I have been trying to write a list of all my WIPs and the things in my head that I want to make and haven't started yet (fortunately - there are more than enough half finished projects here at Stash Towers already). And even though I am not a quilter, I find I have about seven quilts either semi-started or waiting to be cut.
Now you know me. I make things up as I go along and sometimes things work and sometimes they don't, and I really don't know why, but I have decided that before I go any further, I need to know more about quilting.
Really basic stuff like what exactly is English paper piercing, and what's the best way to get your quilt sandwich to stay together, and how do you get the stitching pattern on top the finished quilt top. And I know there are heaps of excellent blogs out there but I think what I need is a book. A proper drop-it-on-yout-foot-and-go ow! book. A My Bumper Book of Quilting. Perhaps a Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia of Quilting (if such a thing exists).
So can anyone recommend a good book on quilting that covers the basics, different styles, techniques etc? It doesn't need to have projects in it. What I want is to be taken through how to make a quilt from start to finish (technical talk and too much detail very welcome).
So do let me know your thoughts.