Teach Yourself Visually: Quilting

It’s amazing what you can do with two pieces of fabric and a layer of batting — the variety of quilts and quilting techniques is staggering. This guide introduces you to the essential skills you need to set off on your own quilting adventures.

 

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For about six months, I watched in amazement as Sonja Hakala produced countless pieces and whole quilts to photograph for her book, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Quilting. In the end, we made nearly 650 images for the book. Thanks to Sonja and all of her quilting friends for giving me a glimpse into their hobby and passion. — Geoff Hansen

From the Willey Publishing catalog: “It’s amazing what you can do with two pieces of fabric and a layer of batting — the variety of quilts and quilting techniques is staggering. This guide introduces you to the essential skills you need to set off on your own quilting adventures. It walks you through everything from selecting fabrics to assembling blocks to binding the edges. Examples and patterns include both traditional and modern designs and use both hand-stitching and machine quilting so you can create unique quilts and quilted items that reflect your personal style.
Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review:
• Each skill or technique is defined and described
• Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo
• Detailed color photos demonstrate each step
• Helpful tips provide additional guidance”

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