This is a useful guide for any machine quilter with beautiful examples of work from different quilters. It takes you right from setting up to finishing techniques and everything in between. I particularly like the sections on channel quilting, stippling and background fillers. The techniques are helpful because they show you how to organise your work to make quilting and patchwork easier. There are six projects plus motifs and templates.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts Search Press offer a lot of books that give encyclopedic information about different artforms and techniques and this one, focusing on machine quilting, does not disappoint. It is suitable for all abilities, although the novice quilter, or those with limited experience would likely benefit most from it, as it takes you through everything from the how a sewing machine works to finishing your quilt, with everything in between. I really enjoyed this book because it is split into sections that are easy to follow, and lots of options are explored (for example, the difference in planning for a wholecloth, applique or patchwork quilt). You can learn how to choose fabrics for a quilt top, resize designs, make multiple patterns, mark patterns onto a quilt for machining, using wadding and many others. There are lots of photos and diagrams to illustrate points and techniques, which are particularly useful when looking at how to do things like secure your thread and quilting patterns. There are quilt designs at the back and several quilting projects. Although this book does not contain detailed instructions on free machining and patterns you can try, the book as a whole is a very useful tool, as it gives you a complete run through of how you can use your machine for quilting, with lots of tips and shortcuts that you might not have thought to do, no matter how long you have been machining.-Workshop on the Web Learn how to get the most out of your sewing machine while quilting with this book. All the help and advice is here to get you started, from choosing the tools you need to great timesaving tricks, as well as a cornucopia of decorative stitching effects. Whether you want to develop your quilting skills from basics, or whether you've been quilting for years, this book is packed with all the information you need, with inspiring new design ideas and finishes along the way.-Simply Homemade
About the Author
Carole Sedgley came into the quilting world 15 years ago and her passion for all things to do with patchwork and quilting has never diminished. She now has her own patchwork business and runs a long-arm quilting service (http://butterflyquilters.co.uk). She loves trading at local quilt shows and enjoys the camaraderie of fellow quilters. When teaching, Carole likes to encourage her students to add their own interpretations to the pieces they are working on. When she has time, she likes to design her own projects and explore how to add texture to fabric using color with stitch, and texture with quilting.