I’m often asked to recommend books for someone just starting out, so in no particular order, I’m going to list what I think are the best beginners patchwork/quilting books – hope you enjoy my selection! They’re all available from amazon uk – if you want a closer look just click on the photos.
Beginner’s Guide to Quilting: 16 projects to learn to quilt
Learn how to make beautiful quilts with this comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting for beginners.
First Time Quilting: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide: There’s A First Time For Everything
Editors of Creative Publishing
Learning how to quilt has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner’s guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to quilt.
Quilting for Beginners: A Start-up Guide to Creating Your First Quilt
It is often said that quilting is both a skill and an art. While selection of patterns, designs, colors and fabrics to put together a piece will test the artist in you, following the multi-step process is a skill, like no other. This book explores the different facets of quilting and throws light on each step you will need to undertake in the process.
Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting
Popular blogger and designer, Natalia Bonner, illustrates her instructions with detailed photos that make it easier to get beautiful results on your home sewing machine.
Quilting for the Absolute Beginner
Cheryl Owen’s guide is the ideal tool for the complete beginner to quilting. Step-by-step instructions and the spiral, hands free format enable you to practise and master each technique more easily. The book covers all the quilting equipment and tools, terminology and techniques, and includes a selection of attractive simple projects specially designed for the beginner.
Gail is Head of Centre and a Technology Enhanced Learning Specialist. She has numerous City & Guilds qualifications, Teaching Certificate in Adult and Further Education, BTEC Diploma in Art & Design, Bachelor of Design (Hons) specialising in design for Textiles & Metal, Post Grad Cert in Education, MA in Education and a PhD in Education.