The art of hand quilting endures because nothing can duplicate the look of fine hand quilting. This book, originally published in 1996, quickly became the must-have book for every quilter who wanted to learn tips and techniques for those times when they wanted to quilt their finest patchwork by hand. Nancy Brenan Daniel, 12 years later, has revised and updated the material, creating another book that every quilter should have in his or her library. Like the original, there are sections on batting, marking tools, frames and hoops, thimbles, thread, quilting stencils, quilting patterns, posture, lighting, mental attitude, no-stress hand quilting, preparing the fabric, layering, knots, the dimple style stitch and a question-and-answer section on how to improve your quilting stitch. Also in this updated version of the book are five new practice pieces as well as three of her best pieces from the original book, including the famous cover project: Welcome Wall Quilt With Wheat and Pineapple.