Quilting, Patchwork & Applique
Behind the Max & Louise Pattern Co. are two friends, Lisa Kerr and Louisa Lott, who share a joint passion for quilts. Located near Melbourne, Lisa and Louisa are proud to announce the launch of their first book featuring 17 inspirational projects for quilters who love both piecing and appliqué!
Together they create, adapt and reproduce, with outstanding talent, what they love most – antique and traditional quilts.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French with two full-size pattern templates.$64.99
Kaffe Fassett has returned to his American roots. Using the collection of American vintage quilts in Britain's American Museum in Bath as his inspiration, Kaffe has chosen 18 different quilts as the basis for his 20 new designs in this book. Designs feature both his latest fabrics and his much-loved classics, mostly from the Kaffe Fassett Collective but also his latest collection of Artisan fabrics.
- An introductory section features the original quilts that inspired Kaffe, and tells the reader something about their provenance
- New designs demonstrate Kaffe's vivid and unique colour combinations, giving new meaning to familiar block patterns such as Tumbling Blocks, Starbursts and Log Cabins
- Each pattern contains full step-by-step piecing instructions and detailed diagrams
- Photographed in bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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!$29.99
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
Enjoy Sue Spargo's captivating work all year long in this spectacular wall calendar.
Sue's quilts shine in big, beautiful photographs that are so realistic that when you hang the calendar, it actually looks like a quilt on the wall! Owners of the calendar will want to slow the days to savor each amazing stitch. Patterns not included.$34.99
Quilting rulers have long been used by longarm quilters to make uniform shapes while quilting, but now, with the advent of the domestic ruler foot, domestic quilters can join in on the fun, too!
Amanda Murphy starts by showing you how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting rulers to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to teaching you 59 different designs. Finish up by following Amanda’s suggestions for filling in the background space with free-motion quilting.
- Basic introduction to rulerwork, with tons of helpful information on using quilting rulers and ruler feet
- Stitch 59 designs using 6 basic quilting ruler shapes, including straight lines, circles and squiggles
- Combine rulerwork and free-motion quilting with Amanda’s innovative suggestions
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
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
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
Meet a creative group of quilters who love antique quilts as much as you do.
Let the Divas teach you how to stitch intricate 19th-century inspired quilts. You'll love piecing the elegant quilt blocks yourself or with friends in an ongoing block exchange.
Each classic block is presented in four strikingly different quilts that will inspire hours of pleasurable stitching with your favourite reproduction fabrics. Enjoy the love of yesteryear's quilts and true friendship exquisitely stitched together!$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
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 17th year of publication, That Patchwork Place's quilt calendars have become a favourite of quilters worldwide. Show off a love of quilting year 'round and enjoy sewing along each month too: the calendar spotlights 12 dazzling, front-page-worthy projects plus a 28-page pullout booklet that includes complete directions for making each one.
It features quilts come from much-loved designers including Kim Diehl, Pat Sloan, Laurie Simpson and Bonnie Olaveson. 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
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$19.99
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
From trapunto to appliqué, a rich variety of styles and techniques showcased in 500 Traditional Quilts.
From precision-pieced log cabins and dimensional trapunto to feathered stars and intricate appliqué, this remarkable collection captures the beauty of traditional quilts as never before. Assembled by Karey Bresenhan, a renowned figure in the quilting world, and featuring a huge roster of the very best international artists, these 500 masterpieces showcase classic patterns, forms and techniques.$37.99
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