Eva A. Larkin
Author - Teacher - Quilter

Free-Motion Quilting for the Everyday Quilter

I’m glad you stopped by.  I’ve just published my first book, Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy, 186 Designs from 8 Simple Shapes!  It was released in February by That Patchwork Place and the reviews have been very encouraging.  I thought I would share some of them with you.

The Quilter Magazine, July 2009 "Many quilters are inhibited by free-motion quilting and are unsure of ways to improve their techniques. In this practical guide, Eva A. Larkin, identifies specific skills that will help those interested in free-motion quilting gain confidence. In particular, she isolates three areas to focus on: thread tension, controlling stitch length, and quilting in smaller sections. The first part of the book concentrates on these skills and offers specific exercises, breaking them down for beginners to understand or of skilled quilters to practice. The bulk of the book is dedicated to practical application. Eva outlines eight basic shapes, including diamonds, loops, ovals, triangles and others, then demonstrates how to combine them into a wide array of quilting designs. A large gallery section depicts numerous combination ideas, 186 total, all created from the eight basic shapes. Beginners and experienced quilters alike will find guidance and inspiration in this comprehensive guide to free-motion quilting."

Popular Patchwork Magazine, UK Edition, May 2009, Lucy Winter
"Eva Larkin's approach to free motion quilting is very much based on the fact that if you focus on quilting the area under our needle rather than the whole quilt "you'll feel more relaxed and in control". By concentrating on small areas (she recommends starting with 4 1/2" squares), and learning to quilt just eight simple shapes, she demonstrates all the various combinations of these shapes to produce 186 designs. She includes a useful section on getting your tension and stitch length right followed by some warm up exercises to get you limbered up. The book includes black and white illustrations with directional arrows so that you can clearly see how the quilting design can be achieved fluidly. I liked her use of red and green dots to suggest when to pause and where to start. I particularly liked her inclusion of a trouble shooting section - a great help for quilters who don't have an expert readily at hand! I would recommend this book for anyone who is struggling to feel in control of their quilting as it is sure to build your confidence.

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ยินดีต้อนรับเข้าสู่เว็บไซต์ 88 Image Studioร้านรับตัดชุดแต่งงาน ชุดเจ้าสาว บริการเช่าชุดไทย ชุดเจ้าสาว88 image studio เป็นร้านรับจัดงานแต่งที่ถือกำเนิด ตั้งแต่ 1997 เราเป็นร้านสตูดิโอแรกในย่านถนนตะนาว ที่รวบรวมบริการการแต่งงานอาทิ ร้านถ่ายพรีเวดดิ้ง รับจัดงานแต่ง การเช่าชุดแต่งงาน การตัดชุดแต่งงาน การถ่ายภาพงานพิธีและวีดิโอ

ส่วนฝีมือและความชำนาญของช่างถูกกำหนดด้วยทักษะและประสบการณ์ในการตัดและการทำฟิตติ้งของช่าง คุณภาพและเกรดของซับใน  รายละเอียดปลีกย่อยต่าง ๆ เช่น การตัดแต่ง (trimming) แถบข้างกางเกง (piping) patching ต่าง ๆ การสลักชื่อ ฯลฯที่ร้านตัดสูท Monte Carlo Tailor เราได้จัดสรรชุดสูทผู้ชายให้คุณเลือกสรรตามความชอบและงบประมาณ ทั้งหมด 3 ระดับคุณภาพด้วยกันดังนี้
1) คุณภาพเบสิค
2) คุณภาพปานกลาง
3) คุณภาพพิเศษ คุณสามารถดูความแตกต่างของคุณภาพได้ดังต่อไปนี้

Be inspired as you turn simple lines into beautiful designs!
Easy to follow format!
Step-by-step directions!
So many designs ideas!

Australian Homespun Magazine Blog, April 2009, By Megan Fisher
Many quiltmakers would love to be able to machine quilt their quilts – machine quilting at home on a domestic sewing machine is faster than hand quilting and cheaper than sending quilt tops to longarm machinists. It also allows quiltmakers to complete every step involved in making their quilt. Eva Larkin set out to teach herself the secrets not only of machine quilting, but also of creating quilting designs that didn’t need to be marked on the quilt top and weren’t just overall meandering or stitching in the ditch. Within a year, she was teaching others what she’d learned, and this book captures much of what she has passed on in those workshop classes.

Eva A. Larkin

I work and teach (free-motion quilting, of course!) at Heartfelt Sewing and Quilting in Winter Haven, Florida. I hope you’ll stop by and say hello sometime.

Teachers - teaching outlines are available for the Basic Designs and the Combined Design classes. Just send me an email and I'll get one out to you!
Class 1 - Beginners Free-Motion Quilting

Learn free-motion quilting -- the most popular way to finish your quilt. It’s really not difficult! In class you’ll learn basic techniques for stippling and all-over meandering designs that will make you successful in a very short time. I teach in a progressive, step by step approach that is easy to do. After you learn the basics, we’ll move on to freehand designs you can use right away on your first project. Don't be intimidated by "free motion" – let me walk you through the process and make it fun!3 hour class – 12 student maximum Skill level - Beginner

Class 2 - Free-Motion Quilting - The Basic Designs
How would you like to learn some easy free-motion quilting designs that are more than all-over meandering styles or stippling? This class introduces you to the eight simple shapes used to create 186 different quilting patterns. The shapes are simple enough that someone new to free-motion can have fun with them, and the variety of design possibilities will capture the interest of even the most seasoned quilter. You will also learn how you can easily use the designs in just about any quilt block.  Prerequisite – Class 1 -  Beginners Free-Motion Quilting3 hour class – 12 student maximum Skill level - Beginner

Class 3 - Free-Motion Quilting – The Combined Designs
Ready to pair the 8 simple shapes in unique combinations to create dozens of block-based designs? I need to warn you ahead of time that it’s addicting! You will learn how to add extra embellishments to some of the shapes to give them extra zing, and you will also see specific pitfalls to avoid. Discover an easy, systematic approach for deciding how to quilt your quilt top. It will take the stress out of the phrase “Quilt as Desired”. Prerequisite – Class 2 - Free-Motion Quilting – The Basic Designs3 hour class – 12 student maximum Skill level - Confident Beginner


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