Fat quarters arent just for quilters! Sewers LOVE these inexpensive little pieces of fabric, which are often sold bundled together in pretty packages to make them even more appealing. This unique collection of quick-and-easy sewing projects includes contemporary ideas for DIY home décor, accessories, gifts and more all made using fat quarters. Projects range from instant
fixes needing just one fat quarter, to those using a small handful to create quick patchwork presents, to those that need up to ten fat quarters to really bust that fabric stash!
Fat quarters are extremely versatile, are great value and are widely available in fabric stores as well as craft fairs and markets, and they are so pretty that they are hard to resist. This collection of projects offers the perfect solution to sewers with a bundle of fat quarters at home just waiting to be stitched into something lovely.
Bargello Quilts & Beyond explores creative possibilities with a traditional concept. Now quilters can experience with ease the construction for a Bargello without the fear of the unknown. This book explains and demonstrates several updated techniques to create the traditional look using today's tools and shortcuts. Bargello Quilts & Beyond will take the mystery and fear out of "Bargello". Raw-Edge Fusible Applique sidebar with illustrations included in book.
Learn how to make beautiful quilts with this comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting for beginners. Covers all aspects of quilting from piecing and applique to quilting and binding. Choose from 16 simple projects, each focusing on a different technique, from bags and cushions to table mats, wall hangings and bed quilts. Clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions accompany each project, making them all suitable for even a complete novice. The book also includes a quilting glossary explaining common quilting and sewing terms.
This collection of co-ordinating projects is exactly what is needed for fun & easy projects with appliqué. The 24 projects have all been created with time and design in mind. Make any room your own personal style statement. Patterns are given on 30" x 21" 1/1 insert provided in book. Tutorial Sidebars included in this book: Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué, Padded Appliqué and Making Yo-Yo's.
Containing 15 fresh, fun fat-quarter projects, from doorstops and drawstring bags to tablemats, aprons and cushions, this book is ideal for sewers of all abilities. It starts with a comprehensive techniques section, guiding you through a variety of useful techniques, from inserting a zip and sewing buttonholes to creating patchwork. The techniques are fully explained and are combined with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. The book then leads on to the projects; each contains inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips. Each project is made from fat quarter fabric, but there is no reason why you cant cut your own or use up some of your cherished left-over stash fabrics instead.
Table of Contents
What is a Fat Quarter? 8
Fabulous Flowers 42
Drawstring Bags 46
Reversible Bag 48
Quilted Cosmetic Bag 50
Door Stop 54
Party Clutch 58
Retro Mini Pinny 62
Diamond Star Mat 66
Al Fresco Placemat 68
Tucked and Stitched Cushion 72
Disappearing 9-Patch Bag 76
Draught Excluder 80
Cushion with Piping 82
Baby Playmat 86
Pillowcase Dress 90
How to Quilt
This is the ultimate go-to quilting guide for the complete beginner – no prior knowledge of quilting, or even sewing, is assumed. Ten fully illustrated techniques are included, covering everything a novice needs to know, including skills such as rag quilting, hand-tied wadding, English paper piecing and square work. The techniques are accompanied by ten simple projects, enabling the reader to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice.
Projects include: tea cosy, table mat, lavender-filled keepsake, pinboard, table runner, throw, cushion, duffel bag, play mat and bed cover. Approachable and friendly in style, this beautifully illustrated book will give beginners the confidence to take up quilting, then use it as a basic skills 'bible' to have to hand when they need it.
Rachel Clare Reynolds has been an artist for over 25 years, working in a wide range of materials from concrete and ceramics, to textiles and paper. Alongside her own practice, Rachel also teaches Art and Crafts to children and adults. She has a special interest in traditional crafts, particularly textiles, and all those regional variations that make an area unique.
Here is your go-to book when you need or want to make a fast but stylish quilt. All the projects in this book can easily be made in a weekend and some in a day. Eight of the 10 projects have size options making a total of 18 possible projects.
Here is your go-to book when you need or want to make a fast but stylish quilt. All the projects in this book can easily be made in a weekend and some in a day. Eight of the 10 projects have size options making a total of 18 possible projects. Imagine your fabric choices in one of these beautiful patterns. Tutorial Sidebars included in this book: 3-D Bow-Tie Technique, Partial Seam Construction, Raw-Edge Fusible Applique and Quilting Basics.
