Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Star Blocks

    From an array of stellar designers come 16 sparkling projects featuring quilters' favourite Star blocks.

    Clear instructions and diverse designs, ranging from modern and bright to traditional and scrappy, make this the perfect introduction to quilting with Star blocks for beginners and experienced stitchers alike.

  • Butterfly Fields

    Capture the beauty of nature by bringing a host of three-dimensional butterflies fluttering to life in these beautiful quilts and other projects. Whether you make them scrappy or carefully select fabrics to match your décor, the results will be delightful.

    Mixed with tips and menus to attract real butterflies to your yard, this book is a butterfly journey to savor.

  • Cabin Fever

    Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting put an imaginative new twist on the classic log cabin block with bold colours and dramatic lines.

    Packed with possibilities, this collection offers 20 quilts each in three sizes, with a bonus chapter on throw pillows and shams. Quick-sew techniques (no curves here!) make it easy to stitch big quilts.

    Whether you’ve been quilting for months, years or decades, these fresh layouts with straightforward construction are sure to inspire!

  • Charm School 18 Quilts from 5" Squares

    Vanessa Goertzen puts charm squares to the test with 18 projects using precut 5" x 5" squares. Start with fresh, simple blocks and build your skills to sew versatile snowballs, stars, flying geese and more. Using precuts from your stash or cutting your own charms from scraps or yardage, you’ll learn tips to take the guesswork out of piecing.

    Quilters of all types will fall in love with these quick, clever and clean designs that go beyond the expected with irresistible blocks that bridge the gap between modern and traditional.

  • Child's Play Quilts

    Improve your quilt designs by learning how to organise fabric by size and colour, while making adorably sophisticated quilts (both pieced and appliquéd) for babies and children.

    Each of the 20 bright, happy quilts is shown in warm and cool colourways to spark the imagination and use up your stash. Stacey Day's friendly voice and great advice make it easy to choose beautiful palettes and add design flair, while also guiding you through the best methods for organising fabrics by colour and size, from tiny scraps to bulky yardage.

  • Chintz Quilts from the Poos Collection

    Those magnificent block printed fabrics from Indonesia inspired European ladies for their needle work projects and quilts. This book tells you everything you need to know about the history of chintz, and it features stunning photos of the most beautiful quilts from the Poos collection, one of the largest privately held quilt and textile collections in the world.

    What a treasure from Quiltmania with text in both English and French!

  • Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery

    Gail Pan's whimsical, cheerful embroidery style is incredibly easy to re-create, whether you're an experienced stitcher or have never picked up a needle. Think you're too busy to make gifts for the holidays? Finishing is easy with projects that are so portable and quick you can stitch while travelling, socializing, or even as you wait for an appointment.

    • Gail explains it all: which needles to use, how to choose thread, how to mark the designs on fabric, how to make each stitch and more
    • Featuring festive designs to bedeck gift tags, bags, wall hangings, Christmas stockings, table runners, sewing accessories and much more
    • Enjoy a satisfying and relaxing way to decorate your home for the holidays – or create one-of-a-kind gifts from the heart

  • Civil War Legacies II

    In this follow-up to her best-selling Civil War Legacies, Carol Hopkins presents another outstanding collection of charming projects. Each engaging quilt is ideal for scraps and 1860s reproduction fabrics.

    • Choose from 17 traditional patterns with something for every skill level
    • Be inspired by Carol's "To Add Interest" tips regarding fabric selection
    • Create quilts with timeless appeal – these small patterns make beautiful wall hangings, doll quilts and gifts

  • Civil War Legacies III

    Featuring simple pieced blocks, these gorgeous quilts showcase Carol Hopkins' talent for selecting reproduction fabrics to create quilts reminiscent of antique treasures.

    • Choose from 16 quilt patterns ideally suited for your smallest scraps
    • Close-up photos bring the details into crystal-clear focus
    • Enjoy patterns that are perfect for wall hangings, table toppers, doll beds and special gifts

  • Classic Quilt Blocks

    Inspired by the events and activities of their daily lives, quiltmakers in preindustrial America produced colourful covers in extraordinary numbers. Titles for their handiwork ranged in theme from biblical (Job's Tears, Garden of Eden) and historical (Lincoln's Platform, Underground Railroad) to sociable (Always Friends, Next-door Neighbor). As the nation expanded, many of the same popular designs continued to spring up elsewhere under new names. Birds in the Air, for example, was also known as Flying Birds, Flying Geese and Flock of Geese, and Pickle Dish was often called Indian Summer or Indian Wedding Ring.

