128 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 in
August 1, 2004
Barrons Educational Series
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0764127705
ISBN - 13: 9780764127700
About the Book
This idea-packed book helps children learn the basics of quilting. Each project is clearly and attractively presented with diagrams, materials lists, patterns to follow, and detailed instructions. 350+ color illustrations.
From the Publisher
Part of being a kid is having a natural talent for getting together with friends for funand quilting is a great get-together fun activity! Now, here’s the idea-packed, color illustrated book to get kids started. Eighteen projects are clearly and attractively presented, with diagrams, materials lists, patterns to follow, and detailed instructions. Introductory chapters outline materials and equipment, and explain different types of quilting. Projects include
- An elephant quilt for a bed or as a wall hanging
- A snuggle rug, edged with a professional looking blanket stitch
- A jazzy tote bag with lace and fancy fabrics
- A hexagon mat for Mom’s dining table . . . and many more Step-by-step photos show all the essential skills, including making templates, setting-in patches, cutting, and stitching. Kids will thrill with the satisfaction that comes with making and customizing their own garments, gifts, and accessories. More than 350 color illustrations.
From the Jacket
Kids can Quilt
Quilting is a very old craft, but today it is rapidly growing in popularity, not only with grannies but with children as well. Both boys and girls are winning prizes for their quilts in major shows. This easy-to-follow book takes kids through all the basic quilting skills and shows them how to complete fun projects the easy way.
Quilting, patchwork, and appliqu© are great ways to make original gifts for friends and family. This book presents many easy-to-make projects, among them, a cute ladybug pincushion, a colorful dinosaur bag, and a funky jeans-pocket wall-organizer.
Step-by-step photographs and instructions put the essential skills at your fingertips, and include making templates, setting-in patches, cutting, and stitching. Learn how to add the finishing touches that give your work a personal flavor and impress your friends with your newfound quilting genius. They’ll never guess how easy it really is!
Dorothy Stapleton made her first quilt when she was 12. She has written four books on quilting. She has also made two instructional videos. She exhibits throughout the world, and has won numerous awards in Europe and the United States
About the Author
Dorothy Stapleton exhibits her work all over the world, and has won awards in Europe and America. She also teaches and lectures on the art of quilting, and is the author of four previously published books on the subject.
"With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs and illustrations, this book presents 23 projects for any young quilter.... Whether you want to impress your friends with handmade decorations and gadgets for the home or want to create great gifts, this book can inspire children to put down the remote and pick up a new hobby."