Quilts have been made for centuries in many cultures around the world. The traditional definition of a quilt is a textile made from two layers of fabric with a layer of padding in between, the whole held together with stitching or ties through all the layers.
The Ultimate Quilting Bible begins by covering all the techniques used in making a quilt, including basic stitches, hand and machine quilting, and finishing techniques. Each following chapter covers a different type of quiltmaking tradition, including wholecloth and strippy quilts, patchwork, applique and embellished quilts. The final chapter has some advanced techniques for each type of quilt and there is also a section on the care, cleaning and storage of quilts and a glossary of quiltmaking terms.
This comprehensive guide is crammed with easy-to-follow techniques and over 1,000 illustrations to guide quilting enthusiasts through every aspect of the craft. Novice quilters will find all the basic techniques they need in this book, while more experienced practitioners will find lots of different techniques to try. This book will become a one-stop resource that you will refer to time and time again.