Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • French Braid Quilts

    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.

  • French Braid Quilts with a Twist

    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

  • Fresh Family Traditions

    This collection of charming quilts and home accessories from Sherri McConnell brings together the best of the old and the new in quilting. Sherri's new designs update traditional blocks (many handed down from her grandmothers) with fresh colours and fabrics from some of today's top designers. You'll also visit Sherri's quilting room and learn her methods for finding inspiration as a quilter.

    • 18 varied projects include quilts, both large and small, plus pillows and table runners
    • Raid your stash! Perfect projects for scrap fabrics, fat quarters and precut fabrics, such as Charm Packs and Jelly Rolls
    • Fast and easy projects make wonderful homemade gifts

  • Fresh Perspectives

    The authorsl pored through the museum's collection to find just the right quilts to inspire their latest project designs. Each of their adaptations uniquely mirrors the essential qualities of each quilt.

    Fall in love all over again with our rich quilt heritage by making these projects, plus learn how to approach designing an artistic spin on one of your own antique treasures.

    • Creative new adaptations of a diverse selection of antique quilts that range from simply functional to delightfully pictorial
    • Projects show off a remarkable array of styles, settings and colourways
    • Use a variety of techniques, such as needle-turned appliqué and improvisational piecing, with traditional blocks

  • Fun Quilts for Kids: Best of Fons & Porter

    These 27 designs feature themes on space, cowboys, penguins, charming flowers, fairies, vibrant geometrics and more that kids will love. Features include:

    • Each quilt is shown in full colour, accompanied by an assembly diagram, a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions
    • Projects for all skill levels, as well as styles from soft and sweet to bold and bright
    • Fons & Porter's popular Sew Easy lessons, which include step-by-step photography or diagrams

  • Fussy Cut Sampler

    If you are like authors Nichole and Elisabeth, your favourite part of quilting is fussy cutting – and it usually involves figuring out how to enhance an interesting quilt block by framing a favourite element in your most-loved fabric!

    Let fussy cutting become more than just showing a single design. By following along with how to create drastically different samplers from each of their 48 unique patchwork blocks, see how those same 9 inch blocks can easily be adapted to your own personal taste.

    • Compare their blocks (and their samplers!) side by side and get inspired to use the fabrics you love to create your own sampler blocks
    • Learn how to navigate those pesky stripes, how to work with either a limited palette or an eclectic scrappy one, and how to incorporate improvisational piecing to fussy cut even the smallest parts of your favourite designs
    • Plenty of clear illustrations and how-to photographs, along with several examples of different types of fabrics, will guide you through each of the lessons

    Suddenly, you'll see the endless possibilities in your fabric stash and won't be able to resist creating a fussy-cut sampler all your own.

  • Fussy Cutters Club

    Cut up your favourite 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 colourful collage of your favourite 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 colour as well as design. Frame your motif, cut your fabric, and love the results!

    • Cut fabrics thoughtfully to inject humor, boldness and style into your quilts
    • Use fussy cutting as a foundation for 14 projects, from improv piecing to English paper piecing
    • Uncover your stash's hidden treasures as you choose motifs and cut them with your own templates

  • Get Addicted to Free-Motion Quilting

    Give your quilts the fancy finish they deserve with more than 60 lively continuous-line quilting designs from quilting pro Sheila Sinclair Snyder.

    Learn to stitch free-form spirals, feathers, flowers, bubbles, leaves, cables and much more. Sheila shows you how to combine individual motifs into fluid designs for quilting blocks, borders, sashing and all over the quilt. All designs work equally well on home sewing machines, mid-arm and long-arm quilting machines, or for hand quilting.

    • Try each motif in three versions: simple, more involved and fabulously over the top!
    • Includes bonus quilt project that's perfect for practicing new quilting designs
    • Includes quilting designs for borders and sashing

  • Get Quilting with Angela & Cloe

    Best-selling author Angela Walters and her daughter, Cloe, join forces to teach preteens and teens the basics of quiltmaking.

    The dynamic mother–daughter duo guides kids step-by-step through making their very first quilt. Readers will tackle 14 projects to keep or give as gifts, including stylish bedroom decor, such as pillow covers, rugs and T-shirt quilts.

    Angela’s eye for design and her approachable teaching style is the perfect complement to Cloe’s kid-approved fabric choices and projects. With skill-builders and plenty of how-to photos, kids can finally bring their imaginative creations to life!

