If you're new to quilting, you simply won't find a more comprehensive resource for starting your creative adventure than The Magic of Quiltmaking, A Beginner's Guide by Margaret Rolfe & Jenny Bowker! With this pair of renowned designers and teachers by your side, you'll find that learning to quilt is easy and fun—and the rewards will last a lifetime.

 

The Magic of Quiltmaking

 

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The Magic of Quiltmaking
A Beginner's Guide

Author: Margaret Rolfe and Jenny Bowker
Pages: 160
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Martingale and Company

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Piecing SamplerLeftovers from the Flying Geese

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If you're new to quilting, you simply won't find a more comprehensive resource for starting your creative adventure! With this pair of renowned designers and teachers by your side, you'll find that learning to quilt is easy and fun—and the rewards will last a lifetime.

  • Walk step-by-step through every phase of quiltmaking, from choosing fabric and measuring seam allowances to understanding basic patchwork.
  • Learn techniques for piecing or appliqué as you make one of ten beautiful projects.
  • Create your own quilts with the collection of classic block designs included .

Table of Contents

Introduction
4
Machine Appliqué
65
Using This Book
5
Quilt Assembly
68
What Is a Quilt?
6
Quilt Layout
68
Tools and Equipment
8
Quilt-Top Assembly
68
Sewing Machine
8
Hand and Machine Quilting
77
Rotary-Cutting Equipment
11
Assembling the Layers
77
Basic Sewing Supplies
12
Machine Quilting
80
Appliqué Needs
14
Hand Quilting
87
Equipment for Layering and Basting
15
Finishing Your Quilt
90
Tools for Quilting
15
Binding
90
Design Area
16
Hanging Sleeves
92
Fabric and Supplies
17
Quilt Labels
93
Understanding Fabrics
17
Designing A Quilt
94
Choosing Fabrics
19
Surrounding Blocks
95
Washing Fabrics
25
Blocks That Form Secondary Designs
95
Calculating Fabric Quantities
25
Designing with Log Cabin Blocks
95
Batting
26
THE PROJECTS  
Threads
27
Four Patch
96
Understanding the Patch System
28
Nine Patch
102
Three Basic Shapes
28
Piecing Sampler
109
The Patch System
29
Snowball and Nine patch
120
Putting Shapes and Patches Together
30
Friendship Star
125
Other Patchwork Designs
31
Feature Fabric
130
Library of Classic Blocks
32
Log Cabin
136
Piecing
35
Appliqué Sampler
140
Rotary Cutting
35
Flying Geese
147
Machine Piecing
44
Ohio Star
152
Basic Machine-Piecing Techniques
49
Ready Guide to Cutting Sizes
156
Hand Piecing
56
Index
158
Appliqué
60
About The Authors
160
Hand Appliqué
60
   
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