Today we are looking at an oldie but a goodie: Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques by Sue Nickels. Amazon Associate link follows.
Yep, this one has been in my collection for awhile now. I just haven’t used it. I pulled it out to look at it again because I am taking a quickie (half day) class on this subject from Sue Nickels Saturday at the AQS Quilt Week in Grand Rapids. I am planning to start doing some free motion quilting. Really. (Yeah, don’t ask about the appliqué. It’s coming soon. Honest. I just need to finish a bit more stuff first.)
First, this was published in 2003. Now, that doesn’t seem to matter to the techniques, but maybe a little of the written information sounds a bit dated. Or maybe not and it is just me knowing how old the book is.
- Machine Quilting History
- Long-Arm Machine Quilting (by Helen Smith Stone)
- Section One: Supplies (includes a very helpful description of the different types of machine needles)
- Section Two: Techniques (includes many designs to trace and practice, all of which I plan to do)
- Section Three: The Actual Quilt (how to choose quilt designs for a quilt, etc.)
- Section Four: Projects (four of them – accent on the quilting)
- About the Author
Despite the publication date, this book is going to be very helpful to me. And, yes, I plan to use it. And, yes, I recommend it highly.