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Quilter's Complete Guide Paperback – January 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Leisure Arts (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0848724666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0848724665
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Easy to understand instructions.
Cindy Shoaf
This is probably one of the best books I have purchased for quilting advice.
Elaine Bosserman
This is an excellent reference book for the beginner quilter like myself.
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117 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Heart To Hand on November 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
One. of two, of my all time favorite books for quilt making, hands down. Liz and Marianne have created a book that will teach everyone some important skills. It sits inches away from my machine at all times. If I have a question I run to this book for the answers. The layout is fantastic. It starts out with a Quilt making Primer, which offers you everything you need to know about Tools, fabrics, and colors. You learn basic quilting skills and then move into direction for block drafting. Then it is onto borders, where you will find an important chart on how to calculate for borders. The book takes you through the step-by-step process of thinking, creating, making and finishing a quilt. Every step along the way there are two page classes on skills you can learn, to put into action the tricks they just taught. Then you move beyond basic patchwork to more intricate techniques. The patterns range from easy to more complicated and remove the risk element on new techniques while you learn different block construction skills.
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65 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on November 2, 2001
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When I decided to learn to quilt recently, I ordered a number of quilting books. This is by far the most useful comprehensive guide. I love this book! I've been working my way through it. Each chapter presents a different technique and shows how to make a block or small quilt to practice the technique. Reading ahead, I can see that even after I work my way through it, I'll be consulting this book for years to come. The instructions are easy to follow, with numerous diagrams and pictures, and it has ideas for almost any type of quilt you'd like to try. I very highly recommend it.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Jean Sword on February 23, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This was among my first books as a new quilter. It's been excellent. First, I like the hard-cover format, because it has spiral binding & I can leave it open to review as I work. Simple, detailed instructions & tips for each step of the quilting process, both machine & hand-work. Includes easy-to-read charts for measuring fabric, speed-cutting & piecing. Gives detailed instructions for more advanced techniques. Plenty of projects, from simple blocks, wall-hangings & quilts. I'll continue to refer to this book for years!
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I must say that I have looked at lots of books on Quilting. But, this book is the best. I love how the two authors take their time to describe each detail carefully and accurately. The pictures are wonderful. The small block projects are easy and quick. I feel that in one hour I learned something by making just one block. If you know a friend that is interested in quilting this one is a good one to start looking at.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
As a beginning quilter, I appreciate the wide breadth of topics covered in this book. It covers choosing fabrics, beginning patchwork and applique, advanced techniques, caring for quilts, exhibiting your work and more. Every topic I have gone to the index to find, I have found.
As a writer, I appreciate the clear, concise instructions in the book. It made techniques that were difficult in my local quilt shop class much easier! The illustrations and photos are terrific too.
I have the hard-back version which is spiral-bound inside and makes it lay flat while I work. I highly recommend this book.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By K. McCarthy on July 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
I bought this book when I knew next to nothing about quilting.(I could piece, and that was it!) I have learned so much from it, everything from how to choose fabrics that look well together to binding and finishing. The book has a complete list of tools you will need, and step by step instructions on piecing several differnt quilt blocks.It is complete from start to finish. I have a lot more confidence and I have actually finished a quilt. I refer to this book so often it is getting a bit dog eared. My only regret is that my copy is not a hardcover.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Darlene Blackwell on February 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
Absolutely the best overview of so many quilt blocks. The illustrations are gorgeous!! The instructions are excellent. I own the first edtion and bought the new edition as a gift for a new quilter, liked it so much I had to have the latest edition also. Fons and Porter have been my inspiration for years. The first quilt I ever completed was "Desert Mirage" from one of their books. Love the book, love them. Please keep the good books coming.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 5, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This book is the best quilting book I have found for both beginner and experienced quilters. One is carefully taken through block construction with helpful tips. The blocks range from easy to more complicated and the book is an excellent way to try new techniques and learn different methods of block construction. One can either make the sampler shown in the book or use the individual patterns to create their own quilts. One of the things I enjoyed the most, was the use of "filler" blocks to create a unified whole from blocks of different sizes.
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