Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • Fly Me to the Moon

    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.

  • Focus on Applique

    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.

  • Foolproof Crazy Quilting

    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

  • Foolproof Crazy-Quilt Projects

    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.

  • Foolproof Walking-Foot Quilting Designs

    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

  • Foundation-Pieced Quilts

    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

  • Four Centuries of Quilts

    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.

  • Free Motion Block Designs

    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

  • Free Motion Designs for Borders, Setting Triangles & Cornerstone

    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.

  • Free Motion Framework

    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

  • Free-Motion Designs for Allover Patterns

    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

  • Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

    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

  • Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners

    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

  • Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book

    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

  • Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters

    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

  • Free-Motion Quilting Workbook

    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

  • 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

  • French Braid Transformation

    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