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
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
Pick your project then pick your block: mix and match 8 super-easy projects with 16 adorable paper-pieced blocks just for Christmas. Simply follow Mary's clearly illustrated instructions to create fun and fresh holiday blocks with whimsical designs. Plus, use her time-saving technique for paper piecing with less waste to create custom winter decor ranging from tree skirts and table toppers to gift bags, mug rugs, pot holders, and more.
In this follow-up to her popular Strip-Smart Quilts, Kathy Brown provides an astonishing collection of 16 quilt patterns--all based on the same cut from a single ruler. Smart indeed! Create mesmerizing designs with speed and accuracy using the Creative Grids 90° Double-Strip Ruler (or another right-angle triangle ruler) Make intricate-looking projects easily using fat quarters, precut strips, or yardage Find visually appealing quilts for all skill levels, from beginner to experienced
Discover an irresistible collection of 12 quilts for Baby from talented designer Myra Harder. With these fast and fun designs, you can create the perfect quilt for a special little someone. Learn techniques such as easy plush appliqué, curved seams, and monogrammed lettering Choose from a wide variety of styles and showcase a delightful array of fabrics Create baby quilts that are so appealing, they can be used for wall hangings as well as for cuddling
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: Elizabeth Betts
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2013-06-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
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.
Quick & Easy Quilts is a collection of 20 simple and colorful quilt projects perfect for beginners or quilters who want to start and finish a project in a weekend. The 20 projects include 12 quilts and 8 smaller projects, all featuring straightforward designs focused on time- and money-saving techniques, including working with bundles and precuts, strip piecing, and quilt as you go. Author Lynne Goldsworthy provides a thorough techniques section that introduces must-know information to new quilters.