The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Applique (Paperback)
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The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Applique (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 26/08/2021

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A revised and expanded edition of a long-standing classic, this expansive book is the clearest and most comprehensive handbook for appliqué, patchwork and quilting available.

This seminal reference guide remains the go-to masterwork for crafters, who will find hundreds of patchwork, appliqué and quilting techniques explained clearly and simply.

The techniques range from fundamentals such as cutting fabrics and hand sewing; to advanced special effects and complex techniques like eight-seam joins. All are explained through more than 1,000 step-by-step illustrations, patterns and templates. The techniques range from the traditional – including Amish quilting patterns and Seven-and-Nine-patch patchwork – to more unusual, like yo-yos. The book also contains glossaries of terms, making this perfect for both beginner and expert.

Over 200,000 copies of the previous edition have been sold worldwide.

Praise for The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqué:

"Linda Seward’s book has been the essential volume on every quilter’s bookshelf since its publication in 1987 and has never been bettered. This new edition updates the original techniques and embraces the current developments of the craft. Its place on that bookshelf is assured for many years to come." – Lynne Edwards MBE, quiltmaker and teacher

"A definitive choice for the beginner and one worth investigating for a more experienced quilter" – British Patchwork & Quilting

"This is an amazing book for those embarking on a quilting journey and even for seasoned quilters. The illustrations and directions are easy to understand and great for the visual learner. As a quilting teacher I would highly recommend this book. The number of techniques alone will keep the reader up at night! Rock on Linda Seward!" – Kim Rudd, quiltmaker and teacher

"Linda Seward’s guide has always been my go-to bible for every question I have about quilting. I didn’t think a new edition could be any better, but this refresh is even more inspiring. Not only has she updated technical aspects (adding sections on fusible web appliqué and free-motion quilting, for example), she has chosen spectacular recent quilts to illustrate the text. While marvelling over them, I was reminded that quilting is an ever-evolving art that brings joy and satisfaction. Linda's book captures that perfectly, and leads us through how to do it ourselves." - Tracy Chevalier, novelist and quiltmaker

Publisher: Search Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781782218852
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 962 g
Dimensions: 260 x 260 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This revised edition of a classic quilters’ reference guide will be a welcome update for many readers, especially as the previous edition is out of print. This revision adds newer techniques to the original content and includes updates to the text and photographs to reflect current practices and works by contemporary quilt artists. Originally devised to be a one-stop reference book for those wishing to learn all the basics of quilting, this book still meets that purpose, covering fundamental techniques, patchwork, appliqué, quilting, and construction of quilts and other items using quilted textiles. The one great disappointment with this update is that nearly all the featured quilt artists are white, an appalling missed opportunity to showcase the robust community of Black, Indigenous, and quilt artists of color working today. Filled with diagrams, illustrations, and templates, in addition to explanatory background information and instructions for hundreds of techniques, the book packs a huge amount of information into just over 200 pages, making it still a prime reference for public-library collections. - Anne Heidemann, Booklist

This is a new edition of the original publication from 1987, revised and updated. A popular book when initially published, this has been expanded to include some newer techniques with updated images of newer quilts from around the world. The basics of quilting are covered first which included preparation of fabrics, templates, marking and cutting and the different sewing options, both hand and machine. Patchwork is next with many different sections covering drafting and piecing of designs such as Amish Patchwork, Cathedral Window and Foundation Piecing amongst others.  The section on applique covers the standard methods along with a few others such as Mola and Pa Ndau Applique, which I found interesting. The different avenues for quilting are the discussed and finally there is a section on joining your blocks together, borders, blocking and bindings. Some small project ideas are also included but these are not full patterns as such and there are some small applique shapes for tracing.    - British Patchwork and Quilting, British Patchwork and Quilting

The basics are covered really well with clear drawings, from the equipment you will need to the techniques shown step-by-step. The chapters on the different kinds of quilting and on applique are comprehensive and clear. Plenty of ideas, patterns and some project suggestions. This book will take you from beginning well into a lovely hobby and offers years of enjoyment. - Heather Haigh, Customer Review

This revised and expanded edition of a long-standing classic is the most comprehensive handbook available for applique, patchwork and quilting. It remains the go-to reference for crafters of all abilities, with every technique explained clearly and simply. - Machine Knitting Monthly

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