Secrets for quilting success are presented through a variety of techniques, exercises, and insider tips to inspire novice quilters and experienced textile artists to make genuine works of art. Simplifying the basic fundamentals of art and teaching the underlying principles of the visual language, this guide explores texture, shape, line, color, and value with examples and hands-on exercises. Essential principles--such as focal point, balance, repetition, scale, and space--are paired with creativity exercises while guest essays, guest artwork, and inspiring artwork from the author allow readers to analyze how other artists utilize key artistic elements or principles and see how to successfully use these elements in their own work. Both a personal creativity coach and a guide for a hobbyist or professional artist, this reference clarifies quilting goals and takes the craft to the next level through design and composition.
If you haven't got a clue about quilting, then this is the book for you Written for beginning quiltmakers (and those who want to brush up on the basics), Your First Quilt Book introduces all the tools, supplies, and techniques you need to create simple patchwork quilts. Eight small projects are provided to help you practice your new hand- or machine-stitching skills Step-by-step illustrations, a friendly, conversational style, and a generous dose of humor keep the learning easy and fun Treat yourself to an enjoyable, anxiety-free first quilting experience and lay a solid foundation for your quiltmaking with this resource that you'll turn to again and again
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
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.
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
Features graphic designs that use lots of white space to show off the simplicity of the quilting. This title offers beginner-friendly quilt projects that work well with any decor, in any room, and for everyone in the family. It is useful for adding a touch of colour and style to your home.
Quilts get super sleek and ultra modern with these gorgeously graphic designs that use lots of open space to show off the simplicity of the quilting. Add a splash of sophistication to your home by draping one over your bed or couch, or change up the color palette to make one for baby's room. These beginner-friendly quilt projects work well with any d cor, in any room, for everyone in your family
- Each of the 20 projects offers instructions for 2 quilting options
- Designs are perfect for all your solid fabrics-accent with your favorite prints
- Try straight, strip, or improvisational piecing using strips, squares, and rectangles
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.