Quilting rulers have long been used by longarm quilters to make uniform shapes while quilting, but now, with the advent of the domestic ruler foot, domestic quilters can join in on the fun, too! Amanda Murphy, best-selling author of the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler, starts by showing you how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting rulers to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to teaching you 59 different designs. Finish up by following Amanda’s suggestions for filling in the background space with free-motion quilting. This custom book includes exclusive content on the Amanda Murphy Good Measure Brewer Exclusive rulers. Basic introduction to rulerwork, with tons of helpful information on using quilting rulers and ruler feet. Stitch 59 designs using 6 basic quilting ruler shapes, including straight lines, circles, and squiggles. Combine rulerwork and free-motion quilting with Amanda’s innovative suggestions.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Foolproof Patterns and Simple Techniques from Basic Blocks
The half-square triangle—or ‘HST’ for short—is possibly a quilter’s most versatile piecing shape, with a ton of design possibilities for a new look each time. Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle is an essential pattern and inspiration book for the beginner through intermediate sewist. Several construction methods are included so you are sure to find your favorite one. The book is divided into five easy to follow sections each with it's own customized Workshop: Color Emphasis, Relative Scale, Patchwork Play and Block Party - a detailed chapter featuring 60, 13" HST block designs--and Tools & Quilting Basics. There is even a fun Quilt Coloring Book section for each of the 12 original designs from Jeni so that you can play with as many color and fabric combinations as you like before you piece your project.
Ready to get started? Grab your colored pencils and inspiration fabrics, because Jeni includes a coloring book page to let you sketch out your own designs for all 12 patterns.
In the first Workshop, you and Jeni apply color theory to make fabric combinations that pop. In Workshop #2, you practice three HST piecing methods and use her genius cutting menu to create any size HST you want. No calculations—it’s a math-free zone!
As fellow patchwork lovers, you and Jeni use scraps to build half-square triangles into Workshop #3’s patterns. Then you and Jeni have a block party in Workshop #4, using the final 3 patterns to mix and match HST blocks into custom designs. The bonus is a gallery of 60 block variations where you’ll find new inspiration every time you pick up this book.
With quick and easy designs or more detailed work, you will be eager to make one or all of these beautiful projects and embrace the half-square triangle as your favorite go-to essential block.
Author: Jeni Baker
Format: Paperback with flaps
Book Trim: 8 x 10
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.
Scraps Inc.Vol.1: 15 Block-Based designs for the Modern Quilter. Recycle your scraps. Is your mountain of scraps in danger of toppling? Now's your chance to make fantastic, edgy quilt designs from your beloved fabric remnants of past projects. The new and inventive patterns in Scraps, Inc.: 15 Block-Based Designs for the Modern Quilter will help you piece together your treasured scraps into a stunning new quilt. 15 budget-busting, modern quilt designs. This project-based book features 15 unique quilt designs by well-known designers and it is aimed at the experienced modern quilter. Save money as you sew by piecing together stunning new quilts from your stash of fabric scraps. Use your scraps from previous projects Get inspired by these innovative designs Make a loving reminder of all the quilts you've gifted over the years Choose from a wide range of projects from simple to advanced This is not Grandma's quilting book. An industrial setting serves as a dramatic backdrop for the edgy photographs throughout the book – juxtaposing dark and moody backgrounds with the robust, bright colors of these modern quilts. A visual delight, this beautiful book treats you to over 100 vivid photographs that will inspire you to see your scrap pile in a whole new way. Tackle tricky color combinations. Scrap quilts are hard to design due to the variety of color challenges introduced by random scraps. The modern patterns in this book help solve those issues with clearly illustrated color schematics and tips on color harmony.
How big is a twin-size quilt? How many squares can you cut from the amount of fabric you have? What’s the best way to sew a mitered border? How do you make bias binding? The All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool gives you fast answers to these and dozens of other quilting questions. Now this indispensable guide has been updated to include more answers, more techniques, more quilt settings, and more blocks than ever before. Expanded edition includes 20 additional pages with new quilt blocks, cutting charts, piecing techniques, and more.
125+ color images, including 80+ antique and contemporary quilts. Story of the American cotton farmer, farm women, American textile industry, cotton fabric, American cotton quilts, cotton batting, and the efforts of a few companies to bring back American made quilting cotton.
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.
