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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd (31 Dec. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844484041
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844484041
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.2 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Karenplatt.co.uk: This is a very compact 160-page book brimful of advice, instructions and photographs of everything you need to know about Quilting. The book is divided into eleven chapters. Each chapter deals thoroughly with an aspect of quilting such as materials, patchwork, applique, cutting, designs and patterns. There are four hundred tips and techniques including trade secrets. Discover all about this fascinating and varied craft. The step-by-step diagrams and instructions will guide you through every process whether you are a beginner of an experienced quilter wishing to find that special technique that will make your quilts look more professional. There are troubleshooting tips too, to rescue you when things go wrong. Susan Briscoe is a respected author on the subject of quilting and is recognised as one of the best in the business. An indispensable compendium of technical know-how and troubleshooting tips. If you're one of the many machine knitters who also enjoy quilting, this is a 'must have' book. It includes tips and techniques you need to make special quilting projects as well as trade secrets. Step-by-step diagrams and instructions guide you through every stage of making a quilt, whether you are new to the craft or an improver. All the most popular techniques are explained in detail, with a host of troubleshooting ideas which show how to put them into practice.-Machine Knitting Monthly An invaluable guide to all aspects of quilt making, from choosing the basic equipment to entering a competitive quilt show. There is an equal emphasis on hand and machine stitching, patchwork and quilting. It is set out well, with numbered panels and colourful diagrams and photos. The comprehensive patchwork techniques teach how to work logically and avoid mistakes, from easy triangles to curved stitching, applique and much more. The pages on hand quilting are a good example of the style. They cover the technique, the correct needles and thread and the pros and cons of using a hoop, a frame (with measurements to make one) and lap quilting. I cannot possible cover the wide range of subjects in this book. I recommend it strongly to all quilters, new and experienced, as my choice this month.-Patchwork & Quilting Contains step-by-step instructions on all types of quilting. Beginning with the tools and equipment you need, choosing your fabrics and designing your quilt and other items. A range of patchwork 'tips' and 'fix it' advice on all techniques, various styles of design including American, English, Siminole, Sashiko, Trapunto and many, many more. There are sections on choosing your wadding and finishing your work. Information on the care, the cleaning and storage of your quilt. Also advice on showing your work and organising an exhibition. This is an interesting and informative book and should encourage all quilters, whether you are new or an established quilter.-West Country Embroiderers This super compendium will prove a useful reference title to keep on the shelf as it contains some 400 tips, techniques and trade secrets for all styles of patchwork and quilting. Aimed at stitchers of all levels of expertise - it covers every aspect of quilting and is arranged by topic making it a really easy guide to use. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colourful photos and clear diagrams, each section includes techniques, new ideas and troubleshooting 'fixes' for when things don't quite go to plan. New quilters will find useful information on the essential equipment to get started plus ideas for selecting fabrics, planning a design, accurate cutting and stitching methods. Those with more experience will enjoy the multitude of advanced techniques for freehand curves, mitred seams and interesting weaves along with ideas for adding a 'wow' factor and tips for entering competitive shows. Embellishment and finishing techniques are not forgotten either with beautiful ideas for all styles of quilt including Sashiko, Trapunto, cording and applique.-Sewing World

About the Author

Susan Briscoe is a textile designer, author and teacher, specializing in sashiko and Japanese textile design. After graduating in visual art and design, Susan worked as an English teacher in Japan, where she also studied the tea ceremony, traditional textiles, and kimono design and tailoring. Susan has created design kits for Japanese patchwork fabrics, published textile projects in books and magazines, and demonstrates her work at quilt and textile shows.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Magpie_Cat on 30 Oct. 2010
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As a self-taught Quilter I have amassed quite a library of books but this is the one I always return to. It is clear, concise and thorough - I would go so far as to say every Quilter should own it! It is particularly good for beginners because it covers so many topics, but I also return to it regularly to leaf through for inspiration.

I love this book and have recommended it to all my quilting friends.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. E. Carr on 6 April 2010
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This was an excellent purchase for anyone who is new to the art of quilting. This book gives clear guidance on a whole range of quilting techniques. A must have book!!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Carol Davies on 26 Jun. 2009
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From the colour wheel onwards through all the basics this book futher explores all the aspects of quilting techniques to a deeph I have not encountered previously.
I have a great many quilting books and I am sure this book will be a vauluble addition to any Quilters library.
I have learnt something new on every virtually every page.
Mrs Carol J Davies
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Hadley on 19 April 2011
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The book is of the old school but packed with useful technical detail. The examples of projects to do are a bit out of date, but it's worth reading for the 'how to' information it contains.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. Woods on 3 Mar. 2012
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This book is a must for anyone learning to make quilts from scratch. Full of illustrations and great information. Also gives you the tips of the trade. A great buy and a great price. A must to have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glenys Elaine Wiese on 13 Oct. 2013
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I was looking forward to an extra 200 tips from this book only to find, when it arrived, the publishers had changed the "200" tips on the front cover to "400" tips and the whole book was exactly the same as the "200" tips book which I already owned. A waste of money. Is this legal? I do enjoy Suan Briscoe's books. They are very good value, but I'm disappointed in the marketing direction of the publisher.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By epona on 30 Oct. 2012
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Borrowed library copy, liked it enough to order my own. Many useful bits and pieces that I've not come across elsewhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By joembo on 14 Jun. 2014
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I have been quilting for some time snd know a lot of techniques. I wish this book had been available when I first began making quilts.It is full of excellent advice and tips. Virtually every aspect of the craft is covered in a very reader friendly way. I liked the layout of the pages which are similiar to a magazine page. The book is illustrated with good quality photos of quilts and techniques.Although I have learned a great deal over the years, I think this book is great ad an aide memoire. All my quilting and patchwork in one place.I would highly recommend it to quilters at all levels of experience. It is my quilting 'desert island' book!
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