Sideways Spiral Quilts

What do ropes, DNA, licorice twists and curling ribbon all have in common? They are all spirals -- seen from the side.

Sideways Spiral Quilts shows you how to easily design and sew ropes, ribbons and chains in any size and shape through a series of simple step-by-step instructions. Then, create them in a quilt choosing from a variety of construction techniques that include appliqué, bias tape and piecing. Six simple projects get you started; each can be easily adapted to your own shape and style. Be inspired by dozens of beautiful "sideways spiral" quilts from traditional to modern. Whether you are a beginner or an expert quilter, Sideways Spiral Quilts is sure to inspire and delight! 

Want a closer look? Click here to visit the Sideways Spirals Blog, the online supplement to Sideways Spiral Quilts, where you can see how many of the quilts in the book were designed and made.

Note: Chains and ropes are made with fusible applique outlined with bias tape. The book includes 6 different ways to make bias tape - 2 with an iron, 4 at the sewing machine. You'll need bias tape makers in various sizes, and for sewing machine methods you'll want to try water-soluble and fusible threads.

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