The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting provides comprehensive in-depth instuctions

The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting, Linda Seward

If you’ve been admiring art quilts and wondering where to start, “The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting” is a must have.

Written by Linda Seward, the author of “The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting and Applique,” which as sold more than a quarter-million copies, her latest release contains more than 1,000 instructions and illustrations on art quilting techniques.

The book covers everything from felting and upcycling, to dyeing and resits, to applique, piecing, quilting and finishing techniques that take your quilts from utilitarian to art. Each section is filled with examples of art quilts designed using the techniques, supplies needed and step-by-step instructions with color diagrams.

“The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting” includes seven sections on the fundamentals of art quilting: the basics, surface design, patchwork, applique, quilting, embellishments and finishing. It can be read straight through or in pieces when trying a new technique.

I especially appreciated the supply lists at the beginning of each technique. I’ve dabbled a little bit in fabric dying, and had very poor results from using the wrong materials. Following Seward’s instructions, readers of “The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting” will not have the same problem.

This book is not a step-by-step guide on how to create original works of art using fiber and other embellishments. You won’t know how to create a self portrait, a landscape wall hanging or a piece that looks like it belongs in the Museum of Modern Art. But you will be able to complete the individual techniques used to create those art quilts and begin your journey in making quilts that belong on the wall instead of the bed.

Sixth & Spring Books is giving away one copy of “The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting” by Linda Seward. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment with an art quilting technique you’d like to try. Good luck!

Entrants must be residents of the United States.

Sixth & Spring Books provided a copy of “The Ultimate Guild to Art Quilting” by Linda Seward for review.

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