Learning to Quilt a Beginner's Guide Author:Leisure Arts Written for the beginner quilter who wants to learn how to create a number of lovely blocks for a sampler or to use individually. The chapters are in "Lesson" form. Each step is carefully illustrated and explained in detail. Blocks such as Rail Fence, Double Nine Patch, Shoofly, Bowtie, plus many more from the easiest of all, to some more diffic... more »ult as the learning process is continued. The quilter learns other lessons as well. Binding, cutting, hand quilting etc.are among the many necessary skills you will be taught before you go on to make many, many more quilts of your choosing. This instructional guide will introduce you to the fine art of quilt making and give you the confidence you'll need to create all of the lovely designs and patterns you're eager to get started making.« less
I found this book to be the most helpful of all the books I perused on learning to make a patchwork quilt. I started out intending to make the blocks in sampler form, but got so excited about a few of the individual blocks that I veered off and used the book to help me create several quilts composed of those favorites. After I did that, I returned to make the other blocks and put the sampler together. Besides being a wonderful education in quiltmaking, I found all of this to be so much fun. I now have couintless quilts to my credit and am using more advanced books with different types of "artistic" blocks. I highly recommend this book.