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  • SECTION 1: Quilting Basics
  • SECTION 2: Basic Techniques
    • How Do I construct a simple, tied, scrap quilt?
            Project: Tied Scrap Crib Quilt
    • How Do I applique by machine?
            Project: Comfort Tote Bag
    • How Do I machine-quilt the layers?
            Project: Falling Leaves Place Mat
    • How Do I choose colors?
            Project: Watercolors Table Runner
    • How Do I make a quilt using templates?
            Project: House Pot Holder
    • How Do I hand-quilt stenciled designs?
            Project: Quilted Envelope Purse
    • How Do I use foundation piecing?
            Project: Christmas Tree Ornaments
    • How Do I make perfect corners with paper piecing?
            Project: Amish Star Box Top
    • How Do I strip-quilt?
            Project: Log Cabin Pincushion
    • How Do I hand-applique?
            Project: Baltimore Album Quilt Pillow
  • SECTION 3: Beyond the Basics
    • How Do I make miniature patchwork using template patterns?
            Project: Card Tricks Coasters
    • How Do I assemble Seminole patchwork?
            Project: Jewel-toned Eyeglass Case
    • How Do I add surface quilt embroidery?
            Project: Crazy-quilt Stocking
    • How Do I frame needlework with a lattice-strip border?
            Project: Redwork Wall Hanging
    • How Do I use sashing to combine traditional quilt block motifs?
            Project: Traditional Nine-patch Sampler Quilt
  • Glossary
  • Matric Equivalency Chart

Title: Quilting for the First Time
Author/Designer: Donna Kooler
Format/Publication Date: HC:2003
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NY
Language: English
Page Count: 112
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/4" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: 0806985615

SUMMARY- I had started to look for ways to not have to type in the whole ToC, then really looked at the book and thought, "huh, this is really well done and deserves my full attention, dangit." So I glossed over Section One and give you my word she covers the basics of what you'll need to get started very well. You get all of Section 2 and 3, though, because each lesson is reinforced with a small fun project that could easily get a lot of your Christmas presents done early for this year. She lays out a lot of the usual suspects when it comes to quilting techniques. Overall, this is a great beginner's book if you want to get your toes wet in quilting.