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Quilting for the Absolute Beginner


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About the Author

Cheryl Owen is a highly versatile craftsperson and designer. After working in the fashion industry, she went on to apply her design and drawing skills to mixed craft media. Author of a wide range of titles, Cheryl is also a regular contributor of craft projects and articles to leading homestyle magazines. She is the author of Handmade Gift Cards, Simple Glass Painting and Creative Ceramic Painting, also published by David & Charles. Cheryl lives in London.


May 2016

This book does what it says on the coverm, if you are a patchwork and quilting novice you will find Cheryl Owen's instructions great place to start learning to craft. The book would be a useful reference to keep by your sewing machine with chapters explaing the tools you will need to get started, how to quilt by hand and using a kmachine, explainations of hand and machine piecing, the uses of hand and machine applique, instructions on assembling a quilt and how to bind a quilt. The chapters offer detailed instructions throughout and are accompanied by clear photographs to illustrate each technique. The book also includes 20 projects to try your newly aquired skills on. The wide variety of projects are all small so perfect for some initial practise. The more unusual projects include a yoga mat carrier, trapunto box, a sarong with a seminole border and a wuilted silk belt with flower applique.

* Popular Patchwork *

Find out how to do patchwork, applique and many types of quilting. You'll discover twenty projects to hone your new-found skills. Detailed instructions with step-by-step photos help beginners learn the techniques and complete items to wear or for the home. Learn all about this useful craft from tools, techniques and more. Basic hand quilting, machine quilting and all the techniques can be found in this book. Create a yoga mat carrier, a baby quilt, a border for a woman's jacket, a clutch, a trapunto box, a corded pillow, a picnic basket cover, an apron, a tote, pillow and more. All the projects can be adapted once you know the techniques.

* Karen Platt- *

This book is a godsend! I am new to quilting and this book has been invaluable. It is ring-bound so it's easy to keep open at the page you need. It has a sturdy hard back so it's going to last for years. Not only do you get all the information you will need to start quilting you also get multiple projects to practice everything you are learning. You can make everything from a yoga mat, baby quilt to a boudoir pillow. With twenty different projects you are sure to find something you want to make.Each of the topics covered comes with
clear step-by-step instructions with clear and easy to follow pictures. Easy of the projects also come with the
same clear instructions and pictures. Different contrasting colours have been used throughout so that it is easy to see what is being done and when. I cannot rate this book highly enough. It's extremely informative
and it's a book I'll be using time and again.

* Crochet Addict UK *

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