Elaine’s Tech Tips: Quilting with Elaine Theriault (Digital PDF Download)


Elaine made her first quilt at the tender age of 13. The urge to quilt resurfaced when her daughter moved from a crib. Since then she has been teaching several days a week, making quilts on commission and quilts for others on the long-arm.

In between quilts and classes, she’s managed to put to paper her vast quilting knowledge and experiences in a collection of quilting technical tips, hence, Elaine’s Tech Tips.

First published in the quilting chapter of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine, now collected in this special book for quick reference. Learning in detail about such things as needles, threads, and pressing, may seem redundant, but Elaine describes in detail the importance to know quilting tools and skills necessary to produce fine quilts, whether or not one is to become a professional quilter. Learning it correctly from the start is Elaine’s goal for every student.

Elaine’s idea of technical tips goes even beyond the skills required to produce fine quilting, reaching into topics that touch the quilter’s environment, such as valuable organizing tips for a quilter’s studio or proper behaviour in a quilting classroom. Elaine has shared it all, from the small ¼” seam allowance to quilting with passion.

In this book, are 17 tips and 3 project ideas to get you inspired by stash and colour to produce a quilt you’ll be passionate about.

Elaine is one of the most knowledgeable quilters I know, and most certainly one of the most passionate.

Carla A. Canonico

(This is a digital PDF download)