Fabric Leftovers

Author: D'Arcy-Jean Milne
Publisher: C & T Pub
ISBN: 1571203842
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Twenty great projects for converting scraps of fabric into bags, bowls, boxes, covers, cases, Christmas ornaments, and more are provided in this fun, yet practical guide. Original.

Quilt Block Leftovers

Author: Sarah Phillips
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402714785
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

All quilters have leftover blocks that didn't make it into their last project--and over time, the collection grows and grows. Put them to creative use with these fabulous quickie ideas. There's something for every taste: seat cushions, scarves, baby blankets, placemats and other practical and decorative items. Patterns are included, and the level ranges from very simple to moderately advanced.

Pre Cut Combo Quilts

Author: Debra Greenway
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440217333
Release Date: 2012-04-09
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Combine Your Favorite Pre-Cut Fabrics to Make 14 Gorgeous Quilts! Discover a world of exciting design possibilities by blending different types and sizes of pre-cut fabrics to create stunning quilts in less time. With instructions for 14 quilts and 5 variations, you'll be inspired to start sewing with your favorite fabric lines and pre-cut stash. As a bonus, each pattern is also fat quarter friendly, featuring instructions on how to use fat quarters instead of pre-cut fabrics to make each project. Inside, you'll find: 14 quilts and 5 variations featuring standard piecing as well as applique and paper piecing Optional fat quarter cutting instructions for each quilt Clear diagrams and detailed instructions that make sewing easy An inspiration gallery to spark your own creative designs With the lush selection of pre-cut fabrics available, you'll love combining your favorite colors and cuts to make Pre-Cut Combo Quilts!

Cotton Candy Quilts

Author: Mary Mashuta
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781607050438
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Calling all feed sack fans, vintage fabric lovers, and reproduction fabric enthusiasts! Mary presents exciting ideas for having fun with the cotton candy colors and quilt designs of the “near past,” while also uncovering new directions for today’s quiltmakers. 7 irresistible quilt projects based on traditional designs. Tips on finding, collecting, and using feed sacks, vintage fabrics, and today’s popular reproductions. A gallery of quilts from Mary and friends, including replicas of vintage quilts and new versions inspired by the originals. Learn about quilts and fabrics of the “near past,” from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Stratavarious Quilts

Author: Barbara Persing
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781607050827
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Slice and Sew Fat Quarters to Make Striking Quilts. Simple technique: cut strips, join, slice, and sew! Great for fabricaholics - search your stash for strata possibilities. Make your quilt spectacular with special borders, appliqué, and quilting. What's the secret to making an easy quilt masterpiece? Create "strata," or panels of various-width fabric strips sewn together, and then use them to piece beautiful blocks. Even beginners will have no trouble cutting and sewing perfect blocks into striking designs. The gallery highlights a variety of design possibilities.

Amish Quilts

Author: Janneken Smucker
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421410548
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Religion

Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftsmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts—a favorite souvenir for tourists and a source of income for the quilters. In luxury homes, office buildings, and museums, the quilts have been preserved and displayed as priceless artifacts. They are even pictured on collectible stamps. Amish Quilts explores how these objects evolved from practical bed linens into contemporary art. In this in-depth study, illustrated with more than 100 stunning color photographs, Janneken Smucker discusses what makes an Amish quilt Amish. She examines the value of quilts to those who have made, bought, sold, exhibited, and preserved them and how that value changes as a quilt travels from Amish hands to marketplace to consumers. A fifth-generation Mennonite quiltmaker herself, Smucker traces the history of Amish quilts from their use in the late nineteenth century to their sale in the lucrative business practices of today. Through her own observations as well as oral histories, newspaper accounts, ephemera, and other archival sources, she seeks to understand how the term "Amish" became a style and what it means to both quiltmakers and consumers. She also looks at how quilts influence fashion and raises issues of authenticity of quilts in the marketplace. Whether considered as art, craft, or commodity, Amish quilts reflect the intersections of consumerism and connoisseurship, religion and commerce, nostalgia and aesthetics. By thoroughly examining all of these aspects, Amish Quilts is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history of these beautiful works. -- Barbara Brackman, quilt historian

Super Simple Quilts 2 with Alex Anderson Liz Aneloski

Author: Alex Anderson
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781607050902
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

