Last tool. My favorite quilting book. I have other books with patterns and books that talk about how to make feathers or fill space with free hand free motion quilting. But, the best book for the mechanics of quilting in my opinion is Heirloom Machine Quilting by Harriet Hargrave. I am not knockin' anybody when I say this. Every book on quilting has it's place and I also use Leah's site as a resource for new background filler patterns and ideas. But, Harriet's book is a reference for me. If I can't figure it out, there's no need for me to go searching. I just pull out the book. I thought I had the old version, so when I ran into a copy of the revised edition in Half Price Books last sunday, I snatched it up. Imagine my surprise when I got home and realized I already had the revised edition. So, as part of my first free motion quilting video post, I'm going to give away the extra copy.
You have to comment or email before I get up on Tuesday morning. I'll randomly pick from the comments and let you know on Tuesday who won. But, nothin's really free. In your comment or your email, you have to tell me whether you free motion quilt and if you do, what you love about it. And if you don't, why you don't. I'm betting that if you don't, when you read your reason, you'll laugh at it and give free motion quilting a try. Let me know if you already have a copy of this book and want to be left out of the drawing.
Have a great Weekend. I'm off to do some cutting. My leader/ender project needs red squares and I've been cutting hexes. I want to sit in the swing today and sew.