Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • Focus on Applique

    Australian author Irene Blanck is absolutely passionate about appliqué.

    Whether it be reinterpretations of vintage motifs, entirely reimagined by means of a fresh fabric palette, or classic creations, this book contains 16 appliqué marvels at once elegant and radiant – Mosaics, Blooming Springtime, Tribute to Lucy Kemper, Eva Grace, Spring Promise, Floral Hopscotch, Tulipa, Confetti, Chocolate Mint Sunday, Miz Kelly just to name some of them. Plus there are full pullout patterns with instructions, tips and tricks.

    From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.

  • Foolproof Crazy Quilting

    Nothing shows off beautiful stitching and embellishments like the blank canvas of a crazy quilt. Jenny Clouston's gorgeously illustrated primer shows you how to make your own heirloom crazy quilts.

    The book covers which fabrics, threads and needles to use; how to piece crazy quilt blocks; how to embroider with thread, ribbons, beads and other embellishments; how to assemble your blocks into a finished quilt; and more. Features include:

    • Complete instructions for over 100 embroidery, beading and embellishment stitches
    • Full-size patterns for 9 hexagonal crazy quilt blocks
    • 25 stitch keys showing proper stitch placement and thread and needle selection for 25 different blocks

  • Foolproof Crazy-Quilt Projects

    In a follow-up to best-selling Foolproof Crazy Quilting, Jennifer Clouston shares 10 small, useful items from a tablet purse and summer slippers to a tea cosy, each with full-size patterns. Expertly mix cotton, wool, linen and silk for eclectic fabric pairings that complement each project.

    Beginning and experienced crazy quilters will love the dictionary of 60 embroidery and beading stitches, foundation piecing primer, plus stitch maps for all seam treatments and embellishments.

  • Foolproof Walking-Foot Quilting Designs

    Mary Mashuta teaches you how to quilt attractive lines, curves and geometric shapes with a walking foot.

    This visual guide provides an inspirational gallery of 30 finished quilts and is enhanced by detailed photos of successfully quilted blocks, centre panels, sashing, borders and corners.

    • Includes clock icons for each design to indicate the skill level and time required to accomplish
    • Custom designs to fit every block, border and corner – with no marking and no maths
    • Ideas for using commercial quilting templates, paper cuttings and traditional sashiko-style designs
    • Decorative stitches, hand quilting and embellishments are used to enhance piecing

  • Foundation-Pieced Quilts
    Discover some of Quiltmaker magazine's most creative foundation-pieced projects, from an impressive list of designers including Irene Berry, Theresa Eisinger and Joyce Robinson.

    With 14 quilts ranging from whimsical to pictorial, geometric to floral, this value-packed collection has something for everyone.

    • Clear, step-by-step directions and full-sized patterns; many projects include alternate-colorway illustrations as well
    • Most designs provide an original Quiltmaker quilting suggestion for easy finishing
    • Projects range from easy to challenging and include bed quilts, wall hangings, kids' quilts, a table runner and a tree skirt

  • Four Centuries of Quilts

    This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendour and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb colour images and details. Fascinating essays by two noted scholars trace the evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time.

    The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art.

    Grand in scope and handsomely produced, Four Centuries of Quilts is sure to be one of the most useful and beloved references on quilts and quilting for years to come.

  • Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners

    You can do it! Learn to free-motion quilt on a home sewing machine. Encouraging you step-by-step along the way, Molly Hanson teaches how to quilt like a pro.

    • Master the fundamentals of free-motion quilting on manageable fat-quarter-sized fabric pieces – and turn the pieces into projects
    • Try 10 different quilting designs, including stippling variations, pebbles, square meander and swirls
    • Confidently quilt 15 practical projects, such as a tote bag, weekender bag and laptop sleeve

  • Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book

    Take the guesswork out of free-motion quilting with fresh ideas, each handpicked for a specific space on a quilt. Amanda Murphy pairs unique free-motion designs with 30 well-loved quilt blocks, such as the Sawtooth Star and Drunkard’s Path. Pick and choose elements from each chapter (borders, sashing, motifs and more) for an artful finish!

    • 155 quilting patterns to complement specific areas on your quilt
    • Free-motion pairings for 30 traditional quilt blocks, plus borders, sashing, freestanding motifs and allover designs
    • Expert advice on domestic and longarm quilting

  • Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters

    Popular machine quilter Angela Walters will motivate and inspire you to try something new!

    Learn how to stitch her fresh continuous-line designs on your longarm or domestic machine. Using basic free-motion skills you already have, discover how to approach quilting a modern quilt by working with bold fabrics and negative space, uniting a variety of shapes and blending designs.

