Quilting, Patchwork & Applique
The pattern Imaginary Garden was a huge success when it was first published as a three part series in Quiltmania magazine. As a result of its popularity, the pattern is now available booklet form.
The package includes a 12-page instruction booklet plus a complete set of full-size patterns for this stunning, highly complex quilt. From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.$39.99
How can you free up storage space, reduce the cost of batting, and save time quilting? It’s eas – just create reversible quilts!
Interested in a challenge now that you have found three good reasons to make two-sided quilts? In Vicki Hodge’s Button Box Quilts, she has created and paired up 20 of her favourite quilt tops to create 10 reversible quilts.
Included with the detailed pattern instructions and photos, Vicki meticulously walks you through her entire creative process leaving no stone unturned. Harmonizing colours, motifs, scale, machine quilting and fabric stashes…Vicki’s innovative teaching approach is a delight for any designer! In order to successfully complete her projects, Vicki provides you with valuable guidelines, hints and, most of all, a great reason to look on the back of your quilts!
From Quiltmania with text in English and French.$64.99
Stacy West’s book is filled to the brim with 32 projects that are perfect for beginners and advanced makers alike. Her work captures the essence of Folk Art and Stacy’s creative force touches upon a large array of mediums. The book covers everything from quilts to rug hooking to punch needle and wool appliqué to turn your home into a seasonal cornucopia of cute decorations.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French and featuring gorgeous photography of the projects, abundant templates and a pull-out pattern sheet. There is a seasonal project for everyone!
Spring 5 patterns:
- Tulip and Bunny Pouch-mat
- Tulip and Bunny Panel
- April Cotton and Wool Runner
- Spring Stars Pillow
- Bunny and Flower hooked Mini Mat
Summer 6 patterns:
- Be Mine Pillow Tuck
- Strawberry Patch Quilt
- Strawberry Basket Pillow
- Hooked Primitive Strawberry
- Live Simply (as shown on cover)
- Tomato Pincushion Mat
Autumn 12 patterns:
- Halloween is Near Quilt
- Mr Tom Wall Hanging
- Scarecrow Winston
- Boo Says the Olde Owl Runner
- Mr Moon Pillows
- A Full Moon Table Runner
- A Full Moon Hooked Rug
- Halloween Punched Mini Ornies
- Primitive Turkey Pin Cushion
- Judith’s Woolen Pumpkins
- 3 pumpkins Pinkeeps
Winter 9 patterns:
- Let it Snow Quilt
- Joy "ous" Table Topper
- Winter Holly Mat
- Patchwork Snowman Heart
- Snowman Heart Pillow
- Live each Season Winter
- Framed Holly Star Quilt
- Patchwork Snowman with Heart
- Woolen Hooked Frosty
Expert quilter, Gina Perkes, shows off the beauty of gridwork:
- Use the grid intersections as visual guides to improve free-motion skills
- Discover how to create elaborate designs quickly and easily using grids as guides for even placement
- Learn how to execute beautiful crosshatching designs without backtracking
- Explore free-motion ruler techniques using any style of machine
Boutis is a beautiful, elaborate style of quilt often done in white on white, known also as French Provençal. From large quilts and tapestries to smaller hangings and table decorations, pincushions and special treasure pouches, Christiane Vignal has designed 25 gorgeous boutis pieces.
Materials and instructions are given for each piece, as well as a full pattern in the pull-out section. Basic instructions on how to reproduce a pattern on fabric, how to work the boutis quilting and how to finish your pieces is included. If you know how to sew and love the look of boutis, this book will teach you all you need to know to give it a try!$37.99
Take an in-depth look into the quilting process of award winner Margaret Solomon Gunn.
Patterns with easy-to-follow instructions are included for making three of Margaret's most well-known, award-winning show quilts. The book chronicles Margaret's journey for of the three quilts from design inspiration to finished product, providing tips and insight on how the well-designed, pieced and quilted masterpieces were created.
