Quilting, Patchwork & Applique
Embrace the art of quilting with simple instructions to create particularly beautiful Dresden plate blocks. Each variation looks unique and all are astonishingly easy to sew. Use any and all of the 25 design elements, including the four different edge treatments, the range of sizes (2–9½ inches) and the amazing variety of traditional (and non-traditional) patterns, from the sawtooth to the flying geese.
Mix it up even more by fabric piecing wedges and introducing up to twenty different colours and patterns for each of the wedges. Enjoy the options and the freedom to design with colour, pattern and shape!
- Choose one block to start, then diversify with endless Dresden possibilities
- Take a trip to the museum with an extensive gallery full of beautiful photos
- Exercise your creativity and learn new quilting skills
Susan Smith is an original and talented quilter who excels in the art of appliqué. Every one of the 16 quilts in this book is composed of subtle colour palettes and delicate appliqué designs producing quilts that are both simple and refined.
For those who love the charm of the countryside, this book is for you! From Quiltmania with text in English and French and full-size pattern sheets included.$69.99
Over the course of an entire year, Reiko Kato worked on the theme In Love with Mother's Dreams with her students and the exquisite results have been compiled in this book. Over 37 projects, all dedicated to the heart, await your creative hands.
The book’s pièce de résistance is Reiko’s unbelievable quilt, so elaborate and brimming with details. From adorable decorative objects to mini panels, everthing is kawaï (Japanese for cute). You can start small and work your way to Reiko’s quilt!
From Quiltmania with text in English and French plus full-size, pull-out pattern templates.$64.99
Join renowned Australian designer Lynette Anderson in a magical place where the flowers are always blooming, the bees are always buzzing and the charms of a country cottage are just a few stitches away! Playful patchwork, appliqué and embroidery transform simple projects into fanciful pieces to use, display and cherish.
Zoom in for Lynette's enchanting details: tiny prairie points, mini appliquéd hearts and petite embroidered flowers delight at every turn. Create small quilts, pillows and pouches, plus a journal cover, pencil case, sewing caddy and framed delights. Lynette's hand-drawn watercolours round out this dreamy book, chock-full of ways to enjoy every stitch.$39.99
Shizuko Kuroha is a Japanese authority who has dedicated the last 30 years to the research, study and transformation into quilts of antique Japanese fabrics, both precious and commonplace.
Shizuko’s passion for quilting, and particularly for Japanese indigo and sarasa fabrics, motivated her to open her own school in Japan. An inspiration to students around the world, Shizuko’s secret lies in her diversity, perseverance and perpetual quest for improving her techniques. Shizuko is an undeniably renowned artist and quilt story-teller.
Inside, 17 projects of varying difficulty await – luscious quilts, mini-quilt panels and ornate bags are presented in an authentic Japanese setting, taking you on an aesthetic journey like no other.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French. Includes full size pattern pull-outs.$69.99
Strafford Manor is a true masterpiece that celebrates Judy Newman's family heritage.
The quilt is made from cherished fabrics collected over many years and combines piecing, English paper-piecing, appliqué and Broderie Perse with a joyous and colourful menu of these fabrics. The package contains a detailed instruction booklet and full-size pattern templates.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French.$39.99
Like speed cutting, the '10-minute' technique is revolutionizing patchwork. Fast and fabulous ... with flair!
That's what you get when you turn large blocks into speedy quilts using this handy '10-minute' technique. You can really make a 19 inch block in less than 10 minutes. That means you can sew a king-size quilt top in a day, a throw quilt in an hour or two. Imagine how many quilts you will finish this year!$19.99
This collection of 1000 quilts showcases some of today's most innovative and beautiful work.
Spanning generations and international cultures, these quilts feature intricate techniques, innovative designs and dynamic colours. From traditional nineteenth-century blocks to unique contemporary art, the images present here offer quilters of all persuasions an idea on every page to inspire a new product.$29.99
With their beautiful, soft sepia colour range, contemporary Japanese quilts stand out for their sophisticated reinvention of patchwork and appliqué blocks. These cool, calm quilts are as much at home in modern country style as they are in chic, urban settings. The harmonious fabrics are easily combined, often with accents of brick red, olive green, or yellow ocher, to create a new yet nostalgic style that resonates with quilters all over the world.
Susan Briscoe offers a wealth of tips, techniques and ideas for both the beginner and the experienced quilter.
The block patterns have been drafted from a variety of traditional block sources, including Japanese fabric, paper and architectural designs, and family crests. For each block there is a photograph, a clear instructional diagram or template, fabric palette and cutting guide, as well as detailed instructions for making the block. At-a-glance icons indicate skill level and techniques used.$34.99
Scraps never looked so good! This is improvisational piecing reinvented – learn how to create your own creatively-collaged swatches of fabric in just 15 minutes a day.
