A technique of stitching together layers of textiles, quilting has existed for centuries all over the world. No longer a pat of make do and mend necessity, quilting has become and art form and a hobby for many. With the help of a few essential tools, quilts, wall hangings and other quilted items can be crafted from scratch. Easy-to-follow tutorials in this book will guide you through every step o… f creating intricate patchwork and appliqué quilts. Featuring: Tools and materials - There is a huge selection of specialised tools for quilting and we talk you through them all. Design principles and techniques - Breaking patterns down into working units and planning blocks. Patchwork - Basic techniques and different methods for patchworking. Finishing - The final stages of your quilt’s creation.