A complete quilting course for beginners; in 12 easy stages Have you ever thought about creating a patchwork quilt; but decided it would take too long or be too difficult? If so; Quilting Basics is the perfect introduction to this popular craft. Beginning with the 'Getting Started' section; quilting teacher Michael Caputo will show the tools and equipment; and demonstrate the sewing skills you will need; plus the basics of constructing your quilt. Section two is a series of 12 workshops; each introducing you to new skills; with a project at the end which enables you to practise what you have just learned - a great way to get to grips with the theory. As you progress through the workshops; you'll learn how to join pre-cut squares; sashing; piecing and paper piecing; using templates; and the different types of applique. All through the workshops there are helpful hints on choosing colours and patterns that will work together; and there are illustrations of variations on the basic blocks to show how those choices will affect the end result. With step-by-step text; accompanied by clear illustrations; you'll soon be making a table runner and cushion covers; before moving on to wall hangings; a cot quilt and a throw. The final project is a full-size bed quilt with elaborate stitching to really show off all your new skills. Michael Caputo is the perfect combination of teacher and designer; with the experience to explain all the techniques; and the artistry to design beautiful projects that will inspire you to get sewing.
Excellent book for beginners. Recommended by teacher leading quilting workshop.
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