You know what? There are a ton of reviews about The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting by Angela Walters and Christa Watson. And I pretty much agree with them, that this book is dead useful when it comes to learning such basics as dealing with borders on a longarm or a domestic machine, how these two quilting rockstars approach the tops and pick designs, etc., I’m here to talk about a totally different application that I think is going to be critically important to you and your future quilting education.
Now, at first, this seems like something totally out of left field. Shouldn’t I be talking about these ladies and their quilting? How they’re so accomplished and make it look so easy? Well yes, but this book is SO much bigger than that. What The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting shows you how to do is to think your way through a quilt top no matter what type of machine you’re working on, and for a quilter who’s looking to go to a show or an event and take classes, it means you can take any class you want from whomever you want on what machine you want and be able to translate that to your home machine. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard over the years that people feel uncomfortable taking classes with seriously stellar teachers because it was on a machine they were less comfortable with, an opportunity missed for learning from a great talent.
For example, let’s say you have a longarm machine, but you really really want to take a class with a domestic quilting goddess who is only in town once every 15 years. Knowing how Angela breaks down her designs and why, and the choices a domestic quilter like Christa does can help you figure out the transition for yourself. Likewise, if you were to take a longarm class you could more easily decide how to apply that to your home machine.
Think about it: The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting gives you all the information you need to take whatever quilt class you want from here on out. That’s a heck of a big deal for a quilting book, and Angela and Christa make it work because of their experience and know-how.
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