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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 December 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216582
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 960
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $36.99
  • Series: 350 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets
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350+ Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets


A compendium of quilting know-how by Susan Briscoe

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Book Description

New and up-to-date edition of the bestselling Compendium of Quilting Techniques by award-winning quilt designer Susan Briscoe.

New and up-to-date edition of the bestselling Compendium of Quilting Techniques by Susan Briscoe.

Susan will answer all your quilting questions, help solve your dilemmas, and provide all the tips and techniques you need to make any quilting project plus the trade secrets that will make them stand out from the crowd. Techniques are explained with step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions throughout.

Learn the essentials of quilting, such as how to plan a design and chain-piece strips together, and progress onto exciting new techniques like printing digitally onto fabrics. For those trickier areas, there are troubleshooting tips and expert advice on hand to show you how to take your quilting one step further and get neat, professional results every time.

Whether you are just setting out on your quilting journey or an experienced quilter looking to improve your techniques and learn about new ones, this invaluable resource will provide the ultimate go-to guide for quilters everywhere.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

About this book 9

Choosing equipment 10

Choosing and preparing fabrics 16

Colour confidence 28

Working with quilt patterns 36

Cutting skills 46

Patchwork techniques 52

Appliqué and embellishment techniques 84

Wadding and tacking 104

Quilting designs and techniques 108

Binding and finishing 126

Quilt group fun 138

Shows and exhibitions 142

Estimating fabric quantities and maths reference 152

Useful addresses 153

Glossary 154

Index 157

Credits 160

About the Author

About Susan Briscoe

Susan Briscoe is a designer and textile artist, author of several books and teaches creative textile workshops. She also sells vintage Japanese fabrics and a wide range of sashiko and kogin threads and materials.

For more information visit her website


British Patchwork & Quilting

The answers to many questions and problems can be found in this compendium of patchwork and quilting.

The first section lists the necessary equipment and explains the techniques of rotary cutting, making templates and pressing etc. Later chapters deal with hand machine and longarm quilting.

One tip, amongst so much information, occurs more than once, using a straight-stitch plate on the machine will improve the stitches. Many photos illustrate examples of the techniques, as well a humorous advice about cats and quilts.

Edging and Binding, entering a competition and care and storage of quilts are all covered.

I cannot commend this book too highly, it is my Book of the Month.

The Quilter (Summer 2019)

Aimed at quilters of all levels, this book contains a wealth of technical know-how, tips and insider secrets on achieving great results. Arranged by topic, it starts with choosing equipment and fabrics, working from patterns and planning your own designs, then covers a range of patchwork, appliqué, quilting and finishing techniques, concluding with ideas for quilt group projects and entering shows and competitions. With suggestions for things to try and fixes for common problems, this step-by-step guide is an invaluable reference for any quilters bookshelf. (This book was previously published as Compendium of Quilting Techniques.)

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