The Quilter's Bible (Paperback)

The Indespensable Guide to Patchwork, Quilting, and Applique

By Linda Clements

David & Charles Publishers, 9780715336267, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2011

List Price: 29.99*
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Every quilter, whether new or experienced, should own this comprehensive guide to all quilting techniques. Packed full of expert advice on all aspects of quilting, patchwork, and applique, it holds the answer to all your quilting questions. This is the most comprehensive book on the market for patchwork, quilting, and applique techniques and is ideal for both the beginner looking for trustworthy advice in a single volume and the committed quilter searching for authoritative reference for seldom-used techniques. It presents essential advice and instructions alongside a wide range of inspirational samples of work collected from international top-name quilters.

It also features over 15 quilt projects, including:

  • Cot quilts
  • Bed quilts
  • Lap quilts
  • Bags
  • Cushions
  • Wall hangings
  • Table mats and runners
  • And other beautiful projects for the home
Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams and stunning photography combine to create this must-have resource for quilters of all abilities.

Techniques covered include:

  • Quilting basics (such as making a quilt sandwich)
  • Hand and machine quilting
  • Basting and binding a quilt
  • Big stitch
  • Sashiko
  • Corded and stuffed (trapunto) quilting
There are instructions for over 100 different patchwork blocks, with detailed instructions for different kinds of piecing such as English paper piecing, foundation piecing, and strip piecing. Techniques for applique are also included which cover different types of applique such as needle-turn, reverse, inlaid, and shadow applique, as well as using freezer paper and fusible web.

About the Author

Linda Clements was an intensive care nurse for many years before becoming a freelance editor in 1991, and studying for her MA in creative writing in 1995. Linda specializes in project editing fabric craft books, and she has written a number of titles for David & Charles.