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Oct 22, 2013

Book Review: Becoming a Confident Quilter by Elizabeth Dackson

Oct 22, 2013
Pin It Many of you know that Elizabeth and I have been friends since the time I started this blog 3 years ago.  Blogging friends who have been able to meet in real life.  I've watched her grow as a quilter - and become completely obsessed!  :)

I am so happy to share with you her first book - available now - Becoming a Confident Quilter.

Now yes, I agree there are a million "intro to quilting" books out there.  And many of them contain similar information on getting started with a quilting hobby.  What is different about this book, is that Becoming a Confident Quilter is the first primer I have seen that schools you in modern quilting.


What's the difference, you ask?  Elizabeth's chatty and casual explanations help guide and inform those interested in using today's fun, bold, and sometimes solid prints.  Using these fabrics is very different from instructing someone interested in using traditional calicos and reproductions.


All the basics are in here: choosing fabrics, building a stash, needed supplies, rotary cutting, piecing pressing, and finishing a quilt.


Included in the book Becoming a Confident Quilter are 14 skill builder patterns, each one successively more difficult.  The patterns focus on mastering basic quilting skills like the scant 1/4" seam, basic building blocks like half-square triangles, flying geese, etc, even instructions to piece an improv quilt and one paper pieced quilt pattern.  That's the full gambit!


Here's my fav from the book called Less is More.


If you're in the market for an all-inclusive modern quilting primer, be sure to pick this one up or put it on your Christmas list.  :)




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5 comments:

  1. I've got this book on my Christmas wish list! She's even awesomer in person!

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  2. yes think this will be on my wish list too but not sure I can wait till Christmas!

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  3. I have this on my wish list too. Just waiting for someone to ask what I could possibly want for Christmas. If I am not asked soon, I may just by it myself! :)

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  4. Hi AnneMarie! Thanks for the review - how exciting for Elizabeth! My mom is taking her first quilting class today (looking for a new hobby). If she takes to it, I'll have to get this book for her for Christmas. :) Hope you are doing well. :)

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  5. This is on my list! I love it that we can read along without a subtext on our heads substituting calicoes with solids (and I do love calicoes, nostalgically.) I can't wait to read and sew along!

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