Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool 2nd Edition

    How big is a twin-size quilt? How many squares can you cut from the amount of fabric you have? What's the best way to sew a mitred border? How do you make bias binding? The All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool gives you fast answers to these and dozens of other quilting questions.

    Now this indispensable guide has been updated to include more answers, more techniques, more quilt settings and more blocks than ever before.

    • Expanded edition includes 20 additional pages with new quilt blocks, cutting charts, piecing techniques and more
    • The go-to guide for quilters all around the world
    • From top quilters Alex Anderson, Harriet Hargrave, Sharyn Craig and Liz Aneloski

  • 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.

  • Animal Parade

    You'll love how Cheri Leffler combines simple piecing with whimsical appliqué to make adorable quilts for little boys and girls. Each delightful design comes to life with animal appliqués that portray a sense of innocence and friendliness.

    • Use needle-turn or fusible appliqué to create owls, giraffes, penguins, frogs, foxes and more – full-sized patterns and large appliqué shapes make it all so easy
    • Enjoy a varied selection of 10 irresistible quilt patterns for everyone from confident beginners to seasoned quilters
    • Make fun use of colour and create endearing gifts that will bring joy now and as a child grows

  • Animal Parade 2

    Bring your quilts to life with animal appliqués that frisk and frolic on backgrounds of vibrant patchwork. Quilters everywhere fell in love with the adorable patterns in Cheri Leffler's Animal Parade. Now she's back with even more delightful designs for the young – and young at heart.

    • 10 charming baby quilts combine simple piecing with appliqué
    • Step-by-step instructions for needle-turn and fusible-web appliqué – full-sized patterns are included
    • Create lovable gifts featuring turtles, rabbits, pandas, elephants, raccoons and more

  • Anniversary Sampler Quilts

    Celebrate any important event in life, from an anniversary or a birthday to a retirement or a memorial, with these 40 beautiful blocks and 7 customizable settings.

    Created to commemorate the author’s 40th anniversary of falling in love with her husband (and making her first quilt for him!), you can read the story behind each block, then make it personal by stitching in your own memories and using blank blocks for personal dedications. Piece and appliqué the stunning sampler quilt, or pick and choose your blocks and setting to suit your own needs and taste.

    • Many blocks for lots of options – stitch the sampler or make a quilt with repeated or selected blocks
    • Easy-to-follow instructions from an experienced quilter, writer and teacher
    • Adjust the blocks and settings to make your quilt unique

  • Antique to Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts

    Bestselling authors Pam & Nicky Lintott bring you 12 new Jelly Roll quilt designs, based on the best antique quilts from Pam's stunning collection. Each clever quilt pattern uses just one Jelly Roll and has been designed to make the best use of your fabric whilst preserving the vintage style of each antique patchwork quilt.

    • Clear, detailed, step-by-step instructions with full-colour diagrams
    • Beautiful photographs of both the antique quilt and the modern version

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  • Appli-Quilting

    Multitask like never before with this revolutionary, all-in-one approach to appliqué and quilting! It all starts with your quilt sandwich, as you apply gorgeous appliqué shapes and free-motion quilting in one step. Learn how wash-away sheets, secondary quilting designs, couching and bobbinwork can take your designs to the next level. Appli-quilting is fast, effective and versatile – a game changer for owners of both longarm and domestic sewing machines.

    • A true time-saver – multitask when you appliqué and free-motion quilt at the same time
    • Quilt stylish, creative showpieces with raw-edge, fusible and turned-edge appliqué
    • Embellish with couching, bobbinwork and innovative motifs on your longarm or domestic machine

  • Applique for Modern Beginners

    Appliqué quilts take on a modern twist with authors Eva Birch, Nancy Gano and Jodi Robinson.

