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Great for beginner
on September 13, 1999
Quilts have played a role in peoples' lives for centuries and are an important part of our history. Author Cheryl Fall's love and passion for quilting is clear as she explains this time honored art in simple step-by-step instructions.
This book is organized into five parts, beginning with the history of quilting and techniques, fabrics & patterns. Basic sewing skills are reviewed, especially the basting, stitching and binding needed to finish a quilt in style.
There are great diagrams and charts throughout the book that show exactly how everything goes together and a section of color plates shows some beautiful finished pieces. Sixteen projects are included to get you started.
The book concludes with resource guides to suppliers, publications, museums and internet sites. This is the first essential book for the beginner, but the experienced quilter will find much of value here as well.