This is the ultimate go-to quilting guide for the complete beginner - no prior knowledge of quilting, or even sewing, is assumed. Ten fully illustrated techniques are included, covering everything a novice needs to know, including skills such as rag quilting, hand-tied wadding, English paper piece and square work. The techniques are accompanied by ten simple projects, enabling the reader to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. Projects include a tea cosy, pot stand, lavender-filled keepsake, pinboard, cot quilt, throw, cushion, duffel bag, bed runner and bed cover. Approachable and friendly in style, this beautifully illustrated book aims to give beginners the confidence to take up quilting, then use it as a basic skills 'bible' to have to hand when they need it.
Rachel has been an Artist for over 25 years, working in a wide range of materials from concrete and ceramics, to textiles and paper.She has experience in writing tutorials for classes and also for her blog, examples can be found at www.rachelclare.co.uk. Rachel has also worked on projects for Art Attack magazine and has had articles published in Hand Made Living.