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Monday, January 9, 2012

Mastering the Art of Longarm Quilting

"Mastering the Art of Longarm Quilting: 40 Original Designs - Step-by-Step Instructions Takes You from Novice to Expert", by Gina Perkes, published by CT Publishing is a new free-motion quilting (FMQ)  book that will be released February, 2012.  While this book is focused on longarm quilting, it is also an excellent FMQ reference book for midarm quilters, as well as those on home sewing machines.

For the longarm quilter, this book provides you insight on stitch regulation, preload vs postload marking, rulers and gridwork, tension, threads, needles, quilt loading, and much more.

For any quilter interested in FMQ, this book is packed full of insights that will build your confidence and help you master beautiful FMQ designs with easy to follow instructions. 

There are 40 original quilting designs included that are excellent for the advanced FMQ quilter, or a very confident FMQ quilter that wants to push their skills to higher creativity.  But, as the book says, this book can take you from "Novice to Expert", you just need to practice!

Gina does an excellent job sharing insights on Quilt Interpretation, planning how to FMQ your projects, and tips are included throughout the book, providing something for FMQ quilters of all levels.  There are also many photos of inspirational quilts, many of which are award winning quilts.

This is truly an excellent book for Longarm quilters that want to pursue FMQ, but SewCalGal also recommends this book to those that want to do FMQ on a midarm, as well as a home sewing machine.

I hope you get a chance to check out this book at your local quilting shop, once it is released this spring.  Or, check it out online at CT Publishing's online store where you can also pre-order this book now.


IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh I bet there is a lot of good information in that book. I'd like to go from Novice to Moderately Good...that's good enough for me :)


Linda said...

That looks like a great book to have. Some day I may have a longarm!

Lynn In TX said...

I have a Voyager 17 on a stretched frame and hope to master it this year. I am all for the FMQ projects and hope to incorpate them in my knowledge of my system. Thanks for al

Lynn In TX said...

Thanks for all you help.