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Debbie Shores Sewing Room Secrets: Quilting


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Step into Debbie Shore’s sewing room, where she will share her expert tips, techniques and trade secrets for successful quilting.

Jam-packed with hands-on, practical advice, and with gorgeous projects to practise the skills you learn, Debbie will teach you everything you need to know about quilting.

Whether you are at the start of your sewing journey or are already an experienced quilter, you’ll be inspired by Debbie’s friendly and easy-to-follow approach to useful quilting techniques. Beginning with a section on quilting essentials she’ll guide you around your sewing machine and explains all the tools and materials you might need.

The second section then introduces you to the key quilting techniques you’ll need to know: discover patchwork favourites such as disappearing nine patch and English paper piecing, different quilting styles, sashing, binding and more each explained clearly with stitched samples or illustrated step by steps. Projects then follow a single or selection of core quilting skills, so you can put your new knowledge into practice.

This is the ideal book for those new to quilting, looking for in-depth and helpful guidance, or for the more experienced quilter looking to brush up on their skills.

Table of Contents
About this book 5
About me 6
What is quilting? 7
What is patchwork? 8
My quick tips 9

Quilting essentials 11
- My sewing room 12
- Storage 14
- Sewing machine 16
- Tools & equipment 22

Quilting fabrics 30
Fabric terminology 33
Wadding 34
Threads 36

Quilting know-how 37
- Caring for your quilt 38
- Cutting 39
- Machine Stitches 40
- Seams 43
- Quilt sandwich 44
- Straight line quilting 46
- Quilt as you go 47
- Appliqué 48
- Free-motion embroidery 50
- Self-bound straight binding 52

PROJECT Mini Chicken Quilt 54
- Bias binding 56
PROJECT Beach Hut Hanger 60
- Trapunto 63
PROJECT Trapunto Stocking 64
- Stitch in the ditch 66
- Adding borders 67
PROJECT Table Runner 68
PROJECT Quilted Tote 70
- Sashing 72
PROJECT Bunting Quilt 74
PROJECT Bargella Pillowcase 76
- Echo quilting 79
- English paper piecing 80
PROJECT Snowflake Placemat 82
- Hand quilting 84
- Bag making 86
PROJECT Reverse Appliqué
- Messenger Bag 88
- Tying your quilt 91
PROJECT Humbug Hexie Quilt 92

Templates 94
Index 96

About the Author
About Debbie Shore
Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly as an actress in various popular dramas and as a presenter on shopping channels. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns, writes for several popular sewing magazine and has written over 20 books for Search Press with several more underway. She is the winner of Craft Influencer of the Year 2020 in the Craft Business Awards, and Social Media Influencer of the Year 2019 in the British Sewing Awards.

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