How to Make a Quilt: Learn Basic Sewing Techniques for Creating Patchwork Quilts and Projects. A Storey Basics Title

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If you’ve yearned to make a quilt, Barbara Weiland Talbert will show you how to create accurately stitched patchwork blocks that can be joined to make a quilt top. All you need are basic sewing skills, a sewing machine, a few key tools, and an assortment of colorful cotton fabrics. In addition to mastering basic block cutting and assembly, you’ll learn how to layer your finished quilt top with batting and backing, ...

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Overview

EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you’ve yearned to make a quilt, Barbara Weiland Talbert will show you how to create accurately stitched patchwork blocks that can be joined to make a quilt top. All you need are basic sewing skills, a sewing machine, a few key tools, and an assortment of colorful cotton fabrics. In addition to mastering basic block cutting and assembly, you’ll learn how to layer your finished quilt top with batting and backing, machine-quilt them together, and finish your project with binding and a label.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781612124087
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Pages: 121
  • Sales rank: 381,019
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Weiland Talbert is a well-known sewing and quilting author who has a line of quilting patterns. She is the author of The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book.

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Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION: Let’s Make a Quilt
What Makes a Quilt a Quilt?
 
CHAPTER 1: Get Ready
Gathering Tools and Supplies: The Quilter’s Toolbox
• Preparing Your Sewing Machine
• Choosing a Quilt Project
• Selecting Fabric
• Selecting and Preparing Batting
• Choosing Thread
 
CHAPTER 2: Essential Skills: Cutting, Sewing, and Pressing
Rotary Cutting Basics
• Stitching a Perfect Seam
• Press It Right
 
CHAPTER 3: Making Patchwork Blocks
Basic Piecing
• Alternate Piecing Methods
• Making a Log Cabin Block
• Piecing Basic Triangle Units
• Cut-No-Triangles Folded-Corner Piecing
• Making the Sampler Blocks
 
CHAPTER 4: Assembling the Quilt Top
Easy Quilt Settings
• Cutting and Adding Borders
 
CHAPTER 5: Finishing Your Quilt
Preparing the Quilt Top
• Making the Quilt Sandwich
• Quilt It!
• Before Binding
• Binding Your Quilt
• Labeling Your Quilt
• The Beginner’s Sampler Quilt
 
Resources and Links
Reading List
Index
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  • Posted September 9, 2014

    As a beginner of quilting, I thought How to Make a Quilt was a g

    As a beginner of quilting, I thought How to Make a Quilt was a great tool to own. The author thoroughly explains how to get started on making a quilt, all the way to how to finish your project. I enjoyed the tips and techniques that was included. I'm definitely keeping this book handy why I tried to become a better quilter.  Five stars.

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