Discover how quilting came to be a favorite pastime for an estimated 3 million quilters in Japan today, as well as a multimillion dollar business. For 40 years, Japan looked to America and imported quilts for ideas and inspiration. Now, contemporary Japanese quilters, with their own style, seek inspiration, museum shows, and audiences in the West, while modern-day Western quilters admire the distinct aesthetics of their Japanese counterparts. Meet more than a dozen award-winning quilters, including Yoko Saito, Keiko Goke, Noriko Endo, and Yoshiko Jinzenji. Each has a well-defined, individual style, yet they share the impeccable technical standards common to Japanese artists. Learn the inside story of former painters, seamstresses, homemakers, graphic designers, and manga artists, who have all made a career in quilting. Over 200 photographs show the Japanese artists’ quilts and studios, and the antique American quilts that once inspired them.
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.
Pretty. Petite. Playful. Pinnies! Inspired by a 30-day sewing challenge on Instagram, these patchwork pincushions stitch up pronto and are perpetually addicting—no quilter can make just one. And why would they when the pinnies are so easy to create? Simply sew, quilt, turn, and stuff! Best-selling author Carrie Nelson packs these pinnies with personality and shares adorable ways to use and display them as singles or in pleasing piles. Quilters will want to put a pin in the philosophy behind making Carrie’s delightful pincushions: to sew just for the joy of it. 40 pincushion projects (plus variations) are super-quick to sew and delightful to display. Techniques used are similar to quiltmaking techniques, so quilters will instantly be up to speed. Even beginners with basic sewing experience can whip up these pincushions in a flash. 96 pages
Fat quarters are a perennial favorite--why not have favorite quilt patterns to go with them? This all-new collection of fat-quarter-friendly designs takes the popular fabric cut in new directions. Try fresh spins on classic quilt blocks, such as Jacob’s Ladder, Churn Dash, and Pinwheel. Or, take a page from nature’s design book and turn fat quarters into fabric flower gardens or sparkling stars. Dive into a variety of fun techniques, including traditional piecing, English paper piecing, and fusible applique. With well-known designers leading the way--including best-selling authors Christa Watson and Katja Marek—it’s easier than ever to have fun with fat quarters! Patterns require as few as 16 or up to 39 fat quarters per project. 64 pages
Quilting On The Go: English Paper Piecing - Softcover
This book will guide crafters through all the steps of English Paper Piecing, starting with the basics. Readers will work their way from through the humble hexagon, stars, curves, and more. The author shares her tips, techniques, and her preferred products to help quilters achieve great results and identify what to look for when choosing fabrics to fussy cut. The book has a range of patterns from simple smaller projects through to baby and full-sized quilts, offering something for all levels of experience.
Express your individual style by adding a wink to your wardrobe or room with these beautiful blooms from Indygo Junction s Fabric Flowers. You ll find 25 quick and easy flower projects for wearing, decorating and sharing, with inspiring techniques for the novice to the more advanced creative enthusiast. Recycle your jeans, ties, sweaters and t-shirts, combine cotton prints into one-of-a-kind fashion statements, create painterly effects of needle felting, and play with felt, wools, and silks. 50 fabric variations to spark your creativity are included! From a simple rose created from re-purposed denim jeans to a full wedding bouquet of felted roses, the projects in this book teach traditional techniques and introduce you to flower making short-cut methods, featuring Clover Needlecrafts tools: needle felting tools, Kanzashi Flower Makers, Quick Yo-Yo Makers, Flower Frill Templates and more.
Ever said, "I wish I had time to make that" With this fun project book, quilters can slide in time to sew every day. Llittle by little during their lunch hour! Perfectly portable projects can be completed in as little as an hour or over just a few lunch hours during the week. Choose from pillows, small quilts, cute bags, and more. All beginner friendly, simple to start, and fast to finish. Whether lunchtime is spent at the office, on the road, or right at home, break up each busy day with some sublime stitching time! 15 cute designs are easy to start and quick to finish. Perfect for crafters who are time crunched and budget strapped. 80 pages.
Quilting rulers have long been used by longarm quilters to make uniform shapes, but now, with the advent of the domestic ruler foot, domestic quilters can join in on the fun, too! Amanda starts with how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting ruler to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to executing 59 different designs. Finish up by following Amanda's suggestions for filling in background space with free-motion quilting.
It's Sew Emma Patterns is proud to introduce their first book! Simply Fat Quarters features ten exceptional quilts using fat quarters. All ten patterns are written with four size options from crib to king.
The designs in this book are carefully written and beautifully illustrated in full color. Step by step directions take you through the construction of each block and the assembly of the quilt top.
Go back to school with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnets fourth book!
Spelling Bee includes instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes PLUS 18 quilt projects. Over 190 pages of full color instructions.
A little bit retro with a tasteful blend of trendy and traditional, these 13 designs from popular Moda Fabrics designer Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way are presented together for the first time in a curated collection of all-time favorites. Styled photos showcase lap-sized to bed-sized projects featuring classic blocks in traditional settings. Fill your home with fresh and light patchwork that will never go out of style! 80 pages