Perfect for beginners, this quilting book features simple illustrations and easy-to-follow steps that teach you how to make up to 30 beautiful quilts in a short amount of time!
A comprehensive guide for both first-time quilters and those looking for a refresher course, Urban Quilting teaches you everything you need to know about this timeless craft. Each pattern contains instructions for three different quilt sizes, with designs that feature bold colors and geometric shapes that will stand out and look stunning in your home.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
Learn to sew garments that you’ll love and want to wear all throughout the year! Craft a timeless and versatile wardrobe for everyday with Nani Iro, the Japanese fabric brand by artist and textile designer Naomi Ito. In this follow-up to The Nani Iro Sewing Studio, Naomi and her talented atelier present a collection of 18 artful garments that can be enjoyed all year round—simply change the fabric selection or design elements like sleeve length to customize pieces for specific seasons. These garments are intended to be layered, mixed, and matched to push the boundaries of your wardrobe and experiment with print and color. From simple, beginner-friendly tunics that can be made in one day to more challenging dresses with special details, such as pleats and gathers, you’ll find stunning garments inspired by and designed for showcasing beautiful textiles. Full-size pattern sheets are included to help you draft your beautiful designs. Sizes range from S-XL, though the relaxed style of many of the garments will fit a more inclusive size range. Finished measurements are provided for each pattern to help you select the projects that will work best for you. Embark on a year-long sewing journey with Nani Iro and create a wardrobe full of styles that can be made and worn beyond a single season.
Creative Mending: Beautiful Darning, Patching and Stitching Techniques
Mend, rethink, transform, recreate! Mending your favorite fabric items--from jeans to sweaters to sofa covers--becomes a true art form in Creative Mending. In this book, mending guru Hikaru Noguchi shows you her entire range of valuable techniques--from embroidery and patching to darning and felting--that are just challenging enough for experienced menders. Noguchi's basic rules of mending are that the repair should suit the fabric and its user, and that there are lots of creative ways to create beautifully customized repairs--some subtle, others making a statement.
She provides 13 techniques that show you how to: Apply creative repairs to both knitted and woven fabrics Use yarn, floss, ribbon, and fabric to reinvent well-loved garments Make understated repairs that add just a touch of contrast, color, or texture Use visible mending techniques for bold repairs Darn with felt to add body and dimension to a repaired item Match your repairs to the damage, the fabric, and the wearer Maneuver through tricky places like inseams and underarmsAnd more! The 13 illustrated lessons and over 300 color photos in this book provide detailed examples for all the basic techniques. Lots of variations plus plenty of tips and examples (67 in all) provide you with all the guidance you need to rethink and repair beautifully. The stunning photos will inspire you to get creative on that fraying neckline or worn elbow!
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.
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!