Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • A Change of Seasons

    Folk-art style is always in season, and this collection of charming projects will dress up your home all year long. Stitch your way through four collections of projects that display the distinctive colours and rich textures of each season. Cozy photos will inspire you to decorate your home with cheerful and inviting decor accents you'll be proud to display.

    • Stitch inspiring designs, including quilts, wall hangings, pillows, framed pictures, banners and more
    • Freshen the look of your home and create seasonable gifts for holidays and special occasions year-round
    • Create gorgeous effects with three enjoyable techniques: easy wool appliqué, hand embroidery and patchwork

  • A Piece of Cake

    Mix simple piecing with fabric from 10-inch-square Layer Cakes plus your favourite background fabrics and you've got a quilt you'll be proud of.

    Transform your Layer Cake collection into intricate-looking designs that are a breeze to stitch – Peta Peace's tips will help you start and finish like a pro. You'll love the cheerful colours and innovative designs in these 14 all-new patterns.

  • A Simple Life

    A Simple Life is a peek back into the 1950s through entries made in the little red diary of Hazel Ilene Hyde, a teenager living the simple life of a farm girl during the era of roller rinks and poodle skirts.

    Her daily trials and adventures inspired author Shelly Pagliai to create 7 projects with retro country flair. These simple, charming projects with step-by-step instructions are great for appliqué beginners.

  • A-Z of Quilting

    A comprehensive guide to many of the techniques, tools and tricks involved in creating beautiful quilting projects for any occasion.

    Clear, photographic step-by-step guides describe how to prepare a template, how to bead or embellish, all the way through to the final binding stages.

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  • ABCs of Quiltmaking

    Quilting school is now in session, and it’s never been so fun to hit the books! Take the challenge to move beyond basic patchwork:

    • 12 skill-building lessons, including paper piecing, strip piecing, bargello, set-in seams, appliqué, crazy quilting and more
    • Learn the tools, terms and techniques that are the bedrocks of quiltmaking
    • Use your new skills to finish a gorgeous final exam, an ABC-themed sampler quilt, plus a handful of quick-finish projects
    • Expand your craft with this complete quilting course in one book

  • Accentuate the Negative

    Join Trisch as she explores six aspects of negative space design: gradation, reversal, interruption, negative form, ghosting and piecing.

    Each category features three original quilt designs. Trisch takes you through her thought process and guides you to accentuate the negative in your next quilt.

  • Addicted to Scraps

    Don’t crumble under the weight of your scrap – embrace them with best-selling author and esteemed teacher Bonnie Hunter.

    • Piece 12 unique, multi coloured scrap quilts in Bonnie’s signature style
    • Turn leftover strips into usable fabric that’s readily available for projects with the easy-to-use Scrap User’s System
    • This complete guide to scrap quilting includes full-size templates, 2 paper-piecing patterns and a full chapter on quiltmaking basics

  • Adding Layers: Color, Design & Imagination

    Quilts in their essence are layers of colour, pattern and imagination all working together to form an effective design. This book is your illustrated guide to developing an artful understanding of your quilting process.

    In its 15 original projects, you will be inspired to experiment with textiles, tools, and techniques. As you add these new "layers" of complexity into your designs, you'll discover added interest and depth in your quilting experience.

    • Features various styles, making this collection appealing to both the traditional and modern quilter
    • Builds your confidence and skills while letting your creativity flow
    • Includes bed-size quilts with vibrant graphic designs

  • Alison Glass Applique

    Award-winning pattern and textile designer Alison Glass shows you how to achieve heirloom appliqué results and offers a fresh twist on 14 projects to stitch for the home. You will:

    • Learn valuable techniques in the time-honoured craft of appliqué, modernized in this inspiring project- based book, including the hottest thing in quilt-making – large scale appliqué
    • Learn to create gorgeous, eye-catching designs with the help of 20 illustrations and 120 stunning, detailed how-to photograph
    • Sample classic appliqué methods, including needle-turned appliqué, hand-stitched appliqué and appliqué on crocheted, embroidered and patchwork backgrounds
    • Learn how to use the latest substrates and a variety of fibres to create unique, contemporary designs that fit your style perfectly

  • All About Strips

    Explore new possibilities with strips ranging from 1½" to 10½" wide – and be amazed at the design variations that result. Take inspiration from the author's insights on colour, pattern and scale as you experiment to discover your own unique style.

