The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters

A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously

Book - 2015
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Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters , Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood's scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker's unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood's own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.
Publisher: New York : STC Craft, 2015.
ISBN: 9781617691386
Branch Call Number: 746.46 WOOD
Characteristics: 174 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Remington, Sara
Alternative Title: Handbook for modern quilters


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Feb 09, 2018

This book really is a complete guide to learning how to create rather than follow a pattern. It's scary at first but if you stay with the process you'll be so pleased by what your inner quilter can do. She's been dying to come out and play! Lol. Give this book a try if you're been yearning to step off the grid and create something new from your heart and soul. For me this book was a game changer!!

Apr 01, 2017

At first I wasn't sure what to think of this book, but once I got into section 4 - Patchwork Techniques - the lightbulb went off. She sews like I do! But even more so! She has examples of cutting fabric without any rulers. Piecing together scraps without measuring or pinning. Fixing the wonky parts as you go.
This is a book I'll need to come back to in a few months when I've finished some of my "traditional" projects and can dedicate some time to improv projects like these.

Dec 12, 2016

I found her instructions on bias strips, binding and double-fold binding informative


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