May 14, 2018 2 min read



Make Your First Quilt with Alex Anderson is a brief and precise comprehensive visual guide to make a quilt for the first time or to use it as a refreshers course to remind yourself the basic technics.

The book lies flat, which is fantastic to leave your hands-free and to leave a page open that you're stuck on in the process. It is incredibly easy to follow with excellent clear instructions and photographs.


What to expect from this book:


  • Identify if you're using a rotary cutter correctly
  • Determine tools that make life comfortable that you may not have yet - with a checklist
  • How-to prepare fabrics and tips on choosing 
  • Discover the basics of quilting such as cutting and making a quilt sandwich 
  • Recognize if to make a quilt with or without a border

This book is a little gem for any beginner quilter of any age.


Here's a more information with what the back of the books says,

"Your first quilt is just around the corner! Learn the ropes from best-selling author Alex Anderson, who has taught hundreds of thousands of people to quilt with her books, beloved television show, and online learning platform. Make classic Arkansas Crossroad blocks, and then choose one of the layout options to put it all together. Includes material and cutting instructions for 4 sizes—wall/baby, lap, twin, and queen. Master the basics, from rotary cutting to borders and machine quilting. Take this portable guide with you or keep it right by your sewing machine. It includes a lay-flat binding, yardage and cutting instructions, and a construction checklist to keep you on track every step of the way.

• Television and Internet personality Alex Anderson shares the quilting ABCs in a way that’s simple and fun to learn.
• Options galore! Use Alex's layout or choose one of the 12 optional arrangements for 12" blocks in 4 size options (wall/baby through queen).
• Learn it all—choosing fabrics, pinning, strip piecing, making a quilt sandwich, basting, quilting, and binding for the perfect finish."

The book has 48 pages.

This book is sure to delight any person who is looking to get into quilting or needs a refreshers course that requires step-by-step visual instructions.


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What was the first book that you read to inspire you and to give you that nudge to feel comfortable to quilt and craft?

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