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350+ Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets by Susan Briscoe

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 January 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216582
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  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 960
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Description

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

Packed full of information, this book 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 it stand out from the crowd.

Techniques are explained with step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions throughout, and are organized in the order in which you need them, from using the right tools and materials to practical finishing and embellishment methods.

Learn the essentials of quilting, such as how to plan a design and chain-piece strips together, and progress on to 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

Prelims: 9 pp

Choosing Equipment and Preparing Fabrics: 18 pp

Colour Confidence: 8 pp

Working With Quilt Patterns: 10 pp

Cutting Skills: 6 pp

Patchwork Techniques: 32 pp

Appliqué and Embellishment Techniques: 20 pp

Batting and Basting: 4 pp

Quilting Designs and Techniques: 18 pp

Binding and Finishing: 12 pp

Quilt Group Fun: 4 pp

Shows and Exhibitions: 10 pp

Resources, Index and Credits: 8 pp


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 Susan Briscoe

Susan Briscoe is a textile designer, author and teacher, specializing in sashiko and Japanese textile design. After graduating in visual art and design, Susan worked as an English teacher in Japan, where she also studied the tea ceremony, traditional textiles, and kimono design and tailoring. Susan has created design kits for Japanese patchwork fabrics, published textile projects in books and magazines, and demonstrates her work at quilt and textile shows.



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