    For this abundantly illustrated index, Susan Winter Mills has collected over 700 of these splendid designs, organizing them according to their most prominent geometric configuration – stars (Caesar's Crown, Blazing Sun), triangles (Blindman's Fancy, Basket of Triangles), circles (Queen's Crown, Rebecca's Fan), squares (Stepping Stones, Stained Glass) and combinations of figures (Clover Blossom, Crazy Ann). The comprehensive volume also includes an appendix with 139 additional quilt patterns, plus useful suggestions for drafting templates for the featured designs.

    This book will be prized by quilters, quilt collectors and lovers of American folk art.

  • Color Play Second Edition

    Joen Wolfrom's classic guide to creating with colour has been completely updated to make it easier than ever to enhance your creative work with the beauty of well-chosen colours.

    Joen covers it all, from colour combining basics to how to use nature's tricks to create an illusion of depth, reflections, shadows and highlights. Learn the emotional meanings of colours, their physical effects on people and much more – all richly illustrated with photos of nature and of beautiful quilts.

    • A feast for the eyes – over 100 new quilt photos show how to use colour effectively
    • A must-have reference: includes swatches of tints, shades and tones for all 24 colours in the Ives Color Wheel
    • A spark for your imagination: try out five different colour schemes for each of the 24 colours

  • Complete Machine Quilting Manual

    Shows you how you can get the most out of your sewing machine while quilting, from working easily with different weights of batting and fabric, to great time-saving tricks, and adding a cornucopia of decorative stitching effects.

    For those new to the wonderful world of quilting, you will find all the help and advice you need to get started. And if you are considering upgrading your machine, you'll also find a guide on which machine will best suit your quilting needs.

    So whether you have just completed your first piece of patchwork and find quilting a daunting prospect, or have been quilting your own work for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of machine quilting, inspiring new design ideas and finishes along the way.

  • Complete Quilter

    Focusing on one skill at a time, The Complete Quilter teaches you everything you need to know about quilt-making. Discover how you can put quilt blocks together in a variety of layout designs to create wonderful modern projects using a range of delightful fabrics, patterns and colourways.

    This all-in-one volume covers fabric selection, cutting, pressing, joining blocks, basting, hand and machine quilting, binding and making labels. With designs ranging from traditional to contemporary, you can easily work your way through the book building your skills on basic patchwork and appliqué as well as improvisational piecing.

  • Constantinople Quilts

    Travel to an exotic land with timeless designs inspired by Turkish Iznik tiles from the Ottoman Empire.

    Bursting with flora and organic symmetry, the book’s exquisite fusible appliqué projects will take your breath away. Your journey begins with the basics – choosing the right fabric, thread and needles for hand-stitched or machine appliqué.

    Newer or busy quilters can start with table runners or bags and work their way up to Tamsin Harvey’s stunning master quilts. Location photography enhances 8 patterns that effortlessly go from ancient places to contemporary spaces.

    • 8 striking fusible appliqué projects designed from ancient tile work are included
    • Travel photography throughout the book shows real-life examples of the intricate tile inspiration
    • Designs include large and small projects suited to quilters of all skill levels

  • Constellations

    Patchwork quilting meets the celestial sky and the result...clean, elegant style with a cosmic touch. Each of the 12 blocks (plus a bonus Orion block never released before) finishes at 20" square and brings the sparse beauty of the celestial into the home with minimalist patchwork.

    Each block sparkles with an accurate representation of the stars found in the night sky. These clever but easy-to-piece astrology blocks allow for personalization galore. Perfect for welcoming baby quilts using a single block, combining two for a unique wedding quilt or take it beyond quilting and make up a fashionable custom kimono-style Hoshi jacket.

  • Cottage Garden

    When an avid gardener and seasoned quilt and stitchery designer combines her two passions, magic sprouts!

    Using a mix of wool and cotton as her medium and flowers as her muse, Kathy Cardiff brings her blossoming backyard garden to life in projects that blend elegant beauty with a touch of primitive charm. Projects from pillows and sewing notions to table toppers and wall quilts culminate in a stunning nine-block sampler quilt bursting with blooms.

    Add basic embroidery-stitch details to give each flower, leaf and vine Kathy's special brand of cottage style. Full-sized pullout patterns included.

  • Cotton Way Classics

    A little bit retro with a tasteful blend of trendy and traditional, these 13 designs from popular Moda Fabrics designer Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way are presented together for the first time in a curated collection of all-time favourites.

    Styled photos showcase lap-sized to bed-sized projects featuring classic blocks in traditional settings. Fill your home with fresh and light patchwork that will never go out of style!

  • Country Cottage Quilting

    This collection of 15 beautiful quilted designs from top designer Lynette Anderson focuses on a 'country garden' theme.

    The simple patchwork techniques Lynette uses are a great backdrop for the decorative appliqué and stitchery designs. The designs feature a wide range of ideas, from quick-to-stitch bags and cushion covers to larger wall hangings and a bed-sized quilt.

    Beautiful fabrics, warm colours and a homely feel capture Lynette's heart-warming, quirky style.