New Book Release: Machine-Quilting Idea Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re a machine-quilting aficionado or a machine quilting-wannabe, Vicki Ruebel’s new Machine-Quilting Idea Book is for you!

So many quilters love to piece traditional quilt blocks (myself included), yet so many machine-quilting books focus on quilting wholecloth solid fabrics so that the quilting designs show off really well. But that always leaves me wondering, how do you show off patchwork blocks with machine quilting? What’s the best way to quilt blocks without covering them up or just quilting in the ditch? (As you can see, I have so many questions myself and I bet you can relate!)

Well, Vicki Ruebel of Orchid Owl Quilts is here to show us how! She’s selected a dozen classic patchwork blocks, from Nine Patches and Churn Dashes to Friendship Stars and Ohio Stars. Then she shows us not one or even two ways to machine quilt these blocks. Nope. She gives us four to six ways to quilt each one!

 

Each motif is designed to show off the patchwork rather than cover it up. And each quilting design is rated with one, two, or three spools, indicating if it is easy, intermediate, or more challenging. So if you’re like me, you can start with the easy ones and move on to other designs as you become more confident in your machine quilting skills.

In my years as being both a quilt-book editor and most recently as content director at Martingale, I’ve read and used many machine-quilting books. And I’ve learned so many things from each of them. But this is the first time I’ve had a book that focuses specifically on how to quilt patchwork. I know what I’m going to be practicing over Christmas vacation! How about you?!

Actually, I couldn’t wait until Christmas to get started. Here’s a photo of my very first block quilted with a design from Vicki’s book. It has a few bobbles, but this is literally the first time I’ve done free-motion quilting in several years. I’m sure that with a bit more practice my stitching lines will be smoother. On to the next design!

To make using the Machine-Quilting Idea Book even more fun, Vicki will be hosting a quilt along (QAL) on social media beginning in February. So get your book now, mark your calendar, and be prepared to ramp up your skills with the rest of us as we dive into 61 different designs for quilting patchwork blocks.

For a chance to win a copy of the Machine-Quilting Idea Book by Vicki Ruebel, answer the following question in the comments below.

 What’s your current machine-quilting level?

1 spool: I’m a newbie who’s excited to learn!

2 spools: I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills.

3 spools: I’m pretty proficient at free-motion quilting but am excited to learn new block motifs.

We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you can’t to start stitching, you can purchase the book at our website.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Cathy Slabaugh who says:

“I am a 1-spool newer quilter trying to learn more and more! I want to use my domestic machine
for much more than I do. I am anxious to learn to quilt specific patchwork. What a great idea. Thx
for the giveaway.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Cathy—congratulations!

 


273 Comments

  • I would say I am a 1 1/2 spool. I have done straight line and a little point-to-point quilting but that is it.

    —Sandy Allen on December 4, 2019
  • I think I’m a two spools quilter. I’d love more info on machine quilting with my domestic sewing machine.

    Jocelyn on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools. Whatever help/ inspiration is greatly appreciated.

    Val on December 4, 2019
  • Great idea for a quilt book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Ginny on December 4, 2019
  • I am 1 spoil. Just bought a long arm quilting machine and in the process of setting it up now.

    —Tamra Robertson on December 4, 2019
  • 3 spools

    —Sandy F. on December 4, 2019
  • I would say I am 2 and a half spools!

    Gene Black on December 4, 2019
  • I have quilted many quilts, but am always looking for new ideas.

    —Mary Durham on December 4, 2019
  • I guess 1 spool. Tried before, maybe its time to try again.

    —Linda Gidos on December 4, 2019
  • Spool One. I’ve practiced on quilt sandwiches, but would love to be proficient!

    —Melinda on December 4, 2019
  • I’m definitely still a 1-spool! So eager to learn though.

    —Sheila H on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools!

    —Martha on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools

    —Sharon on December 4, 2019
  • I would consider myself and *almost* 2 spool machine quilter! I have the walking foot and accessories but haven’t done ANY for so long that I ought to be considered a 1 spool. 🙁 Maybe this book would be me fired back up! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    —Peggy W in Kansas on December 4, 2019
  • I’ll say a 2-spooler….there is a real need for this type of book!

    —Sunnie Malesky on December 4, 2019
  • I might be a 2 spooler, but I really tell people that I’m a 1. I think I need more practice.

    —Judy Thompson on December 4, 2019
  • I’m at 2 Spools. I would really like to learn quilting motifs for patchwork blocks!

    —Nancy T on December 4, 2019
  • 1 spool 😊 I honestly need ideas on what design to put where and then just try it! I’m such a chicken to just wing it. This book would be awesome. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Sandy P on December 4, 2019
  • A #2, I have done a few quilts but could always use some new techniques and designs. Very excited about this book.

    —Rita Scott on December 4, 2019
  • I have done one quilt, but it was definitely a struggle and don’t want anyone to look too closely at it! This book sounds great and such a practical help.

    —Pat A on December 4, 2019
  • I am a two spool quilter. I’ve quilted several quilts with free motion and I am very interested to try new designs to bring up the level of my quilting! I love the preview ideas shown!!

