David & Charles £9.99

ISBN: 978-0-7153-3632-8 (s/b, 430 pages)

This is a very comprehensive reference book covering everything from choosing fabrics, rotary cutting and strip piecing to quilt embellishment and fi nishing. There’s even a section on quilter’s mathematics giving quick reference tables to half and quarter square triangle as well as decimal to fractions conversions and the number of varying sized squares you can cut from a fat quarter. This section along is invaluable if you are creating your own quilt patterns. Barbara Weiland Talbert has been designing and writing about quilts for many years and has always preferred to create her own quilt patterns. As part of this process, she has amassed a considerable amount of reference material and set out to write a book which she wished she’d had when she started quilting. There are many questions in this book that you may have never considered and as such, it’s an enlightening read with or without a specific question in mind. The book is well illustrated and indexed and would be an asset to any quilter’s library.