Idiot’s Guides: Quilting Book Review

 

Idiot's Guide:  Quilting by Jennifer Fulton

Idiot’s Guides: Quilting by Jennifer Fulton

One of our Quilt Guild Indy members, Jennifer Fulton, recently published this wonderful book.  As I perused it for the first time, I wondered if it would offer anything that wasn’t already out there.  I found it to be the most complete book on quilting I have seen.  This would be a perfect book for a beginning quilter, but, as an experienced quilter, I felt it would be a great one to add to my library as well.

Beginning with the preparation of machine and supplies, including hand and machine quilting and applique supplies, to selection, preparation, and cutting of fabric (including color, value, saturation, scale, and style), it provides a step by step progress to begin quilting.  Other chapters include easy as well as advanced piecing and applique techniques, assembling and preparing a quilt for quilting, different methods of quilting the project, including binding, labeling, and making a hanging sleeve, finishing with how to wash and store quilts.  Each chapter is very well illustrated and ends with a project to practice the skills learned.  The last chapter includes 11 additional projects, such as a table runner, wall hangings, crib and lap quilts, and a twin size quilt.  Whether you are interested in hand or machine quilting, are a beginner or experienced quilter, I am confident you will appreciate this newly published soft cover book.