Idiot's Guides: Quilting, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer Fulton
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  • ISBN-10: 1615646140
  • ISBN-13: 9781615646142
  • DDC: 746.46
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Quilting is a traditional skill that is enjoying a resurge in popularity as a means of creative expression and a wonderful way to make beautiful, thoughtful gifts for important occasions. Quilting takes a great deal of skill and patience, and there are lots of ways it can go wrong, wasting time and expensive fabric in the process. In this book readers learn how to master the process of both machine and hand quilting.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Publisher Note.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Getting Ready to Quilt.
2: What is a Quilt?.
3: Prepare Your Sewing Machine.
4: Hand Piecing Supplies.
5: Machine Piecing Supplies.
6: Hand Appliqué Supplies.
7: Machine Appliqué Supplies.
8: Hand Quilting Supplies.
9: Machine Quilting Supplies.
10: Practice Project: Create a Design Wall.
11: Selecting Fabric.
12: Consider Color.
13: Consider Value.
14: Consider Saturation.
15: Consider Scale and Style.
16: Practice Project: Select Fabrics for a Project.
17: Preparing and Cutting Fabric.
18: Common Quilting Measurements.
19: How to Adjust a Quilt Pattern.
20: Prepare Fabric.
21: Rotary Cutter Safety.
22: Rotary Cut Block Pieces.
23: Rotary Cut Bias Strips.
24: Create and Use Templates.
25: Fussy Cut a Block Piece.
26: Practice Project: Pieced Pillowcase.
27: Piecing Quilt Blocks.
28: Useful Hand Stitches.
29: Hand Piecing.
30: Machine Piecing.
31: Piece Strip Sets.
32: Press Blocks.
33: Fix Block Problems.
34: Practice Project: Mug Rug.
35: Piecing Techniques.
36: Piece Four-Patch Units.
37: Piece Two-Bar and Three-Bar Units.
38: Piece Flying Geese Units.
39: Piece Half-Square Triangles.
40: Piece Square-in-Square Units.
41: Piece Hourglass Units.
42: Practice Project: “Stargazer” Wall Hanging.
43: Advanced Piecing Techniques.
44: Piece Y-Seams.
45: Piece Partial Seams.
46: Curved Piecing.
47: Foundation Paper Piecing.
48: English Paper Piecing.
49: Practice Project “Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Stars” Baby Quilt.
50: Appliqué.
51: Needle-Turn Hand Appliqué.
52: Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué.
53: Turned-Edge Machine Appliqué.
54: Turned-Edge Fusible Machine Appliqué.
55: Practice Project: “Funky Flowers” Wall Hanging.
56: Assembling a Quilt Top.
57: Choose a Block Setting.
58: Sew Quilt Blocks Together.
59: Add Setting Triangles.
60: Add Sashing.
61: Add Straight Borders.
62: Add Mitered Borders.
63: Add Special Borders.
64: Practice Project: “Peppermint Twist” Twin Quilt.
65: Preparing a Quilt for Quilting.
66: Piece a Quilt Back.
67: Select and Prepare Batting.
68: Mark the Quilting Pattern.
69: Baste Quilt Layers.
70: Prepare a Quilt for Longarm Quilting.
71: Practice Project: Plan Your Quilting.
72: Quilting a Quilt.
73: Hand Quilting.
74: Tie a Quilt.
75: Machine Quilting.
76: Square Up Your Quilt.
77: Bind a Quilt.
78: Add a Label.
79: Add a Hanging Sleeve.
80: Wash and Store Quilts.
81: Gallery of Projects.
82: “Strawberry Preserves” Lap Quilt.
83: “Princess Charlotte” Crib Quilt.
84: “Elephants on Parade” Crib Quilt.
85: “Life in the Tide Pool” Lap Quilt.
86: “Conga Line” Lap Quilt.
87: “Star-Crossed” Wall Hanging.
88: “Swimming in the Gene Pool” Wall Hanging.
89: “Snake Eyes” Lap Quilt.
90: “Mirage” Wall Hanging.
91: “Interwoven” Twin Quilt.
92: “Fall Romance” Table Runner.
About the Author.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jennifer Fulton

Jennifer Fulton is an experienced computer consultant and trainer with over 20 years in the business. Jennifer is the author of more than 100 computer books, served as iVillage's "Computer Coach," and is also a computer trainer for corporate personnel, teaching a variety of classes including Windows, Microsoft Office, PaintShop Pro, and Photoshop Elements. She is a senior partner of Ingenus, LLC.