Quilting, Patchwork & Applique
Discover 26 Dresden Plate designs that shine with intricate style.
You can sew each stunning Dresden on a sewing machine or by hand using English paper piecing – Katja Marek shows you how, every step of the way. Plus, Katja's done all the math work for you. Just trace, cut and stitch for piecing that's a perfect fit!
Show off all your colourful Dresdens in six inspiring projects: a table runner, Christmas tree skirt, lap quilt, wall quilt, pillows and place mats.$39.99
Your childhood home, an old family caravan, the incredible skyscraper in your city – these are all wonderful subjects that deserve to be re-created in fabric.
Gloria Loughman teaches you to capture your favourite place in fusible appliqué. Her simple technique is easy to master, yet yields stunning results. Draw from one of three included projects, your own photo or memory and downloadable bonus patterns to assemble your own scenes that are captivating, vivid and full of character.
- Tell the story of a favourite place – Gloria shows you how to create buildings, boats, cars, doorways and more
- Quilters of all levels will love the comprehensive attention to fabric, colour and elements of design
- Practice a unique construction method for graphic quilts that resemble woodblock prints
Explore new options in improvisational piecing and empower your creativity! Cut and combine solid-colour fabrics to create your own "prints" – stripes, polka dots, chevrons, plaids and more.
Forget the rules (and even your ruler) as you piece colourful solids into compelling quilt designs. Use colour, pattern and repetition to develop your personal design aesthetic as you stitch freely to create unique quilts that pack a punch!
- Piece new prints and patterns out of solid fabrics and use them to create original, dynamic quilt designs
- Empower your creativity – work freely without preconceived ideas
- Join author Maria Shell in a step-by-step journey of artistic discovery with this fascinating visual guide
Move beyond one-patch hexagon layouts and turn six-sided shapes into versatile quilt design elements! Sew single, triple, rosette, sprocket, and medallion blocks in a variety of sizes and pieced combinations for stunning visual effects.
Eleven hexagon quilts invite you to master the Y-seam by machine or hand, as you sew astounding quilts that beg the question, "How'd you do that?" Mix it up with the author’s design primer, which gives you the tools to create new hex effects and draft your own stunning hexie quilt.
- Hexa-yawn to hexagon – create a repertoire of hexagons as you piece unusual layouts and radial designs that defy tradition
- Design your own dynamic hexagon quilt from mix-and-match blocks using English paper piecing or your machine
- Make your own templates, buy acrylic templates, use precut papers or get shapes from Inklingo to print on your fabric
Watch How to Press Hexagons with Emily Breclaw.$39.99
The author presents a treasure trove of 12 seasonal wool appliqué projects, with 3 for each season.
Her Americana aesthetic, although very true to early decorative arts, would look great in many homes today. Presented in a lovely antique colour palette, these simple and elegant projects include a journal cover, pillow cover, wallhangings, storage boxes, table rug and more, perfect for your home or to give as gifts.
- Beginner-friendly projects with full-size patterns, ranging from a pillow and blanket carrier to a tea cozy and table runner
- Includes a beautiful styled photo of each project, as well as detail shots to show the gorgeous stitching
- Includes a basics chapter and a chapter on the collection, storage and use of wool
- Historically inspired designs are perfect for traditional quilters, textile artisans and rug hookers
Get comfortable with basic piecing and machine quilting – one block at a time!
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.
- Timeless, classic quilts for busy folks – easily finish quilts on your home machine with quilt-as-you-go
- Learn a new way to quilt-as-you-go that decorates the back of your quilt in pretty patchwork squares
- Mix and match 51 blocks to assemble a one-of-a-kind quilt
When the Apollo astronauts went to the moon, the whole world watched. When the Fly Me to the Moon art quilt challenge went out, it went global.
This book showcases the curated results of that call for entries: 179 art quilts by over 130 artists from 8 countries, expressing their interpretation of the space program and all things lunar. Walk down memory lane or discover the story of the missions for the first, but most importantly, enjoy a trip to the moon and beyond without the time and rigors of space training. As you travel into space, meet the astronauts, hum the tunes, and listen to the artists tell you about their pieces.
Find endless inspiration and discover what the moon is really made of: cotton, thread, crystals, paint, ink, tulle and crocheted lace.$59.99
Australian author Irene Blanck is absolutely passionate about appliqué.
Whether it be reinterpretations of vintage motifs, entirely reimagined by means of a fresh fabric palette, or classic creations, this book contains 16 appliqué marvels at once elegant and radiant – Mosaics, Blooming Springtime, Tribute to Lucy Kemper, Eva Grace, Spring Promise, Floral Hopscotch, Tulipa, Confetti, Chocolate Mint Sunday, Miz Kelly just to name some of them. Plus there are full pullout patterns with instructions, tips and tricks.
