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5.0 out of 5 stars Best reference on quilting a quilt in a long time
I have long preached to my quilting classes that quilting whether by machine or hand doesn't need to be the kind that would be juried. While I believe it should be as nice and even as you can make it, it doesn't have to be perfect!

Carolyn Forster has written a book that agrees with that. Use bigger thread or larger stitches to quilt your quilt. It is the...
Published on 24 Feb 2012 by Barbara Rhoades

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disappointing
Slightly disappointing. Carolyn is so much better than this book suggests. Possibly a reference book, but not much to inspire.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best reference on quilting a quilt in a long time, 24 Feb 2012
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Barbara Rhoades "Jackie of all Trades" (O'Fallon, MO USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Utility Quilting Simple Solutions for Quick Hand Quilting: An Uncomplicated, Stress Free Way to Quikly and Easily Hand Quilt Your Quilts (Paperback)
I have long preached to my quilting classes that quilting whether by machine or hand doesn't need to be the kind that would be juried. While I believe it should be as nice and even as you can make it, it doesn't have to be perfect!

Carolyn Forster has written a book that agrees with that. Use bigger thread or larger stitches to quilt your quilt. It is the satisfying feeling you get when doing it that is the point rather than trying to make it so perfect you are frustrated. Besides, many of us do charity quilts and we want to make quilts, not be tied to absolute perfection. A quilt is to be used, not hung on a wall and never touched again.

With 11 quilt patterns and lots of suggestions on how to quilt them, you can enjoy the process. With sections on getting started, preparing to quilt and a great section on utility quilting designs, you will have all the tools you need to complete these quilts. The patterns aren't intricate as this book's focus is on the quilting process. Once you master these, then you can transfer that knowledge to your more intensely designed quilts.

The section on stitches even gave me ideas that I hadn't thought to use. Then there is a section on biding and other edge finish techniques which tells you it isn't necessary to always use binding to finish the quilt.

This is definitely one book I plan on sharing with my guild. Maybe some of the gals will want to give it a try too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disappointing, 18 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Utility Quilting Simple Solutions for Quick Hand Quilting: An Uncomplicated, Stress Free Way to Quikly and Easily Hand Quilt Your Quilts (Paperback)
Slightly disappointing. Carolyn is so much better than this book suggests. Possibly a reference book, but not much to inspire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Utility quilting, 6 Feb 2013
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S. G. Plested "Sylvie" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Utility Quilting Simple Solutions for Quick Hand Quilting: An Uncomplicated, Stress Free Way to Quikly and Easily Hand Quilt Your Quilts (Paperback)
Carolyn Forster is a great quilter and all her previous books were excellent.
This one is outstanding and a great joy to use as a reference book
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