A Fantastic Reference Book For Your Shelf - 03/25/2010
Reviewer: K Grace Howes from Huntersville, NC, USA
Sarah Ann Smith takes you from the beginning with how thread is made, to selecting the right thread for your project, all the way through to ideas about enhancing your quilts with thread work. The book is filled with her “Sarah-isms” throughout that makes it such a fun and informative read that you feel like you are having a personal workshop right in your own home.
Sarah explains things in such a concise and direct way that gave me many Aha! moments. If you haven’t already purchased this book, I HIGHLY recommend you add it to your bookshelf today! -- K.Grace Howes, http://www.redbarn-studios.com/blog/2010/03/through-their-own-words/
"Reference material you can turn to." - 03/04/2010
Reviewer: Quilters Newsletter Magazine from USA
Thread isn't just for holding the layers of a quilt together--it's an integral part of design for art quilters and traditional quilters alike. But before you can successfully incorporate thread, you have to understand the materials and tools and practice the proper techniques. Sarah's new book will get your started. There are a few photos of beautiful quilts, but the bulk of the book is reference material you can turn to as you explore thread on your own and troubleshoot any problems you might have with needles, tension, stabilizer, marking tools, or even the ergonomics of your workspace. --Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, April/May 2010, page 42.
Sarah Ann Smith reveals her secrets to successful machine quilting. - 01/22/2010
Reviewer: Kit Robinson, Machine Quilting Unlimited from USA
"Threadwork Unraveled" contains valuable and easy to understand advice on topics such as choosing the right equipment and supplies, how to set up your sewing area, ergonomics, marking your quilt, and most of all, everything you need to know about thread. Sarah Ann Smith explains the different types and sizes of needles, and which needles should be used with specific thread types and weights to achieve the best results. She also demonstrates how various threads can be used in quilting, whether in the top or the bobbin, for detailed design work or as filler, and tells how and when a stabilizer needs to be used in quilting. Sarah analyzes problems frequently experienced by quilters and shows how these issues can be remedied, all in her own breezy and informal style. Inspirational quilts by Sarah and other artists are found throughout the book, illustrating techniques and thread choices, and instructional photos abound. Several projects are included, such as a table runner, a wallhanging and a stenciled leaf sampler. "Threadwork Unraveled" is a great reference book for all who want to improve their machine quilting skills. --Kit Robinson, "Machine Quilting Unlimited," January 2010.
All the detail needed about thread and machine quilting notions. - 01/19/2010
Reviewer: James A. Cox from Oregon, WI, USA
From how thread is made to what threads work for different jobs and how to enhance piecing and quilting projects, THREADWORK UNRAVELED by Sarah Ann Smith is for any serious quilter's collection. --James A. Cox, the Midwest Book Review, "The Bookwatch," January 2010.