Teach Yourself VISUALLY Quiltingby Sonja Hakala
It's amazing what you can do with two pieces of fabric and a layer of batting—the variety of quilts and quilting techniques is staggering. This guide introduces you to the essential skills you need to set off on your own quilting adventures. It walks you through everything from selecting fabrics to assembling blocks to binding the edges. Examples and patterns include both traditional and modern designs and use both hand-stitching and machine quilting so you can create unique quilts and quilted items that reflect your personal style.
Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
- Each skill or technique is defined and described
- Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo
- Detailed color photos demonstrate each step
- Helpful tips provide additional guidance
Meet the Author
Sonja Hakala has been a writer, editor, and designer for twenty years. In addition to making quilts and other patchwork projects for family and friends, she donates work to charitable organizations and teaches beginner quilting classes. She's a member of the Northern Lights Quilters Guild in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Her how-to articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine and the Old Farmer's Almanac. She is the editor of the book American Patchwork: True Stories from Quilters.
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Great book for beginners like myself!
very excellent reference book for every phase of quilting.