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In Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!) by Carol Doak, find 224 pages that gives you all the basics needed to start, create and finish a quilt. Lay a solid foundation of quilting knowledge for your first quilting projects.

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Your First Quilt Book
(or it should be!)

Author: Carol Doak
Pages: 224
Cover: Soft
Page size: 7 1/2"x 10"
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Item Code: 4f0001
Weight: 1.50 lb
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Written for beginning quiltmakers (and those who want to brush up on the basics), Your First Quilt Book starts at "ground zero" and introduces all the tools, supplies, and techniques you need to create simple patchwork quilts. Step-by-step illustration, a friendly, conversational style, and a generous dose of humor keep the learning easy and fun. Eight small projects are provided to help you practice your new hand-or machine-stitching skills.

Treat yourself to an enjoyable, anxiety-free first quilting experience--and lay a solid foundation for your quiltmaking future! Your First Quilt Book is a resource that you'll turn to again and again.


Table of Contents:

Preface ---- 6

Introduction ----8

Quilting-Language Translations ---- 10

Fabric, Fabrics, Fabrics ----- 10

  • Looking at Fabric Graphics ---- 15
  • How Much Fabric Should I Buy? ---- 24
  • Preparing Your Fabric (to wash or now to wash) ---- 30

Tools and Supplies ---- 32

  • Deciding What You'll Need (and deserves) 33
  • Using the Quilt-Essential Cutting Tools 38

Pieced-Patchwork Block Designs ------- 42

  • Simplifying the Grid System 42
  • Recognizing Traditional Block Grids 44

Pieced-Patchwork Techniques ------ 55

  • Stitching: By Hand or Machine? 55
  • Knowing the Fabric Grain: It Can Make or Break You! 57
  • Following a Piecing Sequence 60
  • Piecing by Hand: The Game Plan 61
  • Piecing by Machine: The Game Plan 73
  • Pressing Your Patchwork (it's much easier than shirts) 91

The Setting Pieces ----- 98

  • Assembling the Quilt Top ------ 103
  • Borders: Keeping It Together ------ 104


Gallery ------- 93

Beginner Projects -------- 107

  • The Pillow ------- 108
  • The Table Runner ------ 116
  • Flower Pots ------ 124
  • Star Bright ------ 132
  • Ribbons ----- 141
  • Simple Stars ----- 148
  • Single Irish Chain ----- 157
  • Home Sweet Home ---- 164

The Quilting Process ----- 175

  • Selecting Quilting Designs ----- 175
  • Choosing the Batting ---- 182
  • Making the Backing ---- 183
  • Basting: Step by Step ---- 185
  • Quilting by Hand ---- 186
  • Quilting by Machine --- 196
  • Having Options is Neat --- 199

Finishing Touches-Wow! ---- 200

  • Binding: Finishing the Edge ---- 200
  • Adding a Sleeve ---- 207
  • Leaving Your Signature --- 208

Parting Thoughts ---- 209

Templates ----- 210

Quilting Designs --- 217

Suggested Books --- 221

Bibliography --- 221

Index --- 222

About the Author --- 224

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