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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BE Spiral bound
  • Publication: 03 December 2015
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782212638
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 148x210 mm
  • Illustrations: 384
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: Absolute Beginner Craft
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Quilting for the Absolute Beginner


by Cheryl Owen

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Book Description

Cheryl Owen teaches you how to quilt, appliqué and make beautiful patchwork pieces even if you've never quilted before.

There are 20 garments, accessories and household items to choose from including a yoga mat carrier, baby's quilt, pillow, throw, appliquéd scarf and much more. With step-by-step instructions and detailed descriptions of all the essential tools, terminology and techniques, this guide is ideal for the absolute beginner.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Quilting 12
Tools and fabrics 14
Assembling a quilt 18
Quilt patterns 22
Marking patterns 26
Hand quilting 30
Machine quilting 34
Binding a quilt 38

Yoga mat carrier 42
Baby quilt 46
Bordered jacket 50

Contour quilting 54
Contour-quilted clutch bag 58

Trapunto quilting 62
Trapunto box 66

Corded quilting 70
Boudoir pillow 74

Tied quilting 78
Picnic basket cover 82

Patchwork and appliqué 86
Templates 90
Hand piecing 94
Machine piecing 98
Baby blocks apron 102

Patchwork blocks 106
Patchwork shopper 110
Patchwork pet pillow 114
Backed throw 118

Log cabin patchwork 122
Log cabin album cover 126

Yo-yo or puff patchwork 130
Yo-yo pillow 134

Rotary cutting 138

Seminole patchwork 142
Sarong with seminole border 146
Crazy patchwork pennants 150

Hand appliqué 154
Machine appliqué 158
Appliquéd shirt 162
Quilted belt 166
Appliquéd scarf 170
Keepsake picture 174

Lace and insertion appliqué 178
Top with lace motif 182

Index 186

About the Author

About Cheryl Owen

Cheryl Owen is a highly versatile craftsperson and designer. After working in the fashion industry, she went on to apply her design and drawing skills to mixed craft media. Author of a wide range of titles, Cheryl is also a regular contributor of craft projects and articles to leading homestyle magazines. She is the author of Handmade Gift Cards, Simple Glass Painting and Creative Ceramic Painting, also published by David & Charles. Cheryl lives in London.


Popular Patchwork

May 2016

This book does what it says on the coverm, if you are a patchwork and quilting novice you will find Cheryl Owen's instructions great place to start learning to craft. The book would be a useful reference to keep by your sewing machine with chapters explaing the tools you will need to get started, how to quilt by hand and using a kmachine, explainations of hand and machine piecing, the uses of hand and machine applique, instructions on assembling a quilt and how to bind a quilt. The chapters offer detailed instructions throughout and are accompanied by clear photographs to illustrate each technique. The book also includes 20 projects to try your newly aquired skills on. The wide variety of projects are all small so perfect for some initial practise. The more unusual projects include a yoga mat carrier, trapunto box, a sarong with a seminole border and a wuilted silk belt with flower applique.

Crochet Addict UK

This book is a godsend! I am new to quilting and this book has been invaluable. It is ring-bound so it's easy to keep open at the page you need. It has a sturdy hard back so it's going to last for years. Not only do you get all the information you will need to start quilting you also get multiple projects to practice everything you are learning. You can make everything from a yoga mat, baby quilt to a boudoir pillow. With twenty different projects you are sure to find something you want to make.Each of the topics covered comes with
clear step-by-step instructions with clear and easy to follow pictures. Easy of the projects also come with the
same clear instructions and pictures. Different contrasting colours have been used throughout so that it is easy to see what is being done and when. I cannot rate this book highly enough. It's extremely informative
and it's a book I'll be using time and again.


Karen Platt- yarnsandfabrics.co.uk

Find out how to do patchwork, applique and many types of quilting. Youll discover twenty projects to hone your new-found skills. Detailed instructions with step-by-step photos help beginners learn the techniques and complete items to wear or for the home. Learn all about this useful craft from tools, techniques and more. Basic hand quilting, machine quilting and all the techniques can be found in this book. Create a yoga mat carrier, a baby quilt, a border for a womans jacket, a clutch, a trapunto box, a corded pillow, a picnic basket cover, an apron, a tote, pillow and more. All the projects can be adapted once you know the techniques.

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