Helps to discover a variety of techniques and methods. This work teaches how to work these in blocks to build up a sampler quilt, and provides the information needed to produce a sampler quilt that is both an heirloom and a testament to developing skills. It explains a variety of blocks to be made either by hand or machine.|Learn how to make 20 striking quilt blocks and piece them together to create your own stunning sampler quilt. Master a range of patchwork and quilting techniques whilst sewing classic block designs, such as Mariner's Compass, Monkey Wrench, Celtic Knot, Attic Windows and Drunkard's Path, as well as popular quilting patterns including Seminole, Bargello and Flying Geese. Hand and machine techniques ? Make the quilt blocks using a range of techniques, including hand piecing, machine piecing, applique, strip patchwork, hand stitching, English patchwork, American patchwork and paper piecing. Illustrations guide you through each step, making even the most complicated techniques easy to follow. Using fabrics ? There are handy tips for choosing the best colours for each block design to create different looks. Select the best wadding (batting) for your quilt and prepare the fabrics for sewing by washing and ironing them first. Creating the quilt ? Learn how to finish the blocks with framing and sashing to adjust the size. Discover hand quilting and machine quilting techniques, including quilting in the ditch and free machine quilting. Then create a gorgeous quilt by joining all 20 quilt blocks together, adding borders and binding. There are 20 completed quilt designs shown throughout the book to give you plenty of ideas!
- Publication Date:
- 31 / 03 / 2006