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5.0 out of 5 stars------What You Need to Know to Start Quilting------March 4 2011
By Judith Miller - Published on Amazon.com
As someone new to the world of sewing, I've looked at several different quilting books. My good friend, Sherry seemed to understand that I needed to start with a book that explained all the elements of making a quilt. This book was her gift to me. I had watched Alex Anderson on television several times, but had not been aware of this book.
Start Quilting is truly a wonderful book for beginners! Alex clearly introduces the novice to the quilting world. She explains that a quilt is like a sandwich with three layers. Her language is simple and to the point. She introduces seven different quilt blocks that have the shapes that quilters work with the most. She shows the tools that you'll need and explains how they are used and how to choose your fabrics and prepare the fabric for sewing. The pictures in the book are well done and large enough to see clearly.
Alex teaches you to do seven different blocks. You can make a quilt using just a single design like the log cabin block or the friendship star block. Or you can also make a sampler quilt where each bock is different.
This is a great book to share with anyone who wants to learn to quilt!
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsStart Quilting with this book!Jan. 5 2010
By Pam Vieira-McGinnis - Published on Amazon.com
I think this latest edition of Alex's Book is the best yet! With the addition of new projects, fresh fabrics and muliple size options,not to mention the perfect price point, this is the go-to book for beginners. Its a great book to use to teach yourself, and if you're a teacher its the perfect book to use as teaching guide.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsTHE best book for beginners!Jan. 19 2010
By Elizabeth Scott - Published on Amazon.com
I always recommend this book for beginning quiltmakers--and this new edition is better than ever with fresh and inspiring projects.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 starsreview of Start QuiltingMay 20 2010
By Libthegc - Published on Amazon.com
The book was in almost new condition and it arrived quickly, as advertised. The information given in the book is very helpful without being overwhelming for a beginning quilter. Besides an initial section on basics, patterns, instructions for and photos of colorful and appealing quilts are included along with expert and practical tips scattered throughtout the book. Particularly helpful are the appendix charts that give yardage requirements and cutting instructions for different bed sizes using the six quilts featured in the book. Good purchase for a great price!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 starsBought for Quilt Basic ClassAug. 21 2011
By jthbrooks - Published on Amazon.com
We were asked to purchase this book for a Basic Quilting class at a local fabric store. It is a wonderful reference book with nice pictures. The directions are a little hard to follow if you are a beginner and have no instructor. Now that I have completed the class I understand a lot more what is being said in the book and will use it more.