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  • Quiltmaker's Butterfly Forest

    Beginning with the magnificent 12-block sampler of butterflies and wreaths, you’ll sew 8 enchanting projects that capture nature’s beauty. Introduce contrast, embellishment and negative space as you sew large quilts, pillows, wallhangings and placemats.

    • Nature’s magic, sewn with fabric – 12 full-size butterfly patterns and 6 wreath patterns that stitch up fast
    • Raw-edge appliqué a block each month to finish the exquisite sampler
    • Try your hand at 8 projects
    • Full-size appliqué patterns are included, plus an easy guide to raw-edge fusible appliqué

  • Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers

    Are you swimming in fabric scraps from sewing garments, bags and quilts? Learn to rescue and reuse fabric leftovers with 12 stunning, colourful quilt patterns for scrap lovers. Judy Gauthier teaches you her indispensible system for cutting usable squares from "real," oddly shaped scraps, not just strips or precuts!

    • Quilt 12 scrap-quilt projects from easy 3½ , 4½ and 5½ inch squares
    • Organize colorful fabric scraps into usable pieces to sew beginner-friendly quilts with personality
    • Get a concrete plan for using mismatched and oddly shaped scraps – the green and economical way to sew

  • Ritz Escoffier, Paris

    Good cooking is the foundation of true happiness said Auguste Escoffier (1846–1935), the pioneer of modern cuisine and the first executive chef of the Ritz Hotel, Paris. Today, the École Ritz Escoffier pays tribute to the great chef by teaching the art of French cooking to amateurs and seasoned professionals alike. This book celebrates the values prized by Escoffier and by hotelier Cesar Ritz: professionalism, creativity and conviviality.

    An absolute must for anyone seeking to improve their knowledge and techniques, the book includes 100 recipes for meat, fish, vegetables, foie gras, pasta and rice, international dishes, finger food and desserts. Each recipe is illustrated and includes clear explanations and a step-by-step guide. This beautiful book is a more than a reference; it offers the savoir-faire and secrets of a gourmet chef who has inspired cooks for more than 150 years.

  • Robin Vizzone's Peculiar Primitives: A Collection of Eclectic Pr

    Embrace the beauty of hand stitching with whimsical, age-worn designs. From wall quilts to table toppers and primitive dolls to pincushions, you'll sew 12 handcrafted projects with eccentric flair and distinct character – ideal for both beginners and more experienced sewists. Your stitches are meant to tell a story, so put perfection to the side as you create memories with felted wool, distressed cottons and embroidery thread.

    • Sew 12 eclectic designs using felted wool appliqué and hand embroidery
    • Embrace perfectly imperfect construction that truly embodies the primitive look
    • Savor slow sewing while making handmade gifts for those you love

  • Rock Solid

    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.

  • Sew Caroline Weekend Style

    Caroline Hulse has created a learn-to-sew guide filled with easy, go-to pieces that work together for a one-of-a-kind weekend style.

    She delivers all the learn-to-sew information a beginner needs, including must-have tools and materials, basic stitches and step-by-step finishing techniques. From there, you'll be set to sew Caroline's easy, go-to pieces for all your weekend adventures.

    Stitch up coordinates to wear out to brunch, to an afternoon picnic, just lounging around the house, and more. And don't forget the finishing touches such as a versatile bag and accessory patterns that stitch up in a snap to complete your ensembles.

  • Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish

    Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish gives you the instruction you need to sew soft knit fabrics using professional techniques. This comprehensive reference book from expert Linda Lee (designer of the Sewing Workshop pattern range) includes methods for both conventional sewing machines and sergers, and it includes precise construction notes and how-to photos along the way.

    The book moves step-by-step through the sewing process, including:

    • Preparing fabric before it's cut
    • Transferring pattern markings onto knit fabrics
    • Organizing a garment's construction
    • Sewing seams and selecting seam style
    • Utilizing stabilizers and inserting closures
    • Sewing a hem and selecting a hem style
    • Adding embellishments to create a more unique garment

  • Simple Friendships

    It's hard to imagine authors Kim Diehl and Jo Morton could get any better – until they joined forces to share their signature looks.

    • Enjoy stitching this creative blend of 14 spectacular quilts, all created from classic blocks
    • Discover fun ways to exchange blocks with friends or make a scrappy mix yourself
    • Enjoy a wide variety of small- to medium-sized quilts, ranging from a table topper to wall hangings and lap quilts
    • Ideal for quilters who love scrappy patchwork style and classic appliqué

  • Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing

    This book is your most valuable tool for a lifetime of sewing success covering every aspect of fashion and decor sewing.

    • Choose the right tools and notions, use conventional machines and sergers, perfect your fashion sewing and tailoring, and produce lovely home decor projects
    • Step-by-step instructions for basic projects like pillows, tablecloths, and window treatments are included
    • Both beginning and highly skilled sewers will turn to this book again and again
    • Updated with new photography and the latest innovations in sewing products and techniques

  • Splendid Sampler

    Join The Splendid Sampler community with a comprehensive collection of very special 6-inch blocks created and shared by more than 80 of today's most innovative designers.

