I'm back with another book review from the NEW books that have been added to the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild Library. This particular one, Free-Motion Quilting 101, Techniques & Patterns for Beginners by Ashley Nickels, is the ideal book for the beginner quilter and is a good resource for those who teach free-motion quilting.
To become comfortable with free-motion quilting, it needs to be practised frequently. In other words, set aside time to 'play' with your sewing machine, threads and fabric. This is where this book comes into 'PLAY"!! If you are new to free-motion stitching, this one can help guide you along in the quest to quilt your own project pieces.
Inside the book, you will find:
- workbook- style practise sheets which contains 15 foundational designs. For example: wonky hexagons, waves, whale tails. . .
- a project session containing 3 simple projects and 1 larger project that is a culmination of the techniques learned in the book
- and detailed information for finishing a quilt
I used this book as a reference when I taught a class of free-motion quilting techniques at my guild earlier this year.
Look inside the book HERE
Please note: I have no affiliation with promoting or selling this book.
There are lots of You Tube Videos HERE.