A comprehensive manual covering everything you need to know about quilting. Learn how to create and assemble a quilt top with a vast array of techniques including piecing, patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, beading, tucking, ruching and slashing. Discover both hand and machine quilting as well as specialty techniques such as trapunto, echo quilting, corded quilting and tufting. Finally, learn how to make and use binding to finish your quilt. This complete guide will be invaluable both for those new to quilting and those who have been creating heirlooms for decades.