Search This Blog

Monday, November 24, 2014

Iphone bag-Quilt Book Review/ThermOWeb

Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Today we’re celebrating talented Designer Molly Hanson and the kickoff of her new book.. Free Motion Quilting for Beginners! (and those who think they can’t)
Not only are we fortunate to have Molly work along with us…we can tell you..she is just as talented as she is sweet!!
Here’s a bit about the book…
You can do it! Learn to free-motion quilt on a home sewing machine. Yes, you can! Encouraging you step-by-step along the way, Molly Hanson teaches how to quilt like a pro. You’ll begin by quilting your name, because soon you’ll be signing unique works of art!
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Master the fundamentals of free-motion quilting on manageable fat-quarter-sized fabric pieces—and turn the pieces into projects
Try 10 different quilting designs, including stippling variations, pebbles, square meander, and swirls
Confidently quilt 15 practical projects, such as a tote bag, weekender bag, and laptop sleeve
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane
Image courtesy of Martingale Books Photography by Brent Kane


I loved Molly's new book.  It is so nicely done with great pictures and clear instructions.  I was completely hooked when I got to the wood grain section.  I have always loved it on quilts but it looked way to hard.  In the book it was so clear and easy to follow I couldn't resist trying it.

 I took two pieces of scrap canvas I had laying on the floor from a recent project and tried it out.  I must confess I did draw it out first with a pen just to make sure I could do it, but I was comfortable enough with the second piece I did it all free motion on the machine.  It was so much fun, I can't wait to do it again on an actual quilt or bigger project.

Now that I had my perfectly wood grain quilted pieces I had to make them into something so I adhered some fusible fleece to the back and some more scraps for the lining and sewed a fun piece of ribbon around the top edge.  Cut a length of ribbon for a loop to hook on a ring, sew around 3 sides leaving the top open.  Turn.  Done, simple project completed.  Now if I can just keep my daughter from taking it.

Here it is attached to my work bag.  Now it won't get lost with all of my junk in the bag and it is super cute.  Thank you so much Molly for the wonderful inspiration, I can't wait to tackle more machine quilting.

1 comment:

  1. I just love this and would love to share it on my blog and facebook page, please let me know if that would be okay- and thanks so much for your kind words about my book- fabulous quilting too!

    ReplyDelete