Piece and Quilt with Precuts by Christa Watson includes 11 quilt designs and 18 machine- quilting designs.
This book is a double whammy: intriguing quilt projects using pre-cuts and how to do quilt those projects. The choice of pre-cuts for the projects makes pattern assembly very quick and doesn’t require much thinking as to fabric choice (you might have decide if fabric is light or dark, but that’s pretty simple to decide, don’t you think?). The various quilting motifs in the book can be done by beginning or more advance quilters.
This book has information that I’ve never seen previously in a book: detailed thread information. Christa includes the thread manufacturer, the weight of the thread, the specific colour of the thread, and how much thread she used on that particular quilt. I found this quite interesting and very helpful as knowing how much thread she used on a quilt ensures that you won’t run out of thread should you choose to do the same quilt design on that project.
The designs in the book have a modern look to them and the quilting motifs are chosen to accent the quilt itself.
I appreciate that Christa includes the quilting motifs in Piece and Quilt with Precuts as I really dislike the phrase “quilt as desired”. It never makes sense to me to show you how to stitch up a quilt project and then drop you at the quilting part. This book doesn’t do that! Christa shows you the quilt design that she used on the project and gives you detailed information on how to do the quilting.
There are a variety of quilting motifs in the book, created either by using your walking foot or by free motion quilting. The motifs range from simple to more complex and in some projects she combines quilt motifs for a more complex, but still easy to do, look.
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