Putting in

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.

"Quiltmaking" by Ann Sargent Wooster

“Quiltmaking” by Ann Sargent Wooster

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.

Over the Holiday break I purchased a new old wooden quilt frame from a seller on Ebay. New in the box from Edmunds, my quilt frame is not fancy but quite functional-

My $50 quilting frame. Peter put it together for me.

My $50 quilting frame. Peter put it together for me.

Following the wonderful directions in Wooster’s book, 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.quiltinSo 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!


About Marjorie

I dye, print and sell my work here: www.printanddyeworkshop.com printanddyeworkshop.etsy.com
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4 Responses to Putting in

  1. pennross says:

    Hi, How are you doing with all the snow? The pictures from my sister in Jefferson Mass look bleak, cold and very white. Hope you’re well. P.

    • marjorie says:

      Penny thanks for asking! We are doing okay. The snow is just beautiful here in shelburne and I am working on an indigo whole cloth quilt. So I am very happy to be snowed in. Problem is they are used to it here so the roads get cleared pretty fast! Hope your sis is fine.

  2. I haven’t used it in a long time, but I have a frame, with spaced holes, similar to the ones that Barbara Brackman shows in her blog post:


    Mine came to me from my mother, who got it from her grandmother. I wish I could come up with a way to display it!

    What a fun project for you and your daughter!

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