on 10 May 2012
I bought this book because I had a fat quarter bundle of fabric that I didn't quite know what to do with! Unlike many of my best laid plans, this is actually taking shape!
This book takes you through the basics, slowly leading up to more advanced techniques, tells you all about equipment, different techniques (each part shows you how to do things a number of different ways using both hand and machine sewing). Being dyspraxic I often find it hard to teach myself anything from a book and other craft books have left me confused with unclear diagrams and overly complicated instructions. Not this book! Everything is set out clearly, with nice photographs, and simple step by step instructions. It's also not afraid to repeat itself, and often will show a technique in more than one section of the book, which I think is great because it can be so hard to have to flick from one section to another to try and finish part of a project.
I've shown this book to friends and had to refuse to loan it to them because I use it so much!!! If you're thinking about buying a quilting book, whether you're a new learner or an old hand, I'd recommend this one hands down!
on 19 March 2012
Bought this book for my wife, a quilting beginner, who found it very informative, easy to read with good, clear instructions.
on 31 March 2014
This is a great book for someone coming back to quilting after a very, very long time. I first found it via my local library, but found it so useful, I ordered a copy for keeps. The written instructions are concise but comprehensive. The illustrations are clear and helpful. As the title implies, It doesn't assume experience of techniques, but has such a broad range, you'd have to be a very experienced quilter not to pick something new up from it. Highly recommended.