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Pathways to Better Quilting: 5 Shapes for Machine Quilting Patterns

Pathways to Better Quilting: 5 Shapes for Machine Quilting Patterns

Follow the right path for finding your own creative talent and sewing ability. Whether you use a traditional shortarm, midarm or longarm sewing machine, this book shares amazingly simple step-by-step methods of free-hand quilting. See how to interpret and complete the quilt with creative quilting patterns, quickly and easily. Learn the five shapes of quilting: the easy-to-accomplish arc; S-curve, straight line, loop and hook, from which all quilting patterns are made. Discover the correct way to complete each stroke. Book contains advice for auditioning patterns, resizing design motifs and transferring patterns. Especially helpful are the suggestions for threads, backing, binding, and batting selections. Also included are dozens of beautiful full-sized, original quilting patterns.

Item Number: 6509
By: Sally Terry
From: American Quilter's Society (April 15, 2004)

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Follow the right path for finding your own creative talent and sewing ability. Whether you use a traditional shortarm, midarm or longarm sewing machine, this book shares amazingly simple step-by-step methods of free-hand quilting. See how to interpret and complete the quilt with creative quilting patterns, quickly and easily. Learn the five shapes of quilting: the easy-to-accomplish arc; S-curve, straight line, loop and hook, from which all quilting patterns are made. Discover the correct way to complete each stroke. Book contains advice for auditioning patterns, resizing design motifs and transferring patterns. Especially helpful are the suggestions for threads, backing, binding, and batting selections. Also included are dozens of beautiful full-sized, original quilting patterns.
SKU 6509
Weight 0.90 pounds
ISBN 978-1-57432-851-6
Binding Softback
Number of Pages 96
Number of Illustrations 221
Dimensions 12.00" x 9.00" x .30"
Publisher American Quilter's Society

Customer Reviews

Pathways to Better Quilting — Review by Midwest Book Review
Overall Rating
Sally Terry's "Pathways To Better Quilting" is an unusual over-sized presentation of five shapes for machine quilt patterns. Learn to chose and quilt machine patterns through Terry's review of five simple questions about fabric and quilting decisions determined by the quilt top. 75 patterns for quilters with traditional sewing machines whether it be shortarm, midarm or longarm quilters and hand quilters alike make "Pathways To Better Quilting" a classic. Midwest Book Review. (Posted on 12/16/09)
Review of Pathways to Better Quilting — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
The American Quilter’s Society has a number of excellent publications devoted to quilting patterns, and Sally Terry’s latest book is no exception. Sally, who resides in Paducah, Kentucky, is a quilt designer with Golden Threads, demonstrates and sells longarm machines, and teaches for the Janome Institute.

Pathways to Better Quilting provides 75 quilting patterns for traditional sewing machines, shortarm systems, and midarm or longarm machines, but it’s much more than just another pattern book. Filled with tips and techniques for resizing designs, transferring motifs to fabric, achieving smooth lines, choosing the right thread, etc., the book is a gold mine of information on everything that pertains to the design process. If you want to learn machine quilting or just improve your skills, we recommend this book. Review Source: "The Quilter," Nov. 2005, Page 86. (Posted on 2/20/07)
Review of Pathways To Better Quilting 5 Shapes For Machine P — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
Sally Terry’s Pathways to Better Quilting is an unusual oversized presentation of five shapes for machine quilt patterns. Learn to choose and quilt machine patterns through Terry’s review of five simple questions about fabric and quilting decisions determined by the quilt top. 75 patterns for quilters with traditional sewing machines – whether it be shortarm, midarm or longarm quilters – and hand quilters alike make Pathways to Better Quilting a classic. - Midwest Book Review - August 2004 (Posted on 6/16/05)

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