I’m delighted to be able to share insights with you today about a quilt book, focused on precision piecing by way of paper piecing, as well as giveaway opportunities where you could win a copy. This book is definitely packed with #CreativeGoodness, at an exceptional value.
Learn to Paper Piece: A Visual Guide to Piecing With Precision, by Nancy Mahoney, is an excellent new resource to learn and/or improve your precision piecing skills by way of paper piecing.
Resolve the mystery of precisely constructing quilt blocks with paper piecing. Nancy Mahoney guides you step by step through the basics and shows you how fun paper piecing can be. You’ll be amazed when you discover how easy it is to master this empowering technique. Welcome to the definitive guide to paper piecing!
- Achieve the precision you’re after as you learn the secrets of fabric and paper selection, how to choose the right scrap size, and how to keep your piecing accurate
- More than 30 how-to photos, combined with easy-to-understand directions, ensure accurate, successful block construction
- You’ll be asking yourself, “Did I really sew that?” as you create complex design elements you never thought you could tackle
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author, teacher, fabric designer, and award-winning quiltmaker Nancy Mahoney, of Sparta, Georgia, has enjoyed making quilts for more than 25 years. Her beautiful quilts have been featured more than 100 times in national and international quilt magazines. Nancy has designed several fabric lines for P&B Textiles, along with dozens of patterns.
Nancy will also be hosting a quilt-along (QAL) for designs from this book, this coming June. While I will happily share details on this upcoming QAL, you can also follow Nancy on Facebook, as well as Martingale’s Stitch This blog, to learn more about this upcoming fun event. And, keep an eye out on various social media tools for the hashtag #learntopaperpiecequiltalong.
This quilting book is an amazing “technique book”, perfect for anyone wanting to learn paper piecing from an expert. While this book includes 30 how-to-photos, with easy to follow instructions, it also includes five projects. And, the paper piecing patterns for these projects also include tips “for a different look”, so there are endless possibilities of what you can create from the designs and insights shared in this book.
There is an excellent section for “Getting Ready to Paper Piece”, which shares tips for fabric selection, fabric grain and directional prints, paper foundations, pressing, precutting fabric and much more.
The section for “Paper-Foundation Piecing Step-by-Step” is well written and easy to follow making this book perfect for new quilters, as well as experienced quilters that may want to perfect their piecing skills when working with paper-foundation designs. You’ll definitely find many excellent tips and tricks.
The projects range in size from 35 1/2″ x 35 1/2″ to 35 1/2″ x 40 1/2″, which are perfect project sizes for learning and perfecting new techniques, as well as creating fun projects that could be used for table toppers, wallhangings, or adapting the blocks to create just about any size project you might want to pursue.
I feel this book is an exceptional value, not to be overlooked. You can barely find a standalone pattern for the cost of this book, much less get a book packed with information from an expert on how to learn the ins and outs of paper piecing, plus get five patterns.
I hope you have a chance to check out this book at your favorite quilt shop. But don’t forget this is such a new book, that they may not be aware of it. Thus, you may want to let them know you are interested in having them make it available. Of course, you can also find this book online at Martingale or Amazon.
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DID I MENTION A GIVEAWAY?
There are actually a couple of ways you can win a copy of this book:
Martingale has a giveaway on their blog, Stitch This, where you could win a copy of this book, as well as a package of Papers for Foundation Piecing.
Martingale has also kindly donated a copy of this book, along with other books, for prizes in the “Bee Creative Charity Fundraiser” which QuiltShopGal is hosting this month, to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. For more info on this event, as well as to see all of the prizes: http://quiltshopgal.com/bee-creative-a-stitchalong-fmqalong-doodlealong-linky-party-charity-fundraiser-with-amazing-prizes/