101 Quilting Tips & Tricks Pocket Guide by Penny Haren is a helpful resource for quilters on a wide range of subjects to increase your productivity. The beginning quilter will find a lot of helpful suggesting to start their new hobby. Quilters that have been sewing for years are sure to find some new ideas to help them as well!
101 Quilting Tips & Tricks Categories
- Organizing your space
- Sewing machine
- Rotary cutting mats
- Picking a project
- Choosing fabric
- Choosing Backing
- Applique & Embroidery
- Machine quilting
With 101 tips in this pocket guide, everyone will find something that is a new idea for them. I was excited right off the bat when I read tip number 1 that encourages us to use the closet in our sewing room and put projects in a vinyl mesh bag. These bags can be large enough to even fit the pattern or book that holds in instructions. You use a "S" hook on the bag and you can hang a large quantity of projects in one easy space.
Here are some other help hints;
- If you are looking to make a table runner, set your table first and then measure the size of the space that would be optimal for your quilting project.
- Storing rotary cutting mats - keeping your mats flat is key. Consider storing the mat between a mattress and box spring when it's not in use.
- If you have an applique projects with small pieces, consider using batik fabric. The fabric is thin and it is tightly woven making it easy to turn for your project with very little fraying.
101 Quilting Tips & Tricks Pocket Guide is an excellent reference book to have in your quilting library. I am very excited that this book is coming at the perfect time of year to work it into gift baskets for the holiday season. I plan on starting the basket with this pocket guide and then filling the basket with notions, thread, fat quarters, and anything else that fits within my budget for my special quilting friends.
Disclosure: Thank you to Fox Chapel Publishing for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.