Quilting for the First Time
For the novice, beginning that first quilt can be an intimidating process. Now, thanks to the expert advice offered by the famous Donna Kooler Design Studio, anyone can create a beautifully detailed quilt. Begin with the basics: learn how to choose fabrics and templates, cutting patterns, and simple techniques for machine and hand sewing. As your knowledge increases, graduate to such advanced skills as hand applique, surface embroidery, and lattice-strip borders. Before long, you'll be able to produce your own treasured heirloom quilt. A variety of quilting styles and projects are covered, including the traditional Nine-Patch Sampler and Amish Star Box-Top quilts, a terrific jewel-toned eyeglass case, a crazy quilt stocking, and many others, each designed to build your abilities and enhance your enjoyment of this wonderful, lifelong hobby.
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Amish appliqué Assemble backing fabric Backstitch Baltimore Album Quilt basting stitches batting Additional items Bear Paw binding strip blind-stitch border bottom Box Top coaster colors corners cotton Cut four cut out fabrics dark ecru Embroidery hoop Embroidery Stitches fabric pieces Finished block floral print Fabric Fold foundation piecing freezer paper hand-quilting Here's Iron knot machine Sewing thread machine-quilting matching seam medium motif muslin needle Ohio Star paper pieces patchwork top pencil Photo pillow place mat polyester pot holder Press seams quilt batting quilt stitches quilt top Quilter’s ruler quilting lines Quilting Pattern Quilting thread raw edges Redwork Refer to Technique Repeat Rotary cutter running stitches scrap seam line seams in direction sew row Sewing machine Sewing sewn shape shown in Figure small floral print square with seam stencil Straight Stitch Strip-quilting table runner Template Patterns top edge Tracing and Transferring Transferring Patterns Trim seam allowance width wrong side