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Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! : The Complete Guide to Quiltmaking (1988)

by Diana McClun

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written in 1988, this was one of the first books that I used when teaching quilt construction in the late 80's and early 90's.
Still has some wonderful easy quilts for beginners.
  Timberlanequilters | Jul 28, 2011 |
This is an excellent book for the beginner who knows next to nothing about quilting. There are detailed chapters that cover how to choose a pattern, color selection, fabric preparation, laying out and cutting the pieces, and how to sew the pieces together. Appliqué is treated in it's own chapter which discusses how to prepare the pieces and to sew them by hand or machine. Quilting patterns, for the sewing of the layers, is discussed as are the methods of marking the quilt for stitching. The kinds and methods of putting a binding around the edges is followed by a discussion of how to draft your own patterns, making it possible to recreate a historic quilt in your own collection or to look at a photo and reproduce a quilt pattern in your own layout. The final chapter is a sampler quilt that can be made as a class that meets for 11 sessions. Each block is shown in a color diagram with the stitching pattern in a second diagram in black and white. This is an excellent book to be used by teachers, beginners, and quilters of all levels of expertise. ( )
  drj | Jun 20, 2009 |
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Diana and Laura thank their husbands, David and Bill, for their support and love.
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A quilt is more than fabric, batting and stitches.
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Based on the principle that a solid foundation turns beginners into lifelong quiltmakers, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! covers every tool, every technique, every stitch, every tip, and every shortcut in machine and hand quilting--no matter how basic. An all-time classic on quilting, it is the essential handbook for the beginner and a constant companion for the experienced quilter. This new, updated edition includes all of the features quilters loved from the first edition plus so much more! New features include: - More than 30 gorgeous designs to choose from, including 10 all-new quilt patterns - All-new photography of quilts in home settings - All-new color diagrams to lead quilters step-by-step through each pattern - Eight sampler quilts with complete instructions and patterns for 27 different blocks - Expanded coverage of color choices in quilts - Metric (centimeters) measurements - A glossary and index for easy reference Diana McClun and Laura Nownes have taught thousands of beginning quilters through classes, workshops, seminars, and nationwide television. Their book has inspired quilters all over the world and given them a passion for quilting that lasts a lifetime.

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Provides information on how to quilt, including what type of fabrics to use, choosing a pattern, and how to select colors, and offers advice on what equipment and supplies will be needed.

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