Design Builder builds on the the machine quilting basics developed in the Skillbuilder series, emphasizing general design selection, sizing, and transfer skills taught in Skillbuilder Mastery. It contains a variety of traditional and new quilting design ideas for six traditional blocks and ideas for borders, sashings, and corner posts.
The "Tips and Tricks" throughout the book give suggestions for both traditional and long arm quilting. Pictures and diagrams combine some of the designs to show a panel quilted with five different themes: Feathers, Lines and Circles, Loops and Swirls, Flowers and an overall pantograph. The designs in the book combined with creativity on the part of a teacher and a quilter could yield countless quilting alternatives for many different quilts.
Design Builder CD is no longer included with the book but as a download purchased separately.