Compiled from some of your favorite designers like Anna Graham, Amanda Jean Nyberg, Jeni Baker and more, this unique collection of projects are internet super-stars! Why scroll through endless tutorials online looking for those instructions on how to make a zippy pouch, when you need to make that last-minute gift right now?! 50 Little Gifts is a collection of all of those projects you make the most from the designers you know and love: napkins, pincushions, gift card holder, pieced keychain, electronic cases, bibs & fabric baskets...AND inspiration for some unique gifts like a Christmas pickle ornament, geode coasters or a teabag wallet! Unlike some hastily posted tutorials online, all of these patterns are fully tech edited to ensure success! We guarantee this will be one of the most-used books on your shelf!
Pretty Cases, Boxes, Pouches, Pincushions & More.
Celebrate and use your sewing skills with Aneela Hoey's 15 stylish yet functional patterns for a wide variety of sewing organizers. Designed to work together, many of the smaller projects fit into larger ones and can be made into a coordinating set. Showcase trendy fat quarters and half-yards or use up scraps of your favorite fabric as you make cute containers for yourself, to give to your friends, or to bring to swaps!
The Quilter's Field Guide to Color: A Hands On Workbook for Mastering Fabric
The Quilter's Field Guide to Color: A Hands On Workbook for Mastering Fabric by Rachel Hauser
The #1 complaint of quilters? Mastering effective color combinations. The Quilter's Field Guide to Color is a practical guide showing effective and not so effective color combinations. Each chapter will call readers to use the skills they learn through an optional series of 'Patchwork Challenges' which can be used to create a quilt by the book's completion. Along the way, readers will be guided through fabric auditions so that readers can ask themselves questions for evaluating their own fabric pulls. Forget the dry color theory! This book is fun, conversational, practical and beautifully inspiring. A one-of-a-kind resource for modern quilters Hands-on exercises with a true workbook approach Real modern fabric pulls to help evaluate choices 150-color swatch card include to replicate the author's process Optional Project Blocks for each section to use as inspiration or to create a quilt by the end of the book.
Sashiko 20 projects using traditional Japanese stitching
Learn the stunning art of Sashiko stitching with this comprehensive guide that's packed with inspirational ideas. Meaning "little stabs", it's a traditional Japanese sewing method that uses evenly spaced running stitches to create eye-catching geometric patterns. 20 patterns and motifs that readers can choose from and use as templates for their own unique Sashiko designs. Thorough guidance on the tools, materials and basic techniques, Included are large-scale items such as bedding, a door curtain and wall-hanging, and smaller items, such as brooches, greetings cards and notebook covers. Sashiko Craft explores the history of this strikingly effective technique and demonstrates how to apply it to a range of useful and ornamental items for the home, accessories and gifts.
School of Sewing: Learn it. Teach it. Sew Together. 12 Beginner Projects. School of Sewing allows you to follow in the footsteps of a group of beginners who shared one goal- to learn to use their sewing machines. This book is an engaging, detailed lesson plan designed to guide you along that same journey, whether you are learning alone or as a group. It begins with easy-to-follow instructions for how to use a sewing machine and advice on buying fabric and tools and then progresses through 12 projects- one three-hour lesson a month, perfect for friends to learn together. Your own School of Sewing will be proud to show off or to gift these trendy projects, which include a pillowcase, zippered pouch, tote bag and patchwork quilt, each with optional details for "extra credit." You'll learn: Sewing machine types, recommendations and how to shop for the machine of your dreams. Fabric selection and color theory how to navigate the fabric store, including interfacing, notions and fabric types. Essential sewing supplies to get you started with the right gear how to trouble shoot problems when they occur. Professional finishing techniques numerous sewing skills, including zippers, ruffles, buttonholes, pleats, binding, sewing a curve and machine quilting. How to sew 12 beginner projects, using step-by-step photos. Tips and advice from fellow beginners in a fun, approachable and relate able way.
If you are like authors Nichole and Elisabeth, your favorite part of quilting is fussy cutting – and it usually involves figuring out how to enhance an interesting quilt block by framing a favorite element in your most-loved fabric! Let fussy cutting become more than just showing a single design. By following along with how Nichole and Elisabeth create drastically different samplers from each of their 48 unique patchwork blocks, see how those same 9'' blocks can easily be adapted to your own personal taste. Compare their blocks (and their samplers!) side by side and get inspired to use the fabrics you love to create your own sampler blocks. Learn how to navigate those pesky stripes, how to work with either a limited palette or an eclectic scrappy one, and how to incorporate improvisational piecing to fussy cut even the smallest parts of your favorite designs. Suddenly, you'll see the endless possibilities in your fabric stash and won't be able to resist creating a fussy-cut sampler all your own.
