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Hello Everyone,

Wait until you see this book! I was asked to do a review of this fabulous book. If you are an advanced quilter, beginning quilter, or just thinking about quilting, this is a wonderful resource to have in your quilting library.

It is jam packed with information from how to get started, cutting, piecing, applique, quilting, binding, nothing is left out.

The book is loaded with different options for different techniques and is extremely well written and laid out. No stone is left unturned.

I even learned about Kantha quilting. Do you know what that is???

The publishers also wanted to give you, my readers, a peek at one of the projects in the book, the Daisy Cot Quilt.

A wonderful little quilt that you can size to whatever suits your needs.

Cute little daisies appliqued on the quilt. Great for a baby. The pattern is below for you to use for free!!

Daisy Cot Quilt
By Linda Clements,
Author of The Quilter's Bible

This little quilt uses fusible web appliquéd flowers on a background of pieced squares. Fresh, contemporary fabrics have been used but the design would suit any style and colors and could be sacaled up to any size.


Skilled Practised: Piecing squares; fusible web appliqué; blanket stitch edging; straight borders; machine and hand quilting; binding
Quilt layout: 5 x 3 appliqué squares with two borders
Finished size: 46in x 30in (117cm x 76cm)
Fabrics: Fifteen 81/2 in squares for appliqués; white border fabric 2in wide x 140in; print fabric 21/2 in wide x 155in; backing fabric; wadding (batting); binding 21/2in wide
Threads: Anchor perle cotton multicolor 1304; stranded cottons in mid green and cream and machine threads
    Detailed instructions are found in The Quilter's Bible for stichings, borders, making a quilt sandwich, and bindings.
    • Piece together the 81⁄2 in (21.6cm) white and cream squares in a 5 x 3 layout.
    • Using the daisy template (enlarged) and fusible web, appliqué a daisy in each square. Edge the daisies with blanket stitch using one strand of perle cotton.
    • Embroider flower centres with a circle of whipped running stitch in three strands of green stranded cotton, whipped with cream.
    • Add the borders. Make a quilt sandwich. Machine quilt in the ditch between the squares and across flower petals. Hand quilt a loop pattern in the borders using variegated thread.
    • Bind the quilt to finish.

    Copyright © 2011 Linda Clements, author of The Quilter's Bible

    Author Bio
    Linda Clements
    , author of The Quilter's Bible, spent many years nursing in intensive care but, after completing her MA in creative writing and degree in publishing and book production, she switched careers in 1990 and is now an experienced project editor and writer, specializing in craft and particularly quilting titles. Over the years, Linda has contributed her writing skills to many of the David & Charles titles, particularly in the cross stitch list, as well as penning stories in her spare time and writing a non-fiction book, The Spirit of Christmas Past, which was published in 1996. Her main passion, however, is quilting, and she has been in the fortunate position to be able to learn and improve her skills from some of the best quilting teachers via her editorial work. Linda lives in Totnes, Devon, with her science-mad son, Rory and two demanding cats, Kiki and Boo Boo.

    "an essential resource for every quilter's library."
    -- Lynn Edwards MBE

    Now for the giveaway!! Would you like to win this book and add it to YOUR library??? Here is what you need to do:

    1. Leave a comment here on this blog post (you MUST have a way for me to contact you) and tell me why this would be a great addition to your library. You can also purchase this wonderful book on Amazon by clicking here.

    Make sure you tell all your friends about this fabulous giveaway!

    The giveaway is open until midnight April 28.

    Good Luck!!

    Oh, and I am having a site wide* SALE! You can take 15% off your entire order by using the code entire15 at checkout. The sale is going on through April 29. Just click here to start shopping.

    *except Kona Cotton Solids as they are already at the incredibly low price of $5 per yard.

    ***The giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Check back to see who the lucky winner will be.***

    Until Next Time...
    Jackie Kunkel
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