Introduction Acknowledgements How to Use this Book Machine Requirements Longarm versus Domestic Sewing Machine Choosing Your Methods and Fabrics Choosing Your Stitches Fabric Selection Ultrasuede Felted Wool Fabrics that Fray Preparing the Shapes Supplies Raw Edge Method Turned Edge Method Fusible Method Threads for Free-motion Applique Types Weight Bobbin Thread Needles Tension Troubleshooting Free-motion Overview Ergonomics Stitches per Inch Light Hands Guiding the Quilt Using a Domestic Machine Success For Hand Guiding with a Longarm Machine The Stitches Setup Traditional Stitches Non Traditional Stitches Stitching Paths and Secondary Designs Maintaining Balance Echoing the Applique Designs Secondary Designs Stitching Paths Couching and Bobbinwork Couching Fiber Selection Hand Guided Glue Tacked Bobbinwork Projects Modern Meadow A Touch of Red Smitten Silver Lining Autumn Tide Radiant Roses Abut the Author
Gina Perkes owns and operates a quilting training facility and Innova longarm dealership, The Copper Needle. The recipient of numerous awards, Gina travels to guilds and conferences teaching her techniques on domestic and longarm machines. She lives in Payson, Arizona.
Applique and quilt as you go, at the same time. Use the skill-building projects to perfect your technique. Techniques are suitable for all machines. Save time doing both tasks at once and create raw-edge, fusible and turned-edge applique. There's a step-by-step guide to applique methods, guide to stitching your applique with some unusual but workable ideas. Free motion, couching and bobbin work. The projects are simple but are useful for beginners. yarnsandfabrics.co.uk, 11/20/2016 This book is ideal for quilters of all levels as it is informative, so anyone who wants to try this technique will be guided all the way. Gina looks at long-arm machines versus domestic sewing machines, discusses different fabrics and threads, and gives a number of options for using applique. She explores a variety of design ideas for quilting, and provides examples of stitches that can be used, including couching and bobbin work. There are clear diagrams, photos and coloured boxes of text so that the reader can see at a glance what is being discussed. There are also six project included so you can try the techniques out for yourself. Down Under Quilts, 167