Pat's easy-to-follow instructions and more than 140 clear how to photos make it fun, to start stitch and finish nine classic blocks and nine simple quilt projects even if you're an absolute beginner. Learn the basics from selecting notions and cutting fabric to machine sewing to quilting and binding all from a skilled instructor with a warm patient teaching style. Youll be proud to finish your first quilt the first of many. Softcover 96 pages.
What you'll learn:
Tools and Basics
Get a crash course in sewing machines, needle sizes, essential tools, and common terms.
All About Fabric
Discover how to choose, wash, and cut fabrics for the quilts you’ll be making.
Let’s Get Sewing!
Learn to sew a perfect ¼" seam allowance, chain piece, press, and troubleshoot when needed.
What you'll make:
Start with just one technique—nesting seams—and stitch a cute table runner that shows off your fabrics.
Choose light, medium, and dark fabrics and practice precise sewing as you make a cute baby quilt or lap quilt.
Quarter Log Cabin:
With this block, you’ll work on keeping the block square as you build it. Sew four blocks to make a crib quilt, wall quilt, or table mat
Learn to nest multiple seams as you make a block; then make a Nine Patch quilt with sashing and cornerstones.
Practice making half-square triangles in this pretty wall quilt, and try a bit of appliqué too.
For this table topper, you’ll master the technique of creating perfect points as you sew—a must-have skill for quilters
Master making star-point units as you create a little quilt that can be used as a table topper, a wall quilt, or a room accent
Hip to Be Square:
Get hip to Pat’s clever “donut” fusible-appliqué technique, which leaves fused fabrics soft and flexible.
Try Pat’s fusible-appliqué technique with curved pieces; then show off your blocks in a Beautiful Bloom Table Runner.