Book Review: Foolproof Machine Quilting by Mary Mashuta
Foolproof Machine Quilting by Mary Mashuta is the answer to the “quilt as desired” dilemma so many quilters are faced with at the end of pattern directions. It is also the answer for those who find free motion quilting difficult or who simply don’t enjoy it. Free motion quilting is not required. Instead, quilters will learn to use a simple straight stitch to create surprisingly beautiful results.
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!
It can be purchased in either Book or eBook format! Click here to order it and to browse through Mary’s other books.
Publisher: C & T Publishing
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