As you play, you'll sharpen your design skills and learn more about combining colours and prints in new ways. Discover just how distinctive classic blocks like Sawtooth Star or Flying Geese can be, when they're constructed with more spunk and spontaneity!
- Create a unique piece of "made-fabric" in just 15 minutes with Victoria's improvisational scrap-piecing methods
- Learn how to incorporate your made-fabric into traditional quilt blocks, then watch your quilt design emerge
- Includes 11 fun challenge exercises to strengthen your creative muscles, plus a quilt gallery full of inspirational images
150 mix-and-match designs for cute and cosy quilted treasures. Choose from colourful patchwork designs, geometrics and pictorial blocks featuring applique teddies, hearts, flowers, letters, numbers.
Each design has a detailed colour photo, recipe of ingredients and templates (if required). Mix-and-match ideas for using the blocks on their own (tessellated for all-over pattern) or with others in the book. Step-by-step technique photos, from selecting fabrics to embellishing the finished quilt.$19.99$12.99
What do you do with all those left-over pieces once you've made your patchwork quilt? Instead of assigning them to the waste bin, save them up and you will soon have enough to stitch at least one of the fun projects in this book.
Using simple sewing, quilting and patchwork techniques, there are 20 projects to choose from, including stylish cushions, pretty little bags and a handy pincushion, all of which are quick and easy to make. If you don't use Jelly Rolls, any odd scraps of fabric can be used instead – just cut them to size and away you go!
All the templates are provided as well as some basic tips and techniques, and each project is accompanied by a list of the materials and tools you need, and clear, step-by-step instructions.$13.99
Ideal for patchworkers, quilters and sewists looking for ideas and inspiration, this book contains designs for 20 mini blocks, all measuring just 12.5cm (5 inches) square, and all constructed from basic shapes including squares, triangles and rectangles. Mini quilt blocks are ideal for making small patchwork projects such as bags, pincushions, coasters and placemats, for incorporating into larger blocks, or for forming motifs within a larger quilt design.
Each of the 20 projects are shown four ways, to inspire the reader with different fabrics and colourways. Each project is accompanied by the number and size of each shape in the block and instructions on the order in which to put the shapes together. Includes techniques on how to cut the shapes using a rotary cutter and ruler, design ideas and instructions for a simple coaster.
Look inside the book.$13.99
This book is a fabulous source of ideas and inspiration for simple patchwork quilt designs that are quick and satisfying to make, while also being beautiful.
The book contains 20 projects, each using a different-shaped patch. On each project page there is a template for the basic shape, reproduced at actual size, and some basic instructions for arranging the shapes and stitching them together, showing some different ways of making a design using colour and pattern.
Instructions at the start of the book explain how to enlarge the template if you want to make a larger quilt, and some basic quilting techniques, plus some guidance on how many shapes are needed to make a particular size of quilt.
Look inside the book.$13.99
Chuck Nohara was the first master to introduce and teach quilting in Japan. Her colleagues, editors and fans all agree that she simply is a genius! Quiltmania has the great privilege of once again publishing this bible of 2001 blocks which has been out of print in Japan for years.
The book is a monument of talent, fantasy and creativity where you will find 'standard' patterns redesigned and reinterpreted by Chuck Nohara. The content is exceptional and will help you create gorgeous quilts that do not have to be complicated! From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.$80.00
Now in its 18th year of publication, That Patchwork Place's quilt calendar is a favourite of quilters worldwide.
Show off a love of quilting year-round and enjoy sewing along each month too: the calendar spotlights 12 swoon-worthy quilts plus a 28-page pullout booklet that includes complete directions for making each project. Chosen from recent best-selling Martingale books, the featured quilts come from much-loved designers including Lissa Alexander, Betsy Chutchian, Kim Diehl, Carol Hopkins and Stacy West.
Whether it graces the kitchen, office or sewing room, this perennial favourite is perfect for ringing in a brand-new year with gorgeous quilts.$29.99
Create stunning modern quilts and quilted projects from jelly rolls, layer cakes and other pre-cuts fabric bundles.
Features 25 small and large projects, each made from pre-cut bundles of fabric, including full sized bed quilts, bags and table runners. Be inspired by fabulous contemporary quilt designs using the most exciting fabric lines, and use up the leftovers to make quick and easy small quilted projects.$39.99
Packed full of information, this book will answer all your quilting questions, help solve your dilemmas and provide all the tips and techniques you need to make any quilting project plus the trade secrets that will make it stand out from the crowd. Techniques are explained with step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions throughout, and are organized in the order in which you need them, from using the right tools and materials to practical finishing and embellishment methods.
