"Modern Machine Quilting"
Modern Machine Quilting is the new book from Catherine Redford for Fons and Porter.
I do have to admit that machine quilting is not something that I am confident with so I was looking forward to diving into the pages of this book.
The book is divided into 5 chapters. Each chapter is full of information, presented in such a way that you are not left feeling overwhelmed. Great practical advice and discussions on all things from your Fabric, Batting, thread to your needles and your machine. Making a quilt sandwich and some Quilt room setup tips and that is just Chapter one.
Catherine has written this book in such a way that it makes you feel comfortable with the thought of machine quilting your own projects. The photos are clear, the illustrations of the quilting designs are hand drawn which shows the real deal. No perfectly drawn quilting designs with perfect curves. For me this is exactly what I need to see. When I sit to play with a design I want to see the hand drawn design. I want to know that this is achievable and that is exactly how this book has me feeling.
Another feature that I absolutely LOVE about this book is the tables within the sections that you can make notes for the settings that work on your machine as you play. What a great resource to come back to. To know that you have written them down in the book, always there for you to find when / if you need at a later date.
There is also a "Gallery of Quilts" showcasing various quilting on projects. Each photo is accompanied by a brief description of the technique used.
The book is beautifully finished by a small collection of patterns that you can make and then practice your Modern Machine Quilting on. I am adding "Which Way's Up" to my must make list and I am thinking that I might use up some of these scraps in my version.
My copy of "Modern Machine Quilting" is going to live by my Bernina, ready to guide and inspire my modern Quilting.
Disclaimer: The book was provided to me by Fons and Porter for review.
All opinions expressed are my own.