    Joyce on December 4, 2019
  • I’m definitely at a 2 spool skill. I feel confident on small projects but haven’t tackled larger quilt projects. Would love to win Vicki Ruebel’s new book.

    —Leah Pupp on December 4, 2019
  • I’m probably a 3 spool quilter but I love the clear direction this book shows for designs for blocks. The designs shown are lovely.

    —Loris Mills on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 2 spools, never sure of what to do to quilt my tops. I have several waiting, to many to send out,but lots of joy creating them! I’m very excited to hear about this book. It’s on my Christmas list now!

    Patricia Warner on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools but not on my domestic. I usually rent time on a longarm but only quilt my own quilts when its an all-over design. This would really let me do more of my own custom quilting – I’m excited to try it!

    —Maria on December 4, 2019
  • I am at a 2 spool level, as I have definitely done my share of quilting, but could really use the inspiration this book provides.

    —Kathy Cadle on December 4, 2019
  • 70 years of experience, so three spools for sure!

    —Sylvia on December 4, 2019
  • I consider myself a newbie who is excited to learn! My favourite quilt pattern is "Toni"…. Toni is my quilter!

    —Vicky on December 4, 2019
  • I am probably a solid 2 spools. I like to FMQ on my domestic but do a lot of meandering and would like to learn some more challenging designs in context of a particular block.

    —Christina L on December 4, 2019
  • Definitely 2 spools! Ready to try more!

    —Theresa Powers on December 4, 2019
  • I am a 1-spool machine-quilter. I have only machine-quilted one table runner with a straight line diamond pattern. I would love to learn more!

    —Kay Dammast on December 4, 2019
  • I would rate myself at 3 spools. I’ve done a lot of free motion quilting, but agree that block designs are hard to find.

    —Judy Smith on December 4, 2019
  • I have practiced off and on , but not too much on actual pieces. Looking forward to trying this book and projects after the holidays

    —Vaughn smith on December 4, 2019
  • I’m definitely one spool! This book looks like a great way to learn.

    —Sandra Painter on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools…need a technique that guides me to build my confidence ;o)

    —Kristie M Michalowski on December 4, 2019
  • i have done a little free motion quilting but am definitely a beginner still.

    —Carolyn Montgomery on December 4, 2019
  • I’m about a 1.5 spool quilter. I’ve dabbled a bit, but have a huge amount to learn!

    —Gayle M on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools, I have fmq a lot but would love to increase my knowledge

    —Claire S Hallman on December 4, 2019
  • Definitely 2 spools. Have done a few very simple machine quilted quilts…would like to learn and practice more.

    —Marilyn Fite on December 4, 2019
  • Even thou I quilt all of my quilts I still feel like 2 spools. It’s always the same old question – How do I Quilt this?

    —Louise M Haddon on December 4, 2019
  • I would definitely rank myself as a two spool quilter. I have quilted many of my quilts but feel I need help in coming up with quilting designs. I am excited about this new book – I would love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Ann West on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools

    —Triah on December 4, 2019
  • I am a two spooler. I have free motion quilted, but I am always looking to improve. This book looks very interesting, there is always something new to learn and grow in quilting.

    —Margie on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools is where I am at, so this book would boost my skills!

    chrisknits on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a newbie who needs to practice a lot. This book looks great!

    —Glenda on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 2 spooler. Struggle with ideas sometimes.

    —Brenda on December 4, 2019
  • Two spools–I’ve done quite a few quilts but nothing fancy.

    —Verna A. on December 4, 2019
  • I’d say 2-1/4, I’ve quilted more than 2 quilts, but wouldn’t call myself proficient at free motion, though I would like to be.

    —Kathy on December 4, 2019
  • I would say two spools. I am always ready to improve my skills

    —Maria L Zook on December 4, 2019
  • I am a #2. I do do some free motion but not very confident.

    —Martha Cook on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools. Definitely could use this book!

    —Amy Whetten on December 4, 2019
  • Two spools. I love Vicki’s work; she always makes it seem effortless and attainable.

    —Anne-Marie on December 4, 2019
  • 1 spool! I am a handquilter, but it is time to learn machine quilting.

    —C Davis on December 4, 2019
  • Maybe 2 spools on a good day! Really want to get better.

    —KC Smith on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a two spool machine quilter. When I look at my older machine-quilted quilts, some look pretty good, but I can always learn better ways to quilt, and more ideas for showing the blocks.

    —Gail Mackay on December 4, 2019
  • Slightly over 1 right now. Ready to learn alot more

    —KC Smith on December 4, 2019
  • 3 spools: I’m pretty proficient at free-motion quilting but am excited to learn new block motifs

    —Terry on December 4, 2019
  • 3 spools I am excited to learn new block motifs.

    —Barbara Spurr on December 4, 2019
  • Good Morning! Oh, I would just love to win this book. And if I don’t, I’m buying it. As you mentioned, it’s nice to have a reference for how to quilt patchwork blocks. I would say I’m a 2 spools quilter who would love to be a 3 spools one. I always get halted and anxious over how to quilt something, especially with minimum thread breaks. Thank you for the opportunity. ~smile~ Roseanne

    Roseanne on December 4, 2019
  • I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills.

