Quilting: The Basics & Beyond

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The thorough, clear and accurate reference guide for today's quilter. Begin with equipment and supplies, choosing fabrics and colors, rotary cutting, piecing. Then, travel on through the essentials of appliqué, pressing, assembly, borders finishing, binding, labeling and hanging to washing and caring for a quilt

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Overview

The thorough, clear and accurate reference guide for today's quilter. Begin with equipment and supplies, choosing fabrics and colors, rotary cutting, piecing. Then, travel on through the essentials of appliqué, pressing, assembly, borders finishing, binding, labeling and hanging to washing and caring for a quilt

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982558638
  • Publisher: Landauer (IA)
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 689,816
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

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    Excellent for any level experience

    The very first thing I noticed about this book is that it is wire bound!! This means that it can lay flat without having to "weight" the pages down or break the binding - always a good thing when it is a book you want to keep. And who wouldn't want to keep a book that gives you all the basic steps and even a few "beyond" steps to a craft you love to do?

    As with all good crafting books, it begins with the equipment and supplies you will need to do the craft. It then goes on to explain color, value, scale, fabric grain and pressing ¼" seams, graph paper and how to check that you have the ¼" seam are on the next pages.

    The next section is on cutting the fabric and creating squares and triangles whether you use strips of fabric or a "roll paper". Fussy cutting and chain and strip piecing will be the next thing you learn from this book. Sewing different type of blocks from those you have just pieced is shown in the next section.

    Applique is always fun especially when you learn a technique that works for you whether that is by machine or hand. Oh and don't forget to look for the "tips" that are throughout the book set off in colored boxes.

    Now that you have all your blocks created, the next step is assembly and doing mitered, scalloped or straight borders. A two page gallery shows off some of the quilts you can build and the different borders that can be used. And, of course, there is the final finishing of the quilt with backing, batting and the top forming a sandwich. Then the quilting whether hand or machine and the binding. The very final things to do to complete a quilt is a tag and if it is a wall hanging, a sleeve.

    You will find seven projects to make from all that you have learned, each having a material and cutting list and all the steps needed to complete the project. I think my favorite part is the charts in the very back of the book. They cover such topics as enlarging or reducing a block size, converting yards to inches to decimals to meters, the number of squares, half square or quarter square triangles you can get from yardage, mattress and quilt sizes, number of strips or squares from fat quarters, setting triangle measurements, formulas for different border types, backing and binding size/length and size of a hanging sleeve.

    The very last pages are quilting terms and definitions. Then if you feel you need a bit more "hands on" helps, put the DVD that comes with the book into your player and you have a "personal" helper. This is a great book for a quilter of any experience.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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