Tips and Techniques for Quilters | The Quilter’s Bible

The Quilter’s Bible is a comprehensive guide to patchwork, appliqué and quilting for beginner and experienced quilters alike. And now, for the first time, you can access this essential resource on your e-reader or digital tablet!

The Quilter’s Bible covers various techniques across patchwork, appliqué and quilting. It’s a great reference for all of your quilting projects and you can even use it as a workbook to build up your skills. This encyclopedia of techniques is split into 5 chapters, and the main sections on patchwork, quilting and appliqué are now available as individual ebooks too:

dsc_2207Getting Started
Learn the basics of successful quilting! This section describes all of the tools and materials you need to get started and essential skills such as how to choose fabrics and how to work with colour. Throughout this chapter you’ll also learn how to use templates and which marking methods are best for different projects.

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Featuring a range of patchwork techniques, from creating blocks and adding borders to machine piecing and working with different shapes. As well as a range of piecing methods and designs, this section also includes fabric effects such as slashing, gathering and weaving. A variety of patchwork styles are described and illustrated such as traditional English paper piecing, bargello patchwork, pictorial patchwork, folded patchwork and crazy patchwork. There are also great projects to make including some bright summer cushions, a puffed play quilt, seminole scarf and Log Cabin table topper.

Explore some of the many types of appliqué, from traditional needle-turn appliqué, shadow appliqué and bias-strip appliqué to the more modern machine appliqué and fusible web techniques. Whether you just want to appliqué a simple motif onto a cushion or create a whole quilt of appliqué blocks, you will find everything you need to know about appliqué in this section. The projects include some handy tote bags, a beautiful floral cot quilt and a stained glass effect wall hanging.

This section looks at a wide range of quilting techniques, as well as the basics on choosing and marking designs and preparing to quilt. You’ll find everything you need to know about hand- and machine-quilting as well as other decorative forms of quilting including big stitch quilting, Celtic quilting, kantha quilting, corded quilting, tied quilting and stuffed quilting. Learn how to make a pretty scented sachet, a lap quilt, some sashiko placemats and even some big stitch greeting cards!

Finishing Off
Discover how to add pretty finishing touches to your quilts and projects. This section looks at some of the many edge finishes you can apply to your stitched designs from the simple ‘bagging-out’ and utilitarian binding to decorative edges such as scallops and prairie points. There is also advice on labelling, caring for quilts and exhibiting your work. There is also a useful library of both functional and decorative stitches commonly used in patchwork, appliqué and quilting.

Pick up your copy of The Quilter’s Bible to discover all you need to know about appliqué, patchwork and quilting. There’s loads of inspiration and over 220 techniques to get stuck in to! Download a copy of the full PDF eBook or learn more about your favourite technique with the individual Patchwork eBook, Applique eBook or Quilting eBook

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