Thursday, March 12, 2015
Book Review: "Sneaky Piecing" by Beth Ferrier
I haven't done a book review on the blog before, and I don't plan to make this a regular thing. But, I just stumbled upon an unusually good quilting book, and wanted to pass the word along.
Sneaky Piecing gives Beth Ferrier's take on most aspects of quilting - from cutting (which side of the black line do you line up the edge of the fabric with?) to sewing an accurate 1/4 inch seam, to pressing (where she quickly disposes of the "press to the dark" rule).
What amazed me, though, was that there were tips and tricks in here that I have never seen before - and I have done a LOT of reading, class-taking and DVD watching in the last 16 years! Not just one new idea, but several. And, she gives the math to make any size of square in a square and flying geese blocks.
Beth's writing style is warm and witty. I actually laughed out loud a couple times. I can't say that I have ever done that reading a quilt book before!
I borrowed this book from the library, but I plan on purchasing a copy to keep.