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

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

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by Barbara Weiland Talbert
     
 

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With simple step-by-step instructions that require only basic sewing skills, Barbara Weiland Talbert shows you how to make your own beautiful and durable quilts. Taking you through the complete quilting process in an easy-to-follow sequence, Talbert shows you how to select a suitable design, choose the best fabric, cut shapes, piece together blocks, assemble the

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With simple step-by-step instructions that require only basic sewing skills, Barbara Weiland Talbert shows you how to make your own beautiful and durable quilts. Taking you through the complete quilting process in an easy-to-follow sequence, Talbert shows you how to select a suitable design, choose the best fabric, cut shapes, piece together blocks, assemble the quilt top, and finish your project. You’ll quickly acquire the know-how and inspiration to create unique high-quality quilts that add a charming touch to your home.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612124087
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
497,604
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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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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How to Make a Quilt: Learn Basic Sewing Techniques for Creating Patchwork Quilts and Projects. a Storey Basics Title 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
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.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
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.