Sunday, March 13, 2016

Necktie Quilts Reinvented by Christine Copenhaver

I was having an interesting email discussion with one of our members in TN, Christine Copenhaver. We were discussing the Marie Webster quilt challenge and how we went about answering it. She casually wrote something about her book that she had recently published and went on to tell me more about travel plans, etc. Whoa, your book? I was so excited when I looked it up on Its entitled, Necktie Quilts Reinvented and it is so innovative. I have a terrible problem getting rid of a necktie, they are so beautiful and silky. And now I have a copy of the book!

Let me tell you a little about it. Christine elevates necktie quilts to a place where you have something you can really be proud of.. There are 16 projects in the book and it includes lap quilts, wallhangings, runners, a table topper and a pillow. She covers cleaning the ties, how to cut them the easy way with no templates, and how to stabilize slippery fabrics so that rotary cutting is easy. She has the projects classified as to skill level also. I love her explanations, they are simple and straight forward and really outline what to do. Check it out for yourself!

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