A stunning assortment of quilts that all began with the Orange Peel block showcases the best and the brightest from the National Quilt Museum's New Quilts From an Old Favorite contest, in a book that includes sketches and full-color photos. Original.
The ultimate reference book for all quilters.Quilt to impress using 350+ Quilting Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets to perfect your quilting creativity and skills. 350+ Quilting Tips is here to help you master all the techniques you need to create a beautiful, professional-looking quilt. With this indispensable resource, full of color photographs and step-by-step tutorials, you can learn all the inside knowledge you'll need to make quilts you can proudly display or give to your very best friends and family. Whether you are a beginner or just eager to perfect your skills, this is the perfect companion for any level of quilter. Taking you through the entire process of quilt making from start to finish, 350+ Quilting Tips is packed with essential techniques explained using specially commissioned, detailed step-by-step instructions and artwork. Each topic is self-contained on one to two pages and arranged in a logical, easy-to-follow sequence. Plus, there are troubleshooting tips along the way just in case you run into a quilting kerfuffle In addition to useful basics, like how to plan a design or chain-piece strips together, you also learn everything from practical finishing and embellishment methods to exciting new techniques like how to digitally print on fabric. Drawing on years of teaching experience, expert quilt maker Susan Briscoe is the perfect guide to help you create a beautiful, personalized quilt to cherish.
Discover an unexpected two-for-one twist in these beautiful quilts Create an exciting design on the front side and a completely different design on the back side. Plus, construction is quick and easy because these projects are quilted at the same time they are pieced. It's like making twice the quilt in half the time Choose from 10 gorgeous, two-sided quilts that are easy enough for beginners, yet flexible enough for lots of design possibilitiesQuilt projects in small segments and join with simple sashing strips--perfect if you're short on time or spaceUse this innovative technique with pieced and appliqued quilts
In Wise Craft Quilts, celebrated quilt designer and crafter Blair Stocker shares ways to use cherished fabrics to make quilts with more meaning. Each of the twenty-one quilts featured here gathers a special collection of fabric, outlines a new technique, and spins a story. By using special fabrics as the starting point for each project--from a wedding dress to baby's first clothes, worn denim, Tyvek race numbers, and more--the finished quilt is made even more special. Create quilts that have a story to tell and you'll find a whole new level of appreciation for what they represent in your life and the lives of the ones you love.
This is a story with many parts and pieces, quite scattered in the beginning. Amazingly, the many pieces have come together to form a design that none of us imagined at first. First there is An in Holland in the early 1940s, fighting to keep the War from taking over her young, promising life. Met with unspeakable horrors, she takes risks that would confound the bravest of souls. At the same time, groups of women across North America meet in sewing circles, making quilts--and then bundling them up and sending them off to do their part to give comfort and courage and respite during the War. I, Lynn, come 20-some years later, showing up in Amsterdam in the early 1970s, a little rebellious and tired of another war. I didn't know An, and quilts were not something I ever made. But my grandmother and aunts, and other older women in my childhood church, did. And I knew an immigrant's longing for the textures of home. We have scattered images of 19 quilts, which eventually emerge near the heart of this story, throughout the book. These quilts drew An and me to each other. We'll put this story together a little like a quilt top--here a patch, there a patch, until the design emerges, startlingly cohesive. Terrible odds. Determined women. Quilts, well-worn from having been called into active duty.
Hexies Hexies HexiesDiscover the obsession taking the quilt world by storm: hexies. Learn how to construct these cheerful little shapes, and then use them to create unique patchwork projects. Step-by-step color photos illustrate various hexie techniques, including English paper piecing, hand-pieced inset seams, and special hexagon-specific quilting methods--you're sure to learn something new, even if you're a veteran hexie maker Once you've mastered the basics, try your hand at the collection of 12 adorable patchwork projects. Use your newly acquired skills to create a floral-inspired mini quilt, retro tea cozy, or zippered pencil case. These designs work up quickly and easily, making them excellent gifts for friends and loved ones. Grab your stash of scraps, a needle, and some thread...it's time to join the highly addictive world of hexies. We guarantee you won't be able to make just one
For Heather Jones, inspiration can be anywhere. For her debut book, Quilt Local, she designed a collection of 20 quilts, each inspired by objects and places close to home--country roads, cityscapes, street signs--the landscape of her existence. Then, in a fascinating exercise in color theory and design play, she reworked each one in a second palette to show what a striking difference just a few basic changes can make.
Pattern by pattern, Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her process, sharing photographs of her sources of inspiration, sketchbook pages, and the finished quilts. In addition, she offers an accessible lesson in color theory as it applies to quiltmaking.
Learn how to create stunning modern quilts with the Modern Quilt Bible the ultimate reference guide to patchwork and quilting techniques. Author of Beginner's Guide to Quilting Liz Betts explains over 100 techniques used by designers to create eye-catching modern quilts.
Try your hand at improv piecing, free motion quilting, playing with scale, curved piecing and much more. There are featured quilts from the world's best modern quilt designers and ten unique quilted projects using a range of modern quilt techniques so you can practice your new-found skills.
Layering and cutting multiple pieces are the hallmark of Bethany's process. Patterns include contemporary and classic choices from: Butterflies, Fans, Flowers, Optical Illusions, and more. *Same easy-to-follow format and charts as 'Stack-n-Whack'. *12 new 'Stack-n-Whack' quilt patterns using three simple methods: Basic Stack-n-Whack, Stack-n-Select, and Magic Mirror-Image.