BOOK REVIEW: WALKING FOOT QUILTING DESIGNS by Melissa Marginet

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I was real excited when I heard about this book written by Melissa Marginet of Manitoba, Canada. I met Melissa earlier this year when she taught at Quilt Canada 2016 in Mississauga, Ontario. One of the class topics that was submitted back in 2015 really caught my eye and probably led to Melissa being selected to teach, was a class entitled: “Quilting with your feed dogs up”. So often we hear a lot of buzz about free motion quilting and we possibly neglect our trusty walking feet which can also do a superb job of quilting our quilts! Most of Melissa’s classes at Quilt Canada 2016 were fully booked and so you can imagine how pleased I was recently to hear she had written a book called “WALKING FOOT QUILTING DESIGNS”. The book is a little spiral bound softcover printed by “A Needle Pulling Thread” (Our top notch  Canadian magazine publishers).

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Naturally I ordered a copy right away – so easy to do online! It offers over 80 pages of great straight and curved line quilting that you can easily do using your walking foot without having to pull out your free motion foot (which makes so many people want to start hyperventilating?!) Nooooo…… here you can quilt with your feed dogs UP to your heart’s content with dozens and dozens of design ideas + hints and tips from Melissa.  Here is one page to whet your appetite……books may be ordered on Melissa’s website or on  Melissa’s Etsy shop  

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Here are the Contents pages to give you a good idea of the quilting delights in store for you:

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The back cover of Melissa book - a would almost call this a pocket reference book.....small to take along to Quilt Retreats; classes or the cabin but chock full of quilting design ideas!

The back cover of Melissa’s book – I think I would almost call this a pocket reference book…..small enough to take along to Quilt Retreats; classes or the cabin but chock full of quilting design ideas!

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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7 Responses to BOOK REVIEW: WALKING FOOT QUILTING DESIGNS by Melissa Marginet

  1. jbspence says:

    Id like to have this book. B

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  2. twinsee says:

    Hi Liz
    I wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed both your seminars this past weekend. I have purchased Janome’s Digitizer MBX V5 software. Could you please tell me where the Horizon Link Suite software is on the V5? I had it on the Digitizer MBX software.
    Thanks
    Linda

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Linda,

      Horizon Link Suite software is on a CD which came with your MC15000. It is installed separately from Digitizer MBX v5. You will send a design out of MBX v5 to Horizon Link suite using the Horizon Link tab at the top: SEND, LINK, WRITE Tabs sandwiched between the Machine model and hoop choices.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  3. carol says:

    Is this book for Janome machines or generic?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Carol,

      It is generic. I don’t believe she mentions or shows pics of any brand machine or specific walking foot throughout the book. She talks about walking feet in general – and most brands have such a tool!

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  4. Dottee says:

    Is this book available for purchase?

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