Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • Country Elegance

    With their hugely popular book Elegant Quilts, Country Charm, Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel won fans around the world. Now these talented Australian designers are back with stunning all-new designs featuring wool appliqué on cotton backgrounds.

    • Experience the sumptuous pleasures of working with wool – including reverse appliqué – to create distinctive designs
    • Select from 12 appealing patterns in a variety of sizes for all skill levels
    • Make charming lap quilts, table runners, a pillow, framed appliqué, wall hanging and more

  • Country Style Quilting

    Bring the country style into your home with this unique collection of patchwork quilts and gifts from quilt designer, Lynette Anderson.

    This adorable collection of projects really captures the essence of country style. Choose from sewing baskets and scissor keeps through to wall quilts and full sized bed quilts, all made with Lynette's unique talent for colour and pattern.

    The inspiration for her designs comes from nature, her garden and her animals, and all of these are reflected in this new collection of patterns. The designs feature lots of Lynette's trademark hand embroidery and stitching and make for great portable projects for stitching 'on the go'.

    Also includes the basic techniques you will need to make and finish off the projects, from transferring designs onto fabric to binding a finished quilt.

  • Cozy Quilts

    Tara Lynn Darr shows you how to spice up your quilts with a cozy mix of wool hexagons, stars, blooms and more.

    This charming collection of 11 small scrappy quilts is a great way to put your scrap basket of cotton and wool fabrics to use.

  • Cozy Wool Applique

    Celebrate the seasons with this sweet collection of folk-inspired projects using wool appliqué and embroidery.

    Featuring Elizabeth’s signature sheep and floral motifs, these 11 small, charming projects made with easy fusible appliqué will appeal to quilters, needlework enthusiasts, craft sewists, and more! Relax as you hand stitch these folksy, portable pillows and table runners with needle and thread. The mix of wool and cotton is fun to stitch, display, and gift.

    • Bring the seasons indoors with darling pillows and table runners
    • Discover the joys of hand stitching and working with wool
    • Add a special touch to your appliqué with embroidery details

  • Crazy Quilt Handbook

    For nearly 30 years, The Crazy Quilt Handbook has been the essential guide to the fine art of crazy quilting. This newly updated edition brings you more of everything that makes crazy quilting wonderful: gorgeous stitches, embellishments, fabulous crazy quilt photos and updated beautiful projects to make for yourself.

    Learn all the ways you can use crazy quilting to decorate clothing and accessories, beautify your home, share family memories and create heirlooms for future generations. This is the must-have resource for any crazy quilter, whether you are just a beginner or are an experienced stitcher looking to enhance your technique.

    • The best-selling crazy quilting guide from world-renowned expert Judith Baker Montano, now updated with new stitches and techniques
    • Includes 12 beautiful projects, a dictionary of 37 embroidery and silk ribbon stitches, and instructions for additional embellishments
    • Benefit from Judith’s wealth of knowledge on colours, fabrics, piecing, embroidery, appliqué, embellishing, beading, photography, painting, dyeing and more

  • Create Your Own Improv Quilts

    This book applies the author's no rules, no mistakes, no stress style to modern quilting.

    Starting with strips and geometric shapes, you’ll cut and sew without patterns, required yardage or complicated diagrams. This freeing method lets you create modern quilts organically as you follow your instincts, ask "what if…?", and experiment with scale, colour, value and placement.

    • Fresh explorations of shape, line and colour
    • Paper piecing without lines and numbers!
    • Ideas and examples to inspire your creativity
    • Practical exercises to guide you

  • Creating Heirlooms

    Australian artist Carolyn Konig is deeply in love with antique quilts and reinterprets the past with huge talent. Here are 15 sophisticated projects on which to feast your eyes and to contemplate with much patience.

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

  • Creative Quilt Challenges

    Are you ready to take the challenge? Embark on a creative journey to design the kind of quilts you’ve always wanted to make! Sew alongside Wendy Hill and Pat Pease as you nurture your own voice of self-expression.

    • Explore your creativity! 7 quilt challenges to help you design your own quilts, with 2 unique perspectives on each
    • Tools, tricks and techniques, including quilting-as-you-sew that really looks good and facing finishes with smooth corners
    • Develop your own style and improve your technical skills

  • Creative Stash and Scrap Quilts

    Creative Stash and Scrap Quilts is a collection of 19 inspirational quilt patterns from the pages of Quilters Companion magazine.