    • Complete with modern and fresh patterns
    • Bold and graphic appliqué shapes are perfect for beginner quilters
    • Directions are clear and easy to follow
    • Quilts can be made using a variety of different appliqué methods

  • Applique Mastery

    Appliqué Mastery gives readers an exclusive peek into the studio of award-winning appliqué master Philippa Naylor. She takes quilters on a step-by-step journey through her process of designing a competition appliquéd quilt from start to finish.

    • A wide range of appliqué techniques are explored – from the very easy to the very involved – including turned edge, satin stitch, blanket stitch, free-motion raw edge and bias strip
    • Includes a quilt pattern with detailed instructions so quilters can put the appliqué techniques into practice immediately
    • Stunning full-colour photographs will awe and inspire

  • Art + Quilt

    Secrets for quilting success are presented through a variety of techniques, exercises and insider tips to inspire novice quilters and experienced textile artists to make genuine works of art.

    This guide explores texture, shape, line, colour and value with examples and hands-on exercises. Essential principles such as focal point, balance, repetition, scale and space are paired with creativity exercise as well as inspiring artwork from the author and guests.

    This reference clarifies quilting goals and takes the craft to the next level through design and composition.

  • Art of Quilting: Machine Techniques & Designs

    Make your machine quilting the best it can be with designs and tips from award- winning quilter Judy Woodworth. Make your quilting more impactful by using the basic elements of art (line, texture, value, shape and colour).

    • Features a large array of freemotion and original quilt design patterns
    • Explore different quilting composition strategies including: radial, circular, grid and spiral
    • Learn how Judy focuses on colour theory and the use of both positive and negative space to make her quilts extraordinary

  • Art Quilt Collage

    Make treasured art quilts from bits of cloth, stitched motifs and painted details. This visual, step-by-step guide will help you unlock your own artistic vision as you quilt in a series, finish small art pieces and incorporate meaningful symbols into your work.

    • Tap into your creative muse! Art quilt inspiration, techniques and checklists presented in 8 easy-to-use design guides
    • Uncomplicated, visual guide to fabric collage with practice pieces to help you gain expertise
    • Tell your own artistic story with colours, materials and beloved symbols

  • Art Quilt Maps

    Transform the places you love – and places you've always imagined or wanted to see – into hypnotic art quilts.

    Award-winning artist Valerie Goodwin shows you how to make quilted maps with easy fabric collage techniques and innovative designs based on maps of your favourite places. Fully illustrated guide features a large photo gallery of quilt maps by Valerie and her students.

    • Find inspiration in real and imaginary sites, in old maps, in poetry and in memories
    • Transform a place's essential lines and shapes into quilt designs
    • Make luminous textures with fabric layering, paints, stamps, stencils, drawing and appliqué

  • Art Quilts International

    These 300 gorgeous art quilts, bursting with colour and excitement, capture the work of 124 major quilt artists from 18 countries. Participating artists come from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and across the US.

    In-depth interviews with 29 of the artists help us understand their inspirations, their techniques and their challenges. Learn about how Denyse Schmidt makes her colour choices. Find out how Fumiko Nakayama first discovered the mola techniques for which she is famous. Discover why Sue Benner is drawn to plaids and why Deidre Adams likes old books.

  • Art Quilts of the Midwest

    The Midwest of the US has always had strong textile communities. Now the 20 artists featured in this beautifully illustrated book have created a new community of original art forms that bring new life to an old tradition. For example:

    • Sally Bowker paints her fabrics with acrylics, creating marks and meaning with layers of hand stitching and appliquéd bits of fabric
    • Shin-hee Chin uses sketch-like stitching for its ability to penetrate fabric and create depth
    • Diane Núñez incorporates metals and mesh into her quilts connect to her days as a jeweller as well as to the topography of her home state of Michigan
    • Pat Owoc prepares papers with disperse dyes, then selects from as many as 150 to create her fabric
    • Martha Warshaw photographs old fabrics, tweaks the images in Photoshop and prints the results for her pieces, which connect her to the legacy of quilting in past generations