This newly developed Dot-to-Dot quilting technique makes following the stitching path of any quilting design easier and faster! Beginning machine quilters will especially benefit from this quick way to divide their quilting into small sections when quilting free-motion on the sewing machine or using a home quilting frame. Cheryl's second book includes scores of ready-to-use quilting patterns in a variety of styles - Geometric, Folk Art, Elegant, Masculine, Juvenile, Traditional, and more. The designs are created for all areas to be quilted, including sashings with connecting blocks, borders with corners, and edge-to-edge pantograph. Chapters contain tips and hints for loading your quilt, batting and thread choices, creating/using pantographs, as well as auditioning patterns, and a variety of quick techniques for custom fitting your patterns and transferring them onto your quilt top.
Quilting Dot to Dot, Patterns for Today's Machine Quilter, by Cheryl Barnes, has 160 full-size patterns in a variety of styles, with illustrations showing the repeat elements in the pattern. -Old Stuff, October/November 2006
Quilting Dot to Dot: Patterns for Today's Machine Quilter - 06/16/2012
Reviewer: McCall's Quilting magazine from USA
This book by Cheryl Barnes focuses on choosing and marking designs (including resizing and adapting them), as well as quilting basics for everyone--domestic-machine, longarm, and hand quilters. McCall’s Quilting magazine, July-August 2011, page 16.
Review of Quilting Dot-To-Dot: Patterns for Today's Machine - 05/18/2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from New Zealand
Noticing the similarity of connecting the dots to create pictures in children’s coloring books and drawing with a needle to create quilting designs, Cheryl Barnes has developed an easy to understand method of learning to machine quilt. Quilting Dot-to-Dot: Patterns for Today’s Machine Quilter (published by AQS) describes this method. By dividing quilting patterns into small sections of stitching, the quilter becomes familiar with repeated shapes and can begin stitching freehand easily. Practice exercises will progressively build your skills. There is comprehensive information on choosing the best design for your top as well as methods for marking quilts for stitching. Ninety pages of machine and pantograph designs will get you started. Review Source: New Zealand Quilter Magazine, Issue 55, page 35
Review of Quilting Dot-To-Dot: Patterns for Today's Machine - 02/21/2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from Golden, CO, US
Beginners can learn to machine quilt by connecting the dots; the more experienced will appreciate this useful collection of versatile motifs suitable for all types of machine quilting. Review Source: "Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine," October 2006, Page 23.