200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Reference of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips
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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200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Reference of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips (200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Briscoe (Japanese Quilt Blocks To Mix and Match) covers every aspect of quilting in bite-size pieces that aren't always detailed or specific but will answer most basic questions adequately. Chock-full ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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 and preparing fabrics
Printing your own fabrics
Color creations in practice
Working with quilt patterns
Flying Geese variations
Puzzles and weaves
Japanese folded patchwork
Improving your piecing speed