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The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting: Long-arm and Sit-down - Learn When, Where, Why, and How to Finish Your Quilts Paperback – April 19, 2016
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In this must-have resource, long-arm quilting expert Angela Walters and home-sewing-machine specialist Christa Watson team up to provide the ultimate guide for machine quilters. Gain insight into long-arm quilting, as well as guidance on quilting at a sit-down sewing-machine. Whichever machine you use, you'll find warm encouragement and expert tips to help you every step of the way. The opening page of each of the 10 projects shows you what machine-quilting skills you'll be building and compares Angela's long-arm approach with Christa's sit-down designs. --Modern Quilts Unlimited, Summer 2016
About the Author
Angela Walters is a long-arm quilter, teacher, and author. Her quilting career began at the side of her husband's grandfather, and together they made her first quilt, a nine-patch design that is still on her bed today. Thousands of swirls, feathers, and parallel lines later, she has turned her love of stitches and fabric into a thriving business focused on modern machine quilting. Angela also designs fabrics for Art Gallery Fabrics. She lives on the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband, three children, and many, many quilts.
Christa Watson's background in traditional quiltmaking led her to enjoy learning every step of the quiltmaking process; her fascination with modern quilts has rekindled her love for the craft. An award-winning quiltmaker, Christa has had designs featured in various publications. She currently designs quilt patterns, teaches workshops, and is an active member of the Modern Quilt Guild, the National Quilting Association, and the American Quilter's Society. Christa enjoys being a wife to her husband and a mom to her three kids, who all think it's normal to have a house full of fabric.
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And I also can use for my home sewing machine so I like to try to practice with this book.
I admit, at first, I looked over the quilts and thought, "meh." None of them were such stunning designs that I was rushing out to make them. But then I read through the text and realized just how valuable they were in terms of practice and bringing home the point of each "lesson." Each presented quilt top is fairly simple and easily pieced but provides specific situations that will stretch your skills and have you itching to get quilting - instead of folding up yet another finished quilt top and stuffing it into the closet, out of sight.
I have another of Angela's books, and I feel like this volume grows and extends the information in that book to new heights. I was unfamiliar with Christa prior to this book, but really enjoyed her segments. Her assurance that she prefers sit-down quilting on a domestic machine makes me feel less "insignificant" because I don't HAVE a long-arm.
I'd also assumed, prior to reading the book, that only half of the information would be of use, because I don't have a long-arm. That is absolutely not the case. Both authors come at each project from their own, unique perspectives. Angela has plenty to say that's applicable to quilting on a small, domestic machine. Her wisdom will also come in handy when I get brave enough to try a long-arm - and even if I'm just sending out a quilt for someone else to finish on a long-arm!
This book is likely to be an integral part of my quilting library for a long time to come.