Quilting school is now in session, and it's never been so fun to hit the books! Take the challenge to move beyond basic patchwork with 12 skill-building lessons, including paper piecing, strip piecing, bargello, set-in seams, applique, crazy quilting, and more. Learn the tools, terms, and techniques that are the bedrocks of quiltmaking. Use your new skills to finish a gorgeous final exam, an ABC-themed sampler quilt, plus a handful of quick-finish projects. It's a complete quilting course in one book.
Janet Lundholm McWorkman enjoys building difficult blocks, designing patterns, and giving quilts to family, friends, and charities. Her quilts have won numerous prizes and have appeared in national shows. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband and two cats.
Introduction Chapter 1 How to Use this Book Organization Tools of the Trade Glossary of Terms Chapter 2 Getting Started Fabric Selection Fabric Preparation Chapter 3 The Basics of Quilt Making Cut the Fabric Sew the Blocks Sew Together the Blocks Chapter 4 Building Basic Blocks Rail Fence Block Log Cabin Block Ride the Rails Quilt Chapter 5 Piecing Blocks with Diagonals Flying Geese Block Evening Star Block Wild Goose Chase Block Flying Geese Placemat Set Chapter 6 More Challenging Blocks Northern Star Block Virginia Reel Block Apple Core Block Reel Time Quilt Chapter 7 Small Pieces Pickets and Posts Block Zig-Zag Block Xquisite Block Pickets and Posts Table Runner Chapter 8 Advanced Piecing Techniques Inner City Block Kansas Troubles Block School House Block Four Schools Wall Hanging Chapter 9 Blocks with Curves Drunkard's Path Block Hearts & Gizzards Block Orange Peel Block Falling Leaves Quilt Chapter 10 Blocks with Issues Japanese Fan Block Union Star Block Mariner's Compass Block Butterfly Fans Quilt Chapter 11 Blocks with Alternative Piecing Crazy Quilt Block Grandmother's Flower Garden Block Tall Tree Block Yo-Yo Block Hexie Pillows Project Chapter 12 Applique A to Z Starch Technique Applique Techniques Home Wall Hanging Love Wall Hanging Chapter 13 Finishing Strategies Building the Quilt Top Quilting the Quilt Binding the Quilt Gallery of Quilts Resources Tips and Tricks Acknowledgements About the Author