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Jul 21, 2015
| ISBN 9781632501462
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Jul 21, 2015 | ISBN 9781632501462
An all-in-one guide to contemporary quilting techniques for beginners!Quilting can often seem complicated and overwhelming, but it truly is a craft that anyone can do–taken one step at a time, this fantastic hobby is really quite easy. Get Started Quilting takes readers on a steady path to learning the essential quilting techniques, tricks, and tested methods of quilt making, focusing on one skill at a time.This all in-one volume covers fabric selection, cutting, pressing, sewing (by hand or machine), piecing and joining blocks, basting, hand and machine quilting, and binding and making labels. Quilt blocks range from traditional to contemporary, including basic patchwork and applique as well as improvisational piecing. Working through the book, the reader can pick up and develop all the basic quilting skills they need. Using a range of delightful fabrics, patterns, and colorways, they’ll discover how they can put quilt blocks together in a variety of layout designs to create wonderful modern projects.
Jessica Alexandrakis learned to quilt while living in Hokkaido, Japan, in 2002. She loves collecting fabric, piecing scrap quilts, and quilting in public. Jessica is the author of Quilting on the Go. She lives outside of New York City.
"Get Started Quilting tackles a commendable breadth of quilt making knowledge in a friendly, easy-to-follow format. Any wannabe quilter would be lucky to get this book as an introduction to the quilt making process. It's sure to become a much-used reference volume for anyone just setting out on their quiltmaking journey." —McCall's Quilting
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