Whether you are reproducing traditional album blocks or developing your own contemporary designs, this comprehensive guide is sure to provide both the information and the inspiration you are seeking. For each technique there is a project, a small block you can refer to as an illustration or actually complete. Whether you work through chapter by chapter or simply turn to the book upon occasion with a particular need, you’ll find it easy to use and full of sound information and inspiring ideas. Nine techniques provide dimension and fine detail to exquisite patterns. Choose from 48 applique patterns, each with a unique album quilt style. Embellish the applique with simple embroidery for a more realistic look. Clear and succinct instructions are provided on the basics of applique, as well as 65 projects to complete or refer to while stitching each technique. This comprehensive guide is sure to provide both the information and inspiration you are seeking.