Quilt artist Gwen Marston introduces a new concept in string quilts Learn her innovative techniques for fast, foundation-free string quilts that sizzle. The 21 string-pieced quilt projects include updated traditional designs, Amish classics, and more.
Author: Jaynette Huff
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Discover the secrets to turning your fabric scraps into stunning quilts. Who knew scrappy quilts could look so sophisticated? Filled with full-colour illustrations and step-by-step instructions, "Stash Magic" shows quilters of all levels how to take ordinary scrap quilts to the next level. Featuring 7 original designs in two different sizes, making a total of 14 harmonized projects, and featuring a variety of techniques - including paper foundation piecing, string piecing, and interlacing Celtic applique - this is a must-have for anyone who wants to put their scrap fabric to good use.
Rescue your fabric scraps—even the smallest pieces—with 16 satisfying quilts and projects. Sew modern quilts for everyday use that will help you return to the roots of quiltmaking, with projects designed to help you use up every last scrap. Learn sorting and storage tips to help you plan your next quilt, with projects categorized by type of scrap—squares, strings, triangles, or little snippets. You’ll never look at scraps the same way again!
Find fresh new ways to combine the scraps you've been collecting. Perfect for budget-minded quilters, these visually pleasing designs give a modern slant to traditional quilt blocks. Discover three "scrap equations" that will make you fearless about fabric: neutrals + scraps = balance, value > color, and more = better Choose from 11 appealing projects for confident beginners and beyond Learn time-saving techniques for sorting and storing your scraps so you can easily transform them into fabulous quilts
Learn to rescue fabric leftovers with 12 colorful quilt patterns for scrap lovers. Judy Gauthier teaches you her indispensible system for cutting from "real," oddly shaped scraps, not just strips or precuts! Cut scraps into 3 1/2" 4 1/2", and 5 1/2" squares - a magical combination for all skill levels - using traditional rotary cutting or Judy's fast2cut Simple Square Templates. Clever organizing and quilt-assembly tips will help you uncover hidden treasures from your stash.
Just in time for the new millennium, things are falling into place. Online advice columnist Lola Somerville lands the plummest of jobs at Ovum Inc., the hip new TV and web network promising smart programming for women. As Ovum's in-house relationships expert, Lola is now up against the pop-psych big dogs-the authors of the mega-selling The Canon: Your Only Hope For a Husband and of the pharma-memoir Xanax Planet, not to mention E. Ron Wilson, kabillionaire despot of the Men Are Pigs, Women are Nuts empire. She's also rubbing elbows with the most powerful person in the universe: the talk-show host/domestic goddess/pop singer/movie actress/anti-landmine activist Penelope. But Lola soon starts to suspect that something is rotten in Ovum's 24-hour juice bar. Are her sidekicks Kat and Ted the only people who know about her forbidden romance? Whose idea was it to change the women's sports show from "Sweat" to "Glow?" Could she-and her entire demographic-be up against forces more powerful than incompetence? The sinister, surprising truths Lola uncovers will change her, her slice of the world, and the market share of Ben and Jerry's, forever.
Make 16 gorgeous scrap quilts from the scraps in your stash, including odd-shaped leftovers from craft or garment sewing. A unique cutting system helps beginning and seasoned quilters achieve beautiful results. Piece traditional blocks with ease when you start with 3 1/2", 4 1/2", and 5 1/2" squares. Imagine the feeling of accomplishment when you transform novelty, holiday, and even mismatched fabrics into striking quilts!
Are scrap piles wreaking havoc in your sewing space? Not sure what to do with all those tiny bits of gorgeous prints you hate to part with? Modern quilters Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison share a passion for scraps, and they’re here to help you get creative with 16 scrappy quilt projects that include piecing, appliqué, and improvisational work. This book has ideas on how to adapt patterns for your own personal “Sunday morning” style, plus tips for effectively cutting, storing, and organizing your scraps. Your Sunday mornings just got a whole lot cozier!
Rediscover the art of string quilting String quilts have been around for centuries, but in String Quilt Revival, this time-tested artform is given a new life! Learn how to sew a variety of string quilt blocks by following clear step-by-step instructions, and discover a new type of foundation: no-show mesh stabilizer, which minimizes distortion of the blocks and doesn't need to be removed. It's a no-fuss approach to quilting that's sure to become a favorite. Features: This technique, perfect for beginners and skilled quilters alike, produces beautiful results without the worry of precision piecing. Thirteen unique and beginner-friendly string quilting projects (no precision-piecing!) from potholders and pillow shams to queen-size quilts, each featuring a different string block in a fresh and fun colorway. Clear, in-depth techniques, from color and pattern selection to two methods of quilt binding, ensure a stunning finished project. Update your quilting library and rediscover a time-honored artform in String Quilt Revival.
This is a sumptuous collection of scrap quilts to make, all with Katharine Guerrier's unique contemporary twist on traditional designs. This book includes 11 step-by-step projects, with in-depth advice on selecting the right fabrics from your stash, and how to combine them for best effect. A further section on experimentation encourages you to take the ideas presented further, with additional small-scale quilts to inspire and motivate. It is beautifully illustrated with full colour photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams and artworks.
Want to be a scrap quilter? Great! But if you want to think like a scrap quilter, learn from a master! Lissa Alexander has spent three decades honing her scrap-quilting talents, and in her first solo book, she offers page after page of tips for making dazzling scrap quilts saturated with color, print, and texture. Learn how to make insightful decisions about which fabric combinations work (and understand why others don't). Best of all, discover how to (finally!) use your unique stash to make scrap quilts that sing. Includes a preface by renowned quilt historian Barbara Brackman.
Step-by-step instructions for 16 eye-catching designs! Get ready for a bold, graphic approach to quilting with Quilting from Every Angle! Half square triangles (HSTs) are a classic sewing technique at the foundation of a number of traditional quilt blocks. DIY Blogger Nancy Purvis explores what happens when you play with placement, scale, and color of HSTs to achieve bold designs. And she doesn't stop there! Quilting from Every Angle also includes techniques on Flying Geese blocks, Y-seams, paper-piecing, and more. Whether it's acute or obtuse, Nancy's covering all the angles with valuable tips and tricks to achieving precision points. You'll be seaming together finished works, including quilts, throws, and wall pieces that look like they came from trendy designer catalogs--all while mastering the art of angles!
Author: Mickey Depre
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Bring out the beauty of the Midwest through these inspired, traditional quilt designs. Learn to customize your quilts through color variations. Featured blocks include: Hourglass, Chain and Knot, Pineapple, and many more. Instructions on flying geese, foundation piecing, and half-square triangles provide a brush-up on basic techniques. The nine quilt designs vary in degree of difficulty, making this the perfect book for a beginner or experienced quilter. While known for years as an art quilter, Mickey Depre was secretly a dedicated piecer, at home making bed quilts for her family. If you look closely at her art quilts, you will see traditional piecing found its way into many of them in the form of backgrounds. Her books Pieced Hexies, Ring Around the Hexies, and Pieced Hexies Deux served as door openers to this latest book filled with half-scrappy, traditional pieced patterns. After all, it is Mickey's saying that there is enough fabric in the studio to make both art and traditional quilts.
Create enchanting three-panel quilt designs with spectacular success using Rose's easy Fast-Piece Applique method. Beginners and experts alike will enjoy these 11 inspiring patterns from talented designer Rose Hughes. Learn to simplify complex images and incorporate them into strong, striking quilts Make a single panel or several; display individually, in groupings, or stitched together into full quilts Stitching and embellishing options add rich texture to your projects