Make the most of your stash with these twelve striking quilt designs! Learn to use fabric pieces of every size, from scraps to yardage, in Every Last Piece. Author Lynn Harris demonstrates numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts, including string-pieced blocks, mini star blocks, applique, sawtooth borders and more! Traditional designs are refreshed by giving them a scrappy look while other quilts offer minimalist charm when small scraps are used on broad backgrounds. The quilt gallery, as well as the projects themselves, will inspire you to design in ways you never imagined. Whether you're working on a gift, joining a quilt-a-long or heading to a fabric swap, you'll love using Every Last Piece!
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.
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!
Award-winning quilt maker Elsie Campbell loves to take homemade fabric yardage and turn it into stunning, pieced string quilts, whose leftover yardage can then spawn appliquéd “sister” quilts. After selling more than 10,000 copies, this beautiful book lapsed out of print. It is now available again, with a brand new pattern! String Quilts is one part innovation, one part thrift, and a whole lot of fun. When author and educator Elsie M. Campbell needs a break from creating precision-pieced and -appliquéd beauties, she turns to making string quilts. “This is my playtime,” she says. The eleven quilts—perfect for any skill level—are shown in brilliant full-color photography with easy-to-follow instructions, patterns, and diagrams. Also included are “Elsie's Top Tips for Successful String Quilts” and a full-color gallery of twelve additional quilts by Campbell and other playful quilters, all demonstrating the range and charm of string quilts.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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: Cassandra Ellis
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2016
Genre: House furnishings
Divided into three sections - Eating & Sharing, Living and Resting -Home Sewn provides a range of practical soft furnishing projectsdedicated to activities around the home. Items are gorgeous, but alsouseful, with both style and functionality.
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.
Brighten up any room with fun, contemporary, and functional projects exploding with sensational color! Fresh Quilting presents 21 brilliant designs featuring quilt artist Malka Dubrawsky's intoxicating colors and unexpected palettes. Learn to create beautiful and lively pieces for you and your home--from modern quilts and fun pillows to flirty bags and scarves. In addition to clear directions and step-by-step illustrations for machine-sewn patchwork and quilted projects, Fresh Quilting includes a detailed section of techniques from basic piecing, cutting, and measuring methods to more advanced.
Have you ever bought the perfect stack of fat quarters, only to see that same bundle decorating your shelf two years later? Give stashed fabrics new life with 13 quilt patterns to make the most of your precut collection! Kate Carlson Colleran and Elizabeth Veit Balderrama, both of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, show you the basics of how to quilt from your stash, with a special focus on color, print, and scale. More than a dozen vibrant and versatile quilt patterns are tailored to precut fabric strips, squares, and fat quarters. Learn how to add additional yardage, mix and match different fabric lines, and design a stunning quilt from fabric you already have on hand.