The Complete Guide to Machine Quilting How to Use Your Home Sewing Machine to Achieve Hand-Quilting Effects, by Zeier Poole, Joanie
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- ISBN: 9781250004253 | 125000425X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/17/2012
Learn how to use your home sewing machine to create and finish your quilting projectsno special equipment needed!Most would-be quilters finish a patchwork quilt top, then send it out to a professional to do the actual quilting. Now you can learn all the skills needed to complete the entire process yourself using your home sewing machine! There's no need to own a long-arm quilting machine or any fancy equipment, all the techniques included are done on a standard home sewing machine, allowing you to achieve the same polished effects as a professional quilter.With a guide to help you explore your current sewing machine to determine what size projects will be most manageable on it, or help you figure out which machine will best suit your needs, this is an invaluable resource for all quilters. The main focus is on all the step-by-step techniques needed to make up your quiltfrom preparing the top for quilting, to adding borders, to how to use free-machine embroidery techniques, and everything in between. Also included is an in-depth review of the best tools and equipment, as well as a thorough overview of the best batting and threads to use. The projects sections allows you to test out your new skills and is accompanied by not just the quilting patterns from the book, but also patterns recommended for beginners, specific block patterns, special motifs, and more!