About the book
Nothing compares to the accuracy you get with paper piecing—and it’s never been easier to learn! This step-by-step visual guide to precision piecing opens up a world of possibilities for the modern quilter. Projects range from confident beginner to advanced, so there’s something for every skill level. Discover time-saving tricks that will help you sew extreme angles, sharp points, and unique shapes with perfect results!
Would you like to buy a copy?
You can ask your local quilt shop to stock it or purchase it online! It is available at Amazon*, Barnes & Nobles, and other large book suppliers. If you would like to purchase an electronic copy, I suggest this version through C&T’s site. It seems to be the best version for printing the patterns out easily.
Paper Pieced Modern has 13 different projects for you to make, all pictured below – Click on an image to enlarge:
Raves & Reviews
Make Modern Magazine (issue three) says:
Amy Garro’s designs are modern, crips and make for a quilt full of impact!
The instructions are clear, and there are explanations for those who have never paper pieced before. Unsure of fabric choices? Paper piecing tools? Colour choices? Amy has suggestions for all of the above as well as a visual guide to paper piecing.
This book is full of paper pieced projects, and if this doesn’t get you interested in paper piecing, I don’t know what will!
Right Sides Together says:
Amy Garro’s new book, Paper Pieced Modern (C&T Publishing), is just what the quilting world needs. It combines the ease and accuracy of paper piecing with a modern quilting aesthetic, and provides patterns in a wide range of intricacy and difficulty.
This is a book that we’ve needed for a long time, and I’m glad that Amy Garro took the initiative to create it. I wish that I had had Paper Pieced Modern when I first started paper piecing. It’s a fantastic resource for the beginning piecer, and it’s a great source of inspiration for modern quilters of any skill level. I’m hopeful that this book inspires many more designers to create modern blocks using the paper piecing technique. Geese and stars are great, but this book is right: it’s time for something new.
Stacy Day Quilts says:
I have been paper piecing a very, very long time. Almost everything I do is foundation pieced. I own 5 or 6 titles of paper piecing patterns and techniques.
Amy’s book is the most straightforward, comprehensive, and informative book I have read on paper piecing. I learned quite a few things to bring my piecing up a few notches.
The technique she uses is well illustrated and easy to follow. Her writing is very easy to read and understand, making this book perfect for a beginner piecer. She explains the why as well as the hows, so an experienced quilter can make an informed choice when it comes to choosing a technique to use or adding to an already developed skill set. It also makes the patterns easier to understand and follow.
Overall, I would rate the book as excellent. The instructions are easy to read and comprehend, the diagrams are clear and easy to follow, and there is a range of patterns for every skill set. Her tips on fabric choice, sourcing, color, sewing, finishing and teaching the technique are clear and well written. I would recommend Paper Pieced Modern to any skill level, from complete beginner to experienced.
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