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The Essential Quilter: Tradition, Techniques, Design, Patterns and Projects [Hardcover]

Barbara Chainey
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2 Jun 1993
Beginning with an appraisal of quilting history and tradition, this book goes on to show, in detail, how beautiful quilts can be designed and made, how patchwork and applique may be enhanced by quilting, and how feather patterns may be constructed and developed. Detailed practical instruction is included on equipment and techniques, project work and trace-off motifs. The variety of projects presented is designed to suit both the novice and the improving quilter.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (2 Jun 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715399853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715399859
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.3 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 538,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for quilters 7 Oct 2002
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This book contains EVERYTHING you will ever need to know about quilting. It starts with the history and basics of quilting techniques, and finishes with fabric choice and design. The text is a pleasure to read and all sorts of little tips and advice are contained right through the book. The design aspect of the book is extensive and covers all sorts of traditional and more contemporary designs and how to design patterns yourself. It also contains patterns which you can trace and use to mark up your own quilt. The photographs of quilts contained within this book are an inspiration to any-one contemplating starting a quilt. All-in-all, a wonderful, well written and inspirational book for quilters of all abilities.
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A wonderful and essential book for everybody who does patchwork and quilting from beginners to advanced quilters.
100% worth bying.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential quilter 9 Mar 2012
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Thank you this arrived in good used order it is superb reference book I will enjoy it arrived as stated
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Wonderfully detailed and carefully designed. I'm forever dipping into this book for ideas, research and plain enjoyment. Well worth buying
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