Quilting For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Get the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items

Quilting is a fun hobby ? but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces ...

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Quilting For Dummies

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Overview

Get the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items

Quilting is a fun hobby — but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together — and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home. We'll have you in stitches in no time!

Discover how to

  • Select the right fabrics and threads
  • Design your masterpiece
  • Use quilting software
  • Save time with rotary cutters and other cool tools
  • Quilt by hand or machine
  • Get creative with appliqué
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118054666
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 213,928
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

Cheryl Fall (Brush Prairie, WA) is the author of 12 how-to books and over 2,500 how-to articles in various publications. Magazines featuring her work over the last 19 years have included The Quilter, Quilt World, Quick and Easy Quilting, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Country Living, Craftworks, and Sewing Savvy. Cheryl is also the host of The Creative Life with Cheryl Fall, a nationally distributed PBS ‘Plus’ program that features lifestyle-enhancing projects, ideas, and useful information for women. She has also spent years creating quilting and sewing projects and teaching for various manufacturers, including Coats & Clark and Singer.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I. Gathering Your Tools and Getting Ready.

Chapter 1. The Art of Quilting.

Chapter 2. Threads, Needles, and Gadgets - And All That Jazz.

Chapter 3. The Piece de Resistance: Fabric.

Part II. Planning Your Masterpiece.

Chapter 4. A Patch in the Fabric of Time: Designing Quilt Blocks.

Chapter 5. Creating and Using Templates.

Chapter 6. Playing with Blocks and Borders: Which Way Should They Go?

Chapter 7. Using Your Computer as a Crystal Ball.

Part III. Sharpening Your Sewing Skills.

Chapter 8. Cuts and Creases: Pressing Matters.

Chapter 9. Positively Perfect Piecing.

Chapter 10. Do You Know the Way to Applique.

Part IV. Ahead to the Finish: Quilting the Pieces in Place.

Chapter 11. The Plan of Attack: Deciding How to Quilt Your Quilt.

Chapter 12. Assembling the Quilt Sandwich.

Chapter 13. Ready, Set . . .Quilt! The Inns and Outs of Quilting Your Masterpiece.

Chapter 14. Finishing Touches: Bindings and More.

Part V. Completing the Circle: Projects to Try.

Chapter 15. Fabulous Skill Builders.

Chapter 16. Mixed-Technique Projects.

Chapter 17. Projects for the Machine Queen.

Chapter 18. Small-Scale Projects.

Part VI. The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19. Ten Quilting Timesavers.

Chapter 20. Ten Tips for Displaying Your Art.

Chapter 21. Top Ten Criteria Quilting Judges Use.

Appendix. Resources for Quilts.

Index.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Good starting point!

    I have been sewing all of my life but have never done any quilting. This is a great introduction and inspiration to get me started.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2003

    Disappointed

    I don't know about being a dummy but I found this book difficult to understand and follow. I would not recommend this book to someone who is truly a beginner at quilting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    I have many books on quilting, but I find myself referring to th

    I have many books on quilting, but I find myself referring to this book over and over again. I am a beginner quilter and I highly recommend this book for someone who is just starting their first quilting project. It has every answer to any question you could possibly think of.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Bring back 1st edition

    Where in this book does it give you basic charts - like common quilt sizes? And how to calculate yardage needed? There's a chapter on computer programs that do that for you but where's the original know-how? I bought this to replace an old 1st edition and found it seriously lacking in basic information. The old one was much better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    Wish

    It would have a sample

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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