With simple step-by-step instructions that require only basic sewing skills, Barbara Weiland Talbert shows you how to make your own beautiful and durable quilts. Taking you through the complete quilting process in an easy-to-follow sequence, Talbert shows you how to select a suitable design, choose the best fabric, cut shapes, piece together blocks, assemble the quilt top, and finish your project. You’ll quickly acquire the know-how and inspiration to create unique high-quality quilts that add a charming touch to your home.
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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 LinksReading ListIndex
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.