Today C&T Publishing is providing me with an ebook version of Natalie Bonner’s book, Free Motion Quilting: Professional Quality Results on Your Home Machine. If you are familiar with Natalie, then you know she is the quilter/designer over at the blog Piece N Quilt. Natalie is also one of the featured Moda Bake Shop Chefs in the new book Sweet Celebrations.
The book features over 50 designs for free motion quilting along with 6 quilts. The book starts with lots of information about thread, needles, batting and everything you need to make your experience successful. The book is designed so that you can use your regular sewing machine to quilt quilts. She does some amazing work with her regular sewing machine!
The book has a great progression of easy quilting designs to harder designs. You could start with some easy single loops and graduate up to feathers. There is great inspiration page after page.
The book is HUGE…175 pages!
The book also features patterns to make these six quilts.
If you love modern quilts, you’ll love the patterns. As with everything that Natalie does, the design book has very clean and organized appeal.
I have read MANY books on free motion quilting so some designs I had seen but there were several that I hope to try with my long arm.
All in all I would really recommend this book for those looking to start to do their own quilting on their sewing machine. If you could quilt just one quilt on your machine, it would quickly pay for the cost of book.
Great news…C&T Publishing is offering one of my readers their choice of either an ebook or a physical hard copy.
If you’d like a chance to win, just leave a comment here telling if you have even machine quilted a quilt on your traditional machine.