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Book Review: Listen to Your Quilt

Listen to Your Quilt

Listen to Your Quilt: Select the Perfect Quilting Every Time – 4 Simple Steps
by Barbara Persing
C&T Publishing; $17.95

I sometimes think the most dreaded words a quilter hears are, “Quilt as Desired.” What does that mean for someone who is a novice at quilting? Or even for someone who is just overwhelmed at the choices she can use? If this is a challenge for you or your students, Barbara Persing’s book will help. She looks at four steps to help you choose a quilting design: the category of the quilt, what its intended use is, what quilting will enhance the quilt and what thread color to use. Barbara showcases more than 20 different quilts and explains how she used her system. The quilts are shown in full size and in a detail. I wish the full size quilts were clearer, as the quilting doesn’t show to its full advantage. She also offers more than 20 different quilting designs that you can use. A good resource to get you started.

Look for the book at your favorite quilt or book retailer. Here’s a link to Amazon if you would like to learn more about the book.


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