Quilting for Dummies

Quilting for Dummies

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Everyone loves a quilt those big, cozy hunks of fabric and filling have been warming cold toes and hearts for generations. And quilting is certainly not for squares it's a fun way to be creative, and make something that you and your family will snuggle up to for years! In days of yore quilts were made mostly from leftover scraps, but most quilters today are fabri-holics. Sure quilts are useful, but they 're also works of art, and you'll want yours to look really special. With tips for designing patches, quilt blocks, and putting it all together, Quilting For Dummies introduces you to the wonderful, colorful world of fabric and thread you'll be hooked! There are as many ways of making a quilt as there are quilters, and this book has something for you whether you're a beginner or a wiz with needle and thread. There are tidbits, tips, and hints galore that will nudge you along.
The book will help you: * Come up with a plan of attack and charge ahead * Baste, stitch, and bind like a pro * Find projects to try * Use clever shortcuts * Shop online for great quilts * Display your finished masterpiece The down-to-earth advice in this book will bring you up to speed on all the key sewing techniques, and have you whipping out your own cool patterns in no time flat. Quilting For Dummies covers these topics and much more: * Finding the right fabric * Creating and using templates * The ins and outs of threads, needles, and other gadgets * Assembling the quilt sandwich * Quilting by hand and by machine * The wonderful world of mini-pillows and wall hangings * The secret life of lap quilts * Appliques * Finishing touches In addition, there 's a list of quilting resources, charts to help you with common yardage cuts, well-placed illustrations, and step-by -step instructions for each project that will ensure your future as a quilter unfolds with ease. Get your needle-nimble fingers ready your search for the ultimate quilting source ends here!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764551183
  • 9780764551185

About Cheryl Fall

About the Author Cheryl Fall is the author of seven sewing and quilting books. She has also written over 800 articles on various sewing projects and other crafts for Country Living, Family Circle, McCall's Needlework, and many other magazines.
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Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Planning your Masterpiece. Chapter 1: What Makes a Quilt a Quilt? Chapter 2: The Piece de Resistance: Fabric. Chapter 3: A Patch in Time: Designing Quilt Blocks. Chapter 4: Creating and Using Templates. Chapter 5: Playing with Blocks and Borders: Which Way Should They Go? PART II: Sharpening Your Sewing Skills. Chapter 6: Threads and Needles and Gadgets, Oh My! Chapter 7: Cuts and Creases: Pressing Matters. Chapter 8: Positively Perfect Piecing. Chapter 9: Do You Know the Way to Applique? PART III: Ahead at the Finish: Quilting the Pieces in Place. Chapter 10: The Plan of Attack: Deciding How to Quilt Your Quilt. Chapter 11: Assembling the Quilt Sandwich. Chapter 12: Ready, Set Quilt! Hand and Machine Quilting Tips. Chapter 13: Finishing Touches: Bindings and More. PART IV: Completing the Circle: Projects to Try. Project 1: Hand-Quilted Starburst Pillow. Project 1A: Trapunto Mini-Pillow. Project 2: Appliqued Bluebirds Breakfast Set. Project 3: Pink Tulips Breakfast Set. Project 4: Blue Star Placemat and Hot Pad Set. Project 5: Pastel Nine-Patch Wallhanging. Project 6: Pieced Flower Pots Wallhanging. Project 7: Pieced Hearts Wallhanging. Project 8: May Baskets Wallhanging. Project 9: Traditional Basket Wallhanging. Project 10: Pieced Blossoms Lap Quilt. Project 11: Winter Holly Lap Quilt or Wallhanging. Project 12: Scrappy Pines Lap or Nap Quilt. Project 13: Rosy Wreath Quilt. Project 14: Scrappy Bloomers Wallhanging or Lap Quilt. Project 15: Snow Crystals Pieced and Appliqued Lap Quilt. Project 16: Caribbean Dream Quilt. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 14: Ten Museums with Great Quilt Exhibits. Chapter 15: Top Ten Cyber-Sites for Shoppers. Chapter 16: Ten Time-Saving Quilting Tips. Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Displaying Your Art. Appendix: Resources for Quilters. Index. Book Registration Information.
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