In this must-have resource, long-arm-quilting expert Angela Walters and home-sewing-machine specialist Christa Watson team up to provide the ultimate guide for machine quilters. Gain insight into long-arm quilting, as well as guidance on quilting at a sit-down sewing machine. Whichever machine you use, you'll find warm encouragement and expert tips to help you every step of the way.
- Find out why some designs and motifs are ideal for sit-down quilting while others are better suited to long-arm quilting
- Packed with tips, tricks, and advice on how to machine quilt better, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started confidently and finish strong
- Learn from the masters as you discover how to stitch a wide range of quilting designs, with instructions for 10 quilts
Two talented quilters offer two approaches to quilting--longarm and sit-down. The color-coded pages show how each approaches the same quilt for finishing--and why. Basic quilt-making information and the actual quilt instructions are included for their samples. This fascinating look at the similarities and differences in approach is aptly titled.
Midwest Book Review, The Bookwatch, July 2016
Angela Walters and Christa Watson's The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting: Long-Arm and Sit-Down teaches how to finish a quilt using both special and traditional sewing machines, and comes from a long-arm-quilting expert and a home-sewing-machine specialist who offer machine quilters a range of tips. More than just an instructional on using machines, this guide covers the basics of what kinds of quilting projects and stitching lends to particular machines, how to incorporate a variety of tips into a quilting effort, and how to machine quilt with better, more polished results.
Review from Fabrications Quilting for You, November/December 2016
Find out why some designs and motifs are ideal for 'sit down quilting' while others are better suited to 'long-arm quilting'. Angela and Christa are both quilting experts so with their tips, tricks and advice you will begin confidently and finish professionally as you discover how to stitch a whole range of quilting designs. There are ten quilt projects including "Fractured Squares", "Exploding Star" and "Swirling Butterflies". For each project there are two sets of instructions including cutting, construction and quilting details, diagrams and templates. They are colour coded in turquoise if you like Angela's style or orange if you wish to follow Christa. Either way you will develop many new skills!
Angela Walters is a long-arm quilter, teacher, and author. Her quilting career began at the side of her husband's grandfather, and together they made her first quilt, a nine-patch design that is still on her bed today. Thousands of swirls, feathers, and parallel lines later, she has turned her love of stitches and fabric into a thriving business focused on modern machine quilting. Angela also designs fabrics. She lives on the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband, three children, and many, many quilts.Visit Angela's website
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Christa Watson is an award-winning quilter who loves teaching others to find joy in making complete quilts from start to finish. She performs all her own "stunts" on a home sewing machine--her beloved Bernina--and she embraces "perfectly imperfect" quilting techniques.
Christa enjoys designing colorful, modern quilt fabric for Benartex; creating original quilt patterns; and writing books about her favorite topic--machine quilting! Her roots are in traditional quiltmaking, yet she has a passion for the modern quilt aesthetic. You can find her online at ChristaQuilts.com and on Instagram @christaquilts.Visit Christa's website
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