  4. Barb

    This is a quick, easy read Ms Boyer has written a series of essays that probably only a quilter could really relate to Each of the chapters tells of a way that quilting has infiltrated her life and her way of thinking and acting If you read her other book on the subject, it is of the same.

  5. Nonnie

    2002 Ms Boyer was trying to be humorous, but to me it was just hokey Any good information that is in the book is buried so deep, it was hard to find I had to take a highlighter and highlight the important information Those factoids were few and far between and could have been stated in less than quarter of the book Nonnie,

  6. Margo Brooks

    This book of short essays about quilting had me laughing throughout, often so hard I cried It makes me feel better about my quilting failures and now I know what my Mom means when she says her quilts talk to her

  7. Shawna

    This book lives up to its title, dorky Although I thought there were some redeeming thoughts in this book, many of the attempts at humor go over like a lead balloon I am a quilter, though, so I m glad I read it.

  8. Terry Caldwell

    This is a cute book As a new quilter it made me laugh I didn t rate it higher as it was not gripping I kept forgetting to pick it back up to read it and read several other books while in this one It s an easy read and a bit of fun.

  9. Erin

    It was a lighthearted read, not meant to be taken too seriously I liked the way she encouraged the reader not to be too much of a perfectionist and to love their creation, even with its imperfections That was very encouraging to me.

  10. Debbie Pirie

    A must read for any level of quilter Will help you realize that you are not the only fabriholic We all need bumper stickers that warn I brake for all quilt stores Laughed the whole way through.

  11. Sandy

    This book was a fun read and helped me break through my tendency to let perfectionism stop quilting and other projects I completed three baby quilts in 9 days after reading it

  12. Amy

    This was a rather funny and charming little book If it taught me one thing it would be nobody will notice that.

  13. Diane Moffett

    Humor for quilters Like Stash Envy , the author does a nice job This is another quick easy read It was funny, and fun to read Great gift.

  14. Sarahanne

    I ve never felt much pressure from the quilt police Perhaps starting in my forties or learning mostly from youtube Even so, this was a fun book Good stories and a touch of advice.

  15. Violet

    This book was really fun cute Lots of humorous insights on quilting and crafting in general a fun, quick read.

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