Do you believe rules were meant to be broken? If so, this improvisational quilt-as-you-go technique is for you. Instead of dealing with precise paper patterns and cutting measurements, you'll learn how to piece fabric onto small, manageable batting blocks. Let your creative juices flow as you quilt directly on the blocks (not the entire quilt!), whether in large abstract zigzags or small structured stitches. After the blocks have been joined, all you need to do is add backing fabric and binding, and—voilà—it's finished!
Get comfortable with basic piecing and machine quilting—one block at a time! Best-selling author Jera Brandvig is back, this time with a romantic take on her quilt-as-you-go designs. Try your hand at 9 projects, including an elegant sampler with 51 mix-and-match blocks. For quilt as-you-go enthusiasts, Jera shares 3 optional joining methods, including her new technique that makes your quilt reversible! No matter how busy your schedule, you can set attainable goals and practice quilting patchwork blocks in small, manageable pieces.
Discover a fast-and-fun method of creating (and completing!) quilted projects. When the piecing is finished, so is the quilting! With step-by-step guidance, Gudrun Erla takes you beyond the straight-line piecing associated with the quilt-as-you-go technique to include triangles, squares, and strips, plus the illusion of curves--all in her clean, contemporary style. Start with the basics: learn to choose materials, cut, mark, baste, and sew the patchwork through all the layers Build on the basics with quick-to-stitch projects--coasters, place mats, table runners, and small quilts Sew by number, add triangles, insert prairie points, and use multiple techniques together
Presenting thirteen step-by-step projects, this book teaches a unique quilting method where fabric and batting pieces are quilted first before they are sewn together into reversible quilts using folding and topstitching techniques. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Modern One-Block Quilts by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting proves that all you need is one simple block pattern to make 22 quilts! From throws and wall hangings to queen-sized blankets, sewists of all skill levels will be inspired to create something new by manipulating these simple block patterns with interesting fabrics, unusual shapes and expressive lines. Clear step-by-step instructions and a basic quiltmaking overview help you from start to finish.
Author: Keryn Emmerson
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
"Technique for quilting with less stress on your hands and body. Learn how to prepare workspace, choose and mark blocks, and join segments after quilting. Quilt complex quilting designs with the walking foot on your home sewing machine"--Provided by publisher.
Quilting Basics with Modern Flair. 12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners, and intermediates. Explore different options for each project-make it with just two colors or scrappy, make it vintage or mod, make it soft or playful. Alternate colorways included with each project show you how swapping out fabrics can change the look of the same block. Learn how to cut, piece, appliqué, machine quilt, bind, and finish. Pick up helpful tips and tricks to stay organized and master the methods. Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new "go-to" book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own. Winner of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award
Fat Quarterly Magazine co-founder Tacha Bruecher takes a fresh look at an old favorite—English paper-pieced hexagons—with current fabrics and settings for quilts, table toppers, and more. Modern and traditional designs are both featured, including rosettes, stars, and free form. Learn how to combine settings and how to creatively quilt hexagons. Projects are varied for any skill level or time commitment – make a few hexagons, make a few more, or make few hundred. Making the individual hexagons are perfect for modern quilters on the go; they are terrific stash busters (and stress busters) that take your priceless handwork from repetitive to remarkable!
Author: That Patchwork Place
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
You'll be inspired by the work of these stars from the blogging universe, all of whom are innovative quiltmakers. Discover 19 beautifully unique quilts with a modern aesthetic Play with ideas such as negative space, purposeful imperfections, and improvisational piecing Enjoy the featured bloggers' musings on modern quilting, their personal design process, and their blogs
A Bold New Spin on One-Block Quilts: New Projects, More Fabrics, New Effects. 6 quilt projects, plus over a dozen gallery quilts and techniques for creating endless one-block variations. Create dramatic new design effects quilters have been asking for: hollow cubes, cubes sliced open, and blocks tumbling into the borders. New! Make one-block wonders with multiple fabrics, not just one. The authors teach you to choose the right fabrics, with photos showing the original fabrics and the finished quilt. Still no Y-seams! All piecing is easy straight lines. You'll love everything that's new in this exciting sequel from the best-selling author of One-Block Wonders: stunning new quilts, new visual effects, and ways to add even more color to your quilts with multiple fabrics. You'll still love the whirling, dramatic designs, the simple straight-line piecing, and the dramatic large-scale prints that make One-Block Wonders a fabric-lover's favorite.
Get the look of complex piecing with a savvy shortcut - striped fabric! Blogger and modern quilter Lauren Palmer of Olive Tree Quilts shares 12 versatile quilt patterns using solid stripes, multicolored stripes, and even chevrons. Slice apart striped fabric and rearrange it into modern blocks to create illusions of movement, depth, and texture. Pick up useful techniques, like cutting on the bias and arranging blocks in alternate grids. Patterns range from beginner to more advanced and each quilt is shown in two colorways - it's easy to use any striped fabric from your stash!
In this deliciously inspiring book, 15 popular project designers from the Moda Bake Shop serve it up in style! Their recipes are simple: Start with a mix of Moda pre-cuts, sprinkle in some eye-catching details, and then top it all off with creative garnishes. Easy-to-follow instructions, vibrant photographs, and a variety of clever tips make these projects a snap to complete!