This book will show you how you can get the most out of your sewing machine while quilting, from working easily with different weights of batting and fabric, to great time-saving tricks, and how to add a cornucopia of decorative stitching effects. For those new to the wonderful world of quilting, you will find all the help and advice you need to get started. Whether you have just completed your first piece of patchwork and find quilting a daunting prospect, or have been quilting your own work for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of machine quilting, inspiring new design ideas and finishes along the way. - The must-have book for machine quilters, from beginning to intermediate level. - Get the same polished effects as the professionals with this collection of techniques, tips, and templates. - Includes projects on which to practice your new-found skills.
JOANIE ZEIER POOLE has had a lifelong passion for quilts. Through her company, Heirloom Quilting Designs, she creates original patterns for quilting, applique, and embroidery--and she loves to share her expertise and innovative ideas through teaching workshops. Joanie has designed many award-winning quilts, earning Best of Show at both Road to California and Pacific International Quilt Festival quilting competitions. She is the author of three books: Elegant Machine Quilting, Joanie's Design Elements, and Joanie's Quilting Elements.