- Anatomy of a quilt
- In the sewing room
- Fabric and color: choose it and use it!
- Drafting: have it your way
- Rev up your rotary cutter
- The ins and outs of piecing
- All about appliqué
- Putting it together: settings and borders
- Choosing and marking your quilting design
- Preparing to quilt
- Ready, set, ... quilt!
- Finishing touches.
Prolific quilter and TV host Anderson (Scrap Quilting with Alex Anderson) has been quilting for over 35 years, and her expertise shines in this extensive guide to the quilt making process. All of the basics are included, such as supply and fabric selection, tips for cutting and piecing, and instructions for quilting and binding. Anderson also includes in-depth explorations of pen-and-paper quilt block drafting and the mathematics of quilting—topics that are rarely covered in most foundational quilt making books but are essential for those interested in turning their ideas into physical items. Instructions for appliqué, hand-quilting, and hand-piecing are also included, and these slow-sewing techniques are experiencing a renaissance as the contemporary quilting boom moves beyond the essentials. Overall, it's like taking a master class from an expert quilter who not only knows the material but understands the best way to teach others. VERDICT This thorough yet not overwhelming guide is ideal for novices, but experienced quilters will find it a useful reference as well. [Page 86]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Presents an introduction to quilting, covering the basic principles, the use of the rotary cutter, fabric selection , piecing techniques, appliquâe, border options, hand and machine quilting, and finishing touches.Review by Publisher Summary 2
With more than one million books sold, the author who taught the world to quilt is back again! Internet and television personality Alex Anderson's all-in-one "big book" includes essential quilting tools, binding basics, and a visual guide to piecing and appliqué. Master both hand and machine quilting, and learn professional touches to become a confident, lifelong quilter. No matter your experience level, this must-have guide will find a permanent home next to your sewing machine!Review by Publisher Summary 3
From first step to last stitch, learn to quilt the Alex Anderson way!With more than one million books sold, the author who taught the world to quilt is back again! Internet and television personality Alex Anderson’s "big book" of quilting includes indispensible, straightforward advice—essential tools, binding basics, and easy-to-understand piecing and appliqué. Become a master of hand and machine quilting, and finish with professional touches that will turn you into a confident, lifelong quilter. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, this must-have compendium will find a permanent home next to your sewing machine!