If you want to start quilting your own projects but are afraid to give it a try, I just got this book for review which might just help you get motivated: Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners by Molly Hanson.
Here are some things I really liked about this book:
|Photos by Brent Kane for Martingale.|
- I like her idea and examples of sketching free motion designs - I had no idea it was a good way to improve free motion quilting.
- Molly proved I am not totally crazy: it is OK to practice on actual projects (which I have always done with few exceptions, such as when I am testing wild ideas as in here).
- The photographs are very clear, important because we can see that not every stitch needs to be perfect in order for us to end up with beautiful free motion work.
- The [great] projects are perfect for the techniques she is demonstrating - their manageable size will increase confidence as we try each free motion design.
I totally feel like quilting now! I might use some of her designs when quilting my king-size flannel quilt. Anyone interested in preparing 'that' sandwich for me? :-)
Have fun today...