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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Stack, Shuffle, and Slide: A New Technique for Stack the Deck Quilts, by Karla Alexander

Karla Alexander is a quilter, teacher, designer and author.  You may be familiar with her designs, branded under the Saginaw Street Quilts name.  She is also a designer for Creative Grids Rulers.

Karla recently released a new book "Stack, Shuffle, and Slide: A New Technique for Stack the Deck Quilts", published by Martingale.

Have you ever created a quilt using a Stack the Deck technique?  They are fun, fast and produce amazing results.  In this new book, Carla has shares 15 completely new designs.
All of the designs in this book come with with well written instructions that are easy to follow and have great visuals.
She has a new approach to her popular stack-cut-and-shuffle idea, with a new step to control color placement - aka "the slide".

Even if you are not familiar with the stack the deck methodology, this book can walk you thru the easy steps and you'll quickly be amazed how much fun and fast it is to create amazing quilts.

Projects range in size from 54 1/2" x 72 1/2" to 70 1/2" x 89 1/2".

SewCalGal hopes you get a chance to check out this new quilting book at your local quilt shop or favorite online store.  Of course, you can also find this book online at Martingale or Amazon.

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Dana Gaffney said...

Good one! I love her books because they are so fast and fun. I'll be checking this one out, thanks.

Lana said...

I have never heard of this...I am going to have to check this out!
I love all the information you gather for us here...Thank you..

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I've always liked Karla and she does great work. Her quilts are beautiful and the techniques she shares in her books are great and can be used in a variety of ways too.