Your first quilt is just around the corner! Learn the ropes from best-selling author Alex Anderson, who has taught hundreds of thousands of people to quilt with her books, beloved television show, and online learning platform. Make classic Arkansas Crossroad blocks, and then choose one of the layout options to put it all together. Includes material and cutting instructions for 4 sizes-wall/baby, lap, twin, and queen. Master the basics, from rotary cutting to borders and machine quilting. Take this portable guide with you or keep it right by your sewing machine. It includes a lay-flat binding, yardage and cutting instructions, and a construction checklist to keep you on track every step of the way.
Alex Anderson cofounded The Quilt Life magazine and co-hosts The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims (thequiltshow.com). She was the host of Simply Quilts for eleven seasons and has published more than a dozen best-selling books with C&T. Alex lives in Northern California with her family.
Tools Fabric Choosing Fabrics Grain of the Fabric Preparing the Fabric Checklist for Making a Quilt The Basics Rotary Cutting Cutting Strips Cutting Squares and Rectangles Cutting Four-Patch Pieces Pinning Stitching 1/4" Seam Allowance Seam Ripping Setting Options The Quilt Sandwich Backing Batting Layering Basting for Machine Quilting Machine Quilting Marking Tools Marking a Basic Grid Machine Quilting Supplies Machine-Quilting Stitches Project Instructions Appendix About the Author