Go from “fat” to fab in no time with this inventive, inspirational quilting guide. If you’re a quilter, or hankering to become one, then you probably know we’re talking fat quarters¿quarter yard cuts of fabric cut wide. 18in x 22in cuts to be precise. Who can resist a stack of beautifully coordinated fabrics all neatly folded into a bundle and tied with a bow? It’s like getting a stack of buttermilk pancakes dripping in syrup and you can’t wait to dive in! Fat quarter bundles are everywhere these days, which makes it the perfect time for a DIY book like By the Bundle. Discover 12 fat quarter quilting projects that will dazzle any room. The 18in x 22in cuts allow you to sample all kinds of fabrics, but sometimes there’s just not enough to make an entire quilt. By the Bundle solves that problem by offering you 12 quilting projects¿from the beginner-friendly to the complex¿designed specifically for turning fat quarters into fully completed, totally impressive quilts. Australian author, fabric designer, and former fabric shop owner, Emma Jean Jansen offers you the inspiration you need to turn fat quarters into finished quilts without the head-scratching piecing process. There are over 100 photographs, all shot in Emma Jean’s native land of Australia, to sweep you off to your inner most creative place. And with 80 step-by-step illustrations peppered throughout, each project will be that much easier to complete. By the Bundle features 12 fat quarter quilting projects including: Boxes and crosses Diamonds and squares Rainbow pyramids Butterflies Star bursts And more Maximize your fabric yield as you piece together the most glorious quilts. Whether your cuts are from a single fabric collection or a complementary combination of many fabric lines, By the Bundle gives you the bandwidth to turn fat quarters into fabulous quilts.
Traditional Japanese embroidery technique, sashiko, is currently a major sewing trend in craft, interior design and fashion. The big stitches are used to create stunning, geometric patterns and texture to make home wares with a stylish, Japanese minimalist look. This collection of 8 simple sashiko patterns allows you try the technique yourself--projects include a tote bag, greetings cards, cushion, table mats, coaster, pocket hanging, a long sampler and Ranru hanging.
Let’s get fussy about fabric! Maybe it’s the rich colors…or the tactile feel…or the fashion vibe it brings to the mix. Fabric has an uncanny ability to transform a project, evoke a mood and deliver a whole, new level of satisfaction to today’s sewist. Intentional Piecing, a sewing workshop in a book from renowned sewer Amy Friend, shows you how to make fabric the star of every project with the hot technique known as fussy cutting. What to stash and why. How to make it look seamless. Where to find creative inspiration. These are the fabric-related topics you’ll explore with one crafty lady aptly named Friend!
In a sea of quilting project books, Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing stands alone. Drawing together many disparate strands, this comprehensive guide offers up a deeper exploration of this precision patchwork craft, providing everything quilters need to know on a practical level to begin navigating fussy cutting and English paper-piecing (EPP). The most comprehensive guide to English paper piecing on the market today, including history of the craft, artist profiles, and more! Patterns for original rosettes on which to learn the practicalities of EPP are shown step-by-step, covering everything from templates, paper choice, magic mirrors, how to mock up layouts, glue/thread basting, and more. Finished examples exemplifying mastery of the skills learned in the book & unique secondary designs within the quilts that demonstrate the fussy cut and rosette piecing techniques. Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing is not just a how-to text on English paper piecing. While any book on English paper piecing must cover the instructional aspects, Flossie Teacakes offers a softer, warmer approach, exploring the craft on a more tactile paper-and-fabric level and including stories and inspirations this wonderful craft. Author Florence Knapp explores of the craft over a series of interviews and a journey back in time. She captures the elements that make it so much more than a simple technique guide, giving meaning to the act of English paper piecing for those who are intrigued as well as to quilters who are already hooked. As if that isn't enough, there's icing on the teacakes in the form of original paper-pieced rosettes and show stopping quilt patterns included to practice and show off your EPP skills. 128 pages
They book features instructions for creating over 50 decorative trimmings made from ribbons and fabric. Enjoy the beautiful images and be inspired by the vintage sewing advice.
-Ribbon Flowers & Fruits
-Fabric Flowers & Fruits
-Knots & Rosettes
-Flat Ribbon Trimmings
-Novelty Ribbon Trimmings
-Novelty Fabric Trimmings
-Fabric Buckles & Ornaments
-Application Techniques of Trimmings
Recreate memories of the seaside with simple sewing, papercraft, crochet and knitting projects using the beautiful Tilda fabrics, yarn and embellishments. Be inspired by life at the beach and in the ocean to make gifts, toys and pretty accessories for your home. From adorable whales and fishing girl dolls to hanging mobiles, applique blankets and summer scarves, the designs will take you on a journey of the perfect seaside holiday.
