A Beginner's Guide to Quilting: A complete step-by-step course (Paperback)

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A Beginner's Guide to Quilting: A complete step-by-step course (Paperback)

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A complete quilting course for beginners, in 12 easy stages.

A Beginner's Guide to Quilting is the perfect introduction to this popular craft. Beginning with the "Getting Started" section, quilting teacher Michael Caputo will show the tools and equipment, and demonstrate the sewing skills you will need, plus the basics of constructing your quilt. Section two is a series of 12 workshops, each introducing you to new skills, with a project at the end which enables you to practice what you have learned. You'll learn about joining pre-cut squares, sashing, piecing and paper piecing, using templates, and the different types of appliqué. All through the workshops there are helpful hints on choosing colors and patterns, and there are illustrations of variations on the basic blocks to show how those choices will affect the end result. With step-by-step text and clear illustrations, you'll soon be making a table runner and pillow covers, before moving on to wall hangings, a crib quilt, and an afghan. The final project is a full-size bed quilt with elaborate stitching to really show off all your new skills.
Michael Caputo was born in New York, USA, and is currently renovating an 1860s townhouse in Jersey City, NJ with his wife and son. He studied Advertising and Graphic Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and became a designer of children’s novelty books, first for HarperCollins and then at Penguin, where he designed prize-winning pop-up books. Michael is currently a Design Manager at an international publishing company in NYC. He was introduced to quilting by his mother, and has taught quilting at the Institute in Finchley, at Ray Stitch in London, UK, and at shops and exhibitions in the States. When he is not working on his house project he is designing and making quilts for magazines, fabric manufacturers, friends, and family. He also still designs and engineers pop-up books for children, and enjoys knitting and cross-stitch.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800652262
ISBN-10: 1800652267
Publisher: CICO Books
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English