You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners

You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners

by Leila Gardunia, Marlene Oddie




In the spirit of Rosie the Riveter's can-do attitude, authors Gardunia and Oddie have teamed up to present the ultimate beginner's handbook! Sew 36 quilt blocks with ideas and methods for setting the blocks into a quilt. Step-by-step instructions begin with explaining the basics of color choice and 1/4 inch seams. If you have never pieced a quilt before or have only a beginning knowledge base, this book is essential. Each chapter offers three block patterns increasing in difficulty—easy, medium, and challenging— with the goal of learning a skill and then practicing various adaptions to improve your technique. Chapters include every facet the new quilter needs to know: half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, Flying Geese, wonky piecing, improvisation, foundation paper piecing, curves, One-Patch blocks, applique, inset seams, hexies, and even the Compass and Feathered Star! Quilt finishing instructions are included as well. Make quilts both large and small with instructions given for numerous quilt designs using some or all of the 36 blocks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604601831
Publisher: Collector Books
Publication date: 05/11/2015
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Leila Gardunia has been sewing since childhood and has been a quilter for over 12 years. She realized there were quilts she wanted to make but even as a sewing teacher, felt she lacked the skills to make more challenging designs. She set to work correcting this by developing a skill-building primer-for herself first and then for others. This book is a result of her efforts. Leila lives in Huxley, Iowa where she continues to quilt and win awards.

Marlene Oddie has been a quilter for thirteen years. She took a quilting class in a church in San Francisco, California, and has continued on a journey that has now led her to owning a quilting studio and shop in Grand Coulee, Washington aptly named KISSed Quilts (Keeping it Simple and Stunning). She was a McCall's Quilt Design Star Finalist in 2011 and has won numerous awards for her quilting. She is an engineer by education, a project manager by profession, and a quilter by passion.

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