    Fabiana Donadel on December 4, 2019
  • I’ve done a few quilts with a stitch in the ditch design (which really isn’t a design IMHO) but I am fascinated by the skill and designs I see. A true work of artistic finesse.

    —Lynn Darcy on December 4, 2019
  • I’m definitely a 1 spooler. I have tried free motion on some little quilts, but usually end up doing straight lines. Thank you for this giveaway.

    —Vickie Grissom on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 2 spool gal. I could use lots of ideas and tips. What a treasure this book would be for those of us who have trouble deciding how to quilt different blocks!

    —TERRI H on December 4, 2019
  • I am definitely a two spooler. I would love to win this book to expand my machine quilting skills. Thank you for a chance!

    —Mary Kastner on December 4, 2019
  • I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills–I found the process to be very challenging with lots of questions about appropriate supplies, threads, machine settings.

    —Regina Harris on December 4, 2019
  • I am 3 spools. Been machine quilting since the 80s but I still like to learn new tricks. Just started learning ruler work.

    —Joellyn on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools

    —Pam on December 4, 2019
  • I am definitely a newbie! I tried straight line quilting on a baby quilt. After two rows, I took all the stitches out!

    —Debra Miller on December 4, 2019
  • I am 2 spools. Love to machine quilt on my domestic machine and want to learn more.

    —kathy o. on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a newbie and just not sure how to begin. It gets very costly sending quilts out to be quilted and would love to learn how to do it myself.

    —Sharon Cirillo on December 4, 2019
  • Three spools for me!

    —Carol W on December 4, 2019
  • I have stitched a few free motion quilts, but could sure use some help and new ideas.

    —Cindy F on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools..

    —Barbara Browning on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools–I have tried a few placemats but never a large quilt. I have 3 tops ready to be quilted so this would be a great way to get ideas for my 2 samplers.

    —Jeanne on December 4, 2019
  • Spool 2, but a very beginner spool 2

    —Amy on December 4, 2019
  • This is on my bucket list. A challenge in my many many years of hand quilting. Hand quilting is no longer what I can do.I need to machine quilt to continue my deloved pastime

    —Marlene on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools for me! I’m always looking for more help to improve my skills!

    —Jean Blythe on December 4, 2019
  • I am a two spooler! I have a Sweet Sixteen and have made some progress. Love hand quilting, but it takes so long to complete the project! Always looking for new ideas for quilting the quilts I’ve made. Thank you for the chance to win this book!

    —Sandy on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a #3, and having taken a year off my quilting business am having fun trying new techniques and designs.

    —Sally J Howard on December 4, 2019
  • I am a Two spool quilter.
    I love learning new quilting designs to make my works more charming

    —Fabiana on December 4, 2019
  • I am a 3 spools quilter, I really enjoy FMQ! I am excited about this book and know it will be an excellent reference.

    Brandy Pettit/Blue Spool Sewing Room on December 4, 2019
  • 2 Spools. I’ve done some machine quilting but I really need to get better and am anxious to learn

    —Sharon on December 4, 2019
  • I am a #1 spool. Recently bought a new machine with a wide throat, intending to do my own quilting instead of taking them to a long-armer.
    This book would be a great help to me!

    —Rose C on December 4, 2019
  • I am definitely a one spooler and need to learn all I can. Would welcome this book with loving arms to work on quilts in progress and to come.

    —Leola Ripperger on December 4, 2019
  • My machine quilting level would be 2 spools: I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills.

    This book looks like an awesome addition to my reference library and I really hope I win!

    Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway and I look forward to using this book!

    —susan on December 4, 2019
  • 3 spools – but I am always at a loss as to which design I should quilt. I’d love to have this book as a guide!

    —Karen on December 4, 2019
  • 1 spool. Have straight line quilted quite a few projects, but need to expand my range.

    —Judi on December 4, 2019
  • Definitely a newbie! Spool 1

    —Geri on December 4, 2019
  • Spool 1 for sure

    —Sandy on December 4, 2019
  • 2 Spools
    I’ve machine quilted many quilts, but it is time to up my skill set

    —Sue L on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools for me, just acquired a mid-arm and am desperate for ideas to quilt my piecework.

    Jo on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 3 spooler, but this is the book I’ve been waiting for!! Choosing quilting designs is my biggest challenge.

    Victoria Miner on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a "2 Spooler". I’ve done a little machine quilting but could use some good tips to increase my skills.

    —Carol Gearey on December 4, 2019
  • Spool 1 – so far have been intimidated to try anything big!

    elr on December 4, 2019
  • I need this 👍

    —Glenda on December 4, 2019
  • I’m maybe a 1 1/2 spool I’ve tried machine quilting but I need help!

    —Gloria Y on December 4, 2019
  • I am a one spool,I’ve done pantograph,but can’t do free motion. I would love to learn!

