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All-American Quilts
ISBN: 9781553375388
Author: Storms, Biz
Publisher: Kids Can Pr
Published: September 2003
Retail: $12.95    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
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Annotation: Quilting is a popular handicraft today, but it has always been part of America's rich and vibrant history. Featuring easy stitches and simple-to-follow patterns, this book offers lots of fun and creative ways for kids to celebrate their American spirit!
Additional Information
Target Grade: 4-6
Grade level: 4-6
Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 7.75" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Middle School, Art/Music, Activity/Workbooks
Grade level(s): 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2004 Spring)
Storms presents eight patriotic-themed patterns. An introduction to each project describes required tools and sewing materials and provides directions for basic stitches; a final section explains how to assemble the quilt blocks to finish the pieces. The color images, including photos of the completed projects, make following the instructions easier, but beginning quilters will need assistance. Copyright 2004 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2004 January)
Gr 4-6-This book gives beginning quilters the opportunity to undertake eight patriotic projects (think stars and stripes). Written in an easy-to-read manner, the step-by-step instructions guide children from the basic piecing and stitching to the final project. Clear and colorful cartoonlike drawings illustrate each section of the activity, and a full-color photograph of the finished product is included. None of the projects requires a sewing machine. However, the overall organization may seem confusing to novices and may require adult assistance. Readers are often referred to different parts of the book for illustrated instructions, e.g., "small running stitch (page 9)"; "follow the instructions on pages 34 to 38 for piecing, layering, quilting and binding." For additional quilting projects, try Terri Thibault's Kids' Easy Quilting Projects (Williamson, 2001).-G. Alyssa Parkinson, Highland Township Library, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.