Basic Guide to Rotary Cut Quilts Author:Marianne Fons & Liz Porter Welcome to the pleasures of patchwork! We love making quilts for our homes--wall quilts, baby quilts, bed-sized quilts--and we know you will too. It's "sew" much fun. If you've never made a quilt before--this book is for you. We have geared it to help you get started with quick rotary cutting methods, easy machine sewing, and speedy quilting... more » techniques to make your first quilt, and, hopefully many more. Included in our Getting Started section are tips on buying fabric and acquiring the basic tools you need to begin. We also tell you how to set up your sewing machine for accurate stitching results. Nine Patchwork lessons teach you how to make the nine blocks used in the projects pictured in the book. We've included step-by-step photos and illustrations to make learning as easy as possible. Making Your Quilt a Quilt tells you how to turn your patchwork into a real quilt by layering it with batting and backing, quilting it, and finishing the edges. Piecing patchwork quilts used to involve meticulous tracing around templates and hours of laborious cutting with scissors. Not any more! The methods we've used in this book--rotary cutting, making strip sets, stitching "diagonal seams", machine piecing, and machine quilting--are used by modern quilters everywhere to make quilts quickly to decorate their homes and keep their loved ones warm. Again, welcome to patchwork! We hope you love it as much as we do. Marianne and Liz« less
A great guide for the beginning quilter, written by two women whom many will recognize through their show on some PBS stations and their magazine. The explanations are clear, and there are color photos which illustrate the written directions. There are four sections--Getting Started; Patchwork Block Lessons; Projects; and Making Your Quilt a Quilt.