In her easygoing style, entertaining blogger Elizabeth Dackson presents a step-by-step primer that makes quilting accessible to all quilters. Sparkling with visual appeal, the projects in this book are ideal for beginners as well as experts who want something fresh and new.
- Breeze through quiltmaking basics including choosing fabrics and tools, rotary cutting, chain piecing, and pressing
- Choose from 14 eye-catching quilt patterns and try strip piecing, work with templates, use large-scale prints, create wonky blocks, and more
- Get excellent guidance on finishing and caring for a quilt, plus tips for connecting with the quilting community
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There are a lot of things I really like about this book and the first is the incredibly clear layout and easy-to-follow introductory section. Style-wise it looks like Elizabeth has taken inspiration from her blog and she has certainly presented this book with an easy and an accessible approach to her methods. It's a varied book aimed at all levels from beginner to expert. The 14 projects within give the opportunity to try out many skills such as strip piecing, template work, wonky blocks and foundation piecing, as well as teaching you how you can use negative space, large-scale prints and solids, and colour schemes and techniques to make the most of your scrap pile. Like a lot of other bloggerwriters, Elizabeth's quilt patterns are bang up to date and carry a fresh modern feel throughout. I can't wait to try out some of these patterns, including "Less is More", "Rainbow Cakes" and "Wham".
Elizabeth Dackson is a quilter and self-proclaimed fabric addict. She designs quilt patterns found both on her blog, Don't Call Me Betsy, and in various quilting publications. She is also an active member of the Tampa Modern Quilt Guild. Elizabeth lives in Florida with her husband, son, and neurotic beagle.Visit Elizabeth's website
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