I gave the book a read through and my initial thought was, I wish I had this book when I started quilting. Pat truly takes you step by step through the quilting process from picking the thread and batting, to quilting with your walking foot or free motion quilting, all the way through burying your knots at the end.
One of the most helpful parts of the book I thought was all of the different trouble shooting and tips Pat gives. She goes into what the cause of the problem is, why it is happening, and how to fix it.
In addition to all of the quilting instructions, the book also contains 5 wonderful projects. My two favorite projects were:
Dresden Candy Dish - I have never made a Dresden Plate quilt (though I have owned the ruler for years). I really like the small scale of this quilt so you can try out a new sewing and/or quilting technique without committing to a huge quilt.
Cherry Pie - My sister loves red and white quilts and just moved into a new house, I think that she might need me to make a Cherry Pie quilt for her :)
Would you like a chance to win Pat's book? Visit the link to Pat's Giveaway Page to enter to win one of the 5 copies of her 'Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt Book'!
Physical Copies for US residents, digital copies for all other winners. Be sure to enter by Midnight Dec 1 and then visit the others on her Mega Fun Tour to learn more about Pat's book, some have interviewed Pat, a few might have a giveaway, or have made a project... it's all listed on Pat's page!
Please take some time to hop over to the other blog's participating in the hop today:
Helen Stubbings of Hugs n Kisses
Kimberly Jolly of The Fate Quarter Shop
* All images courtesy of Pat Sloan and Martingale publishing.
** Disclaimer: A digital copy of Teach Me How to Machine Quilt was provided by the publisher for my review. All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.