By Kathy Abbott
The craft of bookbinding has a protracted heritage and culture. It has built during the a long time and is now having fun with a interval of renewed recognition and creativity. no matter if you're a newbie or a longtime bookbinder wishing to refresh your reminiscence, this functional ebook introduces the strategies with step by step directions and pictures. It explains how one can remodel a number of sheets of paper and a few thread right into a booklet to be pleased with. For the more matured, the writer additionally covers tips to paintings with leather-based to create vintage, expert bindings.Topics coated contain single-section bindings; paperback and hardback; multi-section bindings; complete fabric case, photo album, area leather-based binding with paper or cloth-covered facets, and wrap-around constitution; bins; section field, slipcase and portfolio case. Lavishly illustrated with over three hundred color photos.
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Extra info for Bookbinding: A step-by-step guide
C Finish the Block 1. Sew piece C to the top of the star unit, and B2 B1 E piece D to the bottom. A A B2 B2 A A B1 F B1 B2 2. Sew piece E to the left side of the star unit, and piece F to the right side. figure c B1 D figure c ALTERNATE IDEAS 8˝ × 8˝ Blocks 39 Library Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece Number to Cut Size to Cut A 3 1˝ × 41/2˝ B 5 2˝ × 41/2˝ C 7 11/2˝ × 41/2˝ All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. A B B A C C C C B B A C B 40 Patchwork City C C 8˝ × 8˝ Blocks Make the Block Make Column 1 A Arrange pieces A, B, and C in a column and sew together.
Aligning the pieces at the top. figure a figure c 2. Use Template C from Pattern 9 to cut unit E from the pieced unit. figure c Pattern 8 to cut unit C from the pieced unit. figure a together, aligning the pieces at the bottom. figure b 4. Sew piece G and piece H to 5. Sew piece B1 and piece B2 to piece A. figure d figure a figure b figure c 3. Sew piece F1 and piece F2 to unit E. figure d Pattern 8 to cut unit D from the pieced unit. figure b E1 E2 E3 E4 D1 D2 D3 D4 2. Use Template E from 3. Sew pieces D1–D4 4.
More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. E A B2 56 Patchwork City C B1 D2 A D1 B2 E B1 To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams. 8˝ × 8˝ Blocks Make the Block Make the Diamond Units B1 B1 B2 B2 1. Sew 2 each of pieces B1 and B2 to the 4 sides of a piece A. figures a & b A A 2. Repeat Step 1 to make a second diamond unit. Make the Contrasting Diamond Unit Sew 2 each of pieces D1 and D2 to the 4 sides of piece C.