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

by Barbara Weiland Talbert


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612124087
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 204,182
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Let’s Make a Quilt
What Makes a Quilt a Quilt?
CHAPTER 1: Get Ready
Gathering Tools and Supplies: The Quilter’s Toolbox * Preparing Your Sewing Machine * Choosing a Quilt Project * Selecting Fabric * Selecting and Preparing Batting * Choosing Thread
CHAPTER 2: Essential Skills: Cutting, Sewing, and Pressing
Rotary Cutting Basics * Stitching a Perfect Seam * Press It Right
CHAPTER 3: Making Patchwork Blocks
Basic Piecing * Alternate Piecing Methods * Making a Log Cabin Block * Piecing Basic Triangle Units * Cut-No-Triangles Folded-Corner Piecing * Making the Sampler Blocks
CHAPTER 4: Assembling the Quilt Top
Easy Quilt Settings * Cutting and Adding Borders
CHAPTER 5: Finishing Your Quilt
Preparing the Quilt Top * Making the Quilt Sandwich * Quilt It! * Before Binding * Binding Your Quilt * Labeling Your Quilt * The Beginner’s Sampler Quilt
Resources and Links
Reading List

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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.