Quilting For Dummies? (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

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Everyone loves a quilt — those big, cozy hunks of fabric and filling have been warming cold toes and hearts for generations. And quilting is certainly not for squares — it’s a fun way to be creative, and make something that you and your family will snuggle up to for years! In days of yore quilts were made mostly from leftover scraps, but most quilters today are fabri-holics. Sure quilts are useful, but they ‘re also works of art, and you’ll want yours to look really special. With tips for designing patches, quilt blocks, and putting it all together, Quilting For Dummies introduces you to the wonderful, colorful world of fabric and thread — you’ll be hooked!

There are as many ways of making a quilt as there are quilters, and this book has something for you whether you’re a beginner or a wiz with needle and thread. There are tidbits, tips, and hints galore that will nudge you along. The book will help you:

  • Come up with a plan of attack— and charge ahead
  • Baste, stitch, and bind like a pro
  • Find projects to try
  • Use clever shortcuts
  • Shop online for great quilts
  • Display your finished masterpiece

The down-to-earth advice in this book will bring you up to speed on all the key sewing techniques, and have you whipping out your own cool patterns in no time flat. Quilting For Dummies covers these topics and much more:

  • Finding the right fabric
  • Creating and using templates
  • The ins and outs of threads, needles, and other gadgets
  • Assembling the quilt sandwich
  • Quilting by hand — and by machine
  • The wonderful world of mini-pillows and wall hangings
  • The secret life of lap quilts
  • Appliques
  • Finishing touches
In addition, there ‘s a list of quilting resources, charts to help you with common yardage cuts, well-placed illustrations, and step-by -step instructions for each project that will ensure your future as a quilter unfolds with ease. Get your needle-nimble fingers ready — your search for the ultimate quilting source ends here!

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"Quilters of all levels should include this book in their quilting library." — Sandra Hatch, Editor, Quick & Easy Quilting and Quilt World magazines "I was impressed with so much detailed, well-organized information presented with humor for easy reading, and can imagine the book read by those thinking of making a first quilt, as a refresher for someone coming back to quilting, or as a reference book in an experienced quilter's library." — Eleanor Schrumm, Crafts Editor, Woman's Day Magazine

With over 200 Colorful Illustrations

We'll Have You in Stitches ... In No Time! Your quest for the ultimate quilting source is over! This fun and accessible guide delivers 15 step-by-step projects — plus tons of great advice on everything from traditional hand sewing to computer-assisted design.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to:

  • Perform simple stitching maneuvers in very little time
  • Create and use your own templates to produce attractive and original patterns
  • Get up to speed on sewing techniques and quilting fundamentals
  • Stitch 15 unique quilting projects — that anyone can make, no matter what skill level
  • Locate mail order outlets and "cyber-quilting" Web sites

About the Author:

About the Author Cheryl Fall is the author of seven sewing and quilting books. She has also written over 800 articles on various sewing projects and other crafts for Country Living, Family Circle, McCall's Needlework, and many other magazines.

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