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Author: Sally Collins
ISBN13: 978-1571201195
Title: The Art of Machine Piecing
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Language: English
Category: Crafts and Hobbies
Publisher: C&T Publishing; Not Indicated edition (August 1, 2009)
Pages: 128

The Art of Machine Piecing by Sally Collins

Sally Collins loves the challenge of combining quality workmanship with small, intricate piecing and traditional blocks. She travels frequently, sharing quilts and teaching workshops across the country. Sally lives in Walnut Creek, California. Sally Collins takes it step by step to help perfect the "Art of Machine Piecing". Will we ever be perfect? No, but striving for consistency is a goal that Ms. Collins covers in detail.

Start by marking The Art of Machine Piecing as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Instructions for making a sampler quilt that uses all 49 blocks. The ultimate how-to guide for precision machine piecing, offering detailed information on choosing appropriate fabrics and drafting patterns. Inspiration from a gallery of beautiful small quilts and gifts

Sally Collins takes it step by step to help perfect the "Art of Machine Piecing". Happy Quilting!!!! Definitely should be re-issued. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. This book is a must read for ANY quilter, whether working with regular or miniature pieces. Thanks to Ms. Collins for sharing all these terrific ideas.

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Published 2009 by C&T Publishing, Inc. in Concord. OverDrive, Crafts, Nonfiction. Easy-to-learn precision piecing methods that will help you attain quality workmanship and extraordinary quilts. Includes patterns for 49 small, traditional-style blocks and a sampler quilt.

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Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. Here are easy-to-learn precision piecing methods that will help you attain quality workmanship and extraordinary quilts.

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Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing.
Reviews: 7
Sally Collins does lots of beautiful, complex miniatures . This books you lots of advice on how to improve your own piecing--in my case its not miniatures, not usually really complex, but we all like our points pointy and our corners matching. CHAPTER V and VI was the heart of it for me.

Her list of tools is short and not full of the latest gadgets, she uses only TWO rulers routinely. She uses toothpicks, sticky notes and so on , not some expensive tool that you can't buy locally.

Her construction tips are common sense, nicely illustrated. They are not really for beginners, just because most of us begin with no anxiety about the pressing plan, no knowledge that bias edges are the road to ruin , no thought that there will be a difference on length on the right side of the quilt vs the left. She explains diamond intersections, y seams, those ugly places where the seams are pressed the same way, a nice technique for quarter square triangles that accounts for piecing by amateurs , and so on.

THe focus is on the basics, cutting, sewing and pressing . THe cutting seems harder but its easier for complex patterns . She puts everything on sandpaper--I do mean everything, and always uses 1/16 holes to line up (ala Jinny Beyer who does mainly hand piecing) . I tried her technique when I had to make a template for a BOM project , and it was a lot better than my trace and pray technique. There was more time up front but even for the ONE block it saved time as there were no errors and the piecing was easier to match and put together. That said I don;t think I'll be twisting 1/8 bias tape into basket handles any time soon.

I give a 4.7 instead of a 5 because there are 50 pages of blocks with fairly short instructions then a much shorter chapter on making the whole quilt. I have dozens of block patters --I bought this book so I could improve my piecing . Bigger graphics and more illustrations would have been a better use of 50 pages .
This book has a tremendous amount of helpful information in it. I believe it would be helpful for a beginner or an experienced quilter, as it gives information on a very wide range of techniques, as well as on drafting quilt blocks to the size needed. It also gives instructions for 49 blocks, each in 3", 4" and 6" sizes, plus the creative setting shown for the cover quilt.

Pros for this book are the detailed instructions and showing different ways of doing things like half-square triangles. The setting instructions for the cover quilt alone would almost be worth the price of the book. In addition, Ms. Collins uses fabric very creatively. Note her use of stripes and border prints within blocks and her suggestions for fabric choice.

The only con as far as I'm concerned is the block photos. They are 3" blocks, and they had already been assembled into a quilt and quilted before photos were made. Moreover, we find out later in the book that these blocks were made over a 20-year span and later made into a single quilt. What's the problem? Well, the problem is the wavy seams and imperfect points! Not on all, but on enough to be totally distracting in a book on expert piecing. I wish the author would have made a disclaimer up front in bold italics, stating that these blocks were sewn over a 20-year period during which her piecing improved dramatically. The fact that they're tiny and already quilted probably contributed to some of the perceived distortion. Blocks that had been starched and pressed but not yet quilted would have probably looked more square and exact.

In any other book, I would have probably not noticed the flaws, but in a book on expert piecing, I was closely examining the blocks for, well, expert piecing! Anyway, all in all, it's an excellent book and I think well worth the money. However, be prepared for some distraction on this front if you examine the photos closely!
While there are a few new tips and techniques in this volume by the quite talented Sally Collins, I felt that much of the book was a rewriting of her earlier volume, " Mastering Precision Piecing - Print on Demand Edition ", which in and of itself is a masterwork on quilting technique for anyone from beginner to expert. Of the two volumes, I much prefer the "Precision Piecing". While I am not disappointed in the book, one or the other would be adequate for a quilter's library.
Bit of a problem how to rate this book as I really think it is wonderful BUT having purchased it from kindle there is no link that I could find to a pdf pattern site for me to print off the pattern temples provided at the end of the book. Most of the blocks are easily managed to cut and sew but other are not so easy hence the templates illustrated in the book. Is this an oversight or have a missed something.
Boring, dated.
Sally Collins is a perfectionist in her work. If you want perfect results, this is the book for you. I believe it is an excellent way for a new quilter to begin. Any mistake you make will be magnified many times over, by the time you reach the end of your row. It is best to learn to be precise at the get-go. You will be much happier in the end. All of her books are valuable to have in your personal library.
Love this book! I like that the author covers the basics, then leads you into the wide arrange of blocks beginning with the easier ones and moving to the more difficult as you gain experience and courage. Many of these tiny blocks have over 50 pieces! Directions are included for 3, 4 and 6 inch blocks.
Great info on precision piecing! Awesome reference book.