Quintessential quilt book on the art of quiltmaking. The Art of Classic Quiltmaking is being recommended by quilting teachers around the world as the book to own. This one IS destined to become a classic. Learn everything needed to create a create a quilt. Find clean concise information on pattern and fabric selection to rotary cutting and tricky piecing challenges, to selecting batting, quilting designs, doing quilting and binding.

Art of Classic Quiltmaking

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The Art of Classic Quiltmaking
Hard Cover w/ Covered Spiral Binding

Author: Harriet Hargrave & Sharyn Craig
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Pages: 240
Full-color on every page!
Hard Cover
Publisher: C&T

Sharla's note about the book: Everything is covered for creating blocks by piecing using templates, fast piecing, and paper piecing techniques. Each project has multiple techniques covered, so you have directions for your favorite method of quilting!

Back Cover

The Ultimate How-To Book for Quiltmakers!

Two of quilting's most respected teachers combine their styles to present a complete reference guide and project book that beginners and experience quilters alike will always keep near the sewing machine. The Art of Classic Quiltmaking is a necessary reference for every quilter's library!

  • Goes beyond quilting basics to give you the ability to explore your own quilting style.
  • Find out how to answer questions such as "where do I go next?" or "what went wrong?"
  • Loaded with the information you need to make traditional quilts, including:
  • selecting and caring for fabric
  • calculating yardage
  • designing border
  • Choosing equipment and supplies
  • deciding on quilting designs
  • selecting the piecing technique that ensures the best result
  • Includes a visually stunning selection of over 80 full-color quilt photos.
  • Step-by-step exercises contain technique variations, hints, and helpful illustrations.

About the Authors

Author Sharyn Craig Author Harriet Hargrave

Both Harriet Hargrave and Sharyn Craig have Home Economics degree with an emphasis in clothing and textiles. They share a love of fabric and its texture and color. They both started sewing at very early ages, progressing from doll clothes, to their own clothes, their families clothes, to home decorations and crafts.

Harriet started quilting seriously in 1974, working alongside her mom. Her early quilting career included producing baby quilts for craft shows and teaching adult education classes. In 1980, Harriet opened her quilt shop, Harriet's Treadle Arts. The adult ed. students followed Harriet into her shop and continued investigating the various machine arts in her shop classroom. Her specialty at that time was free motion embroidery, machine arts and machine quilting. In 1982, Harriet attended one of Mary Ellen Hopkins's seminars. Mary Ellen's method of working with patchwork blocks opened a whole new way of thinking for Harriet. This led Harriet into teaching strictly quilting and forgoing the machine arts. Today she is best known as the pioneer of machine quilting and appliqué.

Sharyn started quilting in 1978, when she took an adult education class. By 1980, her enthusiasm for making quilts led her into teaching the classes themselves: first one, then two, finally four classes a week, averaging 50 students per class. She taught quilting in the adult ed. system for 11 years. In 1991, Sharyn began to teach internationally. One of her strongest talents is the ability to come up with efficient, organized sewing systems that relate to traditional blocks. She is also known as an inspiring teacher who encourages her student to be creative in their own work.

Between the two them have accumulated over 40 years of teaching experience, completed hundreds of quilts, and taught thousands of students.

Table of Contents




Fabric Care and Consideration





Equipment & Supplies


Cutting Techniques


Basic Settings


Planning Your Quilt


Calculating Yardage


Basic Strip Piecing


Strips & Square


Log Cabins & Pineapples





Flying Geese


Set-In Piecing


Curved Seam Piecing


Piecing Strategies





Quilting Ideas & Suggestions



Battings, Backings & Bindings



Recommended Reading/Resources


About the Authors

Index 236


Instruction Page
Instruction Page
Instruction Pages

Royal Cross
Royal Cross

Snow Crystals
Snow Crystals

Ohio Stars
Ohio Stars


Scrap Fence Post
Scrap Fence Post

Pineapple Log CabinThe Colors of Fall
Pineapple Log Cabin and The Colors of Fall

The Craig QuiltSingle Irish Chain
The Craig Quilt and Single Irish Chain