The Quilter's Bible by Linda Clements -
How to Make a Quilt and Much More
If you need expert quilting, patchwork and applique advice then you need this book. It's simply the most comprehensive quilting resource there is, and comes complete with quilting projects and patterns. As it says in the title: it's the bible.
The Quilter's Bible brings together essential quilting know-how with inspirational designs from top-name quilters. This makes it ideal both for the beginner looking for the best advice in a single volume and for the committed quilter looking for an authoritative reference guide to seldom-used techniques. The projects include cot quilts, bed quilts, lap quilts, bags, cushions, wall hangings, table mats and runners, as well as other beautiful creations for the home. Featured techniques include quilting basics, such as making a quilt sandwich, hand and machine quilting, basting and binding a quilt, big stitch, sashiko, free motion, and corded and stuffed (trapunto) quilting. There are also instructions for making more than 100 different patchwork blocks, plus how-to guides for different kinds of piecing, such as English-paper piecing, foundation piecing and strip piecing. Applique techniques, such as needle-turn, reverse, inlaid and shadow applique, and the use of freezer paper and fusible web are covered, too.
With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams and stunning photography, this is the must-have book for quilters of all abilities.