From bestselling quilt book author Marguerita McManus, comes new inspiration to finish old and new projects by adapting your quilt projects to her popular “quilt as you go” technique – you are finishing your quilt while you create it.
Many quilters fail to finish their quilts for two reasons: “I fell out of love with the project” and “I’m afraid to quilt a large quilt in my home sewing machine!”
She shows you how to introduce new fabrics to old projects, bringing them back to life and guides you smoothly to the finish line, showing you just how quickly and easily your quilt will be done and wrapped around you, keeping you warm, happy and satisfied with your accomplishment. Marguerita helps you see your abandoned projects through new lenses. You’ll clean out your UFO’s in no time, turning them into nicely finished quilts.
By showing you exactly how to adapt patterns, including pointing out ones that don’t work, she helps you choose new quilt projects that are easily “finishable”. Once you’ve tried her popular joining technique you’ll want to finish all your quilts her way!
Marguerita provides five different straight stitch machine quilting designs and her “no rules” free motion process, sharing tips for each design. By using traditional, basic and simple quilting designs, she takes the fear out of the machine quilting process, which is done in small, manageable blocks. You are not struggling to quilt the entire quilt at one time – a daunting task for anyone!
Marguerita’s new book expands on her extremely popular joining process for bringing the quilted blocks together, with 16 pages and 17 photos.
Sara has used Marguerita’s methods on many quilts, her most recent one was a tee shirt quilt.
“My sister was visiting and brought with her her children’s old tee shirts and asked me to put them in a quilt. This is my very first tee shirt quilt and I choose to use your method. It went really fast and is so cute.”
She finishes off by showing you how to add your binding entirely by machine, incorporating her “pretty corners” technique. The process is so fast that you’ll be planning your next quilt before you finish the one you’re quilting!
If you loved her first quilt book, the very popular Crazy Shortcut Quilts, you’ll love her newest one!
128 pages / 147 photos / perfect bound / softcover / $24.95 print / $9.95 Kindle
Finish (almost) Any Quilt is printed in the USA on stock white paper and available in print via Amazon.com and electronically for the new Kindle Fire.
Using her fifteen years as a professional quilter, quilt designer and quilting teacher, Marguerita is on a mission to help quilters finish the projects that they start. Her philosophy of “Done is better than perfect” makes her break traditional quilting rules and she gives you permission to break any rules you want. By sharing everything she knows about finishing quilts Marguerita will inspire you to grab your fabrics and sewing machine and start finishing your quilts today.
Marguerita McManus PO Box 1508 Seward, AK 99664 ~ MMQuilts @ gmail.com