Successful Scrap Quilts

Create dazzling scrap quilts with a whole new set of block designs based on one simple shape ? the rectangle! Two stars of the quilting world share their expert tips for turning a so-so scrap quilt into a smashing success.

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Quiltopedia: The Only Quilting Reference You’ll Ever Need

Quiltopedia is a concise yet comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting. A range of techniques is covered for both hand and machine stitching which gently guide the novice quilter through to more intermediate and advanced skills. Advice is given for fabric and thread choices, and for choosing and using the right tools and equipment for this craft.

30 different projects are offered for the reader to try out their quilting together with fabric requirements and clear, step-by-step instructions and diagrams. Useful hints and tips are given to help the newcomer avoid the pitfalls often experienced when setting out to make a quilted project. Full-size templates are given which can be traced or photocopied for use in a variety of the projects. Unique instructions are given which will show readers how to draft some of the most popular patchwork blocks to their own preferred size, rather than work to the dictates of printed templates. This book is aimed at beginners, but with information and projects that will also be of interest to quilters with more experience. It will prove a valuable addition to any quilt maker’s bookshelf.

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Quilting on the Go: Paper Piecing Patchwork You Can Take Anywhere: Techniques, Patterns and Projects

Maybe you have the urge to sew but don’t want to be stuck behind your sewing machine all the time? English paper piecing quilting is wonderfully portable. You can stitch on the train, bus, or airplane, in waiting rooms, in the car while your baby naps, or at the beach – all the stolen moments when your hands are idle. Learn to build a tool kit with everything you need to get stitching. When you’re done, just snap it shut and your project is safe and waiting for when you’re ready to sew again. Clear explanations and step-by-step photography will have you stitching in no time and, before you know it, beautiful patterns will materialize from your fingers, which you can use to create a colorful quilt, a cushion, a bag, and much more. Includes detailed instructions for preparing templates, basting techniques, joining pieces and finishing techniques, and with a myriad patterns to try, you’ll find this book full of inspiration for you to find an idea and make it your own.

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Quilting Basics: All You Need to Know to Start Making Your Own Fabulous Quilts

Learn as you go and enjoy success from day one, guided by beautiful illustrations and step-by-step instruction in traditional and modern quilting skills. 12 specially commissioned projects lead you from the status of enthusiastic beginner to accomplished quilter.

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Quiltessential: A Visual Directory of Patterns, Fabrics & Colours

Aimed at a modern breed of design savvy sewers, Quiltessential is a quick-reference directory of fabric types, color combinations, block settings, and piecing styles that shows readers how to design their own quilting patterns from the limitless combinations this book offers.

Rather than simply offering a book of designs and projects for the reader to follow, Quiltessential uniquely categorises and explains all these elements, arming the reader with everything they need to know to make informed decisions to design their own quilts. Profiles of contemporary fabric designers, quilters, and sewing virtuosos provide insights, advice, and stunning inspiration to demonstrate how this traditional craft is being reimagined and reinvented by a new wave of artisans.

Divided into four sections, the book is organised by category; Fabric, Color, Design, and Assembly. Each entry offers clear advice accompanied by illustrations, photographs, charts, and tables to help the reader choose which options work best for them. It carries a strong visual appeal for the ?new wave? of quilters and fabric junkies, quilters who don’t feel held back by guild regulations and aren?t afraid to experiment with time- and money-saving techniques. Tapping into the aesthetic of designers such as Amy Butler, Marimekko, Malka Dubrawsky, Cath Kidston, and Heather Ross.

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The Quilter’s Palette: A Workbook of Colour & Pattern Ideas and Effects

The Quilter’s Palette uses collections or palettes of fabric blocks to reveal a wide range of ideas for successfully combining colour and pattern in patchwork quilts. It contains over 150 fabric combinations, arrned in 52 palettes and divided into nine chapters, each revealing a different aspect of colour or pattern.
Also included are eight full quilt designs with illustrated step by tep instructions, and 50 quilt block patterns with templates.

This book is aimed at all levels of patchwork and quilting enthusiasts.

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Quilt the Beloved Africa

The craft of African quilting is a beautifully textured and vibrant art form that bears testimony to the rich and complex nature of the African continent. In this, their third book, doyennes of the discipline Pat Parker and Jenny Williamson delve deeper into what it is that sets this relatively new style of quilting apart from the more well-established American and European styles that have dominated quilting circles for hundreds of years. The quilts in Quilt the Beloved Africa are a fantastic mix of colourful fabrics that are the key differentiators of the African style of quilting. Another key feature of the local style of quilting is the use of images drawn from its vibrant flora, fauna, and the faces of its people. With a wonderful gallery of quilts followed by thirteen projects, all with easy step-by-step instructions, templates and wonderful colour photographs of the quilts and the inspirations for the quilts, this book will take you on a quilting adventure through Africa like no other. We hope you enjoy your journey through their third African quilting odyssey – a beautiful palette of textures, colours and patterns that continue to make African quilting a joy to behold!

Not available from Sally Milner publishing in Republic of South Africa and USA.

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Patchwork Quilts

Patchwork Quilts takes advantage of the advent of the sewing machine and new quick-cutting and quick-piecing techniques to offer beautiful patchwork quilt designs in traditional and contemporary styles.

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Kaffe Quilts Again: 20 Favourite Quilts in Rowan New Colourways

Beautifully presented with exquisite photographs this book features 20 quilts from Rowan in New Colourways, with easy to follow patterns.

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Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Sun: Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting

Kaffe Fassett has presented a collection of 20 original quilt designs to suit all skill levels. The quilts feature the Kaffe Fassett collection of fabrics to which have been added new designs by Amy Butler, whose striking compositions are a delightful addition to the range and whose work is the subject of the designer profile. The photography has been set in Portugal with many of the quilts shown against the backgrounds of glazed tiles and the unique architecture of Santa Catorina Castle and buildings in Porto and Lisbon. Kaffe has taken many of the designs from motifs and ideas he has seen while travelling. He translates many of these images onto fabric designs. His combinations of floral patterns and the lush floral prints, combine to produce quilts that are wonderfully exotic and comfortingly country garden at the same time. Kaffe’s own designs for this book provide a valuable teaching exercise in design for quilters keen to extend their understanding of the use of colour. A flat shot, detailed written instructions and coloured-piecing diagrams accompany each quilt, and a tips and techniques section covers all the piecing methods used.

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Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Sweden: Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting

Skansen Museum in Stockholm – the oldest open-air museum in the world – is the fascinating location Kaffe has chosen to display his latest collection of quilts. The colourful wooden farmsteads and the grand town houses with their exquisitely painted and stenciled interiors, furnished with pottery and textiles of the period, make a brilliant setting for the quilts. Photographer Debbie Patterson has captured the mood of Skansen, with each quilt placed in its perfect setting. The quilts in this collection focus on sensational colour stories that add intrigue to the simple layouts. The quilt designers have chosen to mix new colourways of favourite old fabric designs with the vibrant new ones from Kaffe and Brandon Mably, together with Philip Jacobs’ sublime florals. Kaffe often designs fabric knowing how he would like to use it and how it will look when cut up. He has used Serape