I am so excited to be reviewing Natalia’s first book. Natalia is a beloved friend, renowned quilter and talented author. Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting is a realistic approach to entering the world of machine quilting, complete with meticulous detail and well-crafted diagrams. For those wondering about machine quilting, this is a must have.
If you have ever shied away from quilting on your own (who hasn’t), this book is the right tool to give you the confidence to free-motion quilt from on home machine. The book starts with the basics, thread selection, required tools to free-motion quilt on your home machine and assembling your quilt.
Once you are prepared to begin the quilting process, Natalia takes you from simple to ornate. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
Natalia has deemed quilting a family affair and I couldn’t agree more. My journey as a crafter started early. I grew up living in the country with little to do and not much TV to watch. My granny taught me to crochet the chain stitch at Christmas when I was five years old. I would sew skeins and skeins of thread in just the chain stitch. When I was seven she taught me to do the single crochet and by 10 years old I was reading patterns, making afghans, stockings and booties for anyone that would let me. I took a sewing class in middle school but didn’t get the hang of it quick enough. I was finally able to muster the patience to embrace quilting at 25 and have been hooked since.
Quilting is a family affair both off and online. The rich online community of crafters and quilters inspires my business and has sparked friendships across the country and the world. This industry is a unique one and I’m so glad that Fat Quarter Shop is a part of it.
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As for our giveaway, one of you lucky Jolly Jabber readers will be winning a copy of Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting! Comment below letting us know if you are itching to try free-motion quilting on your home machine. Giveaway will close 10/17 and the winner will be announced here on 10/18. Good luck!