My friend Catherine Redford is an incredible quilter. I greatly admire all the gorgeous quilting she does on her domestic machine so when she asked if I wanted to review her new book Modern Machine Quilting I was more than happy to jump at the opportunity.
The book is divided into five chapters. In the first chapter Catherine shares lots of info on fabric, batting, thread, needles, quilt basting, as well as quilting room set up.
Second chapter is all about Walking Foot Quilting and, once again, there's lots of very useful info on supplies, stitch length, tension, as well as many trouble shooting ideas to make one's quilting look beautiful and professional.
And, there are tons step by step pictures which I greatly appreciate.
Chapter three focuses on Free Motion Quilting. I must say, I'm kind of scared of FMQ, so I love Catherine's suggestion to draw the patterns out in pencil before one tackles the quilt. I will definitely be giving this a try next time I plan on FMQ a quilt.
Fourth chapter is a gallery of Catherine's gorgeous quilts featuring both straight line quilting as well as FMQ.