    • You'll enjoy trying your hand at 100 eye-catching designs that use a wide range of techniques, including traditional patchwork, appliqué, foundation paper piecing and embroidery
    • A number of the 6-inch blocks are shown in two colourways for twice the creativity
    • Be inspired by gallery quilts featuring carefully selected placement options for your Splendid Sampler blocks

  • Step into Crochet

    Author Rohn Strong shares 19 patterns for cosy socks, along with a wide variety of techniques, in this comprehensive guide.

    The first section focuses on construction methods: you'll learn basic toe-up and cuff-down construction, while being introduced to a variety of heel and toe treatments. Plus, you'll find out what makes a certain heel/toe combination perfect for socks.

    The pattern section includes 19 socks ranging from basic ribbed and simple socks (great for customizing) to more technique-based pieces, focusing on colourwork, lace, cables and motifs. Includes a variety of skill levels.

  • Stitching with Beatrix Potter

    This book gathers together 10 easy yet elegant projects celebrating the life and talents of Beatrix Potter.

    With 10 appliqué and 6 embroidery designs, even beginning stitchers can work with hexagons to create a beautiful embroidered quilt, stitch up a cushion based on The Tailor of Gloucester, appliqué a wool storage box and construct a beautiful wedding quilt based on one from Beatrix Potter’s home. Plus, all-of-the designs can easily be adapted – just add a dash of imagination to create bags, appliquéd pinafores or embroidered gifts.

    • Stitch by hand and by machine as you create projects the whole family will love
    • Learn about the life and work of Beatrix Potter with historical vignettes
    • Amazing appliqué tips

  • Stripe Quilts Made Modern

    Get the look of complex piecing with a savvy shortcut – striped fabric!

    With 12 versatile quilt patterns using solid stripes, multicolored stripes, and even chevrons, you'll explore modern blocks with maximum impact. Slice apart striped fabric and rearrange it into something new to create illusions of movement, depth and texture. Pick up useful techniques along the way, like cutting on the bias and arranging blocks in unexpected ways.

    Patterns range from beginner to more advanced and each quilt is shown in two colourways – it’s easy to use any striped fabric from your stash!

    • Save time piecing! 12 bold projects using striped fabric as an essential design element
    • Stripes aren’t just for bindings – cut fabric on the bias, work in a grid and use chevrons in new ways
    • Get inspired with two colour options and three sizes for each project

  • Stunning Stitches

    Jen Lucas puts her special spin on a unique collection of knitwear. Discover seven eye-catching stitch patterns, each used to create three distinctive accessories, such as a sensational scarf, a cozy cowl and a spectacular shawl.

    • You'll be amazed by how the stitch patterns add that special something to each project – knit all 21 designs
    • Close-up photos of all seven stitch patterns are included
    • This all-new collection includes projects for a range of skill levels

  • The 4" x 5" Quilt-Block Anthology

    Gather your favourite reproduction fabrics and stitch magnificent 4" x 5" blocks! Enjoy trying your hand at a wide range of distinctly different quilt blocks – 182 in all – from stunning yet simple blocks to intricate paper-pieced designs.

    • The authors have done the maths for you, taking the effort out of resizing traditional square blocks into attractive 4" x 5" beauties
    • Learn how to assemble your blocks into a one-of-a-kind sampler quilt
    • Includes tips to help you set up a fun block exchange or club with friends

  • True Blue Quilts

    The blue-and-white quilt is one of the most desired antiques, and many can still be found in good condition. Learn the history of blue fabrics used during the 19th century, from the first production of indigo fabrics through the invention of the sewing machine, and up to the development of synthetic dyes in the late 1800s. Get inspired to design and create your own heirlooms, stitching up 15 historically accurate reproduction quilts from traditional blocks.

    • Preserve and honor history with 15 traditional blue-quilt patterns made from reproduction fabrics
    • Discover the blue quilts of the American Civil War years, from the first indigo fabrics to synthetic dyes
    • Educate yourself in 19th-century quilt history, and sew practical projects from easy, familiar blocks

  • Vibrant Watercolours

    Vibrancy and impact are qualities that experienced watercolour artists aspire to, and this book provides a full course in how to push the boundaries of this popular medium. Packed with inspirational artworks that cover everything from landscapes and portraits to abstract watercolours, this is an exciting book that will not fail to enthuse artists of all abilities who are seeking new ways of expression through their art.

    The book begins with sections on materials and equipment, gathering ideas, sketching and colour, followed by in-depth explorations of line, shape and form, perspective and space that provide a fascinating insight into the author's method of working. The fabulous final section on creating impact will provide all you need to produce stunning artworks that seem to leap off the page. With five step-by-step projects to try out the techniques covered in the book, this is a truly inspiring guide that will encourage the reader into new ways of painting.

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  • Visual Guide to Free Motion Quilting Feathers

    Take the fear out of quilting feathers and explore modern feather designs with step-by-step guidance from award-winning quilter Natalia Bonner. Unlike traditional feather quilting, which relies on exactness and precision, Natalia’s ideas will help you break away from perfection and find creativity in your quilting practice.

    • 68 modern feather designs with beginner-friendly techniques
    • Kick your feather fears to the curb with an easy-to-use guide for domestic and longarm quilters
    • Finish blocks and borders with unique feather motifs to complement today’s modern quilts