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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 01 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218852
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 260x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 1250
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: £15.99

The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqué


by Linda Seward

Book Description

A revised and expanded edition of a long-standing classic, this expansive book is the clearest and most comprehensive handbook for embroiderery, patchwork and quilting available. First published more than thirty years ago, this seminal reference guide remains the go-to masterwork for crafters, who will find hundreds of patchwork, appliqué and quilting techniques explained clearly and simply.

The techniques range from fundamentals like cutting fabrics and hand sewing; to advanced special effects and complex techniques like eight-seam joins. All are explained through more than 1,000 step-by-step illustrations, patterns and templates. The techniques range from the traditional including Amish quilting patterns and Seven-and-Nine-patch patchwork to more unusual, like yo-yos. The book also contains glossaries of terms, making this perfect for both beginner and expert.

Over 200,000 copies of the previous edition have been sold worldwide.

Praise for the previous edition:

This book is always in my workroom, to be referred to regularly for information, guidance and inspiration. Lynne Edwards MBE

A definitive choice for the beginner and one worth investigating for a more experienced quilter Patchwork and Quilting

This is an amazing book for those embarking on a quilting journey and even for seasoned quilters. The illustrations and directions are easy to understand and great for the visual learner. As a quilting teacher I would highly recommend this book. The number of techniques alone will keep the reader up at night! Rock on Linda Seward! Kim Rudd


Linda Seward is an experienced quilter, writer and quilt judge. She has written 11 quilting books, including The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqué, which has been in print for 27 years, selling over a quarter of a million copies in several languages. In 2014 she published The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting, which is already in its second printing. Linda has also written books on babies, puppies, knitting and crocheting (the knitting and crocheting books are published under her maiden name, Linda Macho). She has been writing a regular column in The Quilter magazine for 12 years. Linda has appeared on television and radio shows, and has judged numerous quilt shows around the world. She was born in New Jersey, but has lived in London, England for the past 30 years.


About the Author

About Linda Seward

Linda Seward has been doing needlework, sewing and handicrafts all her life. Her knowledge of quilting evolved while editing books on both sides of the Atlantic and by making her own quilts. She has written twelve quilting books, including The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqué, originally published in 1987, and which is considered by many to be the quilter’s bible.’

Linda has appeared on television, internet and radio shows and writes for several quilt magazines, including a regular column in The Quilter magazine which has been running for 18 years. She lectures internationally on quilt making and works as a freelance writer, editor and quilt judge. An American, Linda now lives in London and Oxfordshire with her husband and border terrier.

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