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Thread: Has anyone made Sylvia's Bridal Sampler?

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    Member Barbara T's Avatar
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    I'm considering getting the book 'Sylvia's Bridal Sampler' by Jennifer Chiaverini, with the intention of making the quilt. Our library does not hold a copy, so I can't check it out before buying.

    Have any of you made this quilt, or had the book?

    I would really like to know if

    a) the instructions are clear and don't expect you to be an expert

    b) is it sufficiently challenging to feel as though you have achieved something

    c) does it help you with fabric requirements and colours etc.

    Any advice or experience you can offer on this would be gratefully received.
    Thank you.

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    If you have not already done so, check out the "official" website. http://www.sylviasbridalsampler.com/ There is a wealth of indormation there, including a link to fabric requirements http://web.mac.com/chiaverini/Sylvia...endations.html. They used to have the pattern instructions online, but removed them when the pattern book was published this spring. :(

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    Hey Barbara, ask if your library does inter-libary loan. Our library can get books from any library in the state of Illinois. There is a 50 cent charge for getting a book in but it is a great way to review a book before buying.

    Lisa

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    I once started one. That's when all the patterns were still for free.

    On the site the instructions were very clear and there also was help for fabric requirements and colours.

    It's was my first quiltproject (In 2007 I was a real quiltnoob :oops: ) and it was way, way to difficult for me. So I made another quilt first and then finished my mini-SBS(size babycrib). Did quit after 60 blocks and in the babycrib are 55 of them and block 56 I designed myself, just for fun. It's all handmade.

    I also made the mistake that I wanted to work with one backgroundfabric but didn't buy enough.. Beginnermistake I think.

    On this topic you can see it.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/26592.page

    My own designed block is designed as a quiltlabel. 4th row and 3th block.



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    Thank you. I'd found the official website, but hadn't found this page. It's great help, thanks again.

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    You can order a book from our library, but it will cost at least 2 (a seventh of the cost of the book) so I thought I would tap the experience of the board first.

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    Wow. your quilt looks awesome, all your colours work so well together.

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    Barbara, I guess cheap book loans is one more thing I should be thankful for. It's good to get a reminder once in awhile of how good I have it. :)

    Maksi, your quilt is gorgeous!

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    How strange - I had stumbled onto the website for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler quilt just this morning before coming here! The slide show is a lovely way to see the blocks as the pictures are excellent.

    I don't have this book, but have Jennifer Chiaverini's other pattern books and they are very complete, so can't imagine that this one is any different. If you want to make a certain thing, and need the pattern, then the investment is worthwhile. It seems to me that it would be a good source of block patterns, too, even if you didn't make the whole quilt.


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    Also you can watch ebay and amazon. Sometimes you can buy there a (secondhand) book for about 10 dollar and in the shop is it for 19,95 so you can save on that and you dont have to bring back the book to the library.

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