Line drawings, thread suggestions, quilting instructions and detailed photographs are provided of the quilting designs for key areas on each quilt. The three patterned designs will appeal to all skill each levels.$44.99
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
A venerable craft technique gets a makeover. Crammed with scores of easily transferable, actual-size designs to customize T-shirts, skirts, bed-linen, bags, hats and neckties.
Whether you appliqué by hand or by machine, and whatever your level of experience with the craft, this book is packed with ideas, patterns, techniques and start-to-finish projects. From cheeky creatures to funky fruits and florals, and from retro motifs to cute cutting-edge designs, you will find endless mix-and-match possibilities and a catalogue of great stand-alone designs.$29.99$11.99
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
This value-packed book features 101 inspiring quilt patterns in a wide array of colours and popular styles. Create doll quilts, wall quilts, table runners, candle mats, lap quilts and so much more.
- Enjoy designs from such trusted names as Country Threads, Kathleen Tracy, Kim Diehl, Little Quilts, Lori Smith and Mary Hickey
- Styles range from two-colour quilts to totally scrappy designs – use convenient precuts and fat quarters or fabrics pulled from your stash
- Try a variety of techniques with a minimal investment of time and money
A dozen fat quarters: that's all you need to begin a beautiful quilt. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter, you'll love these simple, striking and speedy quilt patterns.
- Discover simple piecing and clever colour combinations that will make your favourite fabrics shine
- These crowd-pleasing patterns look great with anyone's fat-quarter collection and finish fast
- Mix and match your fat quarters for a unique quilt that you'll be proud to call your own – or share with someone special
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
Yoko Saito, famous for her undeniably unique and beautiful colour selections and intricate handwork, continues to give the world more wonderful designs in this book chock full of patterns and projects.
The 138 designs are a mix of small and large and appropriate for both children and adults. There are 20 projects included in the book from bags and pouches to the more unusual eyeglasses case and a trug. Once again she combines not only appliqué, but patchwork and embroidery in her creations.$59.99
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
When you're done piecing a quilt, do you often wonder how to finish it with free-motion quilting? Discover how to fill setting triangles, blocks and borders with a variety of traditional and modern quilting designs, divided into chapters by style: Lines and Squiggles, Curves and Pebbles, Swirls and Feathers and Just for Fun.
- Gain confidence as you follow the arrows and see how to fill a confined space with continuous-line quilting motifs that are adaptable to blocks, triangles and borders
- Discover which designs will work best before you sew by practicing your quilting; trace the designs with your finger or on tracing paper
- Whether you use a long-arm or home sewing machine, you'll enjoy quilting the wide variety of designs
Here are 180 more doodle designs at your fingertips!
You'll learn to free-motion quilt in three easy steps: trace a doodle, draw a doodle freehand and then quilt a doodle with ease! Tracing and drawing help your eyes, hands, and muscles learn a motif. Practice makes progress. All three parts work together to create these delightful doodles in thread!
Design sets for blocks, borders and corners include lines, waves, squiggles, loops, curves, pebbles, swirls, curls, feathers, flowers and more, plus an introductory section sets you up for success. There's never been a better time to discover this fun way to machine quilt.$39.99
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
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
No need to stress about choosing lots of coordinating fabrics.
With a few simple tricks and tips, choose just three fabrics and one of these designs and you'll be on your way to a finished quilt! With each quilt composed of geometric squares, rectangles and strips, cutting and piecing have never been easier.
Inside you'll find:
- Illustrated instructions for twelve 3-fabric quilts, yardage requirements and instructions for a small and large size
- A unique quilting template for each
- Basic rotary cutting, piecing and finishing instructions
- Fun, fresh contemporary fabrics, layouts and patterns
This fun and inspiring collection of 318 original patchwork and appliqué blocks from designer Kumiko Fujita shows off her amazing talent for constructing detailed, realistic looking motifs with deceptively simple shapes.
Quilters will enjoy poring over the designs and templates for inspiration to create blocks suitable for a wide variety of projects. Patchwork and appliqué motifs are included for a variety of themes, such as: Christmas, Weddings, New Baby, Letters & Numbers, Vehicles, Animals, Flowers, Gardening, Cooking, Circus, Nautical, Sweets and more!$34.99
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