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Foolproof Machine Quilting: Learn to Use Your Walking Foot - Paper-Cut Patterns for No Marking, No Math - Simple Stitching for Stunning Results Kindle Edition
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While I found the pictures of the techniques used inspiring, the book offered no demo or pictures to show how to use the walking foot effectively. I found I was having to "manhandle" my quilt, tugging and pulling it through my machine to get it to pivot. No, it wasn't the size of the quilt (my quilt was 48 x 65), nor was it the size of my desktop (45 x 60 inches, with an extension on the left side to hold the quilt. The bottom line was that the author forgot to insert pictures of how she specifically performed the technique.
There were pointers on using daisy head pins (flat tipped straight pins which are usually a No No in quilting) to pin down the freezer paper templates. The reason why these pins aren't used much is because you stick yourself trying to move the quilt. And yes, I did get stuck; many times. You don't know the pain of having a pin stuck in your hand while you are trying to move that hand to move the quilt around. Ouch! What I ended up doing was pressing the sharp point of the pin down into the fabric (so it wouldn't stick up and thereby stick me). This helped a little.
The book would have been better if the chapters were broken down into demos that the author used on her quilts. After all the subtitle states: "Learn to use Your Walking Foot", but there was no teaching to "learn". I wouldn't think that this information would be so proprietary that it should be omitted--it's important!Read more ›
Mary teaches us to quilt with our walking foot with feed dogs up and introduces us to all of its advantages. She goes beyond the usual stitch-in-the-ditch which, unfortunately, is often the only use most quilters make of their walking feet.
Valuable information about our sewing machines is included along with how to select projects and supplies, basic sewing tips, selecting projects and supplies, and important information for working with monofilament and other types of thread. The very useful section on preparing the quilt top and quilt sandwich will ensure problem-free edges for our quilts.
The lessons in the book quilters will appreciate most especially are how to create our own quilting designs and make the templates for them. The book is chock-full of quilt design ideas for a variety of block sizes and patterns in full colour. Borders are not neglected. 16 pages of of directions and photos ensure that our quilts will be finished beautifully.
This book is definitely a must-have for our personal quilt book libraries!'
The ideas presented in the book are very good and presented in a step by step logical manner.
The Kindle version has one flaw, so be aware: the pictures and captions do not always divide properly. You can be looking at a photo with only the caption for the previous photo showing. Once you learn to look on the following page for the appropriate caption, it gets less frustrating.
Great ideas for avoiding having to mark the quilts and good direction for using the techniques to make up patterns of one's own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Informative as a reference guide and has inspirational ideas for the aspiring quilter - LOVE IT! Thank-youPublished 10 months ago by Tiger62
Very disappointed in these books of hers. her fabrics are way too obnoxious and busy and you can hardly see the quilting. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Janet Smith
I love this book. It really helped me tackle machine quilting. I am very please on how much I learned from this book.Published 11 months ago by Annie'sgarden
This book is a good start for the true beginner. Still some good tips. Need more color photos to enhance.Published 13 months ago by charlotte turner