||With exquisite attention to detail in every aspect of hand-quilting, from fabric selection to binding, professional quilter Jinny Beyer provides a wonderful introduction for beginners. Encouraging readers to find their own rhythms and approach, Beyer opens with quilting basics regarding fabric, tools, and thread, moving on to cover pattern-making, choosing and cutting fabric, and hand-piecing a variety of shapes. With numerous finished examples of Beyer's own amazing quilts, helpful tips, and meticulous explorations of technique, this is a great reference guide. Includes 10 patterns, extremely helpful step-by-step instructional photographs, and B&W line drawings.
||Celebrating today?s surge of interest in hand crafts, this book introduces new quilters to a simple yet versatile set of techniques that allows them to create sensational quilts entirely by hand. A world-class designer and extraordinarily skilled quilter, Jinny Beyer demonstrates everything from threading a needle to piecing perfect points. Beginning with the basic running stitch, quilters quickly move on to joining two, then four patches, making stars and compasses, setting in pieces, and stitching curves. With each new skill, quilters are invited to begin the next section of a quilt designed especially for beginners?encouraging a ?sew-as-you-learn? approach with each of the 10 quilting projects. The quilting stitch is simply and clearly explained, and detailed photographs illustrate how neat, even lines of stitching are achieved.