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 Block A Day
365 Quilting Squares: One for Each Day of the Year
With designs traditional and modern, this ringbound guide offers 365 patterns for 12x12-inch quilting blocks that can be sewn together to form larger works. Useful information on equipment, fabrics and how to cut and stitch, plus four sets of templates, complement the colour-coded and clearly photographed designs. While beginners might start with a single block, more experienced quilters could choose to produce a block a day for a year.
The Quilter's Stitch Bible
The Essential Illustrated Reference to Over 200 Stitches with Easy-To-Follow Diagrams
Aiming ‘to provide inspiration and practical reference in equal measure’, this book draws on Nikki Tinkler’s search for textured and exotic threads and stitches to embroider and otherwise embellish quilts. There are over 200 stitches described, with easy-to-follow diagrams and sewing instructions and a photograph of the finished work; plus guides to quilting essentials and some special techniques – all presented in a sturdy, ring-bound book.
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.
A World of Quilts
Designing and Making Contemporary Quilts Inspired by Traditional Patterns
Cassandra Ellis is passionate about quilts; for her they are storytellers – ‘the absolute summation of homes, families, communities and individuals’. In this book her projects draw inspiration from 25 traditional designs from around the world, each given a contemporary spin. Along with photographs and full instructions for making the quilts, Ellis writes about the history and significance of each one, from Postage Stamp quilts using tiny scraps of fabric, to Album quilts, made communally to mark special events.
The Complete Guide to Quilting Techniques
Essential Techniques and Step-by-Step Projects for Making Beautiful Quilts
This comprehensive guide explains how to perfect the three techniques of patchwork, quilting and applique through making 15 individual projects. These include a patchwork pillow, a Noah's Ark crib quilt and an appliqued table centrepiece. Chapters on equipment and materials are followed by the detailed projects, each with clear, step-by-step diagrams and a photograph of the finished piece. Templates for all the motifs used are included at the end.