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Quilts have for centuries been wonderful decorative accessories for the home interior. They’re not only aesthetically pleasing but also very functional when it comes to needing an extra layer on a bed in winter. More lightweight quilts can be used in a similar fashion to throw blankets, cushion covers or wall tapestries. A good quality quilt can be expensive though but there is an alternative and that is to make your very own which will be able to be passed down from generation to generation.

‘The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker’ is a newly published book by well-known quilt blogger Elizabeth Hartman. If you want to create a quilt and are lost as to where to begin, then this book aimed at beginning to intermediate quilters will be ideal for your requirements. Hartman’s how-to book covers a whole swathe of information which will be like gold to newbie quilters.

In the book you’ll discover how to plan your quilt, the materials and tools you’ll need and the various ways of quilting including free-motion and binding. Twelve beautifully illustrated projects are presented for the reader to enjoy and practice. Step-by-step visual and written instructions help the novice, whether they learn new skills better through pictures (like myself) or words. One doesn’t even need to follow the 12 example projects exactly either and can deviate in colors and patterns used, as they are purely to help the learner on their way.

Whether you want to make a large thick quilt for the master bedroom or for your child’s bed, you’ll find all the information, tips and advice you need in these 128 pages written by expert Elizabeth Hartman. Set your creative juices free.

You can buy her book from here: The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern QuiltmakerQuilts & Quilting Craft Books).

The book has already received 21 5-star reviews at the time of writing.