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Sep 21

Books on Monday – Learn to Quilt-As-You-Go

Today we are looking at Learn to Quilt-as-you-go: 14 Projects You Can Finish Fast by Gudrun Erla. Both of the links below are Amazon Associate links, one for the paperback version and one for the Kindle version. Just warning you.

(Yes, there is quite a price difference!)

For some reason, I keep picking up quilt-as-you-go books. I think I’m looking for the magic technique that will make machine quilting really big quilts. This is not the book for that, but it looks promising for smaller items.

The book starts with the specific projects designed for this book using Gudrun Erla’s method. There are 14 of them, and they are all small. They are mostly table quilts, coasters, place mats, table toppers and table runners. Most of them are patterns I would enjoy trying.

But before starting any of the projects, it is necessary to read the directions for the quilt-as-you-go method. These come after the patterns and are quite a bit different than most of the other quilt-as-you-go methods I’ve seen. (Basically the backing and batting are used like the foundations for foundation piecing.) As I mentioned before, I will be trying this one sometime, but it isn’t something that I will be able to use for my large quilts.

Here’s what is listed in the table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • Projects – divided into sections by skills covered (Beginner, Triangles, Strips, Prairie Points, Curves)
  • The Quilt As You Go Method
  • Binding
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author

I do recommend this book for someone who is interested in doing many of these smaller types of projects.

Quilt on!

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