An American Quilt
Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery
Hardcover ISBN: 1681774178
After the discovery of an unfinished 1830s quilt in a box of family correspondence, the author investigates the history of the women who made it and uncovers the overlooked history of Northern slavery and the women's role in the growth of mercantile America.
Cotton and Wool Projects from the Quilted Crow Girls
Paperback ISBN: 1604684054
With their hugely popular book Elegant Quilts, Country Charm, Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel won fans around the world. Now these talented Australian designers are back with stunning all-new designs featuring wool applique on cotton backgrounds. - Experience the sumptuous pleasures of working with wool including reverse applique to create distinctive designs - Select from 12 appealing patterns in a variety of sizes for all skill levels - Make charming lap quilts, table runners, a pillow, framed applique, wall hanging, and more
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.
From Ensign's Bars to Colonel's Stars
Making Quilts to Honor Those Who Serve
Paperback ISBN: 0764347195
Patriotism and quilting come together in this new book as six quilts honor the officer ranks between 2nd Lieutenant/Ensign through Colonel/Captain. The author, who served more than 25 years in the military, shares her experiences as she progressed through the ranks in both text and quilts. Original designs are provided for quilters or as inspiration for your own creative ideas for making a quilt to honor a service member. Tips are given for fabric selection, constructing the quilt, appliquéing, squaring a quilt, border preparation, and binding while chapter galleries show the versatility of the quilts for non-military applications. With easy-to-follow instructions, this book is perfect for quilters of all skill levels. Novice quilters can practice their techniques while more seasoned quilters can add to their repertoire.
Sewing Machine Magic
Make the Most of Your Machine - Demystify Presser Feet and Other Accessories - Tips and Tricks for Smooth Sewing - 10 Easy, Creative Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1589239504
"With just a little know-how and the right accessories, you can get the most out of your sewing machine and give all your sewing and quilting projects a professional look! In Sewing Machine Magic, author and sewing expert Steffani Lincecum shares 30+ years of experience on how to handle a sewing machine with greater ease and confidence, and explains how to easily find and use the right presser feet and other accessories for your machine, whether you purchased it at retail or found it at a yardsale. You'll learn the logistics of managing thread, how to achieve the proper stitch formation for every project, and how to troubleshoot a variety of common sewing problems. Learn to use more than 30 presser feet and other accessories, from the basics to more specialized tools designed to maximize efficiency, precision, and creativity. The 10 fashion and home decor projects show inventive ways to use some of the feet and accessories"--
Quilting on the Move
With English Paper Piecing
Paperback ISBN: 1782214488
18 beautiful, quick and easy portable hand-sewn patchwork gifts to make using English paper piecing English paper piecing is a popular and easy method of creating handsewn patchwork designs. Fabric is cut and folded over a paper template and shapes are stitched together by hand, making it ideal for sewing when you're out and about, travelling, or sitting quietly at home. Following in the style of the highly successful Love to Sew series, author Alistair Macdonald provides 20 fabulous projects, including a baby's playmat, a scarf, a scatter cushion, a hobby bag, a tea cosy, a tote bag and a make-up purse. All are hand-sewn using the English paper-piecing method. Templates for all the projects are included, and there are basic, step-by-step instructions on this classic technique at the beginning of the book.
The American Quilt
A History of Cloth and Comfort 1750-1950
Paperback ISBN: 1400080967
A richly detailed history of one of America's best-loved folk arts features more than 250 full-color images of quilts from the colonial period through the mid-twentieth century; traces the development of quilting techiques, colors, and fabrics; and examines the political, social, and cultural significance of the quilt. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.