    —Sharon on December 4, 2019
  • I’m between a 2 and 3 spool. I’m intermediate, and always wanting to learn more.

    —Judy B Bowers on December 4, 2019
  • 2 Spools; I’d love to learn more!

    —Kathryn Nolan on December 4, 2019
  • Probably close to a 2 spool. Quilted a few quilts, but have lots to learn. My long arm gets dusty in between projects, not because I don’t have enough projects🤣, but because I freeze on what to do with them. This book could be most helpful. Thanks!

    —Marie on December 4, 2019
  • 2 Spools; I’d love to learn more! And this book would save stress on the homeward run. ie. More quilt tops would get finished!

    —Kathryn Nolan on December 4, 2019
  • I am a two spool kind of girl 🙂

    —Cassie Johnson on December 4, 2019
  • I’ve done very little free motion quilting. Most of my quilting has been with my walking foot, so I’m still learning. This looks like a Fabulous book!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy.

    —Judy W. on December 4, 2019
  • I have some experience but need more ideas, practice, and confidence

    —Joan Baylor on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools – but mostly straight line quilting. I definitely need help with deciding which FMQ motif to quilt where!

    —Donna Palumbo on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools – I would love to learn new methods!

    —Susan J Stein on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 1+ spool. Definitely room for improvement.

    —Dixie on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools. I want to expand my quilting skills.

    —Monica on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 2 spool gal. Been around the block, but tired of circling it! I need to broaden my horizons!

    —Janet T on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools for me. Need help with quilting designs.

    —stitching mom on December 4, 2019
  • I think I’m 1 1/2 spools. I just dicovered FMQ with rulers and I think that might be a game changer for me!

    Kristin on December 4, 2019
  • 2spools

    —Joy Baetz on December 4, 2019
  • I have done zero machine quilting. I want to be able to machine quilt on a domestic machine.

    —carol on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools

    —Debbi on December 4, 2019
  • 2 Spools 🧵

    —PaulaR in GA on December 4, 2019
  • 1 spool, new but excited to learn!

    —Donna on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools: I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills.

    —Karen on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools – I have quilted several quilts but am ready to boost my skills. I do a lot of piecing traditional blocks and really need inspiration on how to quilt them. Would LOVE to win this book!!

    —Sue H on December 4, 2019
  • I am a two spooler. I enjoy stitching with my dual feed system. I am not confident with my free motion stitching. I am learning ruler work which has helped smooth out my free motion stitch length.

    —Robin Adair-Marshall on December 4, 2019
  • Long time patchworker, but a one spooler. Tried and failed miserably. Maybe it’s time to give it another go.

    —SandyMay on December 4, 2019
  • 1 spool—I can walking foot quilt, but free motion, I need help

    —Nancy on December 4, 2019
  • I am a 3 spool level, but I can always use new ideas.

    —Janice Mc Laren on December 4, 2019
  • I would consider myself at 2 spools.

    —Judy on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools. I always have to rein myself in and have a PLAN for quilting.

    —Karen on December 4, 2019
  • I’m three spools and always looking for ideas on how to "quilt as desired"!

    —Karen D Martin on December 4, 2019
  • Oh my gosh, I am a total newbie! And this book would be so perfect for me, as I currently have three traditional quilt tops it needs to be quilted. Two were gifted to me, to be quilted and donated to charity, so I’m not even sure what they are, but I know they’re traditional. The other one is nothing but New York beauty blocks and I am absolutely stumped as to what I’m going to do with that. This book would be so perfect for helping me decide and then execute!!

    kc on December 4, 2019
  • 2 Spools

    —Jo on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 1 spool girl. Just trying to figure out a quilting pattern throws me & I have a few tops that want to be sandwiched & quilted.

    Jan on December 4, 2019
  • Still a one spool girl here…know need more practice :/ lol… Thank you for chance to win this book..maybe it will help boost me to a 3 spooler! 😀

    —Lori Morton on December 4, 2019
  • I’m able to do wavy lines across the quilt with a walking foot and quite like it. That’s it for me, so brand new at free motion. I need and want to learn . So a one spool girl!

    —Jacqui Delchau on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 3 spoils, but there’s always something new to learn. I tend to do the same motifs all the time. Looks like fun

    —Pat Evans on December 4, 2019
  • I would love to have the Machine-Quilting Idea Book by Vicki Ruebel. I feel like I am 3 spools, but I am always looking for more ideas and inspiration. I would love to have Vicki’s book, and besides, we have the same name and spell it correctly! Ha ha!

    —Vicki Gamble on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 2 spool. I’ve done mostly straight line quilting and I’m ready to move up to the next level.

    —Margie on December 4, 2019
  • I guess I fall more to the newbie side. I’ve taken a class & stitched a few small quilts but my skills are still pretty sketchy.

    —Susan Clarkson on December 4, 2019
  • Can I say 2 spools if they were baby quilts? I only did stitch in the ditch and a crosshatch, but am fascinated by the curvy designs. And I prefer patchwork quilts to the ones with so much white space, so this book sounds intriguing.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on December 4, 2019
  • I would say I am a 2 spool free motion quilter. I sure would like to be a 3 spool so this new publication intrigues me.