    These projects were chosen to motivate you to start working on your stash, no matter what style of quilter you are. Six of the projects are made using templates, seven projects are rotary cut and the final six are predominately appliquéd.

  • Cultural Fusion Quilts

    Bold, vibrant, striking – and amazingly easy to make! This collection of 15 quilts draws on handmade crafts from three continents to create a style that’s at once traditional and modern, artistic and practical.

    A simple stack, cut, shuffle, and stitch technique makes the sewing fun for quilters of any level. Perfection is not required! Author Sujata Shah provides alternate setting suggestions for each project, plus an inspiring photo gallery of the crafts that shaped her style. Making these quilts is the perfect way to expand your creative horizons.

    • Transform traditional quilt blocks into 15 modern quilts inspired by the colours and crafts of India, the American South and Africa
    • Free-form piecing method makes every quilt a one-of-a-kind creation – no two are ever exactly alike!
    • Enrich your quilting by bringing in textures, patterns and colours from other cultures

  • Dear Jane

    This book is an example of how the power of one quilt can inspire so many others! It must have been quite some feat to scavenge, in wartime, the fabric to make the quilt complete with its 169 square and 52 triangular blocks.

    It is an example of quilt maker's art and here in this book lovingly recreated are 225 patterns from the celebrated quilt. You will be kept busy with this large collection of blocks!

  • Dear Quilty

    Pulled from the pages of Quilty magazine, this collection of 12 beginner-friendly quilts has everything you love about the magazine: straight-forward instructions, helpful hints and a sense of humour.

    Go behind the scenes to learn about the people that make Quilty possible and get to know the designers of your favourite quilts. Whether you're a complete quilting newbie or have several quilts under your belt, Dear Quilty is here to help, every stitch of the way.

  • Doodle Quilting

    In this beginner's guide to free-motion, continuous-line quilting designs, the focus is on selecting the right forms and lines that get you where you need to go ... because sometimes the hardest part is figuring out where to quilt next!

    You'll gain confidence in your innate artistic ability to draw basic shapes, then you'll learn how to put them together into over a hundred different all-over quilting designs.

    • See how easy it can be to create interesting quilting designs by mastering your doodling skills
    • From squiggles and swirls to flowers and feathers, learn which shapes are best for confined spaces and which work better traveling across your quilt
    • Includes drawing exercises and tips for transferring your designs from paper to fabric

  • Double Vision Quilts

    Learn how to turn squares and rectangles into circles and ovals with no curved piecing – it's easy!

    Use innovative layering, playful patterns and delightful colour choices to create 11 mind-bending quilt projects that will have you seeing double. The best-selling author of Strips n Curves shares three simple construction methods. With something for every type of quilter, the endless possibilities of this collection will inspire you to see quilting in a whole new light.

  • Double Wide Dresden Book

    What is a Double Wide Dresden? It's a fast, fun way to make classic Dresden blocks!

    These 36-degree Dresdens require only 10 wedges (instead of the traditional 20). Cut sewing time in half and create all the beauty with none of the fuss. There are no hand-appliquéd centres – instead, stars appear with no raw edges! You can even cut wedges from strip sets.

    Make projects even easier with the companion Double Wide Dresden Ruler (not included).

  • Dreamy Quilts

    Transform your living space into a relaxing retreat when you stitch up soft, simple and naturally beautiful quilts. Lydia Loretta Nelson’s soothing, handmade touches lend a touch of warmth to every room in your home – including all the spaces where memories are made.

    • 14 easy patchwork and appliqué projects include quilts, pillows and a pet bed
    • Low volume quilts lend a lovely, welcoming feel to any home decor
    • Create timeless decor to personalize your living space – dream houses and temporary digs alike

  • Dresden Carnival

    A parade of modern Dresden quilts awaits, packed with playful colour choices, all-new layouts and exciting borders. Basic needle-turn techniques are included, and patterns range from beginner-friendly to more advanced. Take a vintage favourite and infuse it with pizazz. These truly innovative Dresden blocks will become heirlooms for the next generation.

    • Vintage made modern! Infuse a perennial favourite with pizzazz
    • 16 projects, 4 bonus project variations, and 5 alternate colourways for loads of options
    • Fresh ideas for beginners to more advanced quilters