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- Bobbin Quiltin' & Fusin' Fun — Review by James A. Cox, Edtor-in-Chief
- "Bobbin Quiltin' & Fusin' Fun" by Michele Scott explores a range of fusing and applique techniques that tells how to finish quilting projects using fun threads in the bobbin, and is a fine pick for any quilter's collection seeking finishing touches. Learn how to choose from a range of decorative threads and yarns and learn to machine quilt from the back with a guide that uses projects to blend fusing and raw edge applique techniques. Color photos, patterns, and examples assure success! --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, March 2012. (Posted on 3/12/12)
- Bobbin Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun by Michele Scott — Review by Jake, Generation Magazine
- If you ever get the chance to have a conversation with Michele, don’t hesitate. In fact, dive right in! ‘Cuz this girl is as wild and crazy as we come. But more than that, she’s long on talent and short on diva-ness and that makes you feel like she could be your next best friend. Michele just happens to be a teacher as well, and one that works with fourth-graders, which means that she’s also great at teaching us adults who sometimes stumble over our fear of making mistakes. Her book is as much a pep talk to snap us out of ourselves and have fun with our quilting as it is about techniques for successful raw-edge applique. This isn’t just a book about raw-edge and fusible applique. It’s actually more about how to finish your projects with free-motion machine quilting and bobbin work. Bobbin work refers to when you load a bobbin with thicker threads or thin yarns and use the bobbin as your primary top thread. Because the bobbin can handle the flow of thicker thread better than a sewing machine needle, you’re working from the bottom up on your quilt. But, like any technique, it has its tricks to perfection and Michele does an excellent job of passing her knowledge on in her chatty, easily-read way. One of our favorite moments is this tip, “Just learning machine quilting? For the love of Pete, start with a smaller quilt…” We’ve been preaching that one for years! And in case you can’t find a small quilt to play with, use one of her 10 projects. All are great canvases for your stitching, which is as it should be. Willow Tree is especially pretty with its rainbow of colors. Jake, Generation Magazine, http://generationqmagazine.com (Posted on 2/7/12)
- Bobbin Quiltin' & Fusin' Fun — Review by Kathie R Kerler
- Michele takes a lighthearted and humorous approach, while giving much encouragement to those new to machine quilting and bobbin work. One of the most useful sections features Michele's "Favorite Doodles" in which she shows a variety of free-motion quilting designs. Quilt patterns include both piecing and appliqué--something for everyone. (Posted on 12/20/11)