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Thread: One Step Quilting by Donna Dewberry & Cindy Casciato - any reviews?

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    While searching for even more books on quilting I came across this title and was wondering if anyone has looked through it and what you thought.

    Like I really need another quilt book...but it's new! lol

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    Did you mean this one, Butterfly? This is from the Amazon site:, I hope I'm not doing the wrong thing by posting this.
    One Stitch Quilting the Basics: 20 Fun Projects You Can Finish in a Day by Donna Dewberry and Cindy Casciato (Paperback - April 16, 2006)
    Buy new: $22.99 $15.6354 Used & new from $6.66
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    Excerpt - Back Matter: "... strips, Art to Sew fabrics and quilting books by Donna Dewberry and Cindy Casciato

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    Yes, that one. Have you peeked inside? What did you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    Yes, that one. Have you peeked inside? What did you think?
    Butterfli, I have this book. I haven't made anything out of it yet, but I do feel it was worth the used price. I guess it depends on what you want. I'll go get it, I haven't looked at it in a while. I get drawn away from things easily...brb.
    well, just breezing thru it, I will def. be using it, sometime in future.
    Somebody said in their review, that you had to have Donna Dewberry fabrics, no, you don't. I think the directions for different projects are very good, and interesting. Lots of pictures. Don't remember what I paid, but it wasn't a lot. I am careful about that. hope this helps. want to know something specific, i'm here.
    P.S. basically small projects, laps, totes, wall hangings. no bed size quilts, although I am sure, you could use their techniques for that in sections, if you wanted to.

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    I have watched her tv show, you will use almost twice as much fabric with this method. All of the fabrics are cut twice as wide, folded in half and placed on the top. She also uses the sticky batting to hold the pieces in place until they are sewn. You could use the fusible batting and tack the pieces in place with an iron, also. The backing is cut 2 inches wider than the quilt and wrapped around to the front, and you have a built in quilt hanging sleeve. It may not be easy to hand quilt with double layers of fabric on the quilt top...don't know for sure, I don't hand quilt.
    You may be able to adapt this design to using less fabric by cutting your strips a half inch wider and folding under a 1/2 inch along the exposed edge of each strip... :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I have watched her tv show, you will use almost twice as much fabric with this method. All of the fabrics are cut twice as wide, folded in half and placed on the top. She also uses the sticky batting to hold the pieces in place until they are sewn. You could use the fusible batting and tack the pieces in place with an iron, also. The backing is cut 2 inches wider than the quilt and wrapped around to the front, and you have a built in quilt hanging sleeve. It may not be easy to hand quilt with double layers of fabric on the quilt top...don't know for sure, I don't hand quilt.
    You may be able to adapt this design to using less fabric by cutting your strips a half inch wider and folding under a 1/2 inch along the exposed edge of each strip... :wink:
    wow, I am not into using twice the fabric! :shock:
    I'll use some of the info, and try fun and done. Maybe that's why the reviewer wasn't crazy about it. pretty pictures, but they are all d.d. stuff.
    btw, Cindy Casciato has a book...I have it, too. Think it's called,
    Big Block Explosion...that's it, and it is one of my favorites of all time.
    If you like big prints, and big blocks, that is. It will be great, when I want to get one done, faster. (I won't say fast...I don't think I know, fast.) :wink:

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    Well, like I said, you Can cut the strips a little wider than you need and fold under the one side a 1/2 inch and that would not be as wasteful....other than that...it really is a quick way of putting together a quilt. Most of her work on tv was on square quilts...baby quilts or wall hangings...not sure how easy it would be on bed sized. I would recommend trying it on a small one first and decide if it would work for you on a twin size or larger.

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    Donna Dewberry used to produce One stroke painting...then changed to the Donna Dewberry Show last year. She now splits her show into 1/2 painting and 1/2 sewing/quilting. Her new season is just starting on PBS, they have removed videos of the shows from their website...they may start selling her shows on cd sometime in the future like they do her painting ones.

    http://www.cutterstv.com/

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    Thanks everyone! She certainly does dabble in many mediums - paint, fabric, quilting. I had the impression the book taught the quilt-as-you-go method, which is what I was looking for.

    Any recommendations on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    Thanks everyone! She certainly does dabble in many mediums - paint, fabric, quilting. I had the impression the book taught the quilt-as-you-go method, which is what I was looking for.

    Any recommendations on that?
    Personally, I would check the book out from the library, or thumb through one first at a book store...it is different, it may be a little easier...but it is definently a more expensive way of making a quilt or wall hanging :wink:

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