Over one year in the making, machine quilters will find the information invaluable, whether you are traditional sit down machine quilter, longarm, midarm or shortarm machine quilter there are lots of ideas to make your quilting go faster and easier with a lot more fun.
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Sally - I just wanted to tell you how I feel about your new book....it is WONDERFUL! It is so packed with info for both longarmers and us domestic quilters! It gave me new insight into what longarm quilters have to consider when doing my quilts! It's packed with wonderful designs to practice! It's packed with lots of info to help me on my journey to learning to quilt my own stuff! I learned new construction tips! Thankyou for sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience. When I grow up I want to be able to quilt just like you!
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We wanted to walk you through the entire process of machine quilting from the first time you see the quilt top when it is ready for quilting until it is out from under the needle and off the machine.
There are chapters on loading, leaders, zippers, working with the quilt top before loading, squaring up the top, quilting out extra border fabric and reducing fullness while stitching. Plus you will learn how to get the right fabric tension right from the start to prevent skipped stitches while machine quilting.
NEW techniques never seen before and pattern layout configurations that are asymmetrical so you never have to be perfect, yet the results are perfection.
The fully illustrated ideas are truly innovative, some of which have never been seen before now in 112 pages, 134 photos, 54 illustrations, and 24 machine quilting patterns.
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For the longarm, midarm, shortarm and traditional sit down quilter this book's Trouble Shooting section will help you eliminate many of the pesky problems we deal with once the top is pieced and it is too late to fix before machine quilting. It is not too late to remedy sagging borders, stitch multiple borders in a single pass instead of three passes, load on point for faster quilting diagonal areas, learn how to use, position and stitch smaller free-motion motifs for smaller throated machines and traditional sitdown quilters won't have to move lots of heavy fabric while machine quilting.
Here is a sneak peak....
For example learn how to set up your patterns on the seams, instead of in the center of the block. What happens is an incredibly interesting negative design occurring in the middle. And asymmetrical designs mean that you don't have to be perfect, great for those
just starting out.
Notice how the pattern actually frames the embroidered panel, because it is set up on the seam and not in the center of the block.
Pieced & Embroidered by Heather Greene, Paducah, KY titled "Pinwheels and Posies"
Quilt & Embroidery pattern by Meg Hawkey Fench Cottage Garden Quilt
from Crabapple Hill Studio design www.crabapplehillstudio.com
Plus, this takes half the time to set up and I show you exactly how.
In the Shadow RhythmTM
section create a different design on different sides of the block in an asymmetrical shape, like the Terry Twist(R) using Walking BordersTM below, the results are....amazing!
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Use this idea small to large fill areas, setting blocks, pieced blocks and more. The more you look the more you will see how this can be used in so many areas of the quilt top. Consider this layout technique when the block numbers are not even or are offset, or you want to create wonderful texture.