Quiltmaking by Hand: Simple Stitches, Exquisite Quilts (Paperback)
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Celebrating today’s surge of interest in hand crafts, this book introduces new quilters to a simple yet versatile set of techniques that allows them to create sensational quilts entirely by hand. A world-class designer and extraordinarily skilled quilter, Jinny Beyer demonstrates everything from threading a needle to piecing perfect points. Beginning with the basic running stitch, quilters quickly move on to joining two, then four patches, making stars and compasses, setting in pieces, and stitching curves. With each new skill, quilters are invited to begin the next section of a quilt designed especially for beginners—encouraging a “sew-as-you-learn” approach with each of the 10 quilting projects. The quilting stitch is simply and clearly explained, and detailed photographs illustrate how neat, even lines of stitching are achieved.
About the Author
Jinny Beyer's signature fabric designs are manufactured and distributed worldwide by RJR Fabrics. She is the author of several bestsellers, including Designing Tessellations and Jinny Beyer's Color Confidence for Quilters, and is a regular guest on HGTV's Simply Quilts and the creator of the renowned Jinny Beyer Quilting Seminar on Hilton Head Island. She lives in Great Falls, Virginia.
“I have always admired Jinny Beyer. In fact, one of her books was the first I purchased when I took up quilting and she is still one of my very favorite designers. For style and professionalism, Jinny has no equal. Her handwork is impeccable!” —Alex Andersen, host, HGTV’s Simply Quilts
“Jinny Beyer, quilter extraordinaire, has created a book that is as beautiful as it is helpful. Never before has hand piecing been illustrated in such exquisite detail. Jinny takes you by the hand and shows you absolutely every step involved in making a quilt by hand. Nobody does it better!” —Beth Hayes, editor in chief, McCall's Quilting
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