It's Sew Emma is proud to introduce their first book with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! Quilty Fun includes complete instructions for her incredibly popular Bee in My Bonnet Row Along quilt, along with 10 brand new coordinating projects! This book is jam packed with over 100 pages of projects, tips and inspiration to use all around your home, and the book is spiral bound to last use after use. Lori's exciting designs in her first book, Quilty Fun, will fill your home with beauty and fun for a lifetime.
It's Sew Emma is proud to introduce our second book! Fat Quarter Style includes 12 fat quarter quilts that can be made in four sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen! With a variety of styles and genres, there is something for everyone. This book is perfect for quilters of all skill levels!
Sew 30 embroidery designs and 5 practical pouches and clutches, plus an embroidery sampler notebook, with best-selling author Aneela Hoey. Learn beginner to advanced embroidery step by step, making projects you'll use everyday.
In recent years there has been a great revival of interest in sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting based on a quick and easy running stitch. Japanese Quilting: Sashiko is a practical introduction to the distinctive patterns and designs of the technique. Whether you are a complete beginner or familiar with sashiko, you will find this a fascinating exploration of an exciting and traditional craft. The book includes an introduction on what materials and equipment you will need, then a guide through the basic technques. Next, the author provides 30 detailed designs, ranging from the Ougi (Fan), Ume (plum blossom), to Shippu (seven treasures) and Sayagata (Buddhist symbols). Each has a full drawing and critically gives the order of working. There is also 10 projects that range from aprons and placemats to cushions and bags. There is everything a reader needs to start the craft but can also expand the repertoire of an experienced quilter and textile artist.
• 128 Pages
Whimsical, beautiful embroidery motifs created by an avid gardener—stitch roses, bees, or whole garden scenes.
Kazuko Aoki has a unique talent for translating the beauty of the garden with needle and thread. By offering forty motifs, Aoki invites us to explore her gardens through embroidery. The forty motifs explore the roses and wildflowers that appear season to season, as well as the bees and butterflies that enjoy their nectar. The designs here are exquisite, detailed, and artfullly rendered. Beyond the motifs themselves, Aoki also presents projects that feature the embroidery: brooches, notebook covers, pin cushions, and pouches. For those new to embroidery, detailed how-to illustrations are included.
In Embroidery & Stitchery (Hand)
Zakka is a Japanese design aesthetic that combines usefulness with beauty and style. In this book, Sedef Imer has created a collection of simple, pretty, and handy projects inspired by the art of Zakka to help organize and beautify your home. Suitable for all levels of sewists, you will be inspired by these fun and easy-to-sew projects that will brighten and adorn your home.
What makes a Medallion quilt pop is border upon fun border surrounding an eye-catching center block. It is a quilt where more is really... MORE. Getting those borders to fit just right can be frustrating. Author Erin Burke makes it easy to sew an oh-so-modern medallion quilt starting with the center block and building your own medallion from the center outward. With this book, the best part is that all of your borders will align perfectly. Start with 1 of Erin's 6 creative center block designs or make one of your own. Then add on as many of her 30 pre-measured border variations as you like in any of 3 different widths to create a one-of-a-kind quilt in the size you want. Erin already did the math for you ensuring a perfect fit for every border. If you are not looking to design your own quilt, choose 1 of Erin's 6 ready-to-go medallion projects and all you will have to do to get started is select your fabrics. Medallion quilts never go out of style and this book gives you all the tools you need to build fabulous mix-and-match borders from the center out - all of the fun with none of the math.
The Quilt Block Cookbook is a thoughtfully curated volume of 50 different 12-inch quilt blocks in a variety of complexities and styles. Quilt blocks are like a box of chocolates, each one is a mini euphoria on its own. And when paired with other blocks, they're simply delectable! Most quilt blocks are comprised of basic elements, and you'll learn the ingredients for each. In addition to other 50 blocks and the 7 sampler quilts, quilters will also learn how to use their quilt blocks in many different ways, creating dynamic design repeats by tapping into the limitless possibilities of block-based quilts.
Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living
As part of an ongoing design series, Alabama Studio Style builds upon techniques explored in Alabama Stitch Book with new stitching, stenciling, and beading methods, applying them to twenty extraordinary clothing and home decor projects. Also included are recipes comprising three delicious menus. Alabama Studio Style shows us that true style encompasses not only what we wear, how we decorate, and what we eat, but also how we care for our environment.
