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Complete Guide to Quilting (Better Homes and Gardens)

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A one-stop quilting reference for beginners and expertsBetter Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting shows readers how to master every technique, method, tool, fabric, block, seam, knot, and stitch. It's like a private "show me" quilt class designed to help quilters expand their skills.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Better Homes & Gardens (first published 2002)
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Pilar
The best book I've found so far on quilting techniques. Clearly written instructions for all kinds of techniques, with helpful photography and even clean formatting, which makes the step-by-step articles even better. I've been quilting for a year, and this book has become my go-to paper and ink resource.
Melanie I
New to quilting, or old hand...this is THE best reference guide I've found. If you're a quilter, do NOT hesitate to pick up a copy.
Nonnie
2002

This is a comprehensive LEARN HOW TO MAKE A QUILT book. A must for every quilter's reference shelf. I do think they need to update the book as new techniques have been developed over the last 10 years that needs to be included. I also would like some chapters on fast piecing techniques because I am into making charity quilts and need faster techniques. But, as I said before it is a MUST HAVE BOOK.

Chapters:
Tools Notions and Supplies
Fabric and Color
Planning Pieced Blocks ( drafting)
Planning
...more
Rachel Rogers
This book is so helpful. Practical advice about every step of quilting. Lots of photos of the steps being described. I cannot recommend this book enough for those interested in quilting.
Julie
This book is great with color photos and some step by step instructions. It is not dummy proof though and I still found myself rather thoroughly confused at times. Definitely not as easy as it looks!
Sarah
This is a great reference book for both hand and machine quilting. It's not written in a particularly *fun* way, but it's never failed me when I looked something up in it.
Darlene
I refer to this book often as I work on my quilts and continue to learn my craft. This book is one of the only reference books necessary for any quilter.
Shannon
Excellent reference book. This book has the most clear, complete, and concise instructions of any quilting books that I've read.
Carey
Love this! It's so thorough re: quilting techniques. I wish that it had a bit more in here re: modern quilting, however.
Swhe641200
10/12 Check out of the library. Give a great over view So many things I do not know and so much to remember.
Lisa
A quilting Bible for the beginner or anyone who likes to quilt. I refer to it with evert new project I begin.
Catherine Woodman
This is a competent way to initially begin quilting with project design emphasis
Eileen
An excellent reference book for anything you want to know about making a quilt.
AJ
Great book, I want to come back to this when I'm ready to get started quilting.
Jessica
Good for beginners. A great precursor to Quilts A to Z.
Mary Chambers
a fun quilting read
Maureen
Good reference book
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