    —Audrey on December 4, 2019
  • 1 and a half? So far I’ve only done straight line quilting, but eager to add free motion to the arsenal!

    —Cathy B. on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools I’ve quilted a few of my projects but need help to take it to the next level.

    —Betty T on December 4, 2019
  • I am a 2 spoil sewing. I have a lot of ideas but not too sure where to start. Made a quilt for my granddaughter for collage. It turned out better than I thought it would but a lot of mistakes on it. Now ready to start another and want more instructions of them how to.
    Thank you,
    Ann Marie

    —Ann Marie Dickamore on December 4, 2019
  • I’m two spools. I have tried to do some machine quilt but not always pleased with my results.

    —Diane Paul on December 4, 2019
  • What’s your current machine-quilting level? 1 and 2 spools

    My go-to quilting style is stitch-in-the-ditch. Excited and wanting to learn more, I have tried the orange peel design using a template, and the straight-line and outline quilting designs using masking tape. Always willing to up my game!

    —Carrie on December 4, 2019
  • 1 spool: I am a beginner free motion quilter

    —Rachel Patch on December 4, 2019
  • I am one spool ! JUST a beginner !

    —Nancy C on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools. Even though I have quilted every quilt I have made, very few of them are quilted using free-motion. Constantly learning, and looking for ideas.

    —Kathi B on December 4, 2019
  • I am probably 3 spoools, but certainly not a professional. I would love to learn how to quilt patchwork blocks in new ways 🙂

    —Darlene B on December 4, 2019
  • Spools: I’ve stitched around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills. Love to have this book to help me with ideas and increasing my skills.

    —Valerie on December 4, 2019
  • I am a 3 spooler. Always looking to learn and try new things though.

    —K Yee on December 4, 2019
  • 1 spool: I’m a newbie who’s excited to learn!

    —Valerie Schraml on December 4, 2019
  • 2 Spools- and I’m eager to learn more skills!

    —Marcia Burt on December 4, 2019
  • I am a spool 3, but i still get stumped as to what design to quilt. I’m always wanting to know how to quilt different patterns. It looks like a very handy book to have and refer to when needing inspiration.

    —Sue Taylor on December 4, 2019
  • I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills.

    —Susan Stanton on December 4, 2019
  • 3 spools having quilted quite a lot.
    However I always need ideas especially for traditional blocks like log cabin.

    —Maureen on December 4, 2019
  • I’m 2 spools: I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills. Thanks!

    —TaraA on December 4, 2019
  • 2 Spools – I need some inspiration! I love to stay on the learning/growing edge of things and new ideas & techniques keep me motivated! It’s been a while since I created a quilt using FMQ so the addition of this book to my library would be a wonderful and much appreciated treat!

    —Deb B on December 4, 2019
  • Three spools. I am always looking for ideas to complete my quilts!

    —Nancy Sumner on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools: I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills.

    —sheryl harrison on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a newbie and can use all the help I can get! This book looks like it would be a big help.

    —Diana O on December 4, 2019
  • 3 spools. I’m always looking for new designs.

    —Cecilia on December 4, 2019
  • 3 spools and I do still need inspiration.

    —Melody Lutz on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools: I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills. I need practice.

    —Christi on December 4, 2019
  • I would say I am a 3 spool quilter. I have done many quilts, but I still have some hesitation when it comes to choosing the designs. This book would be a good resource.

    —Karen A on December 4, 2019
  • I would say that I’m in between 1 and 2 spools.

    —Debra Reber on December 4, 2019
  • 3 spools, but I always have a hard time deciding what to quilt and I usually fall back on my same 3 to 4 all over quilt motifs, so I would love to see what she has in this book .

    —Nancy C on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools, I would love to learn new techniques!

    —Elizabeth Doss on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 2 spoiler. I love to piece but I struggle with the quilting. This book looks very helpful!

    —Susan Gray on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a 2 1/2. I also teach classes to others and this book would be a great resource

    —Carole Coley on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools, would love to be at ease with free motion work

    —Kerry Grose on December 4, 2019
  • 1 spool. I’m a newbie and willing and able to learn.

    —Denise V on December 4, 2019
  • 2 spools–but I’m ready to up my game! This book is definitely going on my wish list-thanks for the chance to win!

    —Jean on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a1 spool gal (maybe even that is a stretch). I’ve only straight stitched around blocks but because I’m afraid I’ll ruin my hard work. I think I’ll have to ask Santa for this book.

    —Sandy Kolarik on December 4, 2019
  • I am a newbie!

    —Molly Riemann on December 4, 2019
  • Hi well think I am a 2 spoiler, but then instea$ of practising I spend too long procrastinating on the designs and any help to stay at the machine is welcome

    —Kerrie on December 4, 2019
  • Spool 2I have quilted a few quilts -very basically .

    —E CROSS on December 4, 2019
  • I’m a newbie who wants to try but it afraid I won’t be able to catch on to the techniques. This book would help me get a good start.

