Here's a great quilting book titled... The Joy of Quilting (from "That Patchwork Place")
This hard cover book contains 270 pages of directions for beginning quilters on a very high quality paper. The book measures 8 1/2 inches wide by 11 inches tall and is in very lightly read condition with minimal wear to the covers from use and re-shelving. INSIDE the pages are at least 98% free of any marks or writing--I couldn't find anything.
The chapters are listed as Lessons and was written by Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey.
Lesson 1 in Gathering Tools, Supplies, and Fabrics and the book continues on step-by-step with everything you need to know to make a quilt. Very good instructions!
In this indispensable handbook, renowned authors Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey share their expert quilting knowledge with wit, creativity, and a passion for the craft. Quilters will master a full range of techniques with a variety of colorful quilt plans in multiple sizes, from crib to king. A must-have reference for every quilter, The Joy of Quilting inspires the confidence to succeed and makes a perfect gift for those just getting started. Includes:
• Twenty-six beautiful, traditional quilt patterns, along with charts for making each quilt in four different sizes
• Comprehensive, fully illustrated techniques that walk quilters through every step of quilt construction
• Easy-to-read chapters that gradually build on the knowledge mastered in previous chapters
• Tips for helping quilters practice and perfect specific techniques, from sewing bias squares and quarter-square triangles to mastering hand appliqué and using templates.
This handy volume is a near-must own for beginners and beginning intermediate quilter's. However, the instructions included must be approached with care. Unfortunately it is usually necessary to slightly adjust the instructions to complete the quilt properly (which may be difficult for real beginners). The half-square units quick-piecing method is a ridiculous waste of time and fabric. The quilt's included are great and I refer to my copy frequently for inspiration.
REMEMBER---books are mailed via media rate mail to give you the best deal on shipping. The down side is that media rate mail can take up to three weeks for delivery!
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