Gina Perkes owns and operates a quilting training facility and Innova longarm dealership, The Copper Needle. The recipient of numerous awards, Gina travels to guilds and conferences teaching her techniques on domestic and longarm machines. She lives in Payson, Arizona.
Introduction Acknowledgements How to Use this Book Machine Requirements • Longarm versus Domestic Sewing Machine • Choosing Your Methods and Fabrics • Choosing Your Stitches Fabric Selection Ultrasuede • Felted Wool • Fabrics that Fray Preparing the Shapes Supplies • Raw Edge Method • Turned Edge Method • Fusible Method Threads for Free-motion Appliqué Types • Weight • Bobbin Thread • Needles • Tension • Troubleshooting Free-motion Overview Ergonomics • Stitches per Inch • Light Hands • Guiding the Quilt Using a Domestic Machine • Success For Hand Guiding with a Longarm Machine The Stitches Setup • Traditional Stitches • Non Traditional Stitches Stitching Paths and Secondary Designs Maintaining Balance • Echoing the Appliqué Designs • Secondary Designs • Stitching Paths Couching and Bobbinwork Couching Fiber Selection • Hand Guided • Glue Tacked • Bobbinwork Projects Modern Meadow A Touch of Red Smitten Silver Lining Autumn Tide Radiant Roses Abut the Author
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