Featuring real-life letters from The Farmer's Wife magazine, Laurie Aaron Hird's new book commemorates the strength and hope of the farm women of the Great Depression. The 99-block queen-size sampler quilt inspired by these letters uses reproduction 1930s fabrics. For each block, instructions are provided for template piecing, and--where applicable--rotary cutting, so readers can piece the blocks based on their preferred technique.
Be Inspired by the Stories &break;&break;The 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired. &break;&break;Laurie Aaron Hird provides everything you need to be inspired and create your own sampler quilt: &break; 111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions&break; Complete instruction for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king&break; CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates for all 111 blocks, and printable quilt construction diagrams&break; 42 letters from the 1922 Farmer's Wife contest to give you a priceless glimpse into our country's past
When quilting meets coloring, beautiful things happen! The nostalgic beauty of Laurie Aaron Hird's bestselling Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt series has been captured in this commemorative coloring book designed around time-honored blocks and inspired fabric motifs. Laurie's traditional blocks, inspired by actual letters from 1920s and 30s farm wives, give quilters a glimpse into this country's rural roots and commemorate the strength and hope of women of the Great Depression. These coloring pages depict many of the same beautiful blocks reinterpreted in line-art illustrations, creating coloring pages to delight quilt-lovers everywhere. Also included are 7 patchwork designs that capture the American quilting spirit. The perforated pages include highly detailed fabric designs to color, offering you the simple joy of creative expression.
Devotion meets design in a stunning sampler quilt honoring both the Old and New Testament! Evoke the spirit of favorite Bible passages in fabric with this gorgeous how-to guide from renowned sampler-quilt author Laurie Aaron Hird. In The Bible Sampler Quilt, Laurie pairs scripture with beautifully pieced blocks representing significant people, themes and events from The Bible. Inside the book and accompanying CD, you'll find everything you need to complete each project, including: Detailed designs for 96 six-inch blocks with Bible verses in Chronological order Diagrams and PDF templates for each block Complete instructions for creating a sampler quilt in sizes ranging from lap to king Inspired by well-loved Bible passages, The Bible Sampler Quilt invites you to create a quilt that is both beautiful and spiritually uplifting.
The key to perfect patchwork is getting all of the points to match up — which is no easy feat! Set yourself up for success with the rediscovered technique of English paper piecing. Using paper templates to guide your pattern, you can expertly fit your quilting shapes together before you even start sewing. All Points Patchwork takes you far beyond traditional hexagons and accommodates triangles, diamonds, octagons, and even curved shapes. Simple instructions for decorating clothing, bedding, and home decor open up astounding possibilities for quilters of all levels.
From Rosemary Youngs, the author who brought you The Civil War Diary Quilt and Quilts from the American Homefront, comes this treasury of beloved quilt blocks. A stunning collection of classic quilt block patterns and historical anecdotes, this invaluable
Doreen Speckmann’s famous “Quilting Cruises” have sparked a multitude of wonderful quilt designs. Join in the fun as Doreen cruises Alaska, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, accompanied by her triangle-shaped friends, Peaky and Spike. Includes 12 quilt projects with complete instructions and versatile templates. Learn Doreen’s quiltmaking secrets, including fabric selection, pressing and sewing techniques, and how to use templates. Provides inspiration for your own cruise quilts, with photos of beautiful quilts and snapshots from Doreen’s travels! Doreen offers unique travel advice on swimsuit fitting techniques and managing the absurdities of cruise food.
Learn how to piece each of the historic quilt blocks in the oldest dated British patchwork coverlet. This unique book features a block directory and instructions for how to piece each of the 69 blocks, using the original mosaic piecing technique, as well
In Kim Diehl's first-ever Christmas book, you'll find decoration inspiration for your family's celebration. Revel in the sight of gracious rooms all dressed up for the holidays in Kim's signature style. Enjoy more than a dozen festive projects, including a table topper, throw pillow, tree skirt, wall hangings and lap quilts, ornaments, door hangers, stockings, and more Welcome the winter season with Kim's tips for decorating your home with yuletide flair Enrich your table with Kim's scrumptious holiday recipes
A quilting book you'll treasure every day of the year! If you're on the lookout for fresh inspiration for your next block, here's the biggest and best compendium ever. Combining both ideas and how-to with 365 different blocks to choose from, Block a Day has everything you need and want from a quilting book. Designs range from creative twists on well-loved classics to brand-new blocks in a whole range of different styles. There are blocks here to appeal to a whole range of abilities, whether you're a beginner or experienced quilter, and the book is arranged in a vivid rainbow of color. Ranging from scarlets and pinks all the way across the spectrum to purple and violet, it's a treat for your eyes. Block a Day is the quilting book you've been looking for!
Cut up your favorite fabrics with intention! Lifelong fussy cutter Angie Wilson teaches you how to look at your fabric stash with new eyes and piece the best bits together, like a colorful collage of your favorite things. Try your hand at 14 totally fun, unique projects for both beginners and seasoned quilters. Use templates and illustrated tutorials to zero in on motifs and create secondary patterns from your fabrics, while you fussy cut for color as well as design. Frame your motif, cut your fabric, and love the results!