Thursday, October 17, 2019

101 Quilting Tips & Tricks Pocket Guide

101 Quilting Tips & Tricks Pocket Guide is a small pocket sized book containing tips and tricks for making the creative process and execution easier and more effective. Released 15th Oct 2019 by Fox Chapel, it's a trim 48 pages (3.8 x 0.3 x 5.8 inches) and available in paperback format.

The book has an easy to read graphic layout and is arranged logically. Each tip is numbered sequentially (and yes, there are 101 of them).  They are arranged in sections: organization, sewing machine tips, rotary cutting mats, cutting processes, notions, picking projects, fabric choices and placement, construction, different techniques (applique, piecing, embroidery, binding, etc), decorating, and other miscellaneous tips.

For a tiny book, the photography and illustrations are surprisingly high quality. There are some process photos (like the magenta and gold fabric cutting photo at the end which had my fingers itching to start stash diving - really appealing color combos).  There was no included index, but the tips are short, concise, and precise, so the book probably doesn't need an index.

I also liked that the pictured tools and supplies (sewing machines, irons, notions, etc) weren't all top end ridiculously expensive models. Quilting is an art and craft which should be accessible for everyone.

Well done. Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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