    • Step-by-step instructions for continuous-line swirls, circles, squares, vines, arcs and points
    • Draw inspiration from striking pictures of 20 modern quilts showing Angela's designs
    • Practical advice for choosing the perfect pattern to give your modern quilt maximum impact

  • Free-Motion Quilting Workbook

    If you can sketch it, you can stitch it. Inside this interactive workbook, professional quilter, Angela Walters, shows you how to plan and practice free-motion quilting. Guided by her expert tips and suggestions, your creative juices will flow as you doodle designs of entire quilts, individual blocks, borders and even negative space.

    The workbook pages have plenty of line-art shapes and inspiring photographs to help get you started. There's also a bonus section of graph paper to plan your own quilt designs. So, go ahead, start sketching!

    • The master of free-motion quilting, Angela Walters, teaches you everything you need to know
    • Just doodle and have fun! Not your typical how-to manual – this guided sketchbook will train your brain to understand how designs flow and will ultimately make you a better quilter!
    • Practice sketching in a variety of different shapes to represent the different sections of a quilt, including blocks, borders and negative space

  • French Braid Quilts

    14 quick quilts with dramatic results! From a House Sampler to glowing Stained Glass, construct a diverse collection of spectacular quilts using the simple French Braid piecing technique.

    You get excellent advice on fabric, colour and value because these quilts rely on your ability to choose a range of graduated fabrics for the effect. Make it yours with pretty borders, separator bands and other creative variations.

  • French Braid Quilts with a Twist

    Jane Hardy Miller delivers a collection of eight vivid new quilts that give some bold and surprising twists – you'll want to try them all.

    If you've never made a French Braid quilt before, you'll be surprised how easy it is to sew these dramatic designs.

    • 8 quilt projects offer the new styles quilters have been asking for
    • Easy strip piecing and clear instructions guarantee success for quilters of all levels

  • Fresh Perspectives

    The authorsl pored through the museum's collection to find just the right quilts to inspire their latest project designs. Each of their adaptations uniquely mirrors the essential qualities of each quilt.

    Fall in love all over again with our rich quilt heritage by making these projects, plus learn how to approach designing an artistic spin on one of your own antique treasures.

    • Creative new adaptations of a diverse selection of antique quilts that range from simply functional to delightfully pictorial
    • Projects show off a remarkable array of styles, settings and colourways
    • Use a variety of techniques, such as needle-turned appliqué and improvisational piecing, with traditional blocks

  • Fun Quilts for Kids: Best of Fons & Porter

    These 27 designs feature themes on space, cowboys, penguins, charming flowers, fairies, vibrant geometrics and more that kids will love. Features include:

    • Each quilt is shown in full colour, accompanied by an assembly diagram, a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions
    • Projects for all skill levels, as well as styles from soft and sweet to bold and bright
    • Fons & Porter's popular Sew Easy lessons, which include step-by-step photography or diagrams

  • Fussy Cutters Club

    Cut up your favourite fabrics with intention! Lifelong fussy cutter Angie Wilson teaches you how to look at your fabric stash with new eyes and piece the best bits together, like a colourful collage of your favourite things.

    Try your hand at 14 totally fun, unique projects for both beginners and seasoned quilters. Use templates and illustrated tutorials to zero in on motifs and create secondary patterns from your fabrics, while you fussy cut for colour as well as design. Frame your motif, cut your fabric, and love the results!

    • Cut fabrics thoughtfully to inject humor, boldness and style into your quilts
    • Use fussy cutting as a foundation for 14 projects, from improv piecing to English paper piecing
    • Uncover your stash's hidden treasures as you choose motifs and cut them with your own templates

  • Get Addicted to Free-Motion Quilting

    Give your quilts the fancy finish they deserve with more than 60 lively continuous-line quilting designs from quilting pro Sheila Sinclair Snyder.

    Learn to stitch free-form spirals, feathers, flowers, bubbles, leaves, cables and much more. Sheila shows you how to combine individual motifs into fluid designs for quilting blocks, borders, sashing and all over the quilt. All designs work equally well on home sewing machines, mid-arm and long-arm quilting machines, or for hand quilting.

    • Try each motif in three versions: simple, more involved and fabulously over the top!
    • Includes bonus quilt project that's perfect for practicing new quilting designs
    • Includes quilting designs for borders and sashing

  • Get Quilting with Angela & Cloe

    Best-selling author Angela Walters and her daughter, Cloe, join forces to teach preteens and teens the basics of quiltmaking.

    The dynamic mother–daughter duo guides kids step-by-step through making their very first quilt. Readers will tackle 14 projects to keep or give as gifts, including stylish bedroom decor, such as pillow covers, rugs and T-shirt quilts.

    Angela’s eye for design and her approachable teaching style is the perfect complement to Cloe’s kid-approved fabric choices and projects. With skill-builders and plenty of how-to photos, kids can finally bring their imaginative creations to life!

    • 14 modern skill-building projects, such as pot holders, place mats, a quilted water bottle holder and a lot of quilts
    • The basics of patchwork and appliqué, gathering supplies, rotary cutting (both left- and right-handed) and more
    • How-to photos and page references make it easy to find help