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe by Natalie Chanin is a companion to the Alabama Studio Series: Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. In this final volume of the four-book series, Chanin offers, by popular demand, three new core patterns—the A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, the Long and Short Wrap Skirt, and the Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan—and a guide to customizing garments to fit and flatter. For ease, convenience, and to ease its ecological footprint, this book comes with a CD rather than paper patterns. The disc contains patterns for all of the garments from the previous books in the Alabama Studio series with additional sizing for XXL, the three new patterns, plus five Alabama Chanin stencil designs, including the Polka Dot in three sizes, the popular New Leaves, and the classic Magdalena (all for readers to print as needed for their individual sewing purposes). Printed and bound in the USA.This installment highlights:
9 core garment patterns with up to 34 standard variations, plus 3 bonus pocket patterns
Patterns from the entire Alabama Studio book series with the additional XXL size
5 full-scale stencil designs, plus a free bonus download available from Alabama Chanin’s website
Useful, convenient CD that minimizes its ecological footprint by conserving paper
Improv Paper Piecing A Modern Approach to Quilt Design
Love to create repeating blocks in your quilts but tired of the same patterns? Step away from the ordinary and try your hand at a new technique-based approach to improvisation. Gorgeous photographs illustrate 10 beautiful projects where Amy Friend seamlessly bridges the gap between improvised design and technical execution. Discover a unique approach to creating one-of-a-kind blocks with guided exercises that explore scale, symmetry and alternate gridwork. Then, with Amy's help, you'll have the opportunity to design your own patterns. You really can have a dash of the unexpected through improv with the precision of paper piecing and still create those secondary patterns we all love in quilts made using traditional blocks.
With a modern spin, Improv Paper Piecing gracefully guides the reader, step-by-step, through improvisationally designing your own paper piecing patterns to strategically setting the grid so that the end result is a masterful, unique quilt of repeated blocks.
14 Easy Projects to Stitch in No Time by Kathy Brown
So small, so sweet, so simple to stitch! All you need is a needle, thread, wool, and a little lunch-hour time to make Kathy's cute and creative projects. Seasonal and everyday designs include framed art, pincushions, and fun pieces to make and attach to items you already have in your home. Even beginners can easily sew these charming decorating pieces--and complete each in a few lunch hours or less!
For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques.
Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the “proper” way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread free form, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments. Includes a real cloth sampler to stitch.
Feminist Cross Stitch by Stephanie Rohr. Crafty activists will love this snarky book with its 40 irreverent, vintage-inspired cross-stitch patterns. Whether you want to proudly announce to the world that you're a nasty woman or remind others that a woman's place is in the revolution, you’ll find edgy slogans, sharp one-liners, and cheeky images that make fabulous wall art or wonderful handmade gifts. An illustrated basics section will get you started, with information on materials, tools, techniques, and framing your finished pieces.
Farm Girl Vintage includes complete instructions for 45 sampler blocks in two sizes (6in and 12in), three farm blocks and a bumper crop of projects! The fourteen projects include ten quilts, two table runners, a table topper and a potholder.
• 14 Projects
• 144 Pages
It’s Sew Emma is excited to announce their new book, Perfect 10 Quilts, which proves that it really is cool to be square! This book features the 10in square pre-cut that all quilters have stashed away. The book is packed with 16 fabulous quilts that simply use 10in squares and background, so quilters can dive right in. With full color diagrams and clear instructions, this book is truly a Perfect 10!
Play of Color Quilting, 24 Designs to Inspire Freehand Color Play
Play of Color Quilting 24 Designs to Inspire Freehand Color Play
The energy, bold accents, and contrasts speak for themselves in these 24 projects. In the friendly, you-can-do-it tone that is her trademark, German quilt designer Bernadette Mayr offers you new ways to think about freestyle color piecing. These new designs offer you very colorful, playful, wild, and geometric quilts to make, or to make your own by experimenting with color. A few smaller projects, like pillows and a silk evening bag, focus color play into a smaller piece. This guide also serves as a complete resource for new quilters, offering 14 lessons on the important basic quilting skills like cutting shapes, freehand machine embroidery, and quilt assembly.
It's official! We are moving to our new location this week-- it's very close, we promise. Store pick-up has been disabled for the next two weeks to give us time to get set up at our new address. Online orders will still be shipping out, but they might take a tiny bit longer to get to you! Thank you for your patience and we are so excited for everyone to see the space when it's ready!