Add a repertoire of machine-sewing techniques to your quiltmaking skills! The exquisite details of heirloom sewing enter the realm of quiltmaking. This marvelous pairing will appeal to heirloom sewing enthusiasts and quilters alike! Details of fabric selection, preparation, and care are provided, along with a complete listing of the simple supplies needed. Over a dozen sewing techniques are clearly and carefully described and lavishly illustrated with how-to photographs. Then come the projects featuring these techniques! Learn to incorporate traditional heirloom fabrics: handkerchief linen, batiste, organdy, lace, and more into a variety of quilts and quilted projects. Suitable for home décor, gift giving, and personal use, the 12 projects are presented with detailed instructions and templates along with helpful hints and expert tips.
This book by Susan Stewart is great! I am already planning to make some of the projects featured in the book. The heirloom sewing techniques are clearly written and the pictures illustrating each step were clear and easy to follow. I would reccommend this book to any sewer interested in heirloom techniques on items other than childrens or adult clothing. -Rose Sabia
Review of Heirloom Machine Sewing for Quilters - 08/20/2008
Reviewer: The Bookwatch from USA
Susan tells how to use classic heirloom methods to create unique, original gifts. From material selection to easily followed techniques, supplies, fabric, cutting directions and more, provide specific tips and techniques quilters will appreciate. An excellent survey for any library strong in quilting direction.
Review of Heirloom Machine Sewing for Quilters - 07/20/2008
Reviewer: British Patchwork & Quilting from UK
This is a book for those interested in producing delicate quilts embellished with lace and netting. It begins with a comprehensive list of suitable lightweight fabrics and their properties. Susan prefers pure cotton antique lace from France and England and gives recommendations on threads and needles, as well as washing and starching these fragile materials. The techniques taught deal with handling lace and netting. The author uses water-soluble thread for basting/tacking to stop pins catching in the layers. The nine projects range from delightful baby bonnets to a 90” square bed quilt, all with quilting suggestions. There are templates to aid placement of the lace and many helpful tips throughout.