From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.$64.99
Nothing shows off beautiful stitching and embellishments like the blank canvas of a crazy quilt. Jenny Clouston's gorgeously illustrated primer shows you how to make your own heirloom crazy quilts.
The book covers which fabrics, threads and needles to use; how to piece crazy quilt blocks; how to embroider with thread, ribbons, beads and other embellishments; how to assemble your blocks into a finished quilt; and more. Features include:
- Complete instructions for over 100 embroidery, beading and embellishment stitches
- Full-size patterns for 9 hexagonal crazy quilt blocks
- 25 stitch keys showing proper stitch placement and thread and needle selection for 25 different blocks
In a follow-up to best-selling Foolproof Crazy Quilting, Jennifer Clouston shares 10 small, useful items from a tablet purse and summer slippers to a tea cosy, each with full-size patterns. Expertly mix cotton, wool, linen and silk for eclectic fabric pairings that complement each project.
Beginning and experienced crazy quilters will love the dictionary of 60 embroidery and beading stitches, foundation piecing primer, plus stitch maps for all seam treatments and embellishments.$39.99
Mary Mashuta teaches you how to quilt attractive lines, curves and geometric shapes with a walking foot.
This visual guide provides an inspirational gallery of 30 finished quilts and is enhanced by detailed photos of successfully quilted blocks, centre panels, sashing, borders and corners.
- Includes clock icons for each design to indicate the skill level and time required to accomplish
- Custom designs to fit every block, border and corner – with no marking and no maths
- Ideas for using commercial quilting templates, paper cuttings and traditional sashiko-style designs
- Decorative stitches, hand quilting and embellishments are used to enhance piecing
Discover some of Quiltmaker magazine's most creative foundation-pieced projects, from an impressive list of designers including Irene Berry, Theresa Eisinger and Joyce Robinson.
With 14 quilts ranging from whimsical to pictorial, geometric to floral, this value-packed collection has something for everyone.
- Clear, step-by-step directions and full-sized patterns; many projects include alternate-colorway illustrations as well
- Most designs provide an original Quiltmaker quilting suggestion for easy finishing
- Projects range from easy to challenging and include bed quilts, wall hangings, kids' quilts, a table runner and a tree skirt
This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendour and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb colour images and details. Fascinating essays by two noted scholars trace the evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time.
The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art.
Grand in scope and handsomely produced, Four Centuries of Quilts is sure to be one of the most useful and beloved references on quilts and quilting for years to come.$110.00
Want inspiration for your free-motion quilting? Now you have the perfect tool! This spiral-bound book is full of designs – JUST designs – and will lay flat on your work surface to keep your hands on the quilt and that needle moving!
This visual guide is filled with over 75 diverse block designs from your favourite designers to get you stitching.
- Perfect for domestic and longarm machines
- Full-page spreads with innovative block designs
- Lays flat for easy reference while quilting
Want inspiration for your free-motion quilting? Now you have the perfect tool!
This spiral-bound book is full of designs – just designs – all will lie flat on your work surface or your quilt to keep your hands on the quilt and that needle moving! This visual guide is filled with more than 125 continuous-line designs for your borders, setting triangles, and cornerstones – all from your favourite designers – to get you stitching.$19.99
Using wholecloth quilts, Jen Eskridge provides 10 elaborate linear quilting designs as a framework for building free-motion quilting designs. Eight process chapters detail everything from planning and designing to marking and materials, making this the perfect book for anyone hoping to improve their machine-quilting skills – no matter their skill level! Plus, a huge gallery of 40 quilts from 17 contributing quilters, with each linear design interpreted 4 ways, provides oodles of inspiration.
- Easy-to-follow techniques and stunning projects build your free-motion quilting skills and your confidence
- Each design includes a handy Quilting Goals Worksheet to guide you from goal-setting to marking elaborate designs to quilting
- Make the designs your own! Includes tips for resizing designs and applying them to traditional quilt blocks
Turn the corner to free-motion success with a meandering makeover! Best-selling author Angela Walters shows you that free-motion quilting doesn't have to be scary – with a couple designs in your pocket, you can finish almost any quilt on your home machine and enjoy the process.
Practice 8 meandering stitches for beginners, plus creative variations on each, with step-by-step visuals and quilted samples. Start your free-motion journey on the right foot with proven techniques to help you disguise mistakes and transition between designs with ease.
- Thrive at free-motion quilting with popular teacher and best-selling author Angela Walters
- Just starting out? Angela includes the basics of quilting and supplies
- Troubleshoot mistakes, master the meander and practice fluid movement between quilt stitches
Want inspiration for your free-motion quilting? Now you have the perfect tool!
This spiral-bound book is full of designs – just designs – and will lay flat on your work surface or your quilt to keep your hands on the quilt and that needle moving! This visual guide is filled with over 75 continuous-line designs from your favourite designers to get you stitching.
- Perfect for domestic and long-arm machines
- Full-page spreads with innovative continuous-line designs
- Lays flat for easy reference while quilting
Discover how to machine quilt creative designs the easy way. More than 60 striking quilting motifs are at your fingertips in this comprehensive visual guide to free-motion machine quilting. Lori Kennedy takes you through each step of the process with easy-to-understand instructions and a multitude of clear, close-up photos so you won't miss a stitch.
- Learn to quilt dozens of unique and clever motifs, including flowers, animals, zigzags, swirls and twirls, and much more
- Give your next project that irresistible pop of texture you've been looking for – many of these designs aren't found in other quilting books
- Convenient lay-flat spiral binding makes the instructions easy to follow while you quilt
You can do it! Learn to free-motion quilt on a home sewing machine. Encouraging you step-by-step along the way, Molly Hanson teaches how to quilt like a pro.
- Master the fundamentals of free-motion quilting on manageable fat-quarter-sized fabric pieces – and turn the pieces into projects
- Try 10 different quilting designs, including stippling variations, pebbles, square meander and swirls
- Confidently quilt 15 practical projects, such as a tote bag, weekender bag and laptop sleeve
Take the guesswork out of free-motion quilting with fresh ideas, each handpicked for a specific space on a quilt. Amanda Murphy pairs unique free-motion designs with 30 well-loved quilt blocks, such as the Sawtooth Star and Drunkard’s Path. Pick and choose elements from each chapter (borders, sashing, motifs and more) for an artful finish!
- 155 quilting patterns to complement specific areas on your quilt
- Free-motion pairings for 30 traditional quilt blocks, plus borders, sashing, freestanding motifs and allover designs
- Expert advice on domestic and longarm quilting
Popular machine quilter Angela Walters will motivate and inspire you to try something new!
Learn how to stitch her fresh continuous-line designs on your longarm or domestic machine. Using basic free-motion skills you already have, discover how to approach quilting a modern quilt by working with bold fabrics and negative space, uniting a variety of shapes and blending designs.
- Step-by-step instructions for continuous-line swirls, circles, squares, vines, arcs and points
- Draw inspiration from striking pictures of 20 modern quilts showing Angela's designs
- Practical advice for choosing the perfect pattern to give your modern quilt maximum impact
If you can sketch it, you can stitch it. Inside this interactive workbook, professional quilter, Angela Walters, shows you how to plan and practice free-motion quilting. Guided by her expert tips and suggestions, your creative juices will flow as you doodle designs of entire quilts, individual blocks, borders and even negative space.
The workbook pages have plenty of line-art shapes and inspiring photographs to help get you started. There's also a bonus section of graph paper to plan your own quilt designs. So, go ahead, start sketching!
- The master of free-motion quilting, Angela Walters, teaches you everything you need to know
- Just doodle and have fun! Not your typical how-to manual – this guided sketchbook will train your brain to understand how designs flow and will ultimately make you a better quilter!
- Practice sketching in a variety of different shapes to represent the different sections of a quilt, including blocks, borders and negative space
14 quick quilts with dramatic results! From a House Sampler to glowing Stained Glass, construct a diverse collection of spectacular quilts using the simple French Braid piecing technique.
You get excellent advice on fabric, colour and value because these quilts rely on your ability to choose a range of graduated fabrics for the effect. Make it yours with pretty borders, separator bands and other creative variations.$34.99
Jane Hardy Miller delivers a collection of eight vivid new quilts that give some bold and surprising twists – you'll want to try them all.
If you've never made a French Braid quilt before, you'll be surprised how easy it is to sew these dramatic designs.
- 8 quilt projects offer the new styles quilters have been asking for
- Easy strip piecing and clear instructions guarantee success for quilters of all levels
Enjoy simple straight piecing while using your favourite fat quarters and scraps. The 12 new projects, for both beginner and experienced quilters, are much easier to sew than they look. Chapters include:
- Preparation: Tools, Fabric Selection, Cutting and Sewing Strips
- Construction: Directional Border Fabric, Intersecting Borders, Diagonally Pieced Columns, Using Leftovers
- Projects: Snake in the Grass, King Double Helix, Lap Double Helix, The Wave, The Wavelet, Stax, Erector Set, Quick Celtic Not, Scrappy Celtic Not, Rat Race
- Plus two bonus projects: Amazing Maze and Snake in the Grass Table Runner