This work provides the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items. Quilting is a fun hobby - but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together - and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home. We'll have you in stitches in no time! This work helps you discover how to: select the right fabrics and threads; design your masterpiece; use quilting software; save time with rotary cutters and other cool tools; quilt by hand or machine; and, get creative with applique.