200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Reference of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips

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Macmillan, Feb 3, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages

Want to make a quilt that stands out from the rest? While the basics are easy to acquire, mastering all the techniques needed to create a professional looking quilt can take years. With this book you can learn all the insider tips and trade secrets to create quilts you'll be proud to display. Whether you're new to the craft or eager to take your patchworking and quilting skills to a higher level, this is the perfect companion for you.

200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets takes you through the entire process of quilt making from start to finish. The book is packed with indispensable techniques explained in full detail and illustrated with specially commissioned step-by-step photographs and artwork. Each topic is self contained on one to two pages, arranged in a logical sequence that's easy to follow, and includes troubleshooting tips to help you on your way. In addition to useful basics, you will also learn how to:

-Rotary cut with safety and accuracy

-Use speed-piecing techniques

-Work a theme into your quilt design

-Cut "freehand curves"

-Quilt-as-you-go and save time with big-stitch quilting

-Print your own fabrics and photographic dedications

-Achieve a potential prize-winning finish to your quilt.

Drawing on years of teaching experience, quiltmaker Susan Briscoe's expertise is the perfect companion to help you create a beautiful, personalized quilt to cherish.


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User Review  - MissYvonnee - LibraryThing

good reference book; clear, concise directions; easy read format; lots of information packed inside this book making it good for any quilters library Read full review

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User Review  - GGsBooks - LibraryThing

Good book; however, not as good as The Quilter's Catalog. The best thing about this book is that is compiles all those tips and techniques you find scattered throughout your other quilting pattern books in one location for easy reference. A few projects are included as well. Read full review


Choosing equipment
Choosing and preparing fabrics
Printing your own fabrics
Color creations in practice
Working with quilt patterns
Style genres
Cutting skills
Patchwork techniques
Flying Geese variations
Puzzles and weaves
Freehand curves
Japanese folded patchwork

Improving your piecing speed

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About the author (2009)

Susan Briscoe is a textile designer and acclaimed author. After graduating in art and design, she designed hand knits, but it was in Japan, where she studied traditional textiles and kimono design and tailoring, that her interest in patchwork was sparked. She teaches creative textile workshops and demonstrates her work at quilt and textile shows in the UK and internationally. She is the author of several books on quilting, including 130 Mini Quilt Blocks, Japanese Quilt Inspirations, and 200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets.

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