Quilting, Patchwork & Applique
Mixed Media goes graphic, minimal and sophisticated. Go beyond commercially available fabrics and get your hands dirty! With Krista's interactive project-based sewing workshops readers will stitch up 19 designer projects while experimenting with ways to stamp, print, paint, dye, and embellish fabrics to use for unique projects to gift and keep.
Beyond Cotton will take modern makers beyond the world of commercially available fabrics by encouraging readers to work with different, but readily available materials like leather, rivets, and industrial-grade felt.
- Create a Leather Cuff in three ways: stitched, carved or stamped.
- Learn to create design repeats.
- Set up a home printing table and experiment with dyeing fabrics.
Krista encourages beginners and more experienced alike to break out of using only someone else's fabrics and to take ownership of the look of their work from start to finish. This book is packed with skill-building techniques, new and fun ways to create your own fabric based on projects you will want to use every day and lots of inspiration!$39.99
Turn the corner to free-motion success with a meandering makeover! Best-selling author Angela Walters shows you that free-motion quilting doesn't have to be scary – with a couple designs in your pocket, you can finish almost any quilt on your home machine and enjoy the process.
Practice 8 meandering stitches for beginners, plus creative variations on each, with step-by-step visuals and quilted samples. Start your free-motion journey on the right foot with proven techniques to help you disguise mistakes and transition between designs with ease.
- Thrive at free-motion quilting with popular teacher and best-selling author Angela Walters
- Just starting out? Angela includes the basics of quilting and supplies
- Troubleshoot mistakes, master the meander and practice fluid movement between quilt stitches
Mary and Joe Koval, antique dealers and collectors of vintage quilts, offer us in this moving book their story of love for quilts that has endured nearly 40 years.
A book in two voices, lavishly illustrated with a hundred photos, it is a treasury of inspiration, full of warmth and stories lived!
From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.$80.00
Behind the Max & Louise Pattern Co. are two friends, Lisa Kerr and Louisa Lott, who share a joint passion for quilts. Located near Melbourne, Lisa and Louisa are proud to announce the launch of their first book featuring 17 inspirational projects for quilters who love both piecing and appliqué!
Together they create, adapt and reproduce, with outstanding talent, what they love most – antique and traditional quilts.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French with two full-size pattern templates.$64.99
Rooted in the Victorian era, crazy quilting has a powerful allure for today's quilters, who use it to let loose and tell a unique story with fabric. Embrace crazy quilting with 35 must-know stitches and endless variations, shown in clear, step-by-step photographs for both right- and left-handed stitchers.
Fine artist Sharon Boggon reveals design fundamentals to guide you in your process, so you can sew thoughtful, visually appealing blocks. Learn the theory and process behind this fascinating art – how to choose fabrics, piece stitch-and-flip blocks, and embellish seams with embroidery, beads, buttons and charms.
- Learn crazy-quilting techniques with colourful photos that show every detail
- Combine fabric, embellishments, and 35 stitches, plus endless variations, into stunning crazy quilts as unique as you
- Unpack savvy design principals to make order of the chaos and guide the viewer's eye around the block
Solids: they're versatile, they're affordable, and they've got the starring role in 13 vibrant quilts by top designers!
This collection of bright and simple-to-stitch designs with subtle modern style shines in colourful Kona Cottons. Re-creating each quilt is a snap, thanks to comprehensive colour keys and colour names included with each pattern.$32.99
Once you pick up your needle and thread, you won't want to put them down! Enjoy stitching small and sweet quilted projects with embroidered accents, including a table topper, pincushion, tote bag, wall hangings and more.
- Create decor for your entire home with designs you can customize with your favourite colours and fabrics
- Add simple embroidery motifs including birds, flowers, hearts and houses for the whimsical look you love
- Clear how-to illustrations and beginner-friendly instructions are included
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!$34.99
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.$44.99
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
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.$39.99
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.$39.99$14.99
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
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
Enjoy the freedom of free-form! In this follow-up to Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth, Rayna shares her "can't make a mistake" approach to designing quilts.
Learn how to trust your instincts so you can work more intuitively, and develop a new appreciation for the therapy of sewing without a plan. With these new skills, you can create new work from leftovers and scraps, dig into those favourite fabrics, and transform all those unfinished projects!
- Create one-of-a-kind quilts with free-form cutting and piecing
- Discover how to spontaneously combine your own original units and design as you go
- Blend hand-prints and hand-dyes with commercial fabrics to create truly original 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
With 26 patterns to get you started and easy-to-follow directions, learn to cut and stitch both hand- and machine-appliquéd blocks.
Projects include Hawaiian Seas wall quilts, Hawaiian Christmas with four blocks, and various flowers and sea creatures. The designs begin with single colour, appliquéd blocks and progress to blocks adorned with additional colours and motifs. Quilters of all skill levels will discover a beautiful Hawaiian quilt to inspire them.$29.99
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.$64.99
Create a glorious, Medieval alphabet sampler, richly illuminated with Australian and mythical flora and fauna, then try 5 projects that show ways to use the designs in letter cushions and pictures, or alter the designs to create a:
- Welcome fold-out tryptich screen
- Girl's name bunny quilt
- Boy's name fairytale cot quilt
- 12 repeat-block floral quilt & bolster
Full-size templates, colour photos, directions for projects and techniques (eg embroidery; free-form padded appliqué).$29.99$9.99
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 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.$19.99
An overview of Nancy Crow shows why she 'stands at the forefront of innovative quiltmaking' and is 'one of the premier colourists in contemporary American art'.
From initial idea to finished quilt, sketches, mock-ups and quilts show the progressive transformation of her improvisational approach (unmeasured piecing, free-hand cut shapes) using dynamic colour, line, also 'primitive' monoprint marks.$39.99
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
All quilters know one thing for sure: a fabric stash is a living thing. It grows imperceptibly at first, but soon takes over your sewing room, and, if you're not careful, your life.
Joan Ford is a quilt designer who recognized a need to clear the clutter among her fellow quilters and came up with a fun and effective way to deal with it. Enter ScrapTherapy, Ford's feel-good method for organizing the mounds of fabric – from yards and fat quarters to skinny scraps – and turning them into quilts and a wide array of accessories.
In this innovative book, Ford offers step-by-step instructions for cutting a fabric stash down to size – quite literally – and provides 20 original patterns for quilts, pillows, table runners, and more.$49.99$39.99
10 quilt patterns and 12 eye-catching patchwork projects perfect for weekend crafting. Every project is designed using only squares and rectangles, great for true beginners. It showcases fun, slightly quirky designs that take quilts into new graphic territory. Davis reinterprets quilt traditions such as basket weave, rail fence and housetop in a bold new way. With advice on colour and fabric selection and an extensive how-to section teaching the fastest, simplest and most reliable methods modern quilting has to offer. Projects include book cover, pillows, runner, pot holders, apron, grocery bag…$39.99
In this art quilt book, see how 60 artists rose to the challenge and created an 30 x 18 inch quilt that reflected the theme, "Dare to Dance: An Artist's Interpretation of Joy".
In every life, there are moments of pain, struggle and joy, and each of these quilts share the artists' own personal, unique story. Some quilters found joy in happy times spent with family. Some expressed their joy in overcoming steep obstacles. Others created a quilt to express support for social causes while still others simply wanted to share the joy they feel when they are dancing.
Be inspired by the design, awed by the talent or simply touched by the stories contained in these works of art.$39.99