Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters: 70+ Designs for Blocks, Backgrounds & Borders

Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters: 70+ Designs for Blocks, Backgrounds & Borders

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It's easy to plan your machine quilting—simply open Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and find creative inspiration on every page. User-friendly and visually exciting, the contents are first divided into three sections: Blocks, Negative Space, and Borders. Then, to make it even more accessible, the Blocks section is further organized by… See more details below

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It's easy to plan your machine quilting—simply open Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and find creative inspiration on every page. User-friendly and visually exciting, the contents are first divided into three sections: Blocks, Negative Space, and Borders. Then, to make it even more accessible, the Blocks section is further organized by five shapes: Squares, Triangles, Circles, Diamonds, and Hexagons. With an illustrated index, 70 free-motion quilting designs, crystal-clear instructions, and gorgeous full-page photographs, this is the go-to resource you’ll want handy before starting any quilting project.

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Library Journal
09/01/2014
Walters (In the Studio with Angela Walters) is the go-to machine quilter for some of the best-known names in modern quilting, and for good reason—she has a knack for matching the design of the quilting with the design of the piecing. Her latest book builds on her earlier work, demonstrating some of her favorite designs to use in common geometric shapes. Each section focuses on a particular shape (squares, triangles, circles, diamonds, hexagons) or area of a quilt (negative space, borders), allowing quilters to find the shape they need to match and choose the design that works best. Each free-motion quilt design includes diagrams that illustrate each step, as well as variations on the basic design. Walters also shares a variety of tips and tricks for choosing the right design, and for machine quilting in general. VERDICT Walters is a big name in machine quilting, and her titles go beyond the typical "design catalog" approach, getting into the hows and whys of machine quilting. Beginners should start with her first book, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, which gives a strong grounding in the basics; this new work is most appropriate for those who know their way around free-motion quilting and are ready to take on new challenges.
November/December 2014 Applique Society Newsletter
Even the most experienced machine quilter sometimes has trouble deciding what sort of a design to quilt. This book is divided into three sections, each addressing a different part of a quilt; blocks, borders and negative space. There are over 70 free-motion quilting designs to use in specific shapes such as squares, circles, triangles, diamonds and hexagons. Section 2 covers negative shape or the background and section 3 borders. Each design is illustrated with a photo and diagrams showing the start/stop points through the entire motif. I love the full-page quilt photos and the photos of the close-up details of stitched designs. Angela has sprinkled tips throughout the book. There are so many design variations in this book that I doubt you will at a loss ever again on deciding what motif to use in your quilt. The quilt designs are shown using specific geometric shapes but you are encouraged to take these designs and modify them to fit your needs. If you can’t find what you are looking for in one chapter, look in another where you will find many of the designs used in different ways. Angela’s work is always inspiring and I am sure you will be inspired as well.
November/December 2014 The Appliqué Society
Even the most experienced machine quilter sometimes has trouble deciding what sort of a design to quilt. This book is divided into three sections, each addressing a different part of a quilt; blocks, borders and negative space. There are over 70 free-motion quilting designs to use in specific shapes such as squares, circles, triangles, diamonds and hexagons. Section 2 covers negative shape or the background and section 3 borders. Each design is illustrated with a photo and diagrams showing the start/stop points through the entire motif. I love the full-page quilt photos and the photos of the close-up details of stitched designs. Angela has sprinkled tips throughout the book. There are so many design variations in this book that I doubt you will at a loss ever again on deciding what motif to use in your quilt. The quilt designs are shown using specific geometric shapes but you are encouraged to take these designs and modify them to fit your needs. If you can’t find what you are looking for in one chapter, look in another where you will find many of the designs used in different ways. Angela’s work is always inspiring and I am sure you will be inspired as well.
January 2015 Quilter's Newsletter
After laboring over a quilt top, the next challenge is to come up with quilting motifs that complement and enhance all your hard work. Noted long arm quilter Walters is here to help with her engaging new book, detailing quilting designs to fit specifically into squares, triangles, circles, hexagons, and borders. Step-by-step illustrations guide you through each of the motifs and multiple variations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607057895
Publisher:
C & T Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
244,453
File size:
15 MB
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