I was excited when Martingale Publishing sent me a bunch of quilt ebooks to review. I was especially excited when I saw this book, Machine Quilting Idea Book by
The book has basic instructions on preparing to machine quilt and then goes right into the designs. The designs are all numbered by “how many spools” in difficulty the designs are.
There are 61 designs in the book. All are done over a specific block. There are 4-6 ways to machine quilt the different blocks featured in this book.
As I said, I was so excited to sit down and enjoy this book but I ended up figuring out that the book was several “spools” beyond me. I tend to make busy quilts and quilting designs like this are lost on busy quilts.
As I am a piecer more than a machine quilter. I want my piecing to stand out and tell the story of my quilt, not so much the machine quilting. For me… these designs are more than I would like on my quilts.
I’m guessing the author did the machine quilting in thread that would show up on the designs and that’s part of the reason the quilting seems so intense…
The format of the book is as shown. It’s very nice and I think easy to understand and the designs are do-able if that is your thing.
So curious minds want to know…do you like intense quilting like this or are you a little more like me and like the fabrics and piecing to be the showcase?