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

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With basic sewing skills and these simple step-by-step instructions, you can easily learn to make your first quilt! Barbara Weiland Talbert outlines the complete process in an easy-to-follow sequence, from selecting a designand choosing fabric to cutting pieces, assembling blocks, assemblingthe quilt top, and finishing your quilt.

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

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With basic sewing skills and these simple step-by-step instructions, you can easily learn to make your first quilt! Barbara Weiland Talbert outlines the complete process in an easy-to-follow sequence, from selecting a designand choosing fabric to cutting pieces, assembling blocks, assemblingthe quilt top, and finishing your quilt.

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Library Journal
10/15/2014
Storey combines its value-priced series (long a mainstay in the food and gardening categories) with crafts in titles designed to teach the basics of a particular craft in an easy-to-follow, no-nonsense manner. The focus here is quilting basics, from fabric selection to cutting, stitching, and pressing skills and quilt assembly. Talbert also includes directions for cutting and sewing ten easy, traditional patchwork blocks. The presentation is simple and concise: a description of the skill and its purpose is followed by step-by-step instructions that break down each part of the process, along with illustrations for key points. Tailored toward beginners, the information may seem obvious to experienced quilters but novices will welcome such crucial details including the distinction between ironing and pressing (yes, there is one) and the importance of a scant quarter-inch seam. VERDICT There may not be any glossy glamour shots of fabric or fancy projects here, but Talbert's skills-based approach makes this book a useful reference to quilting basics. A welcome addition to a crowded field where style triumphs too often over substance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612124087
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 312,390
  • 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 November 27, 2014

    How to Make A Quilt would be an excellent quilting primer for th

    How to Make A Quilt would be an excellent quilting primer for the newbie quilter. It has just five chapters but it thoroughly covers essential instructions for the rookie in those chapters.




    The five primary areas covered are getting ready, essential skills, making a few good blocks, assembling the quilt, and finishing the quilt. The lessons are for making patchwork blocks with geometric pieces. Curved pieces and triangles are not covered in this tutorial as they require more advanced techniques. The illustrations included are ample, clear and detailed. 




    A sampling of the detailed instructions include choosing your fabric, determining color values (relative lightness/darkness), rotary cutter basics, cutting strips, sample shapes, stitching a perfect seam, seam ripping, pressing basics, basic piecing, chain piecing, making quilt sandwiches, quilting in the ditch and much more. 




    Basic quilt designs include log cabin, flying geese, pinwheels, hourglass, square in a square, snowball and Tam's patch. The quilts in this book would keep a beginner quilter challenged and busy for quite a while! 




    I would highly recommend this book to any beginning quilter. This would be a resource to keep within easy reach when quilting.

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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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