1 supply list = 9 quilt options. 9 new Super Simple quilt projects combine 3 incredibly easy quilt designs with 3 vibrant fabric styles: New Retro, Batiks, and Plaids and Stripes. Simple shopping-make any of the quilts from one supply list. Simple piecing-put the quilts together fast with easy strips, squares, and rectangles. Simple projects-quick and easy for both beginners and experienced quilters. Affordable price makes this book perfect for bundling in shop-created kits. You loved how fast and easy it was to make the first Super Simple quilts. Now Alex and Liz are back with 9 all-new Super Simple projects just for you. Choose from 3 easy designs in 3 vivid color schemes. Add 3 simple quilting techniques and 3 quick ways to bind and finish. What could be simpler?

Super Simple Quilts 4 with Alex Anderson Liz Aneloski

Author: Alex Anderson
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781607051084
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Irresistibly Easy Appliqué - No Piecing Required. 3 bold appliqué quilt designs in fresh new fabrics. 3 sizes: crib/wallhanging, twin, and queen. 3 easy appliqué techniques-appliqué and quilt in one quick step, even without a machine. Great for quick gifts or donation quilts. Just one supply list makes all 9 quilt options in the book! Whether you're a new quilter about to make your first quilt, or an expert looking for a quick charity quilt design, you'll love these super-easy appliqué quilts.

Stash buster Quilts

Author: Lynne Edwards
ISBN: 0715321943
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Quilting

Featuring 20 exciting patchwork projects, this book provides solutions for the quilters' biggest problem - designs that can use up their fabric hoard or stash.

Super Simple Quilts 3 with Alex Anderson Liz Aneloski

Author: Alex Anderson
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781607050964
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Easy, Speedy, and Fun! 9 all-new Super Simple quilt projects offer 3 fun designs in 3 sizes and 3 colorful fabric styles: New Retro, Floral, and Graphic. One supply list is all you need for all nine quilts-buy the fabric first, then decide which quilt to make. Easy strips, squares, and triangles make piecing a breeze. Great as gifts or charity quilts. Here's help for time-challenged quilters: 9 all-new Super Simple projects that take almost no time to put together, finish, and embellish. Choose from 3 designs, in 3 sizes, and 3 vivid color schemes. Add 3 simple quilting techniques and 3 quick ways to bind and finish. What could be simpler?

Quilter s Academy

Author: Harriet Hargrave
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781571207890
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Presents a series of reference volumes documenting the skills needed for quiltmaking, with a detailed explanation of techniques and a variety of design options.

The Complete Countryman

Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409070801
Release Date: 2012-06-30
Genre: History

In this comprehensive and practical guide to the countryside, passionate and hugely knowledgeable countryman Alan Titchmarsh explores the heritage of rural Britain, its landscapes and wildlife, its traditions, customs and crafts. He'll look at the beauty of chalk downland, offer a checklist of British butterflies and where to find them and show how to make moth traps and wildlife ponds. He'll identify the best breeds of cattle for meat and milk, explain how best to look after a pig and the secrets of a successful small holding. From keeping chickens to dressing a stick, from dry-stone walling to creating a wild flower meadow, the essence of country life and the best places to encounter it will be identified in this celebration of the British countryside and its delights, skills and treasures. Lavishly illustrated, beautifully produced and information packed, The Complete Countryman will be an inspirational showcase for all that is best about rural Britain and will reconnect us with its wonderful wise ways.

Shortcuts to the Top

Author: Donna Lynn Thomas
Publisher: Martingale & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1564770575
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Art

Beautifully Embellished Landscapes

Author: Joyce Becker
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781607052951
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

New Ideas to Bring Your Landscape Quilts to Life! You won't believe the realistic effects you can achieve in your next landscape quilt! Amazing variety of techniques includes paints, markers, stamps, photo printing and artwork, threadwork and lace, sheer overlays and Angelina fibers, and so much more. Create realistic special effects for water, reflections, skies, snow, gardens, and buildings. Great ideas for landscape-inspired gifts including greeting cards, photo transfers, and small quilts. Spectacular results are within your reach, when you try the techniques developed by landscape expert Joyce Becker. Play like a kid in kindergarten: special paints, fibers, and tools are easy to find and fun to use. Over 200 photos and illustrations for inspiration, plus 8 complete projects.