In Provence and Auvers
Between 20 February 1888, when he arrived in Arles, and his death in Auvers on 27 July 1890, Vincent Van Gogh was intensely creative, completing works such as Starry Night. Comprising a detailed commentary by the art historian Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov plus almost 300 colour reproductions, black-and-white illustrations, preparatory sketches and photographs of the people and places he painted, this volume offers a comprehensive overview of the artist's experiences and output during his final years. Off-mint.
100 Modern Quilt Blocks
Tula Pink's City Sampler
This illustrated planner contains 100 block designs, based on a range of geometric shapes, and demonstrates how to make an original quilt by mixing and matching them. It also includes five city-themed quilt patterns, cutting and assembly diagrams and practical tips to guide the novice through every step of the process, from the initial design to the finishing stages.
Scandinavian Quilt Style
Over 40 Sewing Projects for Home Comfort and Style
As well as traditional quilts, this collection of 40 sewing projects includes cushions, table runners and toppers, bags, pincushions and ideas for using appliqué to make gifts or revive clothes and accessories. The projects have clear instructions and cater for all levels of skill.
Passion for Patchwork
Over 100 Quilted Projects for All Seasons
From simple items that can be completed in a few hours to more intricate and ambitious creations, the projects in this workbook include purses, bags, place mats, hangings, cushions and quilts. Using simple patchwork, appliqué and quilting techniques and a variety of fabrics, the designs include step-by-step instructions, templates and piecing diagrams.
How to Create an Heirloom Quilt
Learn Over 35 Machine Techniques to Build a Beautiful Quilt
The heirloom quilt is specifically designed to explore sewing-machine techniques for fabric embellishment and manipulation. With the Dresden Plate block as the centrepiece, there are nine panels comprising three designs, and smaller panels and border which complete the quilt. All are described through step-by-step instructions, example photographs and diagrams, with templates provided. Imperial measurements with metric equivalents.
Folk Quilt Appliqué
20 Irresistible Projects to Brighten Your Home
Table mats, bags, wall hangings and quilts are some of the appliqué projects featured in this illustrated how-to guide, which contains templates for 20 designs. Listing all necessary materials, the book features chapters on fabric selection, tools and equipment and the different machine and hand techniques, including needle-turn, needle felting, piecing, embroidery, quilting and finishing.
Country Style Quilting
Inspired by nature, the 14 designs in this practical workbook include quilts, pillows, throws, cushions, wall hangings, dining mats and coasters. Each project features step-by-step instructions, templates, colour photographs and diagrams; and there are supplementary chapters on materials and equipment, basic techniques for beginners – including stitches, appliqué and borders – and a worldwide list of suppliers.
Kaffe Fassett Quilts
Shots and Stripes: 24 New Projects Made with Shot Cottons and Striped Fabrics
The designs in this manual take inspiration from a range of worldwide sources: Japanese Rags reflects the patches on a worker’s coat, and the colours used in the Samarkand table runner are influenced by a funfair ride. Each of these 24 new projects, made with shot cottons and striped fabrics, includes cutting instructions, templates and clear guidelines for making, assembling and finishing the blocks.
A Step-by-Step Course for First-Time Quilters
This practical manual for beginners uses twelve ‘workshops’ to introduce basic quilting techniques, with a project to build confidence and reinforce each skill, from oven gloves and box pouches to fruit-shaped pin cushions and place mats. The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by clear illustrations and photographs, and there are many useful tips on fabrics, equipment, stitching and binding, as well as templates, a glossary, and a list of useful suppliers.
Amy Butler's Piece Keeping
20 Stylish Projects that Celebrate Patchwork
Artist and designer Amy Butler shares her ideas for patchwork projects, including background information on her inspiration and tips on fabrics, techniques and tools. The book comprises 20 projects, which include a simple hanging garland, lampshades and quilt designs as well as smaller ideas – necklaces, a belt, a scarf, a dress – that could be given as gifts. Instructions are detailed, and nine paper patterns are included.
A Visual Directory of Contemporary Patterns, Fabrics & Color
In this comprehensive reference manual, designed to ‘help you get from the idea of a quilt to the reality of it’, Erin Burke Harris has brought together information on fabrics, colour, traditional and contemporary quilt designs, and the techniques for sewing and assembling a quilt. As well as photographs of quilting in progress, there are pictures to inspire colour and design ideas, and illustrated articles on eight quilt artists.
Little Bits Quilting Bee
20 Quilts Using Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and Fat Quarters
Packs of pre-cut fabrics are the materials used in this quilting guide with a difference. It features 20 projects, including wall hangings, throws and mats, as well as bed quilts of all sizes, each carefully explained and illustrated step by step. The designs are modern, colourful and varied, and are suitable for quilters of all levels of experience. Full-size, ready-to-use patterns in a pocket at the front of the book make getting started even easier.
Quick and Easy Quilts
20 Modern Machine-Quilting Projects
Homemade quilts add colour and interest to a room, but the complexity and effort involved can be daunting. The quilts in this collection use big, bright blocks, so they not only have a fresh, contemporary feel but are much easier to create (some can even be finished in a weekend). Goldsworthy includes clear instructions for twelve full-size quilts as well as eight smaller projects, such as wall hangings and cushion covers, and begins with tips on equipment, materials and techniques.