Every quilter, whether new or experienced, should own this comprehensive guide to all quilting techniques. Packed full of expert advice on all aspects of quilting, patchwork, and applique, it holds the answer to all your quilting questions. This is the most comprehensive book on the market for patchwork, quilting, and applique techniques and is ideal for both the beginner looking for trustworthy advice in a single volume and the committed quilter searching for authoritative reference for seldom-used techniques. It presents essential advice and instructions alongside a wide range of inspirational samples of work collected from international top-name quilters.It also features over 15 quilt projects, including:Cot quiltsBed quiltsLap quiltsBagsCushionsWall hangingsTable mats and runnersAnd other beautiful projects for the homeEasy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams and stunning photography combine to create this must-have resource for quilters of all abilities.Techniques covered include:Quilting basics (such as making a quilt sandwich)Hand and machine quiltingBasting and binding a quiltBig stitchSashikoCorded and stuffed (trapunto) quiltingThere are instructions for over 100 different patchwork blocks, with detailed instructions for different kinds of piecing such as English paper piecing, foundation piecing, and strip piecing. Techniques for applique are also included which cover different types of applique such as needle-turn, reverse, inlaid, and shadow applique, as well as using freezer paper and fusible web.