Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.75 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Quilting Wide Open Spaces Paperback – August, 2013
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Judi Madsen is a longarm quilter specializing in custom designs, meaning every quilt she quilts is unique, whether for a customer or herself. Her instructional style is straightforward and easy to follow. She lives in Saint George, Utah.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There were helpful tidbits at the beginning about quilting - what she does to be successful - practice like crazy, always use bobbin thread that matches the top thread, advice for piecing the backing, pressing, things like that. My heart kind of sank a little when the projects section of the book began on page 29. The book really details (and beautifully, I might add), how to piece 6 different quilts that Judi has designed along with directions on how she went about quilting these 6 quilts, many times referring to the CD that comes with the book. Sure, her work is so inspiring and there are ideas that would transfer to other quilts. I just took the title to mean that it was going to be all about the quilting process.
The book doesn't deserve a bad rating just because I was expecting something else. It's a beautiful book with beautiful quilts! It's one of those things, too, that by ordering online and not flipping through it at a book store or quilt shop, that I didn't know it was so centered around the projects. Also, to be completely fair in this review, I wanted to mention that I didn't open the CD that comes with the book because I might be returning it. I don't see myself stopping to pop in the CD & make copies of the full size templates that come on the CD while I'm at the longarm working on customer quilts.
I was hoping it was going to be like the Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters book that I've referred to so much over my first year of longarm quilting.
So, If your looking to read a quick pamphlet and get a quick 'download' of how to, this is not it. If you really don't mind to take time to absorb her techniques through practice then you've found it. Become a short term apprentice.
Thank you Judi for being thorough and sharing all you knew without holding back!!!
I hope Judi writes more books in the future. I would especially love to see a book with before and after photos of her quilts, or possibly several identical quilt tops with totally different quilting designs. Often when viewing a finished quilt with absolutely spectacular quilting, perfectly suited to the quilt, those quilting designs seem like the only possible quilting. I think it's hard for many beginners, myself included, to envision the different quilting possibilities when we're staring at the wilderness of a freshly-finished quilt top and trying to decide what to do with it.
Most recent customer reviews
This book was written for free motion quilting, and I was...Read more