Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • Easy Layer-Cake Quilts

    Sink your teeth into 11 quick and easy quilts that you can whip up in a jiffy – even if you're a total beginner!

    The creative team behind Me and My Sister Designs is back with simply stunning quilts created expressly for your favourite 10-inch-square precuts. Helpful how-to instructions and illustrations will guide you through an exciting and successful quilting adventure from start to finish.

  • Easy Precision Piecing

    Say goodbye to your seam ripper, backwards blocks and mismatched seams with Easy Precision Piecing – the pathway to flawless patchwork.

    This comprehensive system starts with picking the right tools and prepping your fabric for the best results. Learn to get organized so you can easily set aside projects without losing your place. Practice your cutting, sewing, and pressing with foolproof Quilt Block Builder blueprints, then use your newfound skills to make 6 stunning quilt projects.

    • Discover an exciting new method to correctly cut and sew blocks for impeccable patchwork
    • Use the best tools to prep and press fabric for seams that always match up and stay flat
    • Get precision results when piecing and quilting, for quiltmakers of all styles and skill levels

  • Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics

    Create delightfully scrappy quilts featuring classic quilt blocks – and get to the finish line fast using time-saving precut fabrics. No need for stockpiles of scraps; precut bundles include small cuts of many different fabrics, so getting a scrappy look is a snap. Simply pick your favourite precut!

    • Layer Cakes: Tasty 10" squares made for slicing up quickly
    • Jelly Rolls: scrumptious 2½" x 44" strips to cut and sew
    • Fat quarters: yummy 18" x 22" chunks of fabric fun – a quiltmaking favourite

      Just one or two precut bundles plus a background fabric are all you need to make these beauties. And you know if it's from Sue, it's economical too! She'll help you make the most of any precut bundle you buy.

  • Elly Sienkiewiczs's Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts

    Celebrate the return of classic Baltimore patterns! Featuring quilts from the 2010 Quilt's Inc exhibit – Baltimore's Daughters-Friends Stitch Past to Future. These smaller blocks make for easier, more portable quilt projects that you and yours will cherish for years to come.

    With 25 classic 8" blocks and 12 quilts to make using appliqué basics plus special techniques for appliqué and embellishments. Complete with an inspirational gallery of over 200 contributions.

  • Elm Creek Quilts Companion

    A beautiful keepsake volume to accompany the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series. Over the course of the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, readers have expressed a longing to visit Elm Creek Manor, meet the quilters themselves, and admire their beautiful creations.

    Jennifer Chiaverini's An Elm Creek Quilts Companion is the next best thing to a guided tour. Inside, readers will discover a treasure trove of delights, including the Bergstrom family tree, character biographies, quilt block illustrations, full-colour photographs of quilts featured in the novels, and 'A Stitch in TIme: Behind the Scenes at Elm Creek Quilt Camp,' an exclusive short story inspired by questions from real readers.

    No Elm Creek Quilts fan will want to be without this guide to the cherished series.

  • Embroidery & Crazy Quilt Stitch Tool

    Fibre artist Judith Baker Montano is back with this must-have, stand-up guide for hand embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery and crazy quilting:

    • Compact, take-anywhere guide to more than 180 stitches and stitch combinations
    • Beautifully illustrated in full colour for both left- and right-handers
    • Alphabetical stitch listing and illustrated category index make any stitch easy to find
    • Handy chart shows which needles to use with various threads and yarns

    You can always find the perfect stitch for your project, with dozens of flat, linked, cross, looped, composite, floral and silk ribbon stitches to choose from.

  • Embroidery Basics

    This beginner's guide to embroidery teaches everything you need to know in order to produce wonderfully decorative needlework.

    Starting with the knowledge of which threads and fabrics to work with, then mastering different stitches and more complicated techniques, you'll discover the satisfaction of creating your own uniquely embellished accessories, garments and items for the home.

  • Encyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Techniques

    This comprehensive guide to traditional and contemporary techniques provides the reader with all the information they need to produce beautiful quilting and patchwork projects.

    For beginners, there is how-to-start advice and step-by-step photographs, diagrams and instructions to guide them through each stage of their work, and for more experienced quilters there are advanced techniques that they can dip into for help with a particular problem.

    For the busy but creative quilter, a section on rotary cutting and speed piecing shows how to achieve satisfying results in no time. The book ends with a gallery of stunning items that will inspire the reader to create amazing patchwork and quilting projects of their own, whatever their ability.

    Look inside the book.

  • English Paper Piecing

    A delightful selection of English paper-piecing quilt pattern, using pieced elements as appliqués, Vicki Bellino eliminates the tedium and opens up exciting new design options.

