Wednesday 24 August 2011

Book Review: Learn to Quilt

With quilting on the brain after my visit to the Festival of Quilts earlier this month, now seemed the perfect time to review a book about learning to make quilts!
Learn to Quilt
by Sharon Chambers looks like a perfect book for people like me who are new to the wonderful world of quilting but are itching to get started.

The 96 page book begins with an introduction to the equipment you'll need and basic quilting techniques. Then it works through 13 different quilt projects, interspersed with guides to the different techniques you'll need for making the quilts - rotary cutting, working with triangles, foundation piecing, binding, etc.

Each quilt project and "how to" guide includes clear step-by-step photos, illustrations or diagrams and the text is dotted with useful tips learned by Susan during her years sewing quilts and teaching quilting workshops.

This isn't the sort of craft book I'd buy to oooh over the photos and get inspired by the fabrics and colour combinations, but it's definitely one I'd want by my side as I tackled my first few quilting projects.

Learn to Quilt
is published by New Holland Publishers, RRP £7.99. The lovely people at New Holland are offering my UK readers a 20% discount and free postage and packaging if you buy the book direct from their website.
Enter the code Bugs for your 20% discount and free P&P. Offer valid until 31st December 2011 to UK residents only.
Learn to Quilt is also available from Amazon UK, Amazon USA, The Book Depository and many other bookshops. 

[Disclaimer: New Holland Publishers sent me a free copy of this book to review. The Amazon & Book Depository links in this post are affiliate links]

P.S. New Holland accidentally sent me two copies of this book, so I've got one to give away! Hurrah! Check out the next post for details.


Unknown said...

Im from Poland.. so I can't buy it :(
I am a super beginner in quilting.. very difficult.. now I make just simple covers made of squares etc.. but I would like to make some day more complicated stuff.. here we can't buy any good books about this little art.