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Half Yard Sewing Club
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 June 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215479
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £9.99

Debbie Shore's Sewing Room Secrets: Quilting


Top tips and techniques for successful sewing by Debbie Shore

Book Description

Step into Debbie Shore’s sewing room, where she will share her expert tips, techniques and trade secrets for successful quilting.

Jam-packed with hands-on, practical advice, and with gorgeous projects to practise the skills you learn, Debbie will teach you everything you need to know about quilting.

Whether you are at the start of your sewing journey or are already an experienced quilter, you’ll be inspired by Debbie’s friendly and easy-to-follow approach to useful quilting techniques. Beginning with a section on quilting essentials she’ll guide you around your sewing machine and explains all the tools and materials you might need.

The second section then introduces you to the key quilting techniques you’ll need to know: discover patchwork favourites such as disappearing nine patch and English paper piecing, different quilting styles, sashing, binding and more each explained clearly with stitched samples or illustrated step by steps. Projects then follow a single or selection of core quilting skills, so you can put your new knowledge into practice.

This is the ideal book for those new to quilting, looking for in-depth and helpful guidance, or for the more experienced quilter looking to brush up on their skills.

Table of Contents

About this book 5
About me 6
What is quilting? 7
What is patchwork? 8
My quick tips 9

Quilting essentials 11
- My sewing room 12
- Storage 14
- Sewing machine 16
- Tools & equipment 22

Quilting fabrics 30
Fabric terminology 33
Wadding 34
Threads 36

Quilting know-how 37
- Caring for your quilt 38
- Cutting 39
- Machine Stitches 40
- Seams 43
- Quilt sandwich 44
- Straight line quilting 46
- Quilt as you go 47
- Appliqué 48
- Free-motion embroidery 50
- Self-bound straight binding 52
- PROJECTMini Chicken Quilt 54
- Bias binding 56
- PROJECTBeach Hut Hanger 60
- Trapunto 63
- PROJECTTrapunto Stocking 64
- Stitch in the ditch 66
- Adding borders 67
- PROJECTTable Runner 68
- PROJECTQuilted Tote 70
- Sashing 72
- PROJECTBunting Quilt 74
- PROJECTBargella Pillowcase 76
- Echo quilting 79
- English paper piecing 80
- PROJECTSnowflake Placemat 82
- Hand quilting 84
- Bag making 86
- PROJECTReverse Appliqué
- Messenger Bag 88
- Tying your quilt 91
- PROJECTHumbug Hexie Quilt 92

Templates 94
Index 96

About this book

About me

What is quilting?

What is patchwork?

My quick tips

Quilting essentials
- Sewing machine
- Tools & equipment
- Quilting fabrics
- Fabric terminology
- Wadding
- Threads

Quilting know-how
- Caring for your quilt
- Cutting 
- Machine Stitches 
- Appliqué
- Quilt sandwich 
- Straight line quilting 
- Quilt as you go
- Free-motion embroidery
- Self-bound straight binding
- PROJECTMini Chicken Quilt
- Bias binding
- PROJECTBeach Hut Hanger
- Trapunto
- PROJECTTrapunto Stocking
- Stitch in the ditch
- Adding borders
- PROJECTTable Runner
- PROJECTQuilted Tote
- Sashing
- PROJECTBunting Quilt
- PROJECTBargello Pillowcase
- Echo quilting
Tying a quilters' knot
- English paper piecing
- PROJECTSnowflake Placemat
- Bag making
- Hand quilting
- Big Stitch Quilting
- PROJECTReverse Appliqué
- Messenger Bag
- Tying your quilt
- PROJECTHumbug Hexie Quilt



About the Author

About Debbie Shore

For Debbie Shore, taking a role as a presenter on children's television in 1986 was the unlikely first step to becoming one of UK's the most popular sewing designers. From charming kids on ITV and acting in some of our favourite soaps, she went on to demonstrate sewing products for a shopping channel, before making the leap to designing her own patterns, fabrics, kits and sewing projects. Her prolific output also includes over 20 best-selling sewing books, which feature simple and understandable projects to encourage new sewers to have a go. This has all contributed to elevating her to the position of one of the UK's best-loved pattern designers, and the winner of Craft Influencer of the Year and Social Media Influencer of the Year in the British Sewing Awards 2019.

Debbie has over 210,000 subscribers on her award-winning YouTube channel. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, a monthly subscription service based on the megaselling Half Yard series, and won the 2019 IPG Digital Publishing Award. For more details about the club visit
Debbie lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website
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