The Practical Guide to Patchwork
New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker, 12 Quilt Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1607050080
Simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they will be proud to call their own. Original.
Quilting 200 Q&A
Questions Answered on Everything from Popular Blocks to Finishing Touches
Hardcover ISBN: 0764163604
Both new and experienced quilters will find a wealth of information on their chosen craft in this book. An introductory section discusses different types of quilts and presents a short history of quilting. Readers are enlightened with descriptions of Amish quilts, Baltimore Album quilts, Hawaiian quilts, crazy quilts, medallion quilts, and many others. Sections that follow describe the different kinds and shapes of blocks used to construct a quilt, as well as the patterns and tools required for quilting, color schemes, fabrics, cutting tools, machine piecing, quilting with triangular shapes, paper and hand piecing, appliqué, creating borders, quilt backing, hand quilting, machine quilting, binding, and adding extra decorative touches to a finished quilt. The book's final section advises readers on ways to improve quilting skills. Suggestions include taking quilting courses, keeping a journal, connecting with other quilters, and using the Internet. A grand total of 200 quilting questions and answers are complemented with approximately 100 color illustrations.
Feathers That Fly
How to Design, Mark, and Machine Quilt Feather Motifs
Paperback ISBN: 1564774554
Take the intimidation out of machine quilting classic feather motifs with this easy-to-follow guide! Discover a new technique in each chapter, along with 14 projects for practice.
Wise Craft Quilts
A Guide to Turning Beloved Fabrics into Meaningful Patchwork
Hardcover ISBN: 1611803489
Infuse your quilts with love--how to add your personal story and more meaning to your handmade quilts. Quilts are stories we compose with fabric and thread, providing physical and metaphorical warmth, and Wise Craft Quilts is about creating these stories. Whether making a quilt from baby's first clothes or from a collection of Tyvek race numbers stored away in a box, sewing pieces like these into quilt form creates a new level of appreciation for what they represent in your life and the lives of the ones you love. Each of the book's twenty-one quilts gathers a special collection of fabrics, outlines a new technique, spins a story, and showcases a stunning original quilt. Readers will be able to mix and match techniques and inspiration from different chapters to create their own unique project. It's the reference book they will refer to again and again.
Weekend Makes Patchwork
25 Quick and Easy Projects to Make
Paperback ISBN: 1784945110
Weekends are the perfect time to get crafting! This stash-busting sewing book, aimed at beginner to intermediate crafters, has 25 quick and easy projects to make, all from fat quarters or fabric scraps. - Each project has easy-by-step instructions and beautiful accompanying photography, as well as a comprehensive techniques section. - Ideal for using up leftover remnants of fabric to make great gifts. Give them to your family and friends, or keep them for yourself! - Projects include: apron, tea cozy, coin purse, weekend bag, bunting and bed quilt.
Modern Quilting Designs
90+ Free-Motion Inspirations- Add Texture & Style to Your Next Quilt
Paperback ISBN: 1607055589
Be fearless with your free-motion quilting! This intermediate-level guide is filled with 92 modern quilting designs for borders, blocks, and fillers—many are continuous-line. These fun, freeform shapes and lines give an imaginative spark to any quilt. Pebbles, waves, vines, and finials are just a few things that inspire Bethany Pease's hip and doodly designs. Quilting diagrams show you how to put designs together for the best effect. Bethany runs a long-arm business and doodles every chance she gets. She'll also show you how to spot interesting patterns wherever you look to translate into your quilting.
Amy Butler's Piece Keeping
20 Stylish Projects That Celebrate Patchwork
Hardcover ISBN: 1452134472
In this project-based sewing book, Amy Butler teaches what she does best: sewing, quilting, and pattern making. From lampshades to pillows, quilts to statement jewelry,Piece Keeping is the perfect go-to for the crafty. With clear sections on traditional sewing themes, tools, and methods, this book will appeal to Amy's core fans as well as those simply drawn to beautiful fabrics and DIY projects. The 20 inspiring projects include dozens of how-to diagrams, plus 9 sheets of full-size patterns stored in an attached envelope.Piece Keeping is both a practical guide and a source for stylish home décor and fashion inspiration, brimming throughout with Amy's unique color sense and eye-catching textile designs.