A complete quilting course for beginners, in 12 easy workshops
Have you ever thought about creating a patchwork quilt, but decided it would take too long or be too difficult? If so, Quilting Basics is your perfect introduction to this popular craft. With easy beginners quilting patterns and step-by-step instructions from quilting teacher Michael Caputo, you will soon be able to make a simple quilt table runner, pillow cover, full-size bed quilt and more.
This quilting book starts with the basics, showing you the sewing techniques you need and how to construct a quilt. Then move onto 12 workshops, each introducing you to a new quilting skill and a project for you to practice what you have learned. As you progress through the workshops, you'll learn how to join pre-cut squares, sashing, piecing and paper piecing, using templates, and the different types of applique. Michael Caputo is the perfect combination of teacher and designer, with the experience to explain all the techniques, and the artistry to design beautiful projects that will inspire you to get sewing.
About the author
Michael Caputo was born in New York, USA, and now lives in North Carolina, having relocated from London. He studied Advertising and Graphic Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and became a designer of children's novelty books, first for HarperCollins and then at Penguin, where he was given the opportunity to design his own prize-winning pop-up books. He was introduced to quilting by his mother, a keen quilter, and has taught quilting at the Institute in Finchley, and at Ray-Stitch in London, UK. In addition to designing and making quilts for magazines, fabric manufacturers, friends, and family, he still designs and engineers pop-up books for children, and enjoys knitting, crochet, and cross-stitch as well.
'Quilting teacher Michael Caputo combines instruction with inspiration and encouragement, with hints and tips on fabric choice and colour and pattern combinations throughout to breathe life into the practical skills you'll be picking up along the way.'
Quilt Now, March 2016
'Learn the basics of quiltmaking with clear step-by-step instructions and then progress to making your own high-quality quilt.'
Prima Makes, July 2016