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.
you cannot find a good range of general sewing tools and materials
locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.