A Selection of the Best Quilting Books Available
The Quilting Bible
This is the one Quilting Books reference every quilter needs. Its 352 pages and 1,000 photographs cover every aspect of machine quilting. Sections include quilt basics, block-pieced quilts, appliqué quilts, special piecing methods, embellishing quilts, and a sampler quilt with related projects. Quilters from beginners to the skilled will turn to this book again and again. Revised with new photography and updated content to be more complete, this is the only reference machine quilters will need.
Quilting for Dummies
Quilting continues to grow in popularity as a hobby, with an estimated 24 million quilters in the U.S. in 2003, up from 14 million in 1997. This accessible guide gives people just what they need to start stitching, offering how-to guidance on sewing as well as 16 projects that range from simple to spectacular. Revisions include terrific all-new projects, insights from experienced quilters, the latest on quilting software and Internet resources, coverage of new sewing machines and materials, and an updated insert of color photos.
Cheryl Fall (Brush Prairie, WA) has designed more than 1,000 sewing projects and written over 800 articles for periodicals such as Country Living and Family Circle. She is the author of eight other quilting books and sewing books, including Needlecrafts For Dummies (0-7645-5201-5).
Easy Quilt Projects: Favorites from the Editors of American Patchwork and Quilting
41 quilt projects from American Patchwork & Quilting Are you a beginner quilter looking for a place to start learning this time-honored craft? Are you a more advanced quilter looking for quick and gifty projects that you can complete in a snap? From the editors of American Patchwork & Quilting comes a collection of ideas and inspiration for making beautiful quilt projects. This book is packed with gorgeous photography and easy-to-follow instructions for making everything from throws and bed-sized quilts to bags and pincushions.* Beautiful full-color photographs of every project* Full-size patterns for you to tear out and use again and again* Includes free 1-year subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting magazine Plus, each project includes a quilt diagram, assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations!
Quilting – Design, Techniques, 140 Practical Projects
The timeless crafts of quilting, patchwork and applique are brought together here in one quilting books volume. The projects are divided into four themed sections, presenting different styles of work; historical, country-style, ethnic and contemporary.
Quilting – From Little Things
Quilting by Sarah Fielke is a journey of discovery. It can be challenging to master the many different quilting techniques and this book provides an accessible way to try out new colours, textures and methods, and in the process build upon quilting skills. The ten pairs of quilts featured are designed to be like little lessons: a dolly quilt – so-named because it is small enough to cover a doll – and a larger quilt made from the techniques learned in the construction of the dolly. This title helps you discover how, from little things, big and exciting things can grow. This title includes: 150 practical, user-friendly diagrams and templates to simplify instructions; variety of projects for both novice and experienced quilters; and, two photographs of each quilt to guide and inspire the quilter.