Longarm / Shortarm Quilting Design Books 

by Darlene Epp


Pocket Guides to Freehanding

Quilting Pocket Guides

by Darlene Epp


THREE BOOKS designed as GUIDES to get you on the road to
Freehand Machine Quilting.
"Meanderings", "Textures & Fillers", "Borders & Sashings"


Pocket Guide

Comments by Darlene Epp

  • Laminated covers & heavy duty paper mean long lasting durability.

  • Spiral binding means they stay open to the page you're working on. 

  • Arrowed stitching diagrams make the learning process easy.

 These booklets were created to serve several purposes.

  • As a "take along" project.
    Stick them in your pocket or purse & take them along to the kid's soccer game, or study & trace them while waiting at the dentist's office. There are so many ways we let time escape us every day. The idea is to turn "down time" into "learning time". 

  • As a workbook.
    Start with the simple basics and traditional stand-bys and progress on to original, thematic designs. Beginner & experienced machine quilter alike, will find new inspiration. You are shown not only what to stitch, but HOW to stitch it. Clear, arrowed directions are included where necessary and will make each design easy to accomplish. 

  • As a ready source of designs when your brain takes a holiday!
    No need to try to remember over 140 freehand designs. They're all right there, in books small enough to lay on top of the quilt you're working on. Just turn to the design you've chosen and follow the arrowed instructions.

  • As a sampler of the designs you can offer your clients.
    Avoid misunderstandings. Your customer will be able to choose the look they want from designs that you've already stitched up. 

  • To help you coordinate the patterns you use on the quilt.
    There are patterns in each of the books that go well together to give a cohesive look to the quilt.


03PO090 - $55.00





Heirloom Feathers - Freehand, Formal, & Fanciful

Quilt Book and Pocket Guide

by Darlene Epp

Heirloom Feathers - Freehand, Formal, & Fanciful Pocket Guide cover


Pocket Guide

Heirloom Feathers - Freehand, Formal, & Fanciful Workbook cover


Pocket Guide

Comments by Darlene Epp


68 pages of sturdy paper, with the same laminated covers and coil binding as the original 3 book set of The Pocket Guides to Freehanding.


These are feathers like you've never seen them before.


These books have been 18 months in the making, and I'm sure you'll find the wait has been worthwhile!


Again, there are arrowed instructions for you to follow, just like in the original books.



Pocket Guide Index:

HOW to Use This Book

What's the Difference?

Basic Shape

Basic Rhythm


Feather Plume Formations

Spine Shapes

Common Piecing Shapes to Fill

Outside Curves - Fanning & Pluming

Inside Curves - Alternating

Spine Shapes to Quilt Around

What If? Techniques

Shape Variations Index (23 variations)

Insert Variations Index (17 inserts)

Combining Shapes & Inserts

Adding Dimension - Overlapping & Twisting

Borders & Sashings

Personal Message



Comments by Darlene Epp


63 pages of sturdy paper, 3-hole punched so you can put them in your own preferred binder.


A cover insert and spine are included, as well as a mylar sheet for you to use for tracing the designs.


You may also wish to add dividers for the different sections.


This is meant to be a "WORK" book. That means, I've provided the information, but it's up to YOU to do the work! The more you draw & practice, the more proficient you'll be when you get to the machine. That is a promise!


Workbook Index:



How to USE this Workbook

How to Practice

Where to Start

Feathering Curves

Spines within Shapes

Spines to Quilt Around

Branched Spines

Double Spines

Sample Spines


Borders Workshop

Borders & Sashings

Combining Variations & Inserts

Allover Feathering





68 page Pocket Guide with accompanying 63 page Workbook

03HE450 - $50.00


Heirloom Feathers - Freehand, Formal, & Fanciful Sample 1 Heirloom Feathers - Freehand, Formal, & Fanciful Sample 2
Heirloom Feathers - Freehand, Formal, & Fanciful Sample3




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