Learn the essentials of quilting, such as how to plan a design and chain-piece strips together, and then progress on to exciting new techniques like printing digitally onto fabrics. For those trickier areas, there are troubleshooting tips and expert advice on hand to show you how to take your quilting one step further and get neat, professional results every time.
Whether you are just setting out on your quilting journey or an experienced quilter looking to improve your techniques and learn about new ones, this invaluable resource will provide the ultimate go-to guide for quilters everywhere.$36.99
A compilation of the 365 free-motion quilting designs is a treasury of ideas and inspiration you'll return to again and again.
From blocks to sashing to borders, find hundreds of filler designs perfect for all of the different areas of your quilt. Feeling confused by free-motion quilting? Get back on track with Leah's quick tips on everything from machine settings to how to prepare your quilt top and backing for quilting for quilters of all skill levels.$69.99$54.99
A compilation of 365 free-motion designs from best-selling author Leah Day, this sturdy, spiral-bound calendar is built to last, for years of enjoyment and inspiration. From blocks to sashing to borders, you’ll find hundreds of filler designs perfect for all of the different areas of your quilt. Trace the design to practice, or visit www.LeahDay.com/365 to find video tutorials for each of the designs. Challenge yourself to memorize – not mark – each new design!
- A new free-motion quilting design for every day of the year!
- Break out of your stippling rut – high-quality photos of each meticulously stitched design
- Treasury of ideas and inspiration you’ll return to year after year
Collected in these pages are 50 of the favourite quilts from the Editors of Quiltmaker magazine that showcase just what you can do with one or two spectacular blocks!
The selected quilts highlight or combine various techniques, including appliqué and foundation-piecing, and provide a range of quilt sizes, from table runners to queen-size bed quilts. The featured blocks are from the 100 Blocks series, which means they're interchangeable. Swap them for your favourites from the series or use the blocks from the original quilt design.
- 50 quilts in a variety of sizes
- An overview of basic techniques
- Complete instruction for creating the blocks and the quilt settings
- Quilting suggestions for the finished quilt top
- A CD-ROM of PDF templates and quilting motifs
Pick from your favourite techniques, learn a new one or combine a few – with 50 quilts to choose from, you'll have plenty of options for creating the perfect quilt!$46.99$44.99
A resource for quilters featuring 501 quilting motifs selected from more than 26 years of Quiltmaker magazine is now available in paperback. Quilters of all levels can finish gorgeous, one-of-kind quilts with these designs for hand or machine quilting.
Handy indexes cross-reference each motif by size and style, so finding the perfect one is quick and easy.
- Get clear guidelines for selecting and transferring motifs
- Find quilting motif categories such as flowers, feathers, vines and leaves, seasonal and holidays, children and teens, geometric designs and more
- Discover well over a thousand arrangements featuring the motifs
The archives of Quiltmaker magazine are full of the best quilting motifs, and here are 502 new motifs pulled together in one volume just for you to mix and match and add to your quilt for the perfect finish!
The designs are categorized by style: In the Garden, By the Sea, Stars, Just for Kids, Hearts, Holiday Cheer, Geometric and, the ever-popular, Curves and Feathers. The book also includes:
- Indexes that cross references motifs by size and shape
- Advice on selecting and adapting the designs for your quilt
- Tips on marking tools, transferring designs and hand- versus machine-quilting
- Sample border positioning
If you can't stand the heat, get out the pot holders! Kim Schaefer shares 52 darling hot pad designs to appliqué, one for every week of the year.
Pick one of three fully bound shapes; square, round or oval, and create your own festive kitchen set. With more than four dozen seasonal, holiday and kitchen-themed motifs, each with full-size appliqué patterns, you'll want to make these pretty and useful gifts for everyone you know; they're perfect for housewarmings, weddings, bridal showers and more!$31.99$29.99
Put those treasured bundles to good use with 13 fast, fun and versatile fat-quarter quilts! Want quilts in multiple sizes and variations? You’ll find a total of 75 possibilities! Play with scale, layout, colourways and block design to make each project your own.
Popular and up-and-coming designers share ideas to excite quilters of every style and skill level. This collection will help you slash your stash today, keeping you inspired for years to come.$52.99$44.99
Triangles, hexagons, diamonds, and more!
- Learn to measure, rotary cut and machine piece 60° shapes with ease
- Sew 15 interesting angular quilts with no templates, no Y-seams and no paper piecing – any 60° triangle ruler or straight ruler with a 60° mark works with these patterns
- Arrange blocks in straight rows or kaleidoscope layouts for wildly different looks
After learning triangle grid basics, you'll be able to design your own angled blocks and quilts.$52.99$42.99