Quilting Know-How by Michael Caputo

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A complete guide to the techniques and finishing touches that every quilter needs to know.

Whether you would like to learn new patchwork and quilting skills or want to take up this flourishing craft for the first time, you’ll find all the techniques you’ll need in this essential guide. Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow artworks show you how to master everything from accurate cutting and using templates to sewing curves and English paper piecing. If you are a beginner, the first chapter takes you through all the basic tools and equipment you’ll need, such as a sewing machine, curved pins and a rotary cutter. For more advanced quilters, tips on perfect pressing, hand stitching and reverse appliqué will help you achieve a professional finish. Whatever your skill level, Quilting Know-How is the ideal reference handbook to keep by your side, helping you to build your confidence and abilities so that you can create stunning projects.

Contributor Bio(s)

Michael Caputo was born in New York, USA, and is currently renovating an 1860s townhouse in Jersey City, NJ with his wife and son. He studied Advertising and Graphic Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and became a designer of children’s novelty books, first for HarperCollins and then at Penguin, where he was given the opportunity to design his own prize-winning pop-up books. Michael is currently a Design Manager at an international publishing company in NYC. He was introduced to quilting by his mother, a keen quilter, and has taught quilting at the Institute in Finchley, and at Ray Stitch in London, UK, and at shops and exhibitions in the States. When he is not working on his house project he is designing and making quilts for magazines, fabric manufacturers, friends, and family. He also still designs and engineers pop-up books for children, and enjoys knitting and cross-stitch.