A Beginner's Guide to Quilting (Spiral bound)
Familius, 9781641700337, 128pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2018
You've always wanted to try quilting, and now it's easier than ever!
In A Beginner's Guide to Quilting, longtime quilter and bestselling author Christine Mann makes it easy to master the beginning principles of quilting with 6 easy starter projects: placemats, table runners, and 4 full-size quilts. Packed with full-color photographs and tons of creative inspiration, every detail of the book from the step-by-step photographed instructions to the lay-flat spiral binding is designed specifically with the beginning quilter in mind.
Readers will also find a brief history of quilting and helpful guides on cutting and coordinating colors, plus delightful extras like templates and quick-reference guides in the back pocket of the book. Even better, each book comes with a pack of 4 quilt labels so you can proudly stitch your very own labels onto your first creations!
About the Author
Christine Mann is the cofounder of the popular website NewQuilters.com and founder of the Quilter's Diary blog and New Quilters blog. She has been a writer ever since she could first pick up a pencil and made her first quilts when her children were small. The love of fabric and the joy of making something both useful and beautiful have kept her quilting ever since. She is now the author of seven books for quilters. Christine lives in Northern California with her husband and two backyard chickens.
Praise For A Beginner's Guide to Quilting…
"Christine Mann is the co-founder of the popular website newquilter.com and founder of the Quilter's Diary blog and New Quilters blog. In the pages of A Beginner's Guide to Quilting she has drawn upon her years of experience and expertise to craft an ideal and unreservedly recommended instruction manual and guide for the non-specialist general reader who would like to learn the basics of quilting. Packed from cover to cover with illustrative full-color photographs and a wealth of creative inspiration, every detail of A Beginner's Guide to Quilting features step-by-step instructions in a lay-flat spiral binding that is designed specifically with the beginning quilter in mind. Readers will also find a brief history of quilting and helpful guides on cutting and coordinating colors, plus delightful extras like templates and quick-reference guides in the back pocket of this book. Even better, each book comes with a pack of 4 quilt labels so even the most novice beginner can proudly stitch their very own labels onto their first quilted creation!"
—Midwest Book Review
"I am a beginning quilter and this was just what I needed to get started. The author gives enough detail to teach the basics but does not overwhelm the reader. She does include pictures as examples which I appreciated."
"I bought this book because I wanted to start quilting and so I could get a basic understanding of the quilting process. This book has been excellent! I did a table runner using the quilt-as-you go method and I just finished my first basic quilt and am now ready to start on another one. The author presents all of the data in an easy to read short book and she includes patterns to try. Overall it is an excellent book to start quilting!"
"Clear instructions, good book for beginners. Great photos to help you understand the steps."
"I want to learn to quilt, but mostly quilting books and tutorials either assume you know certain basics, which I don't, or they simply show you projects to work on. This book, while not "fancy," contains very, very excellent instructions and basic background on important things you need to know before starting. It's as if the author knew which questions I needed answered and wrote the book just for me! Absolutely invaluable!"
"I'm totally illiterate of the nuisances of quilting. Who knew that a 1/4 of an inch could drive you insane! This book has been a Godsend for me . . . I now refer to it as the "quilting bible." It is written in terms that clarify any questions that you may have had in the past."