The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns is listed in “Top 10 Craft and Gardening Books: 2010,” an article published in Booklist and reissued in AL Direct (December 22).
The Quilter’s Album has the LCSH “Patchwork—Patterns” and “Quilting—Patterns.”
Browsing the Relative Index for “patchwork” yields:
Browsing the Relative Index for “quilting” yields:
Quilting—home sewing 646.21
The entry 746.46 Patchwork and quilting has the class-here note “Class here quilts” and the subdivisions-are-added note “Subdivisions are added for either or both topics in heading,” plus a footnote add instruction “Add as instructed under 746.” The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns is classed in 746.46041 Patchwork and quilting patterns (built with 746.46 Patchwork and quilting plus 041 Patterns from the add table under 746 Textile arts, following the footnote add instruction at 746.46).
What about the home sewing number for quilting given in the Relative Index? The entry 646.21 Construction of home furnishings has an including note “Including making bedclothes, curtains, hangings, slipcovers, table linens, towels” and the class-elsewhere note: “Class artistic and decorative aspects of construction of interior furnishings in 746.9.” The Quilter’s Album is not limited to construction of home furnishings. Moreover, it emphasizes decorative aspects and thus would belong in a subdivision of 746 Textile arts even if it were limited to construction of interior furnishings.
What about use of quilting to make a specific kind of product (not quilts in general)? An example is Thimbleberries Four Seasons of Calendar Table Toppers, with “12 Quick Quilts and Easy Accent Projects to Make for Each Month of the Year” (quoted from cover). The work has the LCSH “Quilting—Patterns,” “Household linens,” and “Table setting and decoration.” Browsing the Relative Index for “table linens” yields:
Table linens 642.7
Table linens—arts 746.96
Table linens—home sewing 646.21
Table linens—table setting 642.7
This work focuses on making table linens, not using them for table setting; hence 642.7 Table furnishings, a subdivision of 642 Meals and table service, is not a good choice. Because this work emphasizes decorative aspects, it belongs in a subdivision of 746 Textile arts rather than 646.21.
Which subdivision of 746 should be used for Thimbleberries Four Seasons of Calendar Table Toppers? The entry 746.96 Table linens has the class-here note “Class here doilies, mats, napkins (serviettes), scarves, tablecloths; fair linens.” Since the work is predominantly about quilting, however, 746.46 Patchwork and quilting must also be considered. At 746.1–746.9 Products and processes is a table of preference in which Needlework and handwork 746.4 appears above Other textile products 746.9; hence 746.46 is preferred over 746.96. At 041 Patterns in the add table under 746 Textile arts is the class-elsewhere note “Class patterns for specific products in 043” (i.e., in 043 Products in the same add table). Thimbleberries Four Seasons of Calendar Table Toppers is classed in 746.460436 Patchwork and quilting table linens (built with 746.46 Patchwork and quilting plus 043 from 0434–0438 Interior furnishings in the add table under 746, following the footnote add instruction at 746.46, plus 6 from 746.96 Table linens, following the add instruction at 0434–0438 in the add table under 746).