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Quilting: The Complete Guide by Darlene Zimmerman has everything you need to know it one book. Step-by-step instructions, quick reference guides, color-coded page headers breaking topics into sections and a compact, lay-flat format are all included.

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Quilting: The Complete Guide

Author: Darlene Zimmerman
Pages: 255
Page size: 7" x 8"
Publisher: Krause Publications
Cover: Hard with Covered Spiral Binding for a lay flat format

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It's Everything You Need to Know in One Book!

Let trusted teacher and expert Darlene Zimmerman teach you everything you need to know about quilting!

  • Features include:
  • Step-by-step instructions clearly outline techniques and tips for rotary cutting, sewing, pressing, piecing, hand and machine appliqué, layering and basting, block settings, borders, sashes, bindings, quilting, edge finishes and quilt care.
  • Quick Reference Guides make it a snap to pick the perfect batting, use simple formulas and create your own binding.
  • Color-coded page headers break topics into easy-to-navigate sections, including Tools and Supplies, Techniques and Tips, Finishing Techniques, Quilting TLC and Reference Information.
  • Compact lay-flat format lets you keep your hands free for quilting and is the perfect size to take along to classes, retreats or your favorite quilt shop.

Whether you've quilted for years or are just getting started, Quilting: The Complete Guide is sure to become your favorite reference book!

Author Darlene ZimmermanInstruction PageAbout the Author

Quilter, author and fabric historian Darlene Zimmerman teaches and lectures across the country. Darlene designs quilting tools for EZ Quilting by Wrights and multiple vintage-inspired fabric lines for Robert Kaufman Fabrics Inc. She also writes patterns and books, including "Fat Quarter Small Quilts," "The Quilter's Edge," "Granny Quilt Decor," "Granny Quilts" and Quick Quilted Miniatures" with Krause Publications. Also, Darlene frequently is published in quilt magazines. Darlene resides in Minnesota with her husband and her cat, Lucy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Quilting Styles164
Quick Reference Guides: Handy Hints, Formulas at a Glance Hand Quilting170
Tools and Supplies: Everything You Need to Start Quilting Machine Quilting176
Tools20Tying a Quilt180
Fabric39Sending a Quilt to a Professional for Quilting182
Batting45Edge Finishes183
Techniques and Tips: How to Create a Quilt Binding202
Rotary Cutting50Quilting TLC: How to Take Care of Quilts and Quilters 
Cutting Shapes56 Labels226
Sewing69Hanging Sleeves227
Pressing90TLC for Quilts230
Hand Appliqué95Washing Quilts231
Machine Appliqué128Rx for Quilters233
Quilt Block Setting Options133Reference Information: Definitions, Details and Resources to Help You 
Borders147Glossary240
Finishing Techniques: How to Finish a Quilt Index246
Backings156Resource Guide250
Layering and Basting 158About the Author255

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