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Guide to machine quilting
Gaudynski, Diane.
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Paducah, KY : American Quilter's Society, [2002]

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143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Those who have struggled with machine quilting will be relieved and delighted with the author's step-by-step tour of the world of machine quilting. Ports of call on the tour include fabric selection and preparation, choosing batting and backing fabric, pin basting layers, marking the quilt, thread choice, quilting sequence, walking foot and free-motion quilting, and finishing and washing the quilt. The sections on marking the quilting design and changing bobbin tension are particularly helpful as are the tips on lighting and managing the quilt in the machine. Practice your skills on three charming quilt patterns: Trip Around the World wall quilt, Log Cabin Revisited, and Sixteen Baskets of Mud.

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An award-winning quilter known for her traditional-style quilts, which are machine quilted but have the look of detailed hand quilting, Gaudynski here includes methods for machine quilting that she has developed over the years. Gaudynski covers every aspect of quilting with a sewing machine, from choosing equipment and supplies to marking and quilting the design and finishing the quilt. Of special note are the sections on free-motion quilting and dealing with the bulk of a quilt in the machine. The text is rounded out by three machine-quilting projects designed to illustrate techniques taught in the book. Highly recommended for all but the smallest quilting collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Part I. A New Traditionp. 9
Machine Quilting Overviewp. 10
Machine Quilting Systemp. 12
Equipment & Suppliesp. 14
Machine Quilting Needles and Threads (table)p. 25
Fabric Preparationp. 28
Batting Choicep. 32
Backing Fabricp. 35
Markingp. 39
Pin Bastingp. 42
Quilting Techniquep. 44
Plan of Attackp. 47
Thread Tensionp. 50
Walking Foot Quiltingp. 55
Starting and Stoppingp. 56
Managing the Quiltp. 57
Frequent Walking-Foot Questionsp. 61
Free-Motion Quiltingp. 65
Along Came Harrietp. 65
Beginning Free-Motionp. 65
Quilting a Marked Designp. 69
Echo Quiltingp. 73
Continuous Curvesp. 78
Feather Designsp. 83
Lines and Gridsp. 87
Stipplingp. 89
Frequent Free-Motion Questionsp. 97
Quilting Samplesp. 100
Finishing Tipsp. 102
Squaring the Quiltp. 102
Binding the Edgesp. 103
Washing the Quiltp. 104
Drying the Quiltp. 105
Your first Quiltp. 108
Preventing Pain and Fatiguep. 111
Part II. Machine-Quilting Projectsp. 113
Trip Around the World Wall Quiltp. 114
Log Cabin Revisitedp. 120
Basket Quiltp. 126
Quilting Samplesp. 136
Bibliographyp. 141
About the Authorp. 143