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 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.