When you open it all the pages are punched with holes and are permanently fixed to closed rings so that the book lies flat. This is very helpful - you could prop the book up in front of you while you were working on a difficult part of your project and the pages would remain open.
I cannot say whether the content of the first half is more or less instructive than other books. It appears to cover everything.
I noticed that a lot of illustrations are the same as or very similar to other modern quilting books I have.
I was hoping it would picture and describe all different sorts of rulers and measuring tools with explanations but it showed only 4 or 5 with quick descriptions.
Just under half the pages are in a segment called Block and Quilt Directory. This contained quite a few traditional designs with their names such as Bleeding Hearts and Locked Star and my favourite Courthouse Steps, a variation of the basic Log Cabin Block.
Measurement when opened out and placed flat = twelve & a half inch wide x 8 inches.
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