Bargello quilts consist entirely of straight seams and rectangular pieces, yet create mesmerizing optical illusions. It may look complex, but any beginner quilter who can sew a straight seam can master the necessary skills. It’s also a technique that’s easy to complete quickly and with confidence, thanks to precut jelly rolls and author Karin Hellaby’s clear how-to instructions. Discover this addictive technique as you work through beautiful patterns for pillows, a quilt bag, wall hangings, table toppers, and lap quilts. Karin works with both solid and printed fabrics, varying her colour palette from monochromatic to colourful. She also explores the impact of offset seams for gentle curves and matched seams for dramatic arcs. With helpful tips throughout and coordinating photography, achieve stunning quilts using this fascinating technique!