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"Add a Line" Book Review posted: 11/22/2004
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
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Title: More Continuous Quilting Patterns
Author: Janie Donaldson
Publisher: American Quilter’s Society
Pages: 126
Publication Date: 2004
Suggested Retail Price: $24.95
ISBN #: 1-57432-848-4

Review: By Dori Hawks

Janie Donaldson, Hostess and Producer of Quilt Central® Television, has written another great book in her series on continuous quilting patterns. Even though she is a longarm quilter, her designs are can easily be used with any home sewing machine.

"Add-a-Line Continued: More Continuous Quilting Patterns" is chock full of with simple to complex designs, and can be used by the beginner or very advanced machine quilter. She breaks down the designs into 1-4 steps in the sewing sequence in a “handy, large page format.” Each step is a different color-coded progression; black for one, green for two, orange for three, and purple for the fourth design line. So, when you look at each design you immediately know which line goes with which step or sewing sequence.

The quilting patterns designs are unique and creative. The designs are inspirations from architectural and lace, as she says “a product of my dreams." Stylized animals, birds, leaves, flowers, and a gorgeous peacock are just a hint of the patterns in this book.

Janie also suggests that these designs could be scanned and digitized into machine embroidery designs for those of you that are really creative. She recommends that another use for the designs would be for reverse appliqué or embellishing with paints, beads, threads, and jewels. Copies can easily be made from her book for these other applications.

Add this book to your personal or guild library and look for this book at your favorite quilt shop!

American Quilter’s Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

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©2004 Dori Hawks

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