The ideal guide to quilting by hand and machine! Get all the know-how you need to start making beautiful bed covers, soft furnishings, and more. Includes step-by-step diagrams, traceable templates, simple practice projects, and easy-to-follow advice. Don't be intimidated by the idea of quilting and appliqué! Here is a beginner's step-by-step guide to stitching by hand and machine that is ideal to get you started: *Information on equipment and materials, such as sewing machines and quilting frames *Quilting methods and techniques, such as contour quilting, Kantha, corded quilting, and more *Appliqué methods and techniques *Assembling a quilt *Display *And more! Included are three great projects, each with instructions and photographs. The finished project is featured, so you know how your project should turn out. If you have thought about tackling quilting and appliqué, now is the right time. This guide will help you get started and make sure your time and creativity give you memorable results.