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"Quilter's Quick Reference Guide" Book Review posted: 8/10/2004
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Book Review

Title: The Quilter’s Quick Reference Guide
Author: Candace Eisner Strick

Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Date Published: 2004 Pages: 144
Suggested Retail Price: $24.95
ISBN #: 1-56477-532-1

Review: By Dori Hawks

If you have quilting questions, this book has the answers! There are reference charts, descriptions of tools, and definitions of quilting terms, quick tricks, tips, and much, much more. “The Quilter’s Quick Reference Guide” is a hard cover with a concealed spiral binding so it can lay flat.

The following is an outline of just some of the things that the book covers:
Color & Fabric: Types, selecting
Tools Of The Trade: Rotary Cutters, Rulers, Needles, Gadgets
Rotary Cutter Techniques: Fabric Grain, Accuracy, Cutting Shapes, Shortcuts
Sewing Pieces: Thread, Needles, Stitch Length, Set-in Seams, Foundation Piecing
Pressing: “The way you press can make or break your finished top.”
Hand Appliqué: Supplies, Needles, Fabrics, Thread, Marking Pencils, Techniques, Stems In Detail
Machine Appliqué: Methods, Fusing, Freezer Paper, Interfacing, Stitches to Use
Quilt Settings: Types, Sashing, Connector Blocks, Squaring Up
Borders: Choosing, Style, Cutting, Measuring
Backing & Batting: Terms, Loft, Glazing, Bearding, Types, Piecing Your Back
Quilting: Marking Tools, No-Mark Options, Layering, Basting, Feet, Hand Quilting Supplies & Tying
Binding & Finishing Touches: Cutting, Assembly, Attaching, Labels, Sleeves
Handy Charts for: Needle Sizes, Block Size & Block Per Row, Diagonal Measurement, Yardage Equivalents, Mattresses, Comforters, & Bedspreads, Yardage for Binding
Glossary Of Terms

This book is great to carry in your sewing bag or put near your machine and lies flat for easy reference while you are doing the techniques. Look for this book at your favorite quilt shop and purchase it for your personal or guild library!

Martingale & Company: That Patchwork Place
20205 144th Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

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©2004 Dori Hawks

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