After an initial discussion of design, the book takes the reader, chapter by chapter, through the choice and use of fabrics, fillings and threads, stitching methods, transferring designs to fabric, and new and innovatory methods for quilting and padded work, as well as the conventional techniques. Help is given on avoiding puckering, on using unusual materials, and on those important final touches. Each aspect is clearly described and illustrated with photographs of finished work. The many line drawings serve both to explain and inspire. Throughout there are suggestions for new projects and pointers to all sorts of source material for design.