    • 14 modern skill-building projects, such as pot holders, place mats, a quilted water bottle holder and a lot of quilts
    • The basics of patchwork and appliqué, gathering supplies, rotary cutting (both left- and right-handed) and more
    • How-to photos and page references make it easy to find help

  • Go Big Go Bold

    A quilt in one weekend! Barbara Cain invites you to make simple patchwork scaled to dynamic proportions, so pattern pieces are quicker to cut and easier to sew.

    Each of the 10 beginner-friendly, big-block quilt designs features 2 sizes and 6 colourways for 120 striking possibilities! Use elements from the quilt top to make a coordinating pieced quilt back. Maximize your time when you make and gift these modern quilts, which can be assembled in a weekend.

    • 10 graphic, large-scale quilt patterns that are quick to sew, even for beginners
    • Staggering variety – 2 sizes and 6 colorways per project, for 120 possibilities
    • Creative pieced quilt backs carry over design elements from each quilt top

  • Godharis of Maharashtra Western India

    This book is the result of extensive field work and in-depth research conducted in Maharashtra, India. It is the first attempt to research the humble godhari, made by the rural women of this area. The book takes us on a wonderful journey through the region giving an insight into the art of godhari making, which has been passed down from one generation of women to the next.

    The images highlight the way that everyday clothes, like saris, have been recycled. Maharashtra's women evidently have an inherent skill in making godharis, which they have never exploited for commercial use.

    From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.

  • Good Day, Miss Austen

    Bénédicte Maurin presents her creations, inspired by the famous English novelist Jane Austen who was so good at portraying the condition of women in England in the late 18th – early 19th century. Dolls, accessories and quilts are just part of the whole story.

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

  • Gorgeous Wool Applique

    Sewing with luxurious felted wool, discover the secrets to dimensional appliqué that will add depth and drama to your home decor.

    Take your embroidery skills to the next level with 8 colourful projects including penny rugs, pincushions and pillows. Easy-to-learn techniques such as thread-matching, needle-slanting and fabric-layering will help you achieve clean and sharp lines every time!

    This clear, visual guide includes full-size patterns with placement and embroidery guides.

  • Grand LeMoyne Star Quilt Pattern

    Let your favorite fabrics take centre stage on this trendy, one-block raw-edge appliqué quilt. Jennifer Sampou’s eye-catching pattern includes complete instructions and tips for adding your own signature style. Learn new techniques as you expertly piece an eight-pointed star and skinny border. Fuse the giant LeMoyne Star to a pieced pinwheel background for a dramatic finish.

    • Modern, one-block raw-edge appliqué design
    • Full pattern with tips for piecing a giant LeMoyne Star
    • Construction tips from popular fabric designer
    • Finished quilt: 67 ¼" x 67 ¼"

  • Hana no Mola

    The book contains 72 pages of beautiful projects using floral and lacy Mola motifs, all clearly illustrated with beautiful photography and with step by step diagrams (such that it is not at all difficult to follow even if you don't have French).

    This title is in French only from Quiltmania, translated from the original Japanese.

  • Hand-Stitched Crazy Patchwork

    Hazel Blomkamp combines a range of patchwork techniques including embroidery, beadwork, lace making and tatting to create inspiring, hand-stitched designs.

    There are five projects to make exploring and combining your needlework skills. Everything has been created with fabric, a needle, threads, ribbons and beads. In some cases, even the ‘patches’ have been created with embroidery techniques.

    Be inspired to explore and combine your skills in new and exciting ways.

    Look inside the book.

  • Happy Quilts

    Quilter's looking for fun, fresh, "aahhh-inspiring" projects of keepsake quality will love the quirky, whimsical style in Happy Quilts.

    Each quilt is a combination of piecing and appliqué with directions suited to beginners or intermediate quilters. As shown, the designs are all eye-catching and bright, but readers can choose their own colour scheme from soft pastels to even graphic combinations of reds, whites, greys and blacks.

    Quilters will enjoy the satisfaction of creating something totally unique. And lovable softies from the quilt designs can be made from matching fabrics so that they look as if they've jumped out of the quilts themselves.

  • Hari Walner's Continuous-Line Quilting Designs

    With 80 original continuous-line designs for hand or machine quilting, featuring brand new quilting patterns, as well as some variations on old favourites.

    • Spend less time starting, stopping and securing stitches
    • Visual design index makes it easy to find the best patterns for your quilt
    • Includes tips on machine quilting, marking, and background stitching

    Each pattern includes a photo, a line drawing to trace and a directional diagram to show you how to stitch from sophisticated motifs to sweet animal faces. Smoothly stitch your design from start to finish in one continuous line.