The Complete Book of Quilting, by Maggi McCormick Gordon
The Complete Book of Quilting is the ultimate guide to both machine and hand quilting as well as patchwork and appliqué.
Starting with a brief history of quiltmaking traditions, it moves on to cover all the basics, including choosing fabric, colour and design, tools and equipment, making templates, cutting, stitching and pressing.
The core chapters in the book cover patchwork, applique and quilting in detail, with 30 techniques carefully described and illustrated with step-by-step sample blocks. The sixth chapter shows how to make up a quilt, with a selection of the different technique blocks made up into a traditional sampler quilt. The final chapter covers methods of care and display, and also has a glossary of quilting terms.