You can do it! Learn to free-motion quilt on a home sewing machine. Yes, you can! Encouraging you step-by-step along the way, Molly Hanson teaches how to quilt like a pro. You'll begin by quilting your name, because soon you'll be signing unique works of art!
- Master the fundamentals of free-motion quilting on manageable fat-quarter-sized fabric pieces and turn the pieces into projects
- Try 10 different quilting designs, including stippling variations, pebbles, square meander, and swirls
- Confidently quilt 15 practical projects, such as a tote bag, weekender bag, and laptop sleeve
Molly Hansen is definitely on a mission with this book; she wants to take the fear out of free motion quilting, and get everyone to try it. After spending a little time studying the book and practicing its lessons, then I think we can confidently say that she's done a sterling job. There's no denying that free motion quilting can be daunting, but the rewards make it well worth persevering through the false starts; if there's any one book that can help an uncertain beginner find their way to confidently practicing this slightly obscure art, then it's surely this one. With personal guidance and encouragement from Molly, along with excellent advice, the book guides precisely as it should do, and the included projects are not only pleasing but well-judged, and graded to help coax the nervous along an enjoyable path. Molly stresses the need for practice, as building up that muscle memory is vital to achieving consistency, but for those needing help to jump that first hurdle to sit at a sewing machine and get started, we recommend this book wholeheartedly.
From the time Molly Hanson was very young, creativity has been her constant companion. Throughout her life, she has sought and embraced any way she could find to express her ideas. When she made her first quilt, Molly found an unrivaled outlet for her creativity, and she was hooked. She loves the whole process, especially coming up with her own designs, and is well known for being fearless in her quilting adventures.
When Molly tried free-motion quilting, her head began to swirl with all the possibilities of adding this extra layer of art to her quilts. She loved the control that she gained over the artistic process by being able to quilt her own quilts. Since then, she has quilted for customers including fabric companies, authors, bloggers, and pattern companies. Her other accomplishments include a pattern featured in a magazine; her work featured in videos and advertising for a fabric company; quilted projects published in a book; and she has designed and quilted quilts in major shows. For Molly, the highlight of it all has been writing this book. She hopes to inspire others to join her in the ability to quilt their own quilts, and have control of their process and how it all turns out from start to finish.Visit Molly's website
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