Complete instructions for creating 10 different heirloom pieces, including multicolored crib quilt, unusual quilt with rings arranged in "Barn Raising" pattern, classically styled quilt with three mitered borders, eye-catching single ring placemat, dramatic Amish-style wall hanging with black background, and 5 other projects.
Quilters of all skill levels will love the geometric quilt block patterns offered in this book
Quilt Block Geometry includes rotary cutting basics followed by block instructions for 13 different quick-pieced quilt blocks, all made from geometric shapes. With its mix of original designs and modern interpretations of traditional patterns, this 32-page booklet offers something for both beginners and experienced quilters.
Each block can be interpreted using endless fabric combinations, so you'll gain a color-shifting kaleidoscope of inspiration. Whether you choose to use the blocks for full quilts, small decor pieces, or even fashion accents is completely up to you. Follow the step-by-step instructions to quickly learn the order of construction and directions for pressing seam allowances, while color diagrams of the blocks show them used in multiples so you can plan out your full quilt as you go along. Let the quilting begin
This is the one reference every quilter needs. Its 352 pages and 1,000 photographs cover every aspect of machine quilting. Sections include quilt basics, block-pieced quilts, appliqu quilts, special piecing methods, embellishing quilts, and a sampler quilt with related projects. Quilters from beginners to the skilled will turn to this book again and again. Revised with new photography and updated content to be more complete, this is the only reference machine quilters will need.
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 feetand other accessories for your machine, whether you purchased it at retail or found it at a yard sale.
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.
Original patchwork blocks from a master quilter
New Classic Patchwork is the sequel to Yoko Saito's Housewarming Patchwork and completes her collection of 156 patchwork designs. A renowned quilt artist, Yoko offers quilters a new cornucopia of original block designs in her signature taupe quilting style. In this collection, Yoko brings her matchless interpretation of folk-inspired blocks: stars, crosses, triangles, pinwheels, circles, and other geometric shapes. Though the blocks are small in scale, each template is gridded and can be easily increased to any size.
You can use these blocks in your own creations or make one of the ten beautiful projects included in the book. These include Yoko's signature bags, baskets, and pouches in her uniquely charming style, with all templates on an enclosed pattern sheet.
The stunning beauty of Japanese fabrics inspired award-winning quiltmaker Kitty Pippen to immerse her quilts in Japanese elegance and style. Now Kitty shares her dazzling creations in eight exquisite patterns that illustrate how quilters of all skill levels can play with these dramatic fabrics in their quilts. Includes patterns ranging from simple mosaics and Japanese octagonal designs to Crazy patchwork, plus over 40 photos of glorious Japanese-style quilts. Provides a comprehensive introduction to Japanese textiles, such as indigo, kasuri, yukata, shibori, and aizome. Features a section on using sashiko quilting to add richness to any pieced quilt. Draws on common quilting techniques, such as traditional machine piecing, paper piecing, and appliqu .
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.
Whether you are at home or out enjoying a walk on a wooded path, you can add a touch of color and comfort to your daily routines with one or more of the twenty-six projects featured here. By using the patchwork placemats to enliven your dining experience or by taking the hexagon patchwork bag on a picnic in a meadow, you never have to stray too far from the comfort of patchwork. The simple and traditional patchwork styles used in this book are paired with retro fabrics and contemporary designs to create everyday items.Detailed diagrams and instructions are provided for each project. In addition, six mini-lessons on patchwork sewing are offered, making the projects here perfect for beginner and intermediate sewers. Make the projects in this book and add the warmth of handmade to your home and nature outings.
When the baby shower is looming, rely on "lickety-split" quilts Whip up a quilt for a newborn, toddler, or even a kid at heart in no time. Large traditional quilt blocks require less cutting, fewer seams, and just a few fun fabrics.Choose from 15 beginner-friendly quilts that feature butterflies, ducks, stars, bugs, plus classic quilt-block motifsMake a few of these fantastic quilts by sewing just one blockDiscover how to enlarge your favorite pieced blocks with a simple step-by-step method