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Quilting on the Go [Paperback]

Jessica Alexandrakis
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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Book Description

17 May 2013
Maybe you have the urge to sew but don't want to be stuck behind your sewing machine all the time - English paper piecing quilting is wonderfully portable. You can stitch on the train, bus, or airplane, in waiting rooms, in the car while your baby naps, or at the beach - all the stolen moments when your hands are idle. Learn to build a tool kit with everything you need to get stitching. When you're done, just snap it shut and your project is safe and waiting for when you're ready to sew again. Clear explanations and step-by-step photography will have you stitching in no time and, before you know it, beautiful patterns will materialize from your fingers, which you can use to create a colorful quilt, a cushion, a bag, and much more. Includes detailed instructions for preparing templates, basting techniques, joining pieces and finishing techniques, and with a myriad patterns to try, you'll find this book full of inspiration for you to find an idea and make it your own.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd (17 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844489027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844489022
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 21.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Quilting on the go!' is a superb book and a lot of thought has been put into how the book is organised so that you can progress with your own quilt designs. If you love the idea of sewing on the train or bus to work or in the canteen when you get there then this book is for you. Jessica shows you exactly what you need to get a travel pack together so you can hand stitch patchwork on the go. There are 18 pages of help in the 'Getting ready' section including advice on how to collate a fabric collection from thrift/charity shops, online, through fabric swaps etc, 16 pages on 'Starting to sew' with advice on tacking, what to do with the borders when you sew hexagons together and where to get the backing material. There are 42 pages in the third section, which includes ten projects: a tiny sewing kit, a hexagon cushion, a pincushion, a shoulder bag, a small pouch, a laptop bag, a falling stars baby quilt, a tanuki stripe throw, a photo frame and a travel quilt which is in the photo above. Section four contains 20 pages with features on the different designs you can sew - such as equilateral triangles and squares, half hexagons and 60-degree diamonds with interlocking background. There are then ten pages of graph paper with different patchwork shapes and designs already drawn on so you can colour in and see what works best. There are two pages of templates, one page of which features actual size templates, the other ones you will need to enlarge on a photocopier. The graphs at the back of the book and the neat organisational feel of the book are what impressed me the most. I loved the look of the book as soon as I saw it and the details inside are so exhaustive. I think you get a lot of advice for your money with this book as it's slightly thicker than average. Jessica is extremely talented and you can follow her blog 'Life Under Quilts'. --Sewingisforgirls.blogspot.com

About the Author

Jessica Alexandrakis learned to quilt while living in Hokkaido, Japan in 2002. She loves scrap quilts, one patch quilts, and quilting in public. She started blogging about her quilting efforts in 2006 and currently blogs at Lifeunderquilts.blogspot.com. An active member of the NYC Metro Modern Guild, she lives outside of New York City with her husband and son.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 3 July 2013
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This is the book that having bought it, I am making many of the items in it and thinking of other ways to use the template shapes. There are a number of small items to make to get to know the techniques for joining the shapes so no need to commit to making a quilt. This is the book I will use again and again.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars English piecing 28 May 2013
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A perfect book for learning how to do English piecing and giving little projects that can be done on the move and especially for taking on holiday.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Travel projects 6 July 2013
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I needed a little inspiration and this book provided just that. It has opened my eyes to pre-cut templates and easier methods for hand sewn miniatures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent all round! 3 July 2013
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This is a fantastic book, whether you're new to English Paper Piecing or not. Jessica really covers all the ground with her thorough explanations and there's so many useful tips. The book has great projects - some small ones as well as beautiful quilts. I also found the illustrations of the various ways of putting shapes together really inspiring too. Highly recommend this book and so glad I bought it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars busy hands 26 Jun 2013
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An ideal book to take along on holidays, along with small amounts of fabric etc to keep me busy while travelling and at destination.
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Easy to follow clear instructions. Lots of step by step pictures and small to large projects. The author provides lots of helpful tips.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book 11 Jun 2013
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Some excellent ideas for portable projects. Good to get back to 'English' patchwork for a change. Wished I'd taken it on holiday!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hexis forever...but other shapes as well 8 July 2013
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Great book for sewing all paper pieces on the go...
Great ideas...bought another book for my friend and 2 other girls loved it too...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of new ideas
I like this book on hexagon patchwork, and there are a lot of good tips and ideas for me to digest.
Published 8 days ago by Carole Mills
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book
Lovely book with exciting info and great pictures and examples for hand stitching patchwork looking forward to doing some projects
Published 10 days ago by Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for holidays when you don't have your machine
I love this book as I need to have some hand sewing to keep me going when I can't do my machine sewing - this book is the answer as I enjoy doing hexagons.
Published 14 days ago by CHRISTINE TRAILOR
4.0 out of 5 stars Quilting on the go
Clear instructions, patterns and a good selection of projects. Saw a friends copy purchased one for myself and another for a
present. Highly delighted
Published 17 days ago by Carolyn Boulter
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
This is lovely book setting out small projects very self explanatory, but don't it to expect to go through every process. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Barry Pope
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and instructive
I've been into machine patchwork for quite a while now, but it's a solo pastime and I don't always want to be sitting in my little workroom with the sewing machine. Read more
Published 1 month ago by nyorks Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Quilting on the Go!
Very useful book and does what it says on the cover. Use it in my group and it travels around with me.
Published 2 months ago by hilda-quilta
5.0 out of 5 stars Quilting on the go
Excellent instructions and it is good to be able to sew by hand instead of machine sometimes very relaxing when watching TV
Published 2 months ago by Jean Cushway
5.0 out of 5 stars A good guide
I'm still very new to sewing and prefer o do things by hand. I found this book helpful with great pictures and tips on what you need to carry with you when quilting out and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by scarlettkitten
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book
I ordered this book after reading the reviews, it is excellent.
The tips and advice given are very detailed and explain all the stages
of this craft very well. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tania Russell
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