This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. Just like the Knitting Stitch Bible and the Crochet Handbook Stitch Guide, this book contains illustrations and specific instructions for everything ranging from the most basic quilting techniques to the more complicated multi-patterned projects. For novices and experts, the advice in this book includes samples and precise instruction charts. The essential quilter's companion, packed with practical information; hints and tips on tools, batting, and fabric; technical advice on construction and stitching; and dozens of inspirational designs. Details on sashing or lattice strips, blocks, borders, backing, and materials like stencils, hoops and frames.