Make Your Own Contemporary Quilts (Hachette General Reference)
- Publisher: Brand: Hachette Illustrated
Quilts have been made for centuries, but they have enjoyed a major revival of interest in the last 25 years: the quilt has now been elevated to a personal and decorative statement in the contemporary home. This user friendly and through reference guide contains everything you need to know to create beautiful quilts: If you are new to quilting, it will teach you basic skills and essential techniques to make a quilt that you can be proud to display as a work of art. For the seasoned quilt maker, this guide offers original ideas and endless possibilities for self-expression: make a quilt to enhance any particular room in your house. 20 stylish and innovative quilt designs created exclusively for this book by international designers. A very complete section on techniques, including: estimating yardage, sewing skills and stitches, how to make the patchwork, making templates, patterns for the applique, preparing the fabrics, making a hanging sleeve, caring for the finished quilt, etc. All off this accompanied by Inspirational full colour photographs, templates for every quilt design, and explanatory illustrations.