Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!: The Complete Guide to Quiltmaking

by Diana McClun

Other authorsLaura Nownes (Author)
Paperback, 2013



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Breckling Press (2013), Edition: Third Edition, Third edition, 192 pages


Widely considered to be the best instructional book for anyone learning how to quilt or seeking to improve their quilting skills, this guide boasts the expertise of industry veterans and bestselling authors as they embark on this third edition of the quilting bible. Based on the principle that a solid foundation turns beginners into lifelong quilt makers, this comprehensive reference covers every tool, technique, skill, and shortcut in machine and hand quilting—no matter how basic. An all-time classic, it is the essential handbook for the beginner and a constant companion for the experienced quilter. This authoritative treasury brims with more than 30 classic quilt patterns, complete with fabric charts for crib, bed, and wall sizes, and complete cutting and sewing instructions.… (more)

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LibraryThing member drj
This is an excellent book for the beginner who knows next to nothing about quilting. There are detailed chapters that cover how to choose a pattern, color selection, fabric preparation, laying out and cutting the pieces, and how to sew the pieces together. Appliqué is treated in it's own chapter
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which discusses how to prepare the pieces and to sew them by hand or machine. Quilting patterns, for the sewing of the layers, is discussed as are the methods of marking the quilt for stitching. The kinds and methods of putting a binding around the edges is followed by a discussion of how to draft your own patterns, making it possible to recreate a historic quilt in your own collection or to look at a photo and reproduce a quilt pattern in your own layout. The final chapter is a sampler quilt that can be made as a class that meets for 11 sessions. Each block is shown in a color diagram with the stitching pattern in a second diagram in black and white. This is an excellent book to be used by teachers, beginners, and quilters of all levels of expertise.
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192 p.; 11 inches


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