- Quilts in all styles from traditional to modern all in one book
- Patterns and techniques that every quilter is looking for
- Quilts that can be done in a snap
Kaffe Fassett s quilts never fail to dazzle and delight. Fifteenth in this series of bestsellers, Kaffe Fassett s Quilt Grandeur lives up to its name, inspiring readers with 'grand new' takes on the age-old art of quilting. It brings you 20 all-new patterns that show off to advantage his signature line of Rowan fabrics, such as: Daisy Chain, Mad Plaid, Lotto, and Trellis and Nets. Sophisticated. Surprising. Super-saturated colours! Always dramatic, Kaffe s designs feature rich colourways, best exemplified in his amazing Overlapping Squares quilt. Always inventive, Kaffe offers modern interpretations of traditional pinwheel, log cabin and rick rack designs. Always on-trend, Kaffe s favourite colours bright pinks, clear turquoises, vivid lavenders, and high-impact reds are featured throughout the book. A showcase for contemporary quilters. This collection features work done in collaboration with superb quilters who are household names and projects, including: Liza Prior Lucy s Cartwheel and Dreamy Hexagons; Pauline Smith s Blue Haze; Brandon Mably s child-size quilt, Paper Dolls, and Swirling Petals by Mary Mashuta. Tips and techniques for doing museum-quality work. Like all his other bestsellers, Kaffe Fassett s Quilt Grandeur is a highly-charged visual experience, but it offers readers far more than eye candy. Kaffe generously shares what he s learned over 30 years as a designer and quilter extraordinaire and provides everything you need to duplicate these glorious designs. Or, taking a page from Kaffe s playbook, you can use these designs to inspire your own original interpretation!
West Ireland, with its streets of colourful painted houses and ancient stone walls, provides the perfect inspiration for the richly varied quilt designs in Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Ireland. Renowned for his use of colour, Kaffe creates colour palettes of brilliant hot pinks and reds; deep blues, purples, and greens; and soft blues and whites from his journey to Ireland, showcased in striking quilt designs that are as unpredictable as the landscape of Ireland. With contributions from designers Liza Prior-Lucy and Philip Jacobs, Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Ireland will inspire quilters of all skill levels. Each quilt pattern includes complete instructions, with colour diagrams, and the book includes a section on patchwork and quilting basics.
In his latest quilt collection, Kaffe Fassett presents 20 stunning new quilts in a range of block patterns, from simple designs to more complex patterns. Featuring Kaffe's newest fabric designs and colour ways, as well as some tried and true favourites, quilters of all skill levels will love this new addition to Kaffe's body of work. There is a quilt for every taste and level of skill. Fassett gives quilters practical information on cutting out and stitching each quilt, along with templates and provides a practical know-how section on basic patch working systems. The combination of Kaffe's eye-catching, colourful designs and Brandon's simpler, graphic patterns offer the ideal range for quilt makers.
Kaffe's new collection of quilts is showcased in the richly decorated houses and gardens of the old quarter of Fez in Morocco: the perfect partner for his brilliantly coloured designs. The 20 new quilts, created by Kaffe and his team, feature the current range of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Each quilt has detailed, illustrated how- to- make instructions, backed up with a general patchwork know-how section for novice quilt makers.
Another unforgettable collection from Kaffe Fassett. Quilters and anyone who loves design will want to own Kaffe Fassett s Quilts in Sweden. Here, in brilliant style, it showcases 20 of his latest quilts against the stark interior of Stockholm s Skansen Museum the perfect background for enjoying their intricate design. Vibrant works of art pop off the page. Each year, Kaffe and his team craft a new collection of exquisite patchwork quilts featuring the latest fabrics he creates with Rowan of England. These dramatic masterpieces come to life in 80 glorious, full-colour photos, inspiring you with their complex construction and incredible richness of colour. A quilter s dream come true. All 20 quilts come with complete instructions so you can duplicate them or create your own variations. Plus, you ll be treated to unexpected insights into the art and craft of quilting as Kaffe shares what he s learned over 30 years. No one captures the imagination like Kaffe. This internationally acclaimed designer continues to enchant readers with his fascinating designs. If you own any of his previous books, you ll definitely want this one for your library. If not, it s a great introduction to his brilliant work and a sure way to inspire your own.
NEW IN PAPERBACK
Patchwork quilting has long been a popular craft, but it is now reaching an even wider audience through the imaginative quilts and covers that are on sale commercially in home furnishings departments.
