Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day
ISBN: 0997901144
EAN13: 9780997901146
Language: English
Pages: 152
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Book Overview
Ready to go on a machine quilting adventure? It's time to explore walking foot machine quilting with Leah Day Specifically designed for quilting on a home machine, this style of quilting uses a walking foot to evenly guide the layers of your quilt to produce beautiful quilting stitches. No longarm machine? No problem With Explore Walking Foot Quilitng with Leah Day, you'll learn a new approach to using your home sewing machine and its walking foot with absolute ease. Inside you'll find: - Tailored advice on auditioning and choosing the right design for your quilt - Instructions for 30 different walking foot quilting designs - Seven detailed patterns for quilts, including one show-stopping wholecloth quilt pattern - Leah's tips and troubleshooting tricks for quilters of all skill levels Mahcine Quilting Teacher of the Year, Leah Day, walks you step by step through the process of mastering walking foot quilting on your home machine. Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day will help you: - Take your machine quilting up a notch, without the challenges of free motion quilting - Easily decide when to mark quilting designs or confidently skip that step - Get to the root of pesky problems like skipping stitches and thread breaks that pop up when machine quilting - Handle any quilt - even large size quilts - with ease - Piece, baste, machine stitch, and bind quilts with confidence In Chapter 1, you'll learn all the basics to walking foot quilting including how set up your sewing machine and select the right needles and thread for successful machine quilting. There's a lot of layers that go into a quilt like preparing fabric, piecing, and basting which can effect your quilting experience. Learn three methods for auditioning quilt designs so you know where your favorite designs will work best on the quilt. Speaking of designs, we'll explore 30 quilting designs that work great for walking foot quilting. Each design is stitched into a quilt square so you can see the stitches clearly and read the instructions to understand how to quilt them in a variety of quilting styles. Your exploration of walking foot quilting would not be complete without several fun quilt projects to piece and quilt. Leah Day's book contains seven beautiful quilt patterns, including a specially designed walking foot wholecloth quilt. Two Quilt-As-You-Go quilt patterns are also included because quilting block by block will be much easier on your home machine. While walking foot quilting is the easiest form of machine quilting, you still may run into issues along the way. We cover troubleshooting with pictures of what can really happen if your machine isn't threaded correctly or you're using materials it just doesn't like. We'll round out our exploration of walking foot quilting with finishing techniques. Learn how to connect blocks together quilt-as-you-go style and how to bind both straight edge and curved edge quilts easily. No matter your skill level or opinion about walking foot quilting, you really need to give this style of quilting a try. There is an amazing variety of textures and quilting designs ready for you to quilt so let's begin our machine quilting adventure and explore walking foot quilting together. Leah Day's mission is to empower and encourage quilters of all skill levels to piece and quilt their own quilts. Since 2009 she has shared free designs, quilting tutorials, and articles on quilting on the Free Motion Quilting Project (www.FreeMotionProject.com) that have insired quilters from around the world. Leah has written many books on quilting that include How to Piece Perfect Quilts and 365 Free Motion Quilting Designs. For more information visit www.LeahDay.com

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