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Debbie Shore’s Sewing Room Secrets: Quilting
BY Debbie Shore

Search Press
14 July 2020/ ISBN 9781782215479
How-To Books / Sewing

Reviewed by Rachel Hyde


Another book filled with “top tips and techniques for successful sewing,” this time for quilting. I was instantly intrigued, because this is a book for beginners and improvers and I haven’t done much quilting and want to learn more.

Both patchwork and quilting techniques are covered in here, and the book starts off with what you need, plus a staged guide to various techniques. These include what stitches to use, making up the quilt “sandwich”, and learning about different types of batting and machine feet and caring for quilted items. Interspersed between these chapters are ten projects for quilts of various sizes as well as a table runner, Christmas stocking, placemat and of course bags. Plenty of photographs and lots of handy tips make this a pretty foolproof way to learn these techniques, making what often seems a rather arcane and complex craft seem doable and fun. You can learn traditional methods such as English paper piecing, trapunto and reverse quilting as well as making use of modern innovations such as bag hardware. Stitch using a machine or by hand, and use up leftovers from other projects making smaller projects such as a pillowcase or lap quilt. Armed with my new knowledge, I now feel ready to have another go at patchwork and quilting. Another winning title by the talented Ms Shore.

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making Jewellery and
Reviewed 2020