    —LeahK on December 5, 2019
  • 1 Spool. I am a newbie and would love to get started quilting my own quilts. This book would be a great start to learning how to complete my entire quilt from start to finish.

    —LeahK on December 5, 2019
  • 3 Spools! You are correct when you say most all books are for large motifs and quilts with a lot of real estate. I am a traditional quilter and have longed for a book of "go-to" ideas for quilts set traditionally.

    —LisaC on December 5, 2019
  • One spool-trying to learn FMQ. This would be a big help for “what to quilt” on the tops I have.

    —Erika Williams on December 5, 2019
  • I can claim 3 spools. I agree that most quilting books focus on ideas for whole close quilts or lots of negative space. This books looks like it will be a very useful addition to my library.

    —The Lisa Marie on December 5, 2019
  • Maybe 2 spools. I am getting a sit down long arm today. Maybe in a year, I can push it to 2.5 or 2.75!!!

    —Jocelyn G on December 5, 2019
  • I think I’m a two spool. I’m teaching my self with the help of books!! And I would love to win this book so I can partake in the sew along!! Thank you!! Linda K

    —Linda Klemenz on December 5, 2019
  • I’m a 2 spool. I do fine with straight line quilting, but I get lost when trying to move from one space to another with free motion quilting. I can see where these instructions with numbers would be excellent help!

    —Libby M on December 5, 2019
  • I am a 2 spool machine quilter. I have done some free motion, some ruler work, ditch quilting, but I sure would like to improve — and, since most of my quilts are traditional blocks, this looks like it would really help me! 🙂

    —Carol Schon on December 5, 2019
  • I am for sure a #1 spool

    —Laurie Wadeikis on December 5, 2019
  • 1 1/2 spools??? I have done a little quilting, but have so much more to learn. I like the idea of having different patterns for different blocks!

    —Patty F. on December 5, 2019
  • I have quilted a few quilts, but never feel very confident about the quilting patterns I use. This book sounds like it would be very, very helpful!

    —Margaret on December 5, 2019
  • I might be a two spool, but I don’t have a lot of confidence. I’d love to be more proficient. This book looks very interesting.

    —Becky on December 5, 2019
  • I’d a 1 1/2 spools. I have done machine quilting but it is mostly in the ditch or just across squares to form an "X". I would love to learn how to quilt an entire quilt with different patterns.

    —Debby Jensen on December 6, 2019
  • I would say I’m a 2 spool quilter. I struggle with how to quilt my tops. I need all the help I can get.

    —ERMA WAULK on December 6, 2019
  • I am probably a 2.5 and have quilted several quilts, but always enjoy new ideas in quilt motifs.

    Suzanne on December 6, 2019
  • More than 2 spools but less than 3 spools. Quilting "designs" are always a struggle. Free motion loops and swirls and hearts and stars are great but showcasing a block and its design would be helpful. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    —karen on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spool on a longarm, can always learn more.

    —Judy on December 6, 2019
  • Newbie for sure!

    —bookboxer on December 6, 2019
  • I have a longarm and am practicing ruler work, some free motion and patographs. I think I’m doing well and not sure how many spools that equates. Thanks!

    —Lisa Timmer on December 6, 2019
  • I’m a one spool, but I am also a traditional patchwork quilter. This book would be a godsend since quilting my designs always seems to be a challenge! Can’t wait for Vicki’s inspirations!

    —Janis Hardy on December 6, 2019
  • What a fantastic book! I’m a 1 1/2 spool I’d say… lots of in the ditch and straight line quilting, but I would love to know how to show off the quilt blocks! Thanks for the chance for the give away 😊

    —Kara H on December 6, 2019
  • I’m a one spool, trying to build up the courage to try machine quilting

    —Sue MacLeod on December 6, 2019
  • I would consider myself a 2 and a bit lol, I have quilted lots of quilts but I need to learn more and this book would be very helpful!

    —Rhona on December 6, 2019
  • 1 spool for sure. Would love this book to work towards 2 spools.

    —Claire Hayes on December 6, 2019
  • 1 Spool. I’m a newbie.

    —Teri on December 6, 2019
  • I have been just quilting a meandering pattern; afraid to mess up my quilt with free motion quilting. Guess that would make me a 1 Spool.

    —Sylvia L on December 6, 2019
  • I am definitely 2 spools and a bit more. That said, I have never been very happy with my machine quilting, so perhaps owning this book would help me.

    —Sue on December 6, 2019
  • I am 2 spools. What a great help this book would be.

    —Nicole on December 6, 2019
  • I would consider myself a 2 spool quilter. I have quilted a few larger throws, but have 2 bed sized quilts waiting for me to feel proficient so needing more practice and enticing ideas for sure!

    —Ferne Tworek on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools for me and always ready to increase my skill level.

    —Sheila on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools

    mandy whalen on December 6, 2019
  • I’m a 2 & 1/2 spool machine quilter. I’m confident about free motion quilting but always looking for new ideas to make great looking quilts.

    —Barbaraben on December 6, 2019
  • Three spools, but I am always looking for new ideas.

