Books on Monday – That Perfect Stitch

Books on Monday is back! Sorry for the two week hiatus. I just haven’t been buying books, so I guess I haven’t been very motivated to write book reviews.

This week’s review is for the hand quilter in me. It’s That Perfect Stitch: The Secrets of Fine Hand Quilting by Dierdra A. McElroy.

This book covers EVERYTHING! In detail. I have not yet finished reading it, but that is because I’m trying things out as I go along. Right now I’m at the needles section. I am learning SOOOOOOO MUCH!

This is the second edition of the book. It was updated in 2011, so most of the information is fairly up to date.

These are the chapters in this book:

  • Dedication, Acknowledgements, Preface & Introduction
  • Fabric
  • Batting
  • Needles
  • Thread
  • Thimbles
  • Frames and Hoops
  • Markers
  • Other Helpful Aids
  • The Quilting Stitch
  • Quilting Techniques
  • Quilting Designs
  • Taking Care of Handmade Quilts
  • Questions and Answers, The Lesson Plan, Resources, Quilting Designs

I have sort of grouped together the introductory sections and the last sections in order to save some time.

As I mentioned before, this is a very thorough book. If you have ever wanted to learn hand quilting or improve your hand quilting, I highly recommend this book. Highly. Go for it!

Quilt on!

One thought on “Books on Monday – That Perfect Stitch

  1. This is a wonderful book. The author was a speaker for my guild maybe 10-12 years ago. She was engaging, her quilts fascinating.

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