Learn to Quilt is the perfect guide for the complete beginner, starting with a really basic hand quilt, then progressing to simple rotary cutting and machine piecing through to slightly more complex block patterns and some simple design work. Each of the techniques is shown in clear step-by-step photographs with concise instructions, and is followed by a project so the reader can build up skills as progress is made through the book. Each project is illustrated with clear and colourful diagrams. A whole range of delightful patchwork quilts for the home can be made following the techniques explained, from a simple baby's cot quilt to an eyecatching throw or a colourful and cosy cushion quilt. All are made in clear, light, fresh fabrics in 100% cotton. Not only does this book teach new skills, it also provides projects for fabulous quilts to display in contemporary homes.
Feature your favourite fabric collection in these 10 pre-cut friendly designs using charm packs, layer cakes and jelly roll strips.
Quilting with precuts is easy, fast and fun. Feature your favourite fabric collection in these 10 pre-cut friendly designs using charm packs, layer cakes and jelly roll strips. The versatile patterns from top designers work with a variety of prints and solids and beginner and intermediate quilters will love the bright and friendly designs. This value-packed booklet features 5 layer-cake patterns and 5 for charm squares and precut strips - perfect for anyone who wants to jump straight into sewing.
Dress up your table with 10 colourful table runners from top designers.
Dress up your table with 10 colourful table runners from top designers. Whether you prefer appliqué or patchwork, traditional or modern, fancy floral or geometric designs, you're sure to find something you'll love. And with table toppers quick enough to make in a weekend, you can switch up your décor any time you feel like it. This value-packed booklet is sure to become your new go-to for gifts, seasonal decoration, and quick, fun projects to use up your stash.
Enjoy 8 inspirational patterns perfect for weekend projects. All designs use 2 1/2" strips in the construction making this your go-to book for moments when you want to create the perfect quilt without all the added planning and prepping. Save time and frustration by using preselected and precut strips. More Jelly Roll Quilts is the perfect collection of patterns for the quilter with limited time for quilting, unsure of fabric selection, and ranging from beginner to intermediate in skills. You don't have to sacrifice style to make the quilts time-friendly.
Now you can create a personalised mug rug of your choosing. It's as easy as 1,2,3. Pick out the background of your choice, select an applique motif, and decide if you'd like to add a sentiment. Just think of all the options you have when you allow yourself to be creative. You'll find everything you need to make countless combinations in Learn to Make Quilted Mug Rugs. Mix and match is all it takes to create your own personalised mug rugs.
Quick & Easy Baby Quilts is a collection of 8 keepsakes projects perfect for all your baby and toddler needs. Each project has an optional color selection to help you visualize other fabrics in each of the patterns. These 8 patterns have endless possibilities if you change the fabric colors and themes. Quick & Easy Baby Quilts is the only book of baby patterns you'll ever need. This book also features two tutorial sidebars for Raw-Edge Fusible Applique and Making 3-D Flowers & Leaves. A (21 x 15-inch) insert is included that contains all of the templates.
Now you can make a quilt from start to finish. Learn several new techniques you can incorporate into your day to day quilting. You'll be amazed at how easy it can be and all the many different ways you can apply the techniques to your quilts. This is the book every quilter has been waiting for, this book is bursting with fresh new techniques and ideas to conquer the quilting process one block at a time. Enjoy!
Quilted Bags & Gifts is a beautiful collection of bags, pouches and accessories designed for quilters who love to create handmade gifts. All 36 projects use basic techniques, and can be made in a weekend.
All of the essential patchwork, applique, quilting and finishing techniques are provided at the beginning of the book, and full-size, fold-out templates are provided at the back.
Readers will be inspired by Akemi Shibatas unique 'Elegant de Kawaii' style, which combines taupe fabrics with colourful prints. With an astounding range of projects to choose from, quilters will love the selection of tote bags, handbags, sewing cases, coin purses, tapestries and much more.
Stitching with Beautrix Potter
This book gathers together 10 easy yet elegant projects celebrating the life and talents of Beatrix Potter. With 10 appliqué and 6 embroidery designs, even beginning stitchers can work with hexagons to create a beautiful embroidered quilt, stitch up a cushion based on The Tailor of Gloucester, appliqué a wool storage box and construct a beautiful wedding quilt based on one from Beatrix Potter's home. Plus, all of the designs can easily be adapted - just add a dash of imagination to create bags, appliquéd pinafores, or embroidered gifts.
'It is a handsome volume that will appeal to any sewing enthusiast who loves Beatrix Potter's delightful work.' www.myshelf.com
'Hill is an expert in her field...she has conveyed the expertise she possesses perfectly well in the writing, instruction and presentation of this book.'