    —Lynn on December 6, 2019
  • 1 spool: I’m a newbie who’s terrified, but excited to learn!

    —VM on December 6, 2019
  • I’m a 1 spoiler and trying hard to get enough courage to take the next step. This book looks like something I could do more easily than the books I have so far. Sometimes it is the method of teaching that makes the difference I like what is being done in this book.

    —Susan Melgaard on December 6, 2019
  • I would say I am a 3 spool kinda gal. However, that being said, I always have a difficult time deciding on the quilting design. Any help is appreciated!

    —Judi L. on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools: I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills. Love having a book that gives examples on how to quilt sampler type quilts as well as block based quilts.

    —Nancy N on December 6, 2019
  • I think I am 2 spools. I have quilted several quilts on my home machine, but I need lots more practice to improve the look of my quilting.

    —Diane Coble on December 6, 2019
  • I would list myself as a one and a half spools. I have done a few quilts, but always get hung up on the design process and I love to piece. If I don’t win, I hope Santa will be good to me.

    —Sherry on December 6, 2019
  • I think I am a 2 Spool quilter. I have a Sweet Sixteen and too many Quilt Tops waiting to become Quilts!

    —Anne Taschereau Mamers on December 6, 2019
  • I would have to choose 3 spools – always looking for new ideas

    —Donna W on December 6, 2019
  • I’m a 1 1/2 spool quilter. I’ve done lots of stitch in a ditch and meandering. They match my patience for getting the quilt finished.

    —Cory Plantenberg on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools; I need a lot more practice. This book will give me the boost to do so.

    —anna on December 6, 2019
  • I think i’m a 2 spool. not a total newbie, but a long way to go before i’ll consider myself proficient or even confident.

    —Judy Palmer on December 6, 2019
  • I am a 1 spool. I have lacked the confidence to try. This book sounds ideal.

    —Billie Fellers on December 6, 2019
  • I need a lot more practice!

    —Sharon Browne on December 6, 2019
  • I am a 2 spooler but would love to learn more and boost my skills from the same basic quilting patterns to more involved quilting. Also a boost in confidence would be great.

    —Cindy on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools, mainly stitch in the ditch but I have attempted some more free motion, curving designs. On a baby quilt, I once just spiralled out from the center.

    —Lucy Loveridge on December 6, 2019
  • 1 spool for sure.

    —Elaine on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools: I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills.

    —Cindy S on December 6, 2019
  • One spool–haven’t really dived into free-motion quilting, but I want to learn how soon!

    —JLouise on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools for me. Mostly walking foot quilting. I’d probably be a minus 2 spools for free-motion!

    —Joye Cox on December 6, 2019
  • I think I’m a 1 1/2 spools. I have done a lot of walking foot quilting and a little free motion. This book would be so helpful in finding a design to compliment the patchwork. Thank you for the give away!

    —Judy on December 6, 2019
  • I’m a two spool-er, and am always on the lookout for a new trick or two..

    —Debra on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools, I’ve done mostly stitch in the ditch and I’d like to expand my skills.

    —Mary on December 6, 2019
  • Probably 3 spools.

    —Cathie on December 6, 2019
  • I am at a 2 spool level and am excited about this book!

    —Sharla on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools and looking forward to advancing to 3!

    —Renae on December 6, 2019
  • I’m definitely one spool. I really like the idea of having some ideas of how to quilt on patches. So many patterns say "quilt as desired". Well, what if you have no idea how! This book sounds like the answer.

    —Madeline Wallace on December 6, 2019
  • 1 spool: I’m brand new at this and have only done a small amount of quilt as you go. So, I’m very interested in learning other techniques.

    —Anita Putnam on December 6, 2019
  • I am a 2 spool level. My free motion quilting could definitely use some practice, improvement and ideas.

    —Darliss on December 6, 2019
  • One and a-half spools here. I’ve done a little random quilting with my machine, but mostly straight lines or hand quilting.

    —Kyra Franz on December 6, 2019
  • I am 2 spools – always looking for more inspiration to complete my quilts on a domestic machine.

    —Karen K on December 6, 2019
  • I have done very simple quilting on small projects, satisfied with what it is. Would like to learn more.

    Barb Haakonson on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spools. Always looking for ideas on how to quilt a particular block.

    —Candi on December 6, 2019
  • I am a 1-spool newer quilter trying to learn more and more! I want to use my domestic machine
    for much more than I do. I am anxious to learn to quilt specific patchwork. What a great idea. Thx
    for the giveaway.

    Cathy Slabaugh on December 6, 2019
  • I’m maybe half a spool….
    Interested in what others do, but afraid to try for myself.

    —Kay on December 6, 2019
  • I guess I would say I’m in between a 1 spool and a 2 spool. I just finished my first quilt top and sandwich. I have it basted and I’m in the process of trying to determine how to actually “Quilt” it. Should I stitch in the ditch, free motion quilt, use stencils or ruler? I am currently practicing on a mini quilt sandwich. I have friends who told me to just take it to a long arm quilter, but I want to do it ALL on my own so I can learn from start to finish. It feels like I would be cheating to take it to a LAQ. 😊

    —Tina Richardson on December 6, 2019
  • #2 spool, but only straight quilting (echo or stitch-in-the-ditch).
    #1 spool for free-motion.
    … dream about becoming a #3 !

