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. Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, Quilting & AppliquÃ© also serves as an excellent refresher course. This handbook offers the perfect introduction to quilting by hand or machine, with advice on equipment, materials and techniques. Readers will find straightforward instructions, clear step-by-step diagrams, and traceable templates for a variety of patch shapes. All major quilting and appliquÃ© methods are introduced, including sashiko and kantha quilting. Three simple practice projects are provided for making coasters, a felt needle case, and a classic frame quilt. The book also includes advice on displaying and caring for finished quilts, plus a glossary of quilting terms.