From Fiber to Fabric: Essential Guide to Quiltmaking

From Fiber to Fabric: Essential Guide to Quiltmaking


By (author) Harriet Hargrave


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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing, Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 146 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 290mm x 20mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 1571200258
  • ISBN 13: 9781571200259
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 711,953

Product description

Harriet Hargrave, internationally known quiltmaker, teacher, and author, presents the definitive resource guide to the selection, use, and care of today's textiles. From Fiber to Fabric includes easy-to-understand directions for testing fiber content, thread count, colorfastness, lightfastness, washfastness, and shrinkage; information on the effects of water and detergents on different fabrics and dyes; thread compatibility and batting selection charts; recommendations for storing quilts; and Fabric and Batting Analysis sheets. With a better understanding of how textiles are made, what to consider when buying them, and how to care for them once you bring them home, you will have much more enjoyment and less stress as you create your wonderful quilts.

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