|Author:||Laura Jane Taylor|
Quiltopedia is a concise yet comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting. A range of techniques is covered for both hand and machine stitching which gently guide the novice quilter through to more intermediate and advanced skills. Advice is given for fabric and thread choices, and for choosing and using the right tools and equipment for this craft. Thirty different projects are offered for the reader to try out their quilting together with fabric requirements and clear, step-by-step instructions and diagrams. Useful hints and tips are given to help the newcomer avoid the pitfalls often experienced when setting out to make a quilted project. Unique instructions are given which will show readers how to draft some of the most popular patchwork blocks to their own preferred size, rather than work to the dictates of printed templates. This book is aimed at beginners, but with information and projects that will also be of interest to quilters with more experience. It will prove a valuable addition to any quilt maker's bookshelf.
LAURA JANE TAYLOR is passionate about quilting; she designs patterns, teaches, and blogs about her sewing exploits at www.needlespinsandbakingtins.com. Her patterns have been published in Fat Quarterly e-zine, Simply Homemade magazine, Let's Knit magazine, and Playful Little Paper- Pieced Projects (C&T Publishing, US). Laura Jane lives in Leicester with her two cats, and has a degree in computer science.