Quilting, Patchwork & Applique

  • 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

  • Fabulous Fat Quarter Bags

    A colourful collection of 14 'fat-quarter-friendly' bags and accessories – two for every day of the week. Each daily duo uses a different quick and simple patchwork or appliqué method.

    Step-by-step directions ensure that the bags are as fun to make as to use.

    With bags, purses and pockets to suit every style and occasion, Susan's new collection of practical designs will inspire quilters of all abilities.

  • Fabulously Fast Quilts

    Amy Smart shares the tips and techniques she uses to quickly create complex-looking quilts. This go-to collection is ideal for beginners as well as experts who want to make a striking yet speedy quilt.

    • Enjoy 12 versatile designs that have lots of movement and work well with many styles of fabric
    • Choose from three quilts in each of four shortcut categories: strip piecing; quick corners; slick slicing; and stack, slice and shuffle
    • Find enticing patterns in various sizes; many use precuts and scraps

  • Fantastic Stash Quilts

    Piece beautiful blocks from your scrap bag or uniformly plan your approach from fabric yardage – with line drawings of each quilt to colour in, the choice is yours!

    Start with 8 quilt patterns, each shown in 2 distinct looks, plus get easy sewing and pressing tips to remake quilts in your favourite fabrics. Piece complicated-looking designs, learn special binding techniques and uncover new ways to freshen up and use your fabric collection. Even beginning quilters will be able to jump right in and sew their own colourful stash quilts.

    • Make 8 quilt projects in scrap or yardage variations, for 2 wildly different looks
    • Reimagine your stash, whether it’s made up of consistent colorways or a wild rainbow of scraps
    • Learn easy piecing methods and quilting tips for stunning, complex designs

  • Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt

    Featuring real-life letters from The Farmer's Wife magazine, Laurie Aaron Hird's new book commemorates the strength and hope of the farm women of the Great Depression.

    The book also features:

    • 99 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions
    • Complete instruction for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king
    • CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates (and paper-piecing instructions!) for all 99 blocks with printable quilt construction diagrams

  • 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

  • Fast-Piece Applique

    Create enchanting three-panel quilt designs with spectacular success using the author's easy fast-piece appliqué method. Beginners and experts alike will enjoy these 11 inspiring patterns from talented designer Rose Hughes.

    • Learn to simplify complex images and incorporate them into strong, striking quilts
    • Make a single panel or several; display individually, in groupings, or stitched together into full quilts
    • Stitching and embellishing options add rich texture to your projects

  • Fast2Cut Carolyn Cullinan McCormick's Trim-A-Tip Tool

    Make accurate piecing easy with this small, easy-to-use acrylic tool that allows you to trim the tips from triangle-shaped quilt pieces for more accurate piecing. Simply line up the tool on the noted angle and cut off the corners with a rotary cutter!

    This affordable tool can be used with templates or your favourite method for making triangles for more precise piecing.

  • 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!

  • Feathering the Nest 2

    After the international success of her first book, Brigitte Giblin offers us this second volume in which her quilts, inspired by past beauties, are revisited with a colour palette that is as fresh and vibrant as a bouquet of flowers.

    From Quiltmania with text in both English and French and the book offers 12 patterns with detailed instructions.

  • Finders Keepers Quilts

    Finders Keepers Quilts is based on a collection of quilts found in an abandoned farmhouse.

    • Original quilts, discovered and photographed in century-old Iowa farmhouse
    • Includes 3 versions of each quilt – historical, reproduction and modern
    • Clear, concise instructions for making the projects

  • First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting

    With a refreshingly new approach to free-motion stitching, First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting encourages you to make something beautiful while improving your free-motion quilting skills.

    You'll find projects and quilts that are light on assembly so you can spend most of your time stitching. A handy troubleshooting guide ensures success every step of the way.

    • Practice free-motion quilting with 24 easy-to-achieve projects
    • Make simple quilts, embellish kitchen towels and clothes, personalize a messenger bag and so much more
    • All projects are freehand and require no marking

  • First Time Tangle Quilting

    Get the basics of Tangle drawing and learn how this artform can be used to create this popular art on fabric.

    The basics of tangle drawing are taught step-by-step, followed by several tangle designs. Instructions are given for transferring designs to fabric and stitching them either by machine or by hand.

    Four small-scale projects, including a uniquely shaped pin cushion, hand-stitched journal cover and mini quilts, give you an opportunity to try out tangle stitching, making useful items for yourself or to give as gifts.

  • Five-Minute Quilt Blocks

    The flying geese quilt block is a traditional favourite and now with Suzanne McNeill's clever technique, quilters can make each square in only five minutes.

    Suzanne will show you how to create quilt blocks with only one seam and how to piece the blocks together to make 12 great projects. From table runners to wall hangings to traditional quilts and more – even beginners will find projects that can be made with ease.

    Each project is shown in fabulous four-color photography and includes detailed step-by-step instructions. Basic quilting instructions are also included for beginners and those new to sewing.

  • Flip & Fuse Quilts

    Say goodbye to tedious hand stitching and scruffy raw-edge appliqué with the incredible Flip & Fuse method! Sew 12 complex-looking quilts with precision, sharp lines and easy curves. You’ll appreciate these bold, geometric designs as a sophisticated alternative to old-school silhouettes.

    Even if you’ve been unsuccessful with other appliqué methods, you’ll love how easy it is to Flip & Fuse!

    • Transform the way you appliqué with the revolutionary Flip & Fuse method
    • A simple and accurate method with easy-to-use patterns designed for speed and economy
    • Foolproof way to make complex-looking quilts with patterns in multiple sizes

  • Floral Abundance Quilt

    Craving more gorgeous appliqué from award-winning author Deborah Kemball?

    This pattern pack includes complete instructions and full-size pattern sheets for a floral quilt (52 × 52 inches / 132 x 132 cm) in two colourways, plus instructions to turn any of the 9 blocks into a sophisticated pillow. Stitch the 24 motifs using needleturn appliqué, then embellish with embroidery stitches. Simpler than they appear, these detailed projects are a joy to create.

    • Exuberant mix of floral motifs in the author’s signature style
    • Basics section covers hand appliqué with freezer paper or plastic templates
    • Two projects for the price of one! Blocks, pillows and borders, too

  • Floral Dimensions

    From begonias to lilies, tulips and marigolds, readers will discover how easy it is create colourful, dimensional flowers using machine quilting, patchwork and appliqué.

    Detailed step-by-step artworks and gorgeous photography beautifully illustrate Pauline's innovative techniques, which are accompanied by full-size templates for 21 gorgeous 3D flowers.

    Variations for each flower show how you can adapt the colours and designs to create your own unique versions. Includes examples of stunning quilt blocks incorporating the flower designs.