First Steps in Quilting Author:Leslie Lensley Only one form of needlework is our own American fold art and that is our pieced patchwork, the sewing together of fabric to fabric to create a pieced whole cloth. To the women who made our earliest quilts, every scrap of fabric took on a new importance. They began to look at the pieces with an eye to seeing what simple shapes could be created ... more »from them. American women developed, pieced, and appliqued patterns that are still cherished, copied, revised, reproduced, and faithfully restored today.
Now First Steps in Quilting continues this great American tradition with a simple-to-follow guide to every form of the quilting craft, including patchwork and applique. Assembled by one of today's most outstanding craft designer-writers, this fully illustrated volume is divided into three sections--for you and your home, for baby, and for the holidays--offering step-by-step instructions for over thirty attractive, yet easy-to-make projects. Arranged to progress from the simpler items to the more detailed and complex, the book has many creations that can be completed in only two hours, and even the most difficult can be finished in just a weekend. All have been originally designed for this book.« less