Do you love to quilt? Would you like to begin quilting?
Maybe you would love to just read a great book about quilting. If so this book is for you.
Published in 1972, Wooster’s book is a lovely bridge from the traditional to the modern. It includes lots of information about the origins of quilt terms – some you’ve already heard and use and perhaps some new ones to learn. Putting in is a term that I had never used before and now I can because I have done it!
“Putting In- The act of fastening the edges of the back and top of the quilt to the quilting frame with the fill spread evenly between. When one neighbor would say to another, “I put in yesterday,” it meant that she had put a quilt in the frame.”
from “Quiltmaking” by Ann-Sargent Wooster, page 4.
Following the wonderful directions in Wooster’s book, Peter and I put in the quilt I had been working on with Laura. It was surprisingly easy to do. We had already basted it, but I’m not sure that we have to do that with the next quilt.So excited to get working on hand quilting this piece. I hope to have some pictures of the progress very soon. Believe me, the quilt design will be very simple!
Wooster’s book is instructional, historical, and a darn good read. I think it may be out of print but I’m sure it’s available from your local library. If you happen to see a copy at a flea market, yard sale or used book store, grab it!
Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have a moment, I would love to hear from you about your favorite books. Have a wonderful, creative day!