OUT MAY 2019 – IMPROVE YOUR PRACTICE – Free Motion Quilting

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Quilting that beautiful quilt top doesn’t have to be frightening…

In the hands of a confident and prepared quilter, a quilt top will come to life with beautiful free motion quilting.  You can be that confident and prepared quilter. Really you can.

This book is designed for three types of quilters:
• Those who have wanted to try quilting their own quilt tops but have been too afraid to try;
• Those who have tried and felt like they failed; and,
• Those ready to just give it a try for the first time with no idea how they will do.

Author and illustrator, Mitzie Schafer, improves your free motion quilting practice by teaching you to read your body in relationship to your quilting. This book includes steps to prepare your machine, your body and your mind. Drills and motifs teach you the tools needed to reach a fluid and beautiful free motion quilting stitch.

Foreword by Paige Alexander from @quiltedbloom on Instagram

 

Praise for Improve Your Practice – Free Motion Quilting

“Filled with thoughtful sentiments and beautiful illustrations, Improve Your Practice: Free-Motion Quilting tackles the fears of machine quilting and teaches us how to push through them. If you’re looking to hone your quilting skills, this book guides you through every potential obstacle, whether they be technical or emotional. Mitzie is gifted with a mindful, uplifting approach to teaching that is inspiring and needed! Bonnie Christine

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“In Improve Your Practice: Free-Motion Quilting, Mitzie Schafer encourages readers to embrace a true creative experience as they learn, or in some cases relearn, free motion quilting.  Mitzie breaks down the fears all quilters have in common and gives the reader the freedom and tools to enjoy quilting their own quilts in their own style.  Improve Your Practice is beautifully illustrated, easy to follow and packed with inspiration.  Mitzie’s personal and creative experiences give her the unique ability to share with the reader a mind and body approach to free motion quilting.  Improve Your Practice will not only improve the reader’s quilting, it will also improve the entire quilt making process.” Heather Black from Quiltachusetts

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“I should preface this by saying that I’m not a confident free motion quilter – but this book makes me want to try! Mitzie outlines techniques and ideas that sound do-able, rather than overwhelming. The illustrations are delightful, and the in depth information gives a great jumping off point for getting in there and giving it a go.” Kristy Lea from Quilt Play

Find Kristy  @quietplay on Instagram

 

Improve Your Practice: Free-Motion Quilting is a wonderful resource for both new and experienced free motion quilters.  The quilting exercises and questions after each lesson make the quilter focus on how the quilting feels and ergonomics, which is better not only for the quilting but also the body.  Improve Your Practice: Free-Motion Quilting contains well-illustrated instructions for many quilting patterns; the book makes you want to turn your sewing machine on and get quilting!” Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs

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