This revised and updated edition will help a new generation of hand quilters to master techniques that will improve both their stitches and their enjoyment of quilting. Easy as 1-2-3, detailed chapters include: A discussion of marking tools and methods; Instructions for assembling the textile sandwich; A dozen detachable quilting practice exercises; Illustrated examples of the quilting stitch; A three-page chart with solutions to help diagnose quilting problems. AUTHORBIO: Patricia J. Morris has completed 25 years as a quilting teacher, workshop presenter, judge, and author. Once a contributor to Quilt World, she produced Quilter's Bookshelf, Queries and Quotes, and writing as Jean Pell, Tools of the Trade and Quilters Today. Morris has judged more than 60 regional and national quilting competitions, and has taught more than 150 workshops throughout the country. REVIEW: Line drawings and clear explanations make all instructions easy to follow. The quilting exercises are logical and straighforward and are sure to help quilters to improve their technique. The information I found the most interesting was on quilting direction, and on planning which lines to quilt when. But the book's full of great tips; all in all, readers will find this book a really complete handbook on every aspect of the actual completion of a quilt.