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Sophisticated Stitches: Designs for Quilting, Applique, Sashiko & Embroidery Paperback – November 16, 2009

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This book is a guide for how to machine quilt complex designs. Hand quilters will find that these designs can easily be used for their style of quilting. The guidelines given will help to plot a stitching route for any other designs you may come across or design yourself. These beautiful designs are also suitable for appliqué and embroidery. Tips are also provided on how to transfer designs to the fabric surface to be stitched. A gallery of designs with suggested quilting routes are provided in the last chapter.

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Take a simple quilt and make it spectacular with 66 art deco motifs, flowers, and Japanese crests Use for hand or machine quilting, appliqué, and embroidery Show off your stitching or appliqué in individual blocks, medallions, and open spaces Enlarge or reduce the designs to fit any space
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (November 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571208658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571208651
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.2 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,634,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I used the book immediately for an applique block design. I find the designs useful and inspirational. Also, they include art deco, botanical and celtic type patterns, and this makes the book a good resource for many different projects. I will refer to it for machine quilting design and for applique.
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The book is full of lovely designs that are art deco in feel. But, despite the author's assertion to the contrary, most of them do not easily lend themselves to machine stitching. It would require a great deal of sewing back over lines already sewn in order to do these on a machine. The designs would be easier to do by hand -- I don't know anything about sashiko and so can't comment on that.

Also some of the shapes do not readily fit into a square, so they would not work well on a quilt. So I will enjoy the designs on the printed page, but am unlikely to use them in fabric.
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I have found this book not only full of easy to understand techniques but it also contains some wonderful patterns. Don Linn definately knows what he's talking about. I have already preordered his next book which is due on March, Design Art Deco Quilts, and am anxious to get it.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge of machine quilting.
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