    • 12 inspiring quilt patterns, from a small quilt suitable for framing to larger wall hangings and bed quilts
    • English paper-piecing designs categorised by shape: hexagons, diamonds, pentagons and Dresden wedges
    • Shapes to make whole quilts, block elements or appliqués – great for scraps!

  • English Paper Piecing II

    In this follow-up to her book English Paper Piecing, Vicki Bellino presents a collection of enticing new designs for quilters of all ages and skill levels.

    • Expand your repertoire with a variety of shapes and add English paper piecing to quilts, table runners and more
    • Choose from 11 eye-catching items ranging from a tote and sewing-machine cover to wall and lap quilts
    • Create relatively simple projects as well as more challenging designs

  • Essential Color Wheel Companion

    Selecting perfect colour combinations has never been easier! By popular demand, Joen Wolfrom has designed a durable, colour-accurate, double-sided, multi-purpose colour wheel that is perfectly sized for use in your studio, workroom, office or sewing room. And it’s easily transportable!

    One side of the wheel features 24 pure colours with 4 essential colour-plan wheels for each colour. The opposite side shows a range of each pure colour’s tints, shades and tones. Pure-colour wedges are slotted so you can audition colours (fabrics, paint swatches, etc) alongside them to ensure a perfect match.

    • Beautiful colour reference based on the Ives scientific colour theory – the definitive color source for nearly a century
    • Perfect companion to her Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool and Studio Color Wheel
    • Includes instructions for choosing colours that work together, taking the mystery out of working with tints, tones and shades

  • Euphoria Tapestry Quilts

    Create a quilted tapestry of sumptuous flowers!. Deborah Kemball teaches you to appliqué 40 realistic flowers and 17 sophisticated projects like pillows, table runners, wallhangings and bed quilts.

    Hand stitch motifs from Deborah’s award-winning Euphoria quilt, or mix and match flowers to create your own gorgeously detailed masterpiece. With clear instructions and helpful photos, this collection includes full-size patterns you can download and print, plus a handy pullout with two full-size patterns and others that are ready to enlarge on a photocopier.

  • Every Last Piece

    Make the most of your stash with these 12 striking quilt designs!

    Lynn Harris demonstrates numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts, including string-pieced blocks, mini-star blocks, appliqué, sawtooth borders and more. Traditional designs are refreshed by giving them a scrappy look while other quilts offer minimalist charm when small scraps are used on broad backgrounds. The quilt gallery, as well as the projects themselves, will inspire you to design in ways you never imagined.

  • Exploring Dimension in Quilt Art

    Exploring Dimensional Quilt Art takes quilters above and beyond the surface with innovative techniques for raising surfaces and creating three-dimensional fabric structures. Discover how to incorporate these expressive effects into your quilting, from the simplest textured quilt to elaborate twisted and embellished structures, including vessels and hanging installations.

    Popular quilt artist June Barnes explores various folding, gathering, pleating, stuffing, padding, shrinking and layering techniques. You'll also achieve intriguing depths to your quilts when you learn how to manipulate the surface of the quilted plane by constructing objects through various means.

  • Fabricadabra

    Paula Nadelstern shows you how to design simple but stunning quilts with the help of vivacious fabric prints.

    • Discover your fabric’s hidden potential and sew complex-looking quilts that are easy to piece
    • Understand symmetry in fabrics and fool the eye with daring design strategies
    • Fussy cut prints to perfection with self-drafted templates and camouflage seams for luminous effects

  • Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

    The best 42 answers to the question "Would you let your daughter marry a farmer?" posed in a contest in 1922 are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired. Each block is fully illustrated and comes with complete cutting templates on the bonus CD.

    Everything you need to inspire you to create your own sampler quilt is included:

    • 111 six-inch-blocks, piecing diagrams & template cutting directions
    • Full directions for making a sampler quilt in lap, twin, queen & king size
    • CD has easy-to-print, full-size templates for all 111 blocks & printable quilt construction diagram

  • Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters

    The authors of Fat Quarterly, the wildly popular ezine on quilting, share the secrets of their quilting success in a collection of 60 quilt blocks and 12 quilts and projects, with a helpful introduction and coverage of basic techniques.

    Each chapter offers 10 colourful quilt blocks, instructions for a full-size quilt and a smaller project, plus all the necessary templates. Both a trusted guide and an inspirational workshop, this is a perfect resource for all quilters, especially members of traditional and online quilting bees.

  • Fat Quarters

    Fat Quarters features more than 50 quick, easy ideas for upcycling fat quarters into a variety of pretty patchwork goodies.

    These bits of material, often just languishing in a stitcher's stash, can be transformed into a variety of wonderful things. Take one fat quarter and you can make a bowl cover or fabric flower. Take two coordinating quarters and you've got a boho bag or patchwork frame.

    You'll be amazed at how far they can go – and when you've finished making these baskets, blankets, quilts and curtains, you may even need to buy more!