I immediately had to get my hands on a copy. This new edition expands on her already fabulous designs; it’s chock-full of free motion quilting techniques from the original McTavish design and has tons of new information. A nice bonus of this edition is that it includes two DVDs to follow along as you quilt.
The techniques covered in her book are appropriate for the longarm quilter, hand quilter, or sit-down quilter on domestic machines. There are so many techniques in Mastering the Art of McTavishing, 2nd edition, you will want to try them all. Here’s a sampling:
- Mini McTavishing
- Curls and Swirls
- Clam Shell
- Motorcycle Flames
- Cyclone McTavishing
- Freehand Victorian Feathers
Flipping through the pages of the second edition, I was brought back to the early days of my quilting and reflected how I had used Karen’s words as a guide in my journey. I loved how an ordinary quilter – me – could make extraordinary quilts with movement I had only dreamed of creating. The instructions and information in Karen’s book was expressed in an honest, down-to-earth fashion which I appreciated.
Even today as a more experienced quilter, I notice how simple and effective her techniques are. She really makes you feel that with a little practice, anyone can be creating pieces that are truly show-worthy.
Mastering the Art of McTavishing, 2nd edition would make a great addition to any quilter’s library. You can order the book through her studio website, www.designerquilts.com, or through the publisher On-Word Bound Books.
Related Video: McTavishing Free Motion Quilting Technique
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