This book contains all the instructions needed to make a quilt-including how to choose, measure, cut, stitch, and stuff the fabrics. Featured are 16 quilts from the author's antique quilt collection, along with actual patterns and specific instructions for making the quilts. Notes on the history of each design are also given. Mrs. Mahler's suggestions for the kind of decor in which the quilts look best, color and fabric recommendations are also included.
This book is about making patchwork quilts, and the techniques used to do this. The chapters include traditions and history, fabric and cutting, piecing the quilt top, tufting and tying, 16 traditional quilts and patterns, care of quilts and other uses. The beginning section is only in black and white, but the last section has 15 quilts in color with patterns on graph paper.