Grow your cache of quilter's tricks with 5 awe-inspiring patchwork techniques that are easier than they appear.
Learn a new piecing trick in just 15 minutes or less, and watch your skills soar to a whole new level. Say "presto!" with partial seams for both quilts and blocks, Y-seams, mini improv piecing and free-form curves.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe shares 17 projects, including the eye-fooling Herringbone and LeMoyne Star quilt patterns, plus full-size templates and 6 quilt colouring pages to help you work your own quilt magic.
- A magic wand for quilters! Take the fear out of tricky piecing with simple, step-by-step instructions
- Piece 17 projects for intermediate-level quilters, including 12 quilts and 5 smaller pillows and mini quilts
- Stitch new takes on well-known techniques with award-winning quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Design the dolls of your dreams with this amazing book of crochet patterns.
The flippable pages and mix-and-match format make it easy to build a character with the exact hairstyle, outfit and accessories you want. Put them together in a million different ways to create a countless number of dolls, from one that looks like a family member or friend to another that resembles your favorite pop star. Or make a single perfect doll with an extraordinary wardrobe: the options include princesses, ballerinas, soccer players, astronauts, surgeons, and more.
Step-by-step instructions help even beginners grasp all the crochet techniques, and a 30-page gallery presents a selection of finished dolls to inspire you.$29.99
Step up your piecing with a small-scale version of the cherished Dresden Plate. Fall in love with the classic quilt block all over again as you learn the secret to impeccable mini Dresdens in two sizes – 4½" and 9" finished.
Polish your piecing, pressing and appliqué with proven techniques and apply those skills to 13 projects from bed-size beauties to wallhangings and table toppers. A mix of easy and intermediate quilts includes a quilt-as-you-go project, tranquil yet engaging colour palettes and not-quite-traditional layouts with their own unique flair.
- Stitch tiny Dresden Plates with perfect points and petals
- Sew 13 unique quilt projects ranging from a table runner to a bed quilt
- Learn precision piecing and pressing tips anyone can use, plus blind-hem appliqué and practical quilt-as-you-go
Discover the joys of weaving beautiful projects for your home with the rigid heddle loom, including techniques, tips, tricks and projects. This book will give you the tools and techniques you need to weave custom textiles for every room of your home.
Learn how to make multiple towels all the same size, how to create a sturdy rug and more. All of these projects plus placemats, runners, tablecloths, trivets, pillows, curtains, throws and even shower curtains can all be made on a rigid heddle loom with little sewing, shaping and loom waste. Home decor makes great gifts, and from a weaver's perspective, they are fun and efficient to make.
You can put on long warps to weave multiple projects, changing up each one to create something truly unique. Weaving for your home means that you can create a runner that perfectly fits the dimensions of your dining room table and then create custom placemats and napkins to go with coordinating the colours of your room.$42.99$39.99
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.$39.99
Transform a single fabric print with marvelous piecing magic! Best-selling author Maxine Rosenthal and Linda Bardes share stunning One Block Wonders quilts, with contributions from their popular Facebook design community.
Learn how to choose the right 60-degree ruler, pick the most useful fabric and change the look of a quilt with a different strip size. See what others have done – the beginning fabric and the ending projects – and courageously cut into that beautiful yardage! Sew simple pieced hexagon blocks with no "Y" seams, and enjoy the thrill of arranging and rearranging them on your design wall.
- Fantastic transformations! Turn one fabric print into a kaleidoscope quilt with this visual guide
- Learn to cut and piece identical triangles, arrange blocks on the design wall and design borders
- Admire 30 One Block Wonders, the original uncut fabric, and strip width needed to cut your own