Hand-Stitched Quilts: Choose from 27 Block Designs and Hand-Piece Your Own Unique Quilts

Search Pr. Jul. 2023. 144p. ISBN 9781782216711. pap. $23.95. CRAFTS
Quilter Forster (Hand Quilting Techniques for Farmhouse Style) takes a traditional approach in this introductory guide to quilting. Hand stitching, she rightly states, can allow one to quilt without a sewing machine, which makes it something one can do on the go. It’s also simple enough to give crafters the opportunity to let their minds wander in other creative ways as they work. This technique is an easier way to achieve curved and y-seams, and this book includes patterns for quilt blocks that take great advantage of that. Though some pieces can be rotary cut, quilters can use templates from this book and transfer their work to card stock or plastic for more durability. Excellent instructions are given with pictures on how to transfer these shapes to the backs of fabric, stitch them to join the pieces together, and iron the sewn block. Choosing fabric, preparing the project for quilting (a step missing from many guides), utilizing simple or elaborate patterns, and binding are all noted well in this book.
VERDICT An excellent guide for beginning quilters and for those wanting to return to basics.
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