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  • Love to Sew: Quilting on the Move

    Alistair Macdonald provides 18 fabulous projects, including a lovely baby’s play mat, a stylish gentleman's scarf, a useful hobby bag, a tea cosy, a gorgeous tote bag and a make-up purse.

    All the patchwork is done by hand sewing, using the English Paper Piecing method in fresh, bright cottons and with clear, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. There is some machine sewing for putting projects together, but you can hand sew if you prefer.

    Templates for all the projects are included at actual size at the back of the book, and there are basic, step-by-step instructions on this classic technique at the beginning of the book. All the projects make fabulous gifts for friends and family.

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  • Maggie Grey's WOWbook

    For nearly 20 years, Maggie Grey’s Workshop on the Web (WoW) has been an innovative online magazine for all textile enthusiasts. The great news is that WoW is now a book. You will find:

    • Artists such as Hilary Beattie, Caroline Bell, Laura Edgar and Angie Hughes have written workshops with step-by-step instructions on how they create their brilliant work
    • Amo House has a whole section with great ideas for using soluble products
    • New work from Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn

    Those who buy the book will gain free access to the WOWbook Members’ Club with more workshops by great artists, videos showing new techniques, Maggie Grey’s online course, a selling gallery and access to the ‘members only’ Facebook pages. More content will be added to the Members’ Club throughout the coming months.

  • Miniature Quilts

    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.

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  • Moda Blockheads

    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.

  • Paloza

    A simple and quick party dress. Beautiful for a holiday by the sea!

    Fabric: Use something lightweight and floaty. Chiffon, voile, velvet, jersey knit or rayon. All have a beautiful drape. If using velvet, cut the binding out of same colour linen.

    Sizes: XS–2X

  • Pattern Making

    Pattern making describes the process of creating a two-dimensional garment diagram or template, drafted on a flat surface from either measurements or transferred from a draped muslin. The starting point of a pattern is a sloper, which is used as the template for creating design variations that are subsequently cut and sewn in fabric.

    You will learn how to create a basic sleeve sloper before moving on to skirts, bodices, collars and trousers. Each lesson is illustrated in meticulous detail by step-by-step photographs, charts, diagrams and catwalk photos.

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  • Play-of-Color Quilting

    The energy, bold accents and contrasts speak for themselves in these 24 projects.

    In the friendly, you-can-do-it tone that is her trademark, German quilt designer Bernadette Mayr offers you new ways to think about freestyle colour piecing. These new designs offer you very colourful, playful, wild and geometric quilts to make, or to make your own by experimenting with colour. A few smaller projects, like pillows and a silk evening bag, focus colour play into a smaller piece.

    This guide also serves as a complete resource for new quilters, offering 14 lessons on the important basic quilting skills like cutting shapes, freehand machine embroidery and quilt assembly.

  • Red & White Quilts

    Generations of quilters have been captivated by the simple beauty of red-and-white quilts. Today's quilters are no different. Whether it's humble patchwork or more complex designs, a quilt stitched in only red and white fabrics speaks to the hearts of so many quilters.

    In Red & White Quilts, 14 of our generation's top designers share their takes on red-and-white quilts, ranging from vintage-inspired beauties to more modern styles. From patchwork to appliqué to English paper piecing, designers including Lisa Bongean, Sue Daley, Kim Diehl, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Carrie Nelson, Camille Roskelley and Jen Kingwell offer a one-of-a-kind collection sure to inspire you to create your own legacies in red and white.

  • Rosette

    Rosette is simply elegant. It's two dresses in one. Either make them apart for mixing options or make them together as we show.

    A decidedly delicate dress, with shape and easy darts. Dress is two layers, a lining or in our case we used linen, and an overlay sheer fabric in gauze, silk organza or chiffon. Sleeves can be made without ruffles. Chest has easy fabric rosettes. You can omit these too for a less Rosette-ey dress.

    Variations: Rosette dress with or without rosettes and sleeve-ruffles. Overlay dress pattern and the lining dress pattern can be used as stand alone garments. Sleeve pattern piece fits both dresses.

    Sizes: XS–2X

  • Sew Perfect Pets

    In Sew Practical Pets, 18 whimsical and imaginative animal-themed projects have been designed not only to add character and colour to your home, but also to serve as functional items that will last for years to come. From useful items such an owl doorstop, a snake draught excluder and a sheep hot water bottle cover through to an elephant tea cozy, fox pillow and doggy oven mitt, there is a cute and handy little creature for every room. For kids (and the child within us), the author has also included beautiful cat and dog toys and an animal-shaped apron.

    Key techniques and basic materials are detailed at the beginning of the book, and all of the projects include easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Templates for all the animals are provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book.

    For sewers of all abilities, bring a touch of playfulness and practicality to your home today with these fresh faux animals that you'll soon love as much as the real guys!

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  • Simple Reflections: A Journal for Memories and Musings

    Relax, unwind and make time in your busy day for a little reflection with quilt designer Kim Diehl at your side. Kim's gathered photographs of favourite quilts and more to share with you in this dazzling journal, packed with visual inspiration to enjoy year-round.

    Among gorgeous photos of Kim's work, you'll find plenty of space to jot notes, write memorable events and record inspiration wherever it may strike. Kim's included seasonal recipes too! You'll love bringing the beauty of Kim's quilts with you wherever you go – a handy take-along size makes it easy to do. Patterns not included.

  • Sketchbook Explorations

    The artist's sketchbook offers an exciting platform to explore a host of mixed media techniques. Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work.

    Whether out on location or in the studio, she explores every stage of the creative process, from initial inspiration to overcoming the fear of a blank page, manipulating paper and images and incorporating 'found' objects to build a sketchbook that is both beautiful and inspiring. Sketchbook Explorations is the ideal companion for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced artist looking for exciting techniques to expand their repertoire in mixed media.

    The book explores:

    • Why work in sketchbooks? The importance and joy of working in a sketchbook
    • Ways of recording and investigating ideas that inspire
    • Techniques in mixed media from found objects and layers to three dimensional sketching
    • Creating on location
    • Using electronic devices to develop ideas

  • Splendid Sampler 2

    More than 28,000 quilters have sewn along with the Splendid Sampler community online. Now Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson return with 100 all-new block patterns to inspire quilters all over the world, all over again!

    Choose blocks designed by Pat and Jane plus superstar quilters Lissa Alexander, Carrie Nelson, Jenny Doan, Susan Ache, Betsy Chutchian and many more. Blocks made with patchwork, appliqué, embroidery and paper piecing provide plenty of opportunities to try new techniques. You'll discover fun ideas for arranging your blocks in a gallery of sampler quilts.

    Share your progress online and experience the joys of quilting with this "Splendid" community of quilters!