I received a belated birthday gift last week.
Knowing that I am learning machine quilting, my brother's wife got me this book.
One Line at a Time
I am gravitating more towards maching quilting for 2 reasons. The first is that I developed a little Carpal Tunnel Syndrome last year with the latest large quilts I hand-quilted, which has put a small damper on my quilting. Second is so that I can get my quilts done much more quickly. Especially now that I have been a stay-at-home-mom for the past year, I don't have as much time to sit and hand quilt as I did before. When I was working, I was allowed to take my quilts with me, so I got a lot of quilting done. It was really nice. I think I have 8 quilts waiting to be put up on frames. Most have been waiting for at least a year. (I also have to wait for clear, warm weather since my house is too small for quilt frames.)
I read through this book as soon as it came. It breaks down machine quilting designs to smaller, easier steps. I am quite excited to try this method out. It's a good thing I have so many quilts I can practice on!
I loaned my maching to mom so she can do some hemstitching.
In the meantime, I'll be marking some quilts.