Joanie’s Quilting Elements – Seven Simple Steps to Navigate and Stitch Quilting Designs In this comprehensive text, Joanie looks at machine quilting as the navigation and the actual journey which she divides into seven manageable tasks. Each step, introduced in sequential order, actively involves you in the learning process, explained in understandable terms, supported by photos of beautifully quilted items or helpful illustrations.
You will plan a travel guide for each design to discover the benefits of the mind-body connection to alleviate the stress. Learn how to categorize quilting designs and then apply concepts for stitching each group. Joanie introduces you to her ingenious quilting design distinctions of Continuous Object Designs and Continuous Outline Designs; many examples can be printed full size from the CD for you to stitch! The essential tools needed for the journey are covered, as well as recommended supplies, basting the bundle and setting up the machine. Joanie includes her basics of free-motion quilting; locking threads as invisibly as possible, anchoring a large quilt surface, what to stitch first, last and why, follow an outline quilting and stitching free hand background fillers.
The book is written to appeal to quilters of all experience levels, using any quilting machine. It will truly enhance your leisure time by replacing your questions with confidence and free-motion machine quilting knowledge.
“The second book in Joanie Zeier Poole’s Quilters Workshop series introduces an easy, new approach to free-motion quilting. Poole breaks quilting designs into three categories – continuous line, continuous outline, and continuous object – and then she demonstrates simple ways to navigate through each category. The instructions take the mystery out of free-motion machine quilting and make it easy to do. You will also be able to create any number of quilting designs using the motifs on the bonus CD.” Editor, KP Publishing