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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 08 June 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215479
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $29.99
  • Series: Debbie Shore’s Sewing Room Secrets
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Debbie Shore's Sewing Room Secrets: Quilting


Top tips and techniques for successful sewing by Debbie Shore

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Book Description

Step into Debbie Shore’s sewing room, where she will share her expert tips, techniques and trade secrets for successful quilting.

Jam-packed with hands-on, practical advice, and with gorgeous projects to practise the skills you learn, Debbie will teach you everything you need to know about quilting.

Whether you are at the start of your sewing journey or are already an experienced quilter, you’ll be inspired by Debbie’s friendly and easy-to-follow approach to useful quilting techniques. Beginning with a section on quilting essentials she’ll guide you around your sewing machine and explains all the tools and materials you might need.

The second section then introduces you to the key quilting techniques you’ll need to know: discover patchwork favourites such as disappearing nine patch and English paper piecing, different quilting styles, sashing, binding and more — each explained clearly with stitched samples or illustrated step by steps. Projects then follow a single or selection of core quilting skills, so you can put your new knowledge into practice.

This is the ideal book for those new to quilting, looking for in-depth and helpful guidance, or for the more experienced quilter looking to brush up on their skills.

Table of Contents

About this book 5
About me 6
What is quilting? 7
What is patchwork? 8
My quick tips 9

Quilting essentials 11
- My sewing room 12
- Storage 14
- Sewing machine 16
- Tools & equipment 22

Quilting fabrics 30
Fabric terminology 33
Wadding 34
Threads 36

Quilting know-how 37
- Caring for your quilt 38
- Cutting 39
- Machine Stitches 40
- Seams 43
- Quilt sandwich 44
- Straight line quilting 46
- Quilt as you go 47
- Appliqué 48
- Free-motion embroidery 50
- Self-bound straight binding 52

PROJECT Mini Chicken Quilt 54
- Bias binding 56
PROJECT Beach Hut Hanger 60
- Trapunto 63
PROJECT Trapunto Stocking 64
- Stitch in the ditch 66
- Adding borders 67
PROJECT Table Runner 68
PROJECT Quilted Tote 70
- Sashing 72
PROJECT Bunting Quilt 74
PROJECT Bargella Pillowcase 76
- Echo quilting 79
- English paper piecing 80
PROJECT Snowflake Placemat 82
- Hand quilting 84
- Bag making 86
PROJECT Reverse Appliqué
- Messenger Bag 88
- Tying your quilt 91
PROJECT Humbug Hexie Quilt 92

Templates 94
Index 96

Extra Information

Click here to download the Snowflake Placemat on page 94

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly as an actress in various popular dramas and as a presenter on shopping channels. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns, writes for several popular sewing magazines and has written over 30 books for Search Press with several more underway. Over 800,000 copies of her books have been sold worldwide. She is the winner of Craft Influencer of the Year 2020 in the Craft Business Awards, and Social Media Influencer of the Year 2019 in the British Sewing Awards.

Debbie has over 285,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, which has over 30 million views. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, a monthly subscription service based on the mega-selling Half Yard series, and won the 2019 IPG Digital Publishing Award. For more details about the club visit

Debbie lives in Lincolnshire, UK. Visit her website:



I'm now hooked on Debbie Shore and have since bought another of her books and watched a few videos!
The book is well written with lots of handy tips, templates & projects.

Another book filled with top tips and techniques for successful sewing, this time for quilting. I was instantly intrigued, because this is a book for beginners and improvers, and I havent done much quilting and want to learn more. 

Both patchwork and quilting techniques are covered in here, and the book starts off with what you need, plus a staged guide to various techniques. These include what stitches to use, making up the quilt sandwich, and learning about different types of batting and machine feet and caring for quilted items. Interspersed between these chapters are ten projects for quilts of various sizes as well as a table runner, Christmas stocking, placemat and of course bags. Plenty of photographs and lots of handy tips make this a pretty foolproof way to learn these techniques, making what often seems a rather arcane and complex craft seem doable and fun.

You can learn traditional methods such as English paper piecing, trapunto and reverse quilting as well as making use of modern innovations such as bag hardware. Stitch using a machine or by hand and use up leftovers from other projects making smaller projects such as a pillowcase or lap quilt. Armed with my new knowledge, I now feel ready to have another go at patchwork and quilting. Another winning title by the talented Ms Shore.

Machine Knitting Monthly

Packed with hands-on practical advice and gorgeous projects, we learn all we need to know about quilting including the tools and materials we might need. Techniques are explained clearly with samples or illustrated steps. It's the ideal book for those new to quilting looking for in-depth, helpful guidance or more experienced quilters looking to brush up their skills.

Sew Magazine

In her latest book, stitching superstar Debbie shares her expert tips and techniques for creating perfect quilts! Whether you're a beginner or an expert stitcher, you'll be inspired by her practical advice and gorgeous projects to help develop your skills in easy-to-follow steps.

Postcard Reviews

As always with Debbie Shore, this book is simple to understand and has great projects. This time she is talking quilting, with tips and techniques from the beginning to the end of your quilting project.

There are several projects, bags, table runners and of course a traditional quilt. You can use your scrap fabric for the smaller designs, but the 'Humbug Hexie Quilt', which is the last project, really does cry out for something special. It is beautiful.

The book begins with advice on tools, threads and fabric and continues with 'how to' on stashing, binding and sandwiching your projects. Each project features a written guide accompanied by step-by-step photography in full glossy colour. There are full-sized templates included to help you and I guarantee that your project will have a professional and beautiful finish.

I always recommend Debbie Shore, she is a perfect teacher for the beginner but also, the advanced stitcher will be able to use her expertise to revisit long forgotten techniques.


Good range of information and projects.

Well written and informative, plenty of pictures for newcomers to quilting and Debbie's book range. I will definitely be looking at buying some more as my skills improve. I'd definitely recommend it to any other new quilted.

Customer Review

As a relatively new quilter I knew this book would be super useful and I was not disappointed. Debbie has a way of explaining how to do it in simple, easy to follow instructions. This book is a must for quilters new and more experienced.

Customer Review

Great book, easy to understand for a beginner with lots of tips and techniques to get you started on your quilting journey. With different types of quilting with step-by-step tuition and plenty of pictures and 10 projects to get you started.

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