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Quilting-On-The-Go Paperback – 15 Oct 2011
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It is absolutely delightful, i'm thrilled to bits with it. your designs are beautiful and instructions clear and easy to understand (i teach dressmaking in my local community centre and know how difficult it is to write clear and understandable instuctions) - i love the front cover with the fold back edge so that i don't loose my place! . As you know there are lots of quilting books on the market - some good, some not so good - i rate yours as excellent -Jenny --Customer email --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Carolyn has been quilting for over 20 years and teaching for 15. Her work and projects have been published in books by That Patchwork Place and New Holland. She is a regular contributor to UK quilting magazines, and her work has been seen in the USA and on TV. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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This book is well written and inspiring. I bought it because I want to make a king-size quilt for my bed, but there is no way I am ready to tackle it all in one piece and nor do I have the room. This book enables you to make the quilt one square at a time and add all the detail you like to each square. It will be a perfect past-time in front of the tv. I'm going to start by making a baby quilt and then work my way up.
It does seem like you need quite of lot of tools in order to make the quilt, but I think you can probably get away with not buying everything in her list and if you cross-reference with other sources i.e. the internet, various blogs you'll be told different things. I would be sure you want to pursue quilting before you buy everything on the list in the beginning of the book as you'll easily spend £100 just to 'begin' and I don't really think its necessary. I bought glass headed pins, quilters spray 505 (big fan of it now), hand quilting needles and thread for hand-quilting and machine-piecing. I didn't get anything else just yet as want to get a good idea of what I'm doing so that I can decide what I honestly need and what I can live without. A rotary cutter will certainly come in handy but its good old fashioned scissors for now.
Incidentally, if you are looking for an online store to source your quilting needs I used 'The Cotton Patch' and I was very happy with them and will use them in the future as the store is predominantly for quilters. I also found a very inspirational blog called 'Cozy Things' - the blogger is a keen and very talented quilter. The pictures of her work alone are enough to make me want to get creative!
I would definitely recommend you purchase this book if quilting is your thing, or you want to make it your thing.
The cover has a "turned" edge which you can use as a bookmark. I love books like this but it would have been nicer if the binding was spiral bound so it would lay flat as well. There are over 30 pages of tips and how-to ideas that make up the first part of this book. On page 41, there are 15 graphics of blocks shown. I did find one block mislabeled. It says it is an hour-glass quilt but it is really a square in a square block.
Each project has a photo, the quilt, block and framed block size, the number of blocks used to make the quilt, the templates used and the frame design name. There is also a paragraph about the quilt.
A lists of fabrics needed is next which includes the way to cut it. Directions follow with graphics and photos of what you are doing. Any templates are provided at full size. The section for the templates is in the back. The book also has a list of resources, contacts and recommended reading. A small bio about the author is also given.