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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Machine Embroidered Quilts – A Review

Machine Embroidered Quilts: Creating With Colorful Stitches by Jennifer Lokey. 2004 Martingale & Company (That Patchwork Place), Soft cover, ISBN 156477516x, 79 pages, full color photo illustrations, black and white or color diagrams and patterns.

This book is great for those who have a machine capable of doing machine embroidery and for those who don’t. Most of the projects in this book are shown with either embroidery or an appliqué option. With the different design variations, you should be able to jump to even more creative options on your own. There are nine quilt projects from simple to more complicated, but most designs should be doable by a sewer with average skills.

All the projects have clear instructions with full size pattern pieces for appliqué patterns, which is a plus for me, as I hate to resize patterns. The quilts shown come in all different size from wall hanging to full sized quilts. There is a cute baby quilt, a crazy quilt, log cabin, basket quilts and several others. All the machine embroidery designs are clearly identified by maker if you want to reproduce them, or the author tells you what size embroidery you need for the area so you can use one of your own designs.

This is certainly a recommended book and I’m glad I have it in my collection.

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