Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!)

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If you haven't got a clue about quilting, then this is the book for you! Written for beginning quiltmakers (and those who want to brush up on the basics), Your First Quilt Book introduces all the tools, supplies, and techniques you need to create simple patchwork quilts.

  • Eight small projects are provided to help you practice your new hand- or machine-stitching skills
  • Step-by-step illustrations, a friendly, conversational style, and a generous dose of humor keep the learning easy and fun
  • Treat yourself to an enjoyable, anxiety-free first quilting experience and lay a solid foundation for your quiltmaking with this resource that you'll turn to again and again

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564771988
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 317,972
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Doak has greatly influenced the art and craft of quiltmaking for more than a decade. Her accomplishments include authoring over a dozen books and designing quilts that have appeared on the covers of nearly every quilting magazine in the United States, including Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and McCall's Quilting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2003

    Great Choice

    This is the Best quilting book for the beginner! I checked a lot of quilting books before a friend gave me this one and it is Great! Finally, a good explaination (with pictures) of 'bias'! I highly recommend this book!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2000

    You'll LOVE quilting if this is your first quilt book

    A few months ago, when I was developing an urge to learn to quilt, I was wandering through a book store and came across this little book. I skimmed through it and took a chance little book I've found on quilting. Carol is able to 'explain' (for what must be the 10,000 time), the Dick and Jane version of how to create this fabric art, with a strong feeling of joy in the process. It's all there, clearly, with pictures for those of the visual persuasion. No experience is needed, just the interest and willingness to take the first step in learning with a gentle friend. Gave 5 stars, that's all there are!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2009

    Fabulous book for any quilter, especially a beginner.

    This book has so much information presented in a easy to read format. It gives instructions for both machine and hand sewing your quilts.

    It does not go in to too many topics to be overwhelming. It sticks with the basics.

    Does not touch on too many of the newer tools in quilting, but does a great job of teaching the basics.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2009

    This book made a quilter out of me.

    Reading and using this book only I went from non-quilter to finishing my first quilt and now working on a throw. My choice is to sew by hand as I find it a great relaxer. I do want to try one on a machine. Every "how-to" book should be as precise, well-written and.......useful!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003


    This book is well written with pictures for steps that might seem confusing. The author even includes comments with humor. I have read so many books on the subject of quilting with no little or no understanding of the subject. Can't wait to read other books written by the same author.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2003


    I just started quilting about a month ago. I went to my local fabric store and this book was recommended. I sat down and read the book, I couldn't put it down. It was so easy to follow. The author really simplified a lot of techniques. If you're a beginner, this book needs to be in your library.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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