Books & Patterns

Listen to Your Quilt

Barbara’s book will help you eliminate the guessing games and teach you to take your cues directly from your quilt. This book teaches you Barbara’s 4-step approach that she uses to plan and design the most complimentary quilting choices for your quilt. Includes beautiful images to inspire and get you started.

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This book has been most helpful and has given me confidence in choosing the proper quilting motif or motifs for use. — Ruth V. McCown / Arlington, TX

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This book was just what I needed! It confirmed how I was feeling about the quilts put in my care to quilt… This book explained how I was not alone in my idea of letting it tell me what it needed. — Susan D. Fife / View, FL

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The book is generously illustrated with quilts that clearly demonstrate the different types of quilting, from utility quilting for a child’s quilt to intricate and design-enhancing art quilting. — Kay / Kiln, MS

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This book will really give you insight to what quilting will look best on your quilt. It took the mystery out of the question – How do I quilt it? — Ada

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Beautiful layout… I will recommend to all my quilter friends. — Lew


StrataVarious Quilts

Barbara Persing and sister Mary Hoover are Fourth and Sixth Designs. Together the “Strata Girls” are the authors of this book of nine fabulous strata quilts all made with fat quarters. Beautifully illustrated with step-by-step color graphics. Each quilt is patterned and there is a gallery full of inspiration. Includes a chapter on quilting ideas so your quilts will be finished in no time.

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This book shows how to combine an elaborate pieced background, that produces a variable background with a strong applique motif to make a really striking quilt, The technique works really well with small wall hangings because it creates an interesting background to compliment the design. — Frances / Stoughton, MA

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I just loved this book. I bought it after seeing Barbara and her sister on The Quilt Show (an online subscription show about quilting). She gives the reader a thorough understanding of the piecing and cutting technique and plenty of options for making it your own as well as ideas for doing the quilting and finishing the quilt once the piecing is accomplished. Recommended. — Marilyn / Phoenix, AZ

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I love this book! The technique is fascinating and it produces beautiful quilts as well as backgrounds for layered designs. I will reproduce a couple of the book’s quilts but, more importantly, I will use the technique for other projects. I am inspired! — Judith Collins / Birmingham, AL