When you're done piecing a quilt, do you often wonder how to finish it with free-motion quilting? Discover how to fill setting triangles, blocks, and borders with a variety of traditional and modern quilting designs, divided into chapters by style: Lines and Squiggles, Curves and Pebbles, Swirls and Feathers, and Just for Fun. This is a must-have book and lifelong reference for any quilter's library.
- Gain confidence as you follow the arrows and see how to fill a confined space with continuous-line quilting motifs that are adaptable to blocks, triangles, and borders
- Discover which designs will work best before you sew by practicing your quilting; trace the designs with your finger or on tracing paper
- Whether you use a long-arm or home sewing machine, you'll enjoy quilting the wide variety of designs
Even the most fearful quilter will be inspired and encouraged to take the leap into free-motion quilting with this book at her (or his) side! And with pattern names like "I'll Always Olive You" and "Fire Breather", who could resist trying out some of these designs on your next quilt.
Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch, September 2016
180 Doodle Quilting Designs: Free-Motion Ideas for Blocks, Borders, and Beyond provides a fine survey of free-motion quilt finishing techniques for those who have pieced their quilts and want a range of ideas for traditional and modern designs. Arrows and directions explain how to use continuous-line motifs on a range of quilt patterns and borders, teaching how to practice approaches and view finished results by tracing designs on paper first. The result covers a broad range of ideas and the specifics of how to apply and test them before putting machine to quilt.
Karen M. Burns
An accomplished long-arm quilter, Karen M. Burns is a former member of Martingale's industry-leading acquisitions team. This group of crafting experts specializes in curating the highest-quality patterns by top designers in quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, and other crafts. Since its founding in 1976, Martingale has become synonymous with outstanding craft books, with more than 24 million books sold worldwide.
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