    • 15 versatile patterns in sizes from throws to king-size quilts
    • Each project includes specific tips for fabric selection and placement; choose fabrics with confidence
    • Cut strips from your stash or a fat-quarter collection, or use convenient precut 2½" strips

  • All Points Patchwork

    By cutting the desired shapes from paper, basting the paper to the back of your fabric and then hand-sewing the pieces together, you'll ensure perfectly matched points every time.

    This complete course in English paper piecing takes you far beyond traditional hexagons with step-by-step photos showing you how to connect triangles, octagons, diamonds, jewels, triangles, tumblers, pentagons and curved shapes. It even provides dozens of ideas for incorporating the pattern designs into clothing, pillows, quilts and home decor items!

  • All Things Quilting

    Alex Anderson’s "big book" of quilting includes indispensable, straightforward advice – essential tools, binding basics and easy-to-understand piecing and appliqué. Become a master of hand and machine quilting, and finish with professional touches that will turn you into a confident, lifelong quilter.

    Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, this must-have compendium will find a permanent home next to your sewing machine!

    • Lessons on fabrics, colour theory, rotary cutting, piecing, appliqué, paper foundation piecing, settings, borders, hanging sleeves, labels and more
    • Must-read tips for quilters of all skills levels
    • Complete quiltmaking course in a book
    • Helpful how-to photography and stunning finished quilts

  • Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting

    Allie shows you how to make crazy quilting even more contemporary with an array of easy-to-master techniques. You'll learn how to combine traditional methods with modern fabric tricks. The photo gallery reveals just how fun crazy quilting can be – and anyone can do it.

    Features include:

    • Jump into 7 projects that include small quilts, a needle cushion and a softie
    • Learn four different methods
    • Try techniques such as stencilling, photo transfer and Angelina fibre effects
    • Embellish with 3-D ribbon flowers, embroidery, beads and painted lace

  • Allie Aller’s Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined

    Quilt the illusion of stained glass. This rich resource of approachable techniques from expert Allie Aller will let you jump right in with 6 stained glass style quilts, from dazzling wallhangings to throws and bedcovers – full-size pullout pattern included.

    Outline pieced and appliquéd shapes 3 different ways – using trims, couching and bias fabric strips. Explore your own ideas for both simple and intricate stained glass designs, and set yourself up for sewing success with tips on organizing your sewing space, using a design wall and more.

    • A contemporary spin on stained glass quilts! 6 projects from usable bed quilts to wall decor
    • Learn 3 easy ways to add "leading" between the pieces – all without pesky bias tape
    • Expand your quilting repertoire with clever techniques and an inspirational stained glass quilt galley

  • Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars

    Turn a single block into eight distinctive quilts – the magic is in the fabric! Barbara Cline takes an easy-to-sew triangle block and then shows countless intricate designs for you to experiment with colour and value.

    Stunning triangle-star quilts are perfect for the adventurous beginner looking to try something new or the intermediate quilters who wants to put their skills to use in a creative way. Design your own quilt top using a provided line drawing that you can colour in and then bring to life with creative fabric selection.

    • 1 easy-to-sew block makes 8 stunning projects
    • Change the fabric placement for unique designs
    • Colour in a provided line drawing to design your own triangle-star quilts

  • American Quilt Treasures

    Delve into a beautifully photographed exploration of the spectacular colours, rich textures and treasured traditions of 65 of America's most remarkable quilts, each hand-selected from the permanent collection at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, the largest public collection of quilts in the world.

    Each quilt is a precious historic heirloom in its own right, highlighted in stunning, colour-saturated photos. You'll be inspired by the beauty, workmanship and artistry of America's quiltmaking tradition in this lush coffee-table book for all lovers of quilts and textiles.

  • American Quilts

    Sumptuous, informative and engaging, this is the ultimate book on American quilts as art.

    Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, it's a fascinating chronicle of the growth and evolution of an art form with a rich heritage. Not only does author Robert Shaw provide an insightful look at quilting aesthetics, he places the craft in its historical, cultural and socioeconomic context, providing a visually lush journey through American history.

    This opulent volume starts with old-world traditions and goes up to the present, examining key moments that had an impact on quilting culture. More than 350 stunning images capture a rich variety of work created by people from all walks of life. This edition contains several new quilts, created since the book's original publication.

  • Amish Quilts of Lancaster County

    Enjoy the bold design and glowing colours of these 82 Amish quilts from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania which have been exhibited worldwide in major museums and venues.

    This volume gives new insight into their beauty, using over 350 detailed colour photographs and discussions of Amish culture, quilting patterns, materials and construction. Readers may be inspired to create their own versions and will understand more about how quilting evolved in the Lancaster Amish community and enjoy the full-page views of each beautiful quilt.