I am so excited to be a stop on my friend Natalia’s book tour! She’s an amazing long arm quilter – I talk all about her in this post I wrote last year.
She’s also an awesome free-motion quilter on a home sewing machine as well, and she’s put all that info into this book! Ah, there’s nothing prettier than a stack of quilts sitting in a cozy corner!
In this book she covers all the basics you need to get started machine quilting:
What’s really great is that she shows you how to stitch a lot of different motifs, and with each motif she illustrates how it can be stitched as background filler, in a border, or as a featured part of a block.
I did a lot of quilting this week – I made a bunch of reversible headbands while getting ready for an art festival I’m doing this weekend. While doing so, I looked to her book for some inspiration!
She shows several variations of loops, I’ve not quilted loops like these for years, but am very happy to have tried it, because I think this looks great!
She also explains how to quilt one of my favorite motifs: flames.
Natalia and C & T Publishing are giving away several copies of this book, one on each stop on the tour:
To be entered to win here on my blog, leave a comment on this post telling me how comfortable (if at all) you feel doing free motion quilting. All the winners will be announced on October 18th – good luck! 🙂
p.s. Don’t worry if you don’t see your comment right away – I moderate my comments and I’m going to be really busy (hopefully) selling all weekend, it’ll be nighttime before I get to the moderating