Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour

Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour

by Susan Emory, Brand Manager, Michael Miller Fabrics

I had lunch with Teri Lucas, as Quilt Market last year and she told me about her book idea on color and quilting. We had a long discussion about fabric, thread, sewing machines and techniques. I knew she was on to something as an artist and a teacher. Well, she didn’t disappoint! 
This book has the perfect title: Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting. Teri delves into each, giving quilters of all skill levels permission to make mistakes and learn through practice. 

Michael Miller Fabrics supported her endeavor by supplying Teri with a variety of colors of our high-density solid fabric, Cotton Couture (seen above on the book cover). Cotton Couture’s super saturated color is the perfect canvas to show off your stitching!
I am so impressed with Teri’s explanation of color relationships between fabric and thread. She goes into detail on the rules (and breaking the rules!) of color. Not only does Teri explain the color wheel and why it works, but she goes a step further, demonstrating the marriage of fabric and thread and how the color of each affects the result. Color by color, she shows how different thread colors work with fabric of each color of the color wheel. 
This book is packed with information on color and thread. But, if you have a question about getting started in machine quilting, this book answers it also. Teri is a thread artist and these pages are loaded with images to inspire your quilting – teeny pattern fills, curvy and straight lines, geometric shapes, spirals, bubbles and more. She includes thread weight, needle choices and other tools of the trade to help every quilter improve their machine quilting. 

(Picture used with permission from C&T Publishing)

As you can tell, I love this book (gush, gush). Visit Teri’s website for information on ordering – Teri is giving away an e-copy of Color, Thread and Free-Motion Quilting to one of our readers and we are adding a Cotton Couture Fat Quarter Bundle!

Enter to Win! 
Comment below and tell us your go-to Cotton Couture color and you will be entered to win an e-book of Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting AND an 18-piece Cotton Couture Fat Quarter Bundle! Please comment by August 6th to enter. Winner will be chosen by random number generator.
Follow along on the book tour for more chances to win:
Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour Schedule