All Things Quilting Book Review

My mom was a big quilter. As a kid I have memories of her watching tv with a giant hoop bound quilt on her lap making tiny stitches by hand. I have dabbled in quilting as well, but it didn't speak to me like sewing clothes does. Now that I am older and more settled, the idea of making quilts is more intriguing. However, my mom is now many hours drive away and can't teach me all the ins and outs of quilting that I never paid attention to the first time. Luckily, there are books out there like All Things Quilting with Alex Anderson.

The cover of the book lauds over 1 million books sold! I can see why. The instructions include full color photographs for each step which is huge for me. If I can see something done then I can do it, but if I can only read about it then my brain turns to mush and I have no idea what they are talking about.

Everything is covered in this book. From the elements of a quilt to choosing colors, using a rotary cutter, piecing, applique, designing your own and adding the finishing touches.

There are no actual 'quilt patterns' in this book. Instead is shows you have to make all the elements and then design your own- if you are up for it.

If you are new to quilting, or even have a couple quilts under your belt, and want a good reference book with all the tips and tricks you flippantly ignored from your mother then this is a great options.