Dedication Chapter 1: Let's Get Started Who is this book for? Looking for Inspiration How to Use This Book Chapter 2; The Basics Benefits of Quilting with a Walking Foot Limitations of Quilting with a Walking Foot Safety-Pin Basting a Quilt Sandwich A Few Notes Hints for Stitching Strategies for Stitching in the Ditch Decorative Stitches Strategies for Quilting Design Motifs Chapter 3: Creating Quilting Designs Chapter 4: Quilting Blocks Chapter 5: Center Panel Designs Chapter 6: Quilting in Supportive Spaces Chapter 7: Border Quilting Designs Chapter 8: Sashiko Quilting Designs [chapter title] Gallery Resources About the Author
Mary Mashuta began quilting in the 1970s. With a background in teaching and interior design, she's authored seven books and numerous magazine articles. Mary is a BERNINA ambassador and full-time quilting teacher. She lives in Berkeley, California. marymashuta.com
There is no pencil or chalk marking on the quilts. Tape and
freezer paper templates only are used. Detailed instructions about
threads and needles are followed by paper folding techniques
showing how to
make the templates. Simple commercial templates can also be transferred to freezer paper. This is not continuous line quilting. The designs are often built up with pattern upon pattern and decorative stitching. Later complex Sashiko designs are added. There are clear diagrams, grading the designs from quick to time consuming.
Unfortunately the quilting is hard to see in the photos against the heavily patterned fabric.
Mary is showing us to move on with our machine quilting. It's time for stitch-in-the-ditch to move over. Her clever designs can be used with any block, border and corner. A great bonus is there is no maths, no marking with these designs. You can use templates, paper cutting, traditional or even sashiko designs. Once pieced together you can embellish your work further. Skill levels required are indicated. But there is more - this book provides visual inspiration, the basics of quilting, creating templates, making blocks, creating centre pieces. There's a great gallery of work too. It's all about creative quilting that often uses the shapes in your design to stitch and quilt.* Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts *