350+ Quilting Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets
How to be Better at What You Do
Paperback ISBN: 1250162777
A reference guide for quilters of all skill levels explains the quilt-making process from start to finish and includes step-by-step instructions for planning a design, chain-piecing strips together, and various finishing and embellishing methods.
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.
Vintage Made Modern
Transforming Timeworn Textiles into Treasured Heirlooms
Paperback ISBN: 1611801230
Create modern heirlooms using vintage materials--a collection of 35 innovative projects showcasing the exceptional beauty in timeworn textiles. Vintage Made Modern is a book devoted to recycling just as generations before us have, utilizing timeworn textiles with histories of their own. With a little resourcefulness, gentle care, and some creative repurposing, the 35 innovative projects in this book breathe life back into these textiles, refresh their beauty, and create new memories. Whether iT be Granny's well-worn apron, a threadbare family quilt, or a tattered tea towel you picked up at the thrift shop, each of these textiles has a tale to tell. Vintage Made Modern will have you collaborating with makers from the past and continuing stories composed long ago, with you becoming part of the narrative.
Quilting Those Flirty '30s
Paperback ISBN: 1564779785
In her signature style, Cynthia Tomaszewski presents a charming selection of applique projects. Showcasing reproduction fabrics--including some of the latest renditions of '30s prints in brighter colors--these unique patterns sparkle with an updated, trendy look. - Find 11 delightful designs, plus tasty cookie recipes - Create "Kitchen Garb," including an apron, table runner, pot holders, and a tea cozy - Enjoy whimsical floral applique enhanced with lovely embellishments
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.
The Modern Quilting Bee - The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog, & 12 Improvisational Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1607051974
It's hip to be square! In this inspiring book, quilting mavericks Alissa and Kristen chronicle their year-long virtual quilting bee. Twelve chapters (one for each month) showcase the designs of today's leading modern quilters along with easy-to-follow guidelines, so you can reinvent their work in your own signature style. Best of all, with this book in hand, you'll have everything you need to start your own online quilting bee and enjoy collaborating with other fabric lovers around the world.