    —Gina Milano on December 6, 2019
  • 2 spool, just barely. I use the Bernina’s BSR to do my free-motion quilting because I really cannot control the stitch length without its help.

    —Linda Nakamura on December 6, 2019
  • "3 Spools" – I love FMQ and began my journey on my domestic machine. I have had a longarm machine for the past 8 years and still LOVE FMQ & ruler work…don’t get me wrong I love my computer, too, however for me, FMQ’ing is "it" for me and my creativity!!!

    —Becky Schultz on December 6, 2019
  • I guess I’m a two spool. I do a pretty fair job, but I still need inspiration. I love traditional quilting motifs.

    —Lynn Manchester on December 6, 2019
  • I would say barely a 2 spools. I have quilted two quilts on my domestic but they didn’t quite turned out as expected, BUT, at least they were quilted and finished.

    —leti on December 6, 2019
  • Got to make Tree of Life. But 3 others call my name too.

    Cynthia Wood on December 7, 2019
  • I would say I am a 2 spools person. I have quilted many quilts but mainly do stippling or meandering. Not anything more than that

    —Renea Yarolim on December 7, 2019
  • I’m a 3 spooler always looking for ideas and inspiration. Excited about this book! Thanks!

    —Gloria Cotten on December 7, 2019
  • 3 spools but its a challenge to not quilt the same thing time after time. This looks great.

    —Mom C on December 7, 2019
  • I am a 1.5 spool as I haven’t machine quilted much lately.

    —Margaret Andolshek on December 7, 2019
  • This book sounds like where I should start to get out of the ditch!!! I would love to win this book!

    —Lynnette McKinley on December 7, 2019
  • I am 1.5 spools…I need more practice. This book sounds like where I should start. The quilt along would be perfect.

    —Lynnette Mckinley on December 7, 2019
  • I’ve done some quilting. I’m almost a two spool 🧵 🧵
    I’d love to learn more! Fingers crossed!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

    —usairdoll on December 7, 2019
  • can i be a 2 and a half? practice makes perfect, but finished is better than perfect so……

    —shoshana vogel on December 7, 2019
  • I am 1 1/2 spools. I meander just fine. Occasionlly, I try something else. I look for doable designs within my skill set.

    —Renata on December 7, 2019
  • I’m 1 1/2 spools. I’ve done a few things, but never very happy with the results. I’m eager to do more and hopefully improve.

    —Marcia on December 7, 2019
  • I’d say I’m a 2 1/2 at machine quilting. I’ve had a lot of practice,but am always looking to improve and learn new designs.

    —Susan Goodwin on December 8, 2019
  • At last a book that will help with quilting ideas for patchwork quilts .

    —Kathi Payne on December 8, 2019
  • I have done some machine quilting but am ready to boost my skills.

    —Patricia Phaiah on December 8, 2019
  • Two spools for me. I have been using my walking foot and practicing FMQ, but could use some help with making a smooth transition between the two.

    —Linda Towers on December 8, 2019
  • I’m a 1 spool, but I just finished machine quilting my first quilt! Now for the binding!

    —Mary Oakley on December 8, 2019
  • Definitely a ONE spool gal here! I’ve used my walking foot for stitching in the ditch, radiating lines and grid work. Next step, do more complex quilting with my walking foot, then tackle free motion.

    —Tamara on December 8, 2019
  • 2 spools here!

    —Mary O. on December 9, 2019
  • I have stitched my way around a quilt or two; but I have done all in straight stitching, letting the quilt tell me what to do; so can really use the helpful ideas in this book.

    —Nancy D. on December 9, 2019
  • I believe I’m a "two-spooler. I use my walking foot to stitch in the ditch and to do cross-hatching. Anything to further my skills would be great.

    —Pat K on December 9, 2019
  • I’m a 3 spooler, but I love to see a new book on the craft. I try to encourage all to quilt with their domestic machine, so I’m excited about this new book.

    —Stephanie Woodward on December 9, 2019
  • I’m a 2-spool free-motion quilter. I finally can do decent looking meander and some nice vines in narrow borders. However i need help and more practice with what to put in large open areas when I want "fancier" quilting for my adult charity quilts. I can do "OK" with stars, hearts and cartoon-like flowers for kids quilts but I’m lacking on making lovely adult motifs. Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Becky Leitl on December 9, 2019
  • 1 spool!

    Sally Dowie on December 10, 2019
  • Maybe a "one and a half spooler" at best. Thanks for the chance of winning.

    —Annette F. on December 10, 2019
  • 1 spool: I’m a newbie who’s excited to learn!

    —Carmen on December 10, 2019
  • 2 spools: I’ve stitched my way around a quilt or two, but I’m ready to boost my skills. Wonderful book!

    —diane n. on December 11, 2019

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