Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Quilting 101: A beginners guide to quilting Spiral-bound – July 1, 2003
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
First, it doesn't assume any sewing background. It starts out with an explanation of how bobbins work, for example, rather than blithely expecting that you've been using at least the super-easy sewing patterns for years. (I'm in the latter category, but far from confident.)
Also, this book has the best set of photos and diagrams that I've found. Many books try to get across how to straighten your fabric, for example, but this book uses four photos to make the process clear. Some of the pictures are a little *too* small (I'm still trying to figure out if I understand how to do a binding, and peering at the photo doesn't help much), but this is far better than I've seen elsewhere.
Finally, I really appreciate the gradient of the projects presented. After a section that shows you each of the quilt-making steps, you start out with a hot pad and a an appliqued zippered bag -- not a lap quilt. You work your way up to checkerboard placemats and a table runner before you take on a flannel lap quilt. (I kept looking for placemat instructions, figuring that I'd rather make my really dumb mistakes on very small projects. This is the first book I found that had them.)
There may be better books out there; you can certainly find a lot of them with 'quilting for beginners' labels. But this one has finally gotten me almost all the way through my first quilting project. (I expect to finish this weekend. Wish me luck with that binding.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I eas very pleased with the condition and the price. Thank you.Published 6 months ago by Patricia Boud
This is a good book for a beginning quilter. I got a copy for my friend who is just starting and she has found it to be a lifesaver.Published 8 months ago by esp
My 9 year old granddaughter wanted to learn to sew. I quilt and she wanted to start. I felt this book will help me teach her and be a wonderful reference for years to come. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Patty
This is easy to read, I think it will be helpful, especially with the pictures. I'm new to quilting so I'm sure this will come in handy, once I have the time to start a project.Published 14 months ago by Roxane Boliver