Take a look at the latest book from Gina Perkes. Looking for inspiration? Need a kick to get past that beginner’s hump? Get those free-motion skills moving with 38 of Gina’s fantastic grid-based designs.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of taking one of Gina’s classes, you know how thorough she is, offering clear detailed instructions covering all the bases. So it’s no surprise her latest book is bursting with helpful information for every quilter from beginner to guru. Guide to Grids offers critical information for the quilting process displayed in close up quilt images, precise diagrams, and helpful step by step instructions. Don’t take my word for it, here is a few of topics covered:
- Practice Ergonomics
- Adjust Focal Length
- Longarm Free-Motion Quilting
- Sit Down Free-Motion Quilting
- Stitch Regulation
- Stitches per Inch
- Constant Mode
- Fabric Choices
- Transferring Grids
- Guiding the Ruler
- Good Ruler Hand Stance
- Fundamentals for Good Grids
Next the reader is treated to multiple designs with variations totaling 38 designs in all! Talk about inspiration. Gina starts simple and builds in design complexity inspiring you to create amazing designs.
To finish everything off, three different Practice Sheets are included for your fun!
Take a look at a few of Gina’s quilts, great closeups are included through out the book, illustrating key points for grid design.
As a special treat, Gina created an amazing jacket showing off her grid quilting techiques. She has given special permission to show it off here: