Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • Heart of the Home

    After her first book, Bonnie’s Garden, Bonnie Sullivan is back with 17 charming projects inspired by nature and the comfort of home. The folk-art style of her creations is delightfully expressed through the materials that she uses to bring warmth to your surroundings!

    From Quiltmania with text in English and French and includes 2 pattern inserts.

  • Here Comes Spring

    Welcome spring with country-cute quilted projects featuring the simple piecing and chunky, whimsical appliqué. Cultivate your senses with sensational projects that add the perfect seasonal touch to your home – yet don't take a season to make. Cozy, light, and so very right for spring!

    • Projects include throws, table runners, tote bags, a wall hanging, a pillow and more to decorate your home for spring or give as gifts
    • Appliqué doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming – discover how fusible-appliqué techniques and easy machine stitching make it a breeze
    • Create stunning quilts with fat quarters and fat eighths in your favourite springtime hues

  • HERstory Quilts

    A long-overdue tribute to a selection of women who have shaped history, this rich collection of 108 mixed-media fibre art pieces celebrates extraordinary women who cracked glass ceilings, made important discoveries or shook the world by breaking into fields dominated by men.

    The subjects of these exquisite quilts, by 85 artists from 7 countries, include politicians and scientists, environmentalists and entertainers, activists and artists, athletes and authors and even a fictional heroine. The quilting medium mirrors the advances these women have made, as the art quilt movement has inspired women to express their creativity in a whole new way.

  • Hexie Garden Quilt

    Appliqué hexagons using stunning, floral designs with this block-of-the-month pattern pack from Becky Goldsmith of Piece O Cake Designs.

    This take-along sewing project includes 9 appliqué blooms that complement each other yet shine on their own in single-block projects. Individual templates for each appliqué shape make prep work fast and easy.

    Graphic, fast, and full of movement, these easy-to-piece wedge blocks are appealing to both traditional and modern quilters. Show off your favourite motif in Tequila Sunrise, a bonus one-block project.

  • History of Dutch Quilts

    A lavishly illustrated review for quilters, quilt lovers and everyone interested in textile history, the book provides a comprehensive insight into the distinctive history of Dutch quilts.

    The author considers at length the materials used, the patterns and the techniques in two sections:

    • Part One: A History of Dutch Quilts
    • Part Two: A selection of 71 of the total of 380 recorded Dutch quilts and textiles, making it possible to compare antique quilts from all over the world.

  • Home Patch

    All sweetness and delicacy, the numerous little projects featured in this book resemble their designer who publishes her creations under the name 'Hatched and Patched'.

    Anni has gathered little quilts and sewing and interior design accessories where patchwork and embroidery combine with much charm.

    From Quiltmania with text in both English and French with full-size templates included.

  • Home Quilt Home

    Quilt your own home or your dream home with this collection of inspiring designs for quilts, wall hangings and cushions. Choose from townhouses to quaint cottages, seaside beach huts, converted barns and even shepherd s huts. There s a quirky quilted home for everyone, whatever your taste!

    The distinctive style includes lots of freehand machine embroidery, hand stitchery and appliqué. As well as the 15 main quilt projects there is also a collection of extra ideas to sew smaller projects including a keyring, decorated napkins and even a quilted felt brooch.

    The author uses a combination of sewing, quilting and appliqué techniques to create the quilt patterns including freehand machine embroidery and hand quilting. All the quilting and pattern templates are included at full size for instant sewing and templates can be mixed and matched to create your unique designs.

  • How to Make a Quilt

    With basic sewing skills and these simple step-by-step instructions, you can easily learn to make your first quilt!

    Barbara Weiland Talbert outlines the complete process in an easy-to-follow sequence, from selecting a design and choosing fabric to cutting pieces, assembling blocks, assembling the quilt top and finishing your quilt.

  • I Love Precut Quilts

    If time is money, now you can save both with fresh patterns designed specifically for precut fabric collections. With the fabric prep out of the way, you’ll turn your stashed precuts into 16 eye-catching quilts and smaller projects you can sew in a weekend from wallhangings to throws, pillows, table toppers, placemats and quilts for every bed in your home.

    • Throw a precut party – 16 quilt projects especially for layer cakes, charms, precut strips, fat quarters and half-yard bundles
    • Save hours choosing and cutting fabrics when you quickly stitch precut quilts, placemats and more
    • Get right to the fun of quiltmaking with beginner-friendly patterns and mix up your palette with recommended colours

  • Ideas for Applique

    Appliqué projects, ideas, techniques, product info, step directions and photos from an award-winning Australian artist specialising in machine work using appliqué, embroidery and quilting (includes 15 of her quilts).

    Thorough, illustrated directions for:

    • Broderie Perse, 3-D & padded appliqué flora and fauna
    • Couching
    • Making silk paper
    • 12 embellishing methods
    • Machine embroidery

  • Impressionist Applique

    Take a tactile adventure as you interpret the world through line, form, texture, colour and, most importantly, value. Play with the unexpected and making your quilt becomes a dream-like experience ... where the sea ebbs and flows in shades of fire, and feathered creatures evoke cotton candy softness.

    Set your imagination free!

    • Discover how value creates a focal point, develops dimensionality and lends a painterly effect to your quilt
    • 5 projects with full-size patterns feature 3 appliqué styles: turned-edge, raw-edge and free-edge
    • Learn how to choose fabrics with value in mind to achieve different effects

  • Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters

    Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. Sherri Lynn Wood presents a spontaneous approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks, or "scores," that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure.

    To help quilters gain confidence, she also presents detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation; design and spontaneity exercises; and lessons on colour play. Every quilt made from one of Woods's scores has common threads, such as the same number of fabrics or specific shapes, but each looks different because it reflects the maker's unique interpretation.

    Featured throughout the book are Woods's own quilts and a gallery of those chosen from among the hundreds she received when she invited quilters to try out her scores during the making of this ground-breaking title.

  • Improv Paper Piecing

    Love to create repeating blocks in your quilts but tired of the same patterns? Step away from the ordinary and try your hand at a new technique-based approach to improvisation. Gorgeous photographs illustrate 10 beautiful projects where Amy Friend seamlessly bridges the gap between improvised design and technical execution.

    Discover a unique approach to creating one-of-a-kind blocks with guided exercises that explore scale, symmetry and alternate gridwork. Then, with Amy's help, you'll have the opportunity to design your own patterns. You really can have a dash of the unexpected through improv with the precision of paper piecing and still create those secondary patterns we all love in quilts made using traditional blocks.

    With a modern spin, Amy gracefully guides the reader, step-by-step, through improvisationally designing your own paper piecing patterns to strategically setting the grid so that the end result is a masterful, unique quilt of repeated blocks.

  • Improvising Tradition

    Improvising Tradition pairs improvisationally pieced elements with more structured, and perhaps more familiar, quilt patterns to create projects that share a fresh, clean and modern aesthetic.

    Author Alexandra Ledgerwood introduces readers to three basic improv piecing techniques: strip sets, piecing improvised strata, and slice and insert, then marries them with traditional quilting designs such as log cabins, coin and bar quilts and even Hawaiian quilts.

    By using improvised elements within traditional patchwork quilt designs, Alexandra merges new and old quilting styles into projects that will appeal to a wide range of quilters. The 18 original and modern quilting projects combine the beauty and familiarity of traditional techniques with the fresh, fun spirit of improvised quilting.

  • In the Studio with Angela Walters

    Learn how to use quilting designs to tell a story, highlight the piecing, or achieve unique effects such as an illusion of depth. You get ten great projects plus creative machine quilting techniques together in one book! Quilting is a lot like handwriting or doodling ... so take what you learn from Angela and make it your own.

    • Angela's machine-quilting strategies will add dimension and distinction to any quilt
    • Each chapter features a design concept and technique that's tailored to a specific project
    • Apply what you learn about these special quilting effects to bring new life to all your work

  • Indigo Quilts

    The beauty of Indigo quilts is undeniable. Featuring stunning quilts circa 1750 to 1890, this collection of blue-and-white beauties will inspire you to make gorgeous quilt projects using present day Indigo or reproduction fabrics.

    • 25 stunning antique quilts from the Poos Collection, one of the world’s largest privately held quilt and textile collection
    • Appliqué and patchwork – 5 beautiful projects inspired by antique quilts
    • Photographic history of indigo’s origins in textiles, from Africa to America
    • Authors Lori Lee Triplett and her sister, Kay Triplett, received the Lucy Hilty Research Grant and the Meredith Scholar Award for their research work on indigo

    Watch a YouTube clip about the book.

  • Inspired by the National Parks

    A colourful celebration of 59 US National Parks, this collection of 177 original art quilts depicts the widely varying landscapes, flora and fauna of the parks.

    Basic facts about each of these national treasures – from Acadia in Maine, to Voyageurs in Minnesota, to Yosemite in California, to Haleakala in Hawaii – are included, along with short writings from 64 park rangers and other personnel.

    The book reveals individual glimpses into the passionate commitment to preserve, protect and enjoy these special places.

  • Intentional Piecing

    From fussy cutting particular design elements from commercially manufactured fabrics to working with selvages and stripes effectively, Amy Friend offers readers unique patterns (quilts, a clutch and even a tote with 10 interchangeable paper piecing patterns to customise – perfect for gifting) that feature precise piecing for graphic and sometimes whimsical results.

    Fabric is the focus of this book: how to work with your favourite fabrics effectively to achieve the patchwork results you want.

    Foundation paper piecing is the most effective way to achieve perfect blocks even from the smallest pieces of fabrics, so most of the patterns are created using this method, but there are some traditionally pieced and appliqué projects as well. Amy includes both smaller projects and larger quilts – truly something for everyone.

  • Intuitive Color & Design 2nd Edition

    Jean Wells gives you the assignment of your life: put away your ruler and use your inner vision to design and piece spectacular, free-form quilts you'd never have guessed you could create.

    In this updated edition, Jean's workshop assignments get your juices flowing, giving you challenges to expand your quilting horizons. Start by learning to see line and colour; study the nuts and bolts of design; develop your colour work and composition; and when you get stuck, there's expert advice on problem solving. You'll never see quiltmaking in the same way again.

    • Creative exercises take your use of colour, line, design and piecing in dramatic new directions
    • Use photographs and journals to find inspiration and develop your ideas with Jean’s updated, expert guidance
    • Learn innovative finishing techniques to show your quilts at their best
    • Classroom-proven techniques make the adventure easy for any quilter