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Title:
Machine quilting: a primer of techniques
Author:
Nickels, Sue.
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Publication Information:
Paducah, KY : American Quilter's Society, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
111 pages ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781574328301
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Getting ready for your first machine quilt project could not be easier. This must-have book will provide everything you need to know to start your journey. This reliable resource covers all aspects of beginning machine quilting. The author walks the reader through how to begin the process, no matter what kind of sewing machine you may own. In this book, you will find full definitions of all the supplies, complete explanations of techniques, help with quilting decisions, information on marking quilt tops and basting, tips on handling the bulk of quilts, and finishing options. Four practice projects will get you started.


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During the quilting revival of the 1970s and 1980s, many quilters scorned quilting with a sewing machine as untraditional, but by the 1990s machine quilting began to be accepted as an art different from but equal to hand quilting. In researching this book, Nickels found that contrary to common belief "an estimated 10 percent of quilts made from 1865 to 1900 had visible machine stitching." Nickels is an award-winning quilter and quilting teacher who specializes in heirloom-style machine quilting and teaches both in the United States and abroad. Here, she covers straight-line, free-motion, and stipple quilting as well as quilting with marked designs such as feathers. In addition to practice exercises for each technique taught in the book, three wall hanging-size samplers give readers an opportunity to perfect their skills. Richly illustrated and full of practice exercises, this is one of the best sources available for learning machine quilting without a teacher at your side. Highly recommended for all quilting collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Machine Quilting Historyp. 9
Long-Arm Machine Quiltingp. 12
Section 1 Suppliesp. 14
Sewing Machinep. 14
Threadp. 15
Sewing Machine Needlesp. 19
Miscellaneous Toolsp. 21
Marking Toolsp. 22
Battingp. 22
Basting Suppliesp. 23
Sewing Roomp. 24
Section 2 Techniquesp. 25
Straight-Line Machine Quiltingp. 25
Free-Motion Machine Quiltingp. 29
Free-Motion Basicsp. 31
Stipple Quiltingp. 34
No-Mark Variationsp. 36
Straight Lines and Variationsp. 37
Trace and Practicep. 38
Marked Designsp. 53
Feathersp. 57
Section 3 The Actual Quiltp. 67
Choosing Quilting Designsp. 67
Markingp. 75
Backing Fabricp. 76
Bastingp. 77
Handling Bulkp. 79
Finishingp. 83
Section 4 Projectsp. 88
Amish Barsp. 88
No-Mark Samplerp. 92
Feather Samplerp. 96
Patternsp. 100
Bibliographyp. 109
Productsp. 110
About the Authorp. 111