Create original textiles inspired by plants, flowers, gardens, insects, and birds. This gorgeous guide teaches fiber artists how to draw directly from nature, use sketchbooks and mood boards to explore their local environment, and make small pieces (such as folding books) based on observational drawing and stitch. Covering everything from stenciling motifs, to printing with plants onto fabric, to taking your design into three dimensions, this stunning collection includes a range of projects.
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.
Here, readers can learn the essentials they need to start creating their very own unique surface designs on virtually anything - fabric, paper, even interfacings. The book is packed with expert advice, creative techniques, seven projects, and more.
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.
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
Anita Solomon introduces new ideas to revolutionize the process of paper piecing Her pinless, fold-and-sew technique and see-through vellum foundation paper eliminate the need to cut units apart, speeding up paper piecing and making it accessible to everyone.
Stitch a colorful array of cozy wool creations that will brighten any room in your home. Choose from a mix of cheerful little projects, including coasters, wall hangings, sewing accessories, bags, and more. Create stunning effects with easy hand stitching, simple applique, and artful wool layering Achieve an effortlessly embellished look with simple techniques that even beginners can master quickly Detailed how-to photos and clear instructions are included
Discover how to change the look of a quilt dramatically with a change of fabrics. Expert teacher and designer Deanne Moore presents achievable, versatile designs for all skill levels. Let these quilt patterns open the door to exciting possibilities Select from 14 graphic designs that can be transformed from modern to traditional, and vice versa, by varying the selection of fabrics See each project photographed in two diverse fabric styles Use the coloring diagrams to create your own colorway for each pattern
Celebration quilts, or memory quilts, help us commemorate the important events in our lives. They capture memories in fabric and freeze special moments so they can be revisited later. Quilts can welcome a new life into the world, celebrate a wedding, pay tribute to a lost loved one, or simply capture a memory. Sometimes happy, sometimes serious, these quilts become treasured keepsakes. Now you can design and make your own celebration quilt with the help of this detailed guide, illustrated with 126 photos and a useful worksheet. This book takes you through the creative process of five such quilts. Use an existing pattern or precut fabric, design traditional quilt blocks, or create your quilt around artifacts you've collected. The possibilities are endless and a gallery of completed quilts offers lots of inspiring ideas. This book is a great addition to any quilter's or crafter's library.