Harriet Hargrave presents the definitive resource guide to selection, use, and care of today’s textiles. Includes easy-to-understand directions for testing fiber content, thread count, colorfastness, lightfastness, washfastness, and shrinkage. You’ll find information on the effects of water and detergents on different fabrics and dyes. Thread compatibility and batting selection charts. Recommendations for storing quilts is also included.
With a better understanding of how textiles are made, what to consider when buying them, and how to care for them once you bring them home, you will have much more enjoyment and less stress as you create your wonderful quilts.
* Important Notes About PRINT ON DEMAND Editions ALL SALES ARE FINAL: PODs are non-returnable and non-refundable. This title will be printed after purchase and will arrive separately from any in-stock items. Allow minimum 2 weeks for U.S. delivery; add additional 2 weeks for international shipments. Expedited shipping not available. PRINT QUALITY WILL VARY FROM ORIGINAL EDITION: PODs are printed on uncoated (non-glossy) paper and the color may appear more saturated. Information presented is the same as the most recent printed edition. Pattern pullouts (if applicable) have been separated and presented as single pages.
#10149D 144p color print on demand edition 8.5 x 11 ISBN: 978-1-57120-025-9 (eISBN: 978-1-57120-524-7)