Quilting, Patchwork & Applique
After the enormous success of her first book, France’s leading embroiderer of flowers, Cécile Franconie, has returned with an abundance of new projects that will take your breath away! Take a stroll through Cécile’s garden and let her show you how to embroider with your knitting and crochet yarn, perle cotton, beads and all sorts of unlikely materials. Watch how your own creative garden will be taken to new levels!
You will find a wealth of projects that can take anywhere from one afternoon to several months to make. Small cases, sewing twirls, wall hangings, brooches, quilts and bags – the 37 projects are meticulously explained and accompanied by full-size templates and layouts for the embroidery stitches.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French.$69.99
Meet the Moda Blockheads! Six celebrity quilt designers – Lisa Bongean, Betsy Chutchian, Lynne Hagmeier, Jo Morton, Jan Patek, Carrie Nelson – unite to share this compendium of 48 stunning quilt blocks plus six spectacular sampler-quilt patterns to showcase the beautiful blocks you make.
Along with imaginative interpretations of each 6 inch block – from traditional patchwork inspired by history to whimsical appliquéd scenes from nature – you'll enjoy loads of sewing tips from the pros that you can use for as long as you quilt.$39.99
A previously unseen pattern from Petra Prins author of Promenade in a Dutch Garden and Promenade in a Dutch Castle all published by Quiltmania with text in both English and French.
Includes instructions and full-size cardboard templates.$39.99
Kumiko Frydl demonstrates her knowledge and talent in this book which illustrates a variety of techniques including free-motion quilting, appliqué, English paper piecing, hand and machine quilting and silk ribbon embroidery.
Learn to craft 15 exquisite, intricately worked miniature quilts, each on a different theme including ornate roses, whimsical pineapples, a stunning beach scene and a Wedgwood-inspired pattern in blue and white. Kumiko guides you carefully through each project using detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and close-up photographs of the finished piece. All the templates and stitching patterns are provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book.
Look inside the book.$36.99
Start on the path to art quilting success! For anyone inspired to make art quilts, this visual reference will help you gain the practical tools and inspiration you need to translate your ideas to fabric.
Features include an introduction to surface design (including dyeing and printing on fabric), embellishing quilts, working in a series and quilting by hand and machine, all from some of the biggest names in quilting arts, with step-by-step photos and illustrations.$44.99$39.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The popular Around the Block series is now presented in one handy volume.
- Features 501 pieced blocks, each with cutting and construction directions
- Each of the blocks is offered in six different sizes, resulting in more than 3000 different block possibilities
- Get the master compilation of the successful books Around the Block, Around the Block Again and Once More around the Block
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!$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