The three approaches used to make stained glass quilts are:
- Couched leading, sewing a thick fiber thread down around applique or pieced blocks
- Appliqued leading, sewing ribbon or trim along the seams
- Iron-on leading, using bias fabric treated with fusible web
|Modern Rose Window by Allie Aller|
Silk fabrics will give the quilt luminosity, but batiks and solid cottons and even wool will also work for stained glass quilts. The fabrics must have a tight, fine weave.
Six beautiful projects are included in the book:
- Windy Sunshine, a summer throw made in pastels and an abstract block pattern
- Leaf Vine, a bed quilt with green vines on white
- Mondrian's Window, a geometric pattern 'couch quilt'
- Window for Frank, an improvisational couch quilt inspired by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright
- Welcome Wreath, a wool and cotton applique floral wall hanging
- Tiffany's Peacock, a classic stained glass wall hanging, seen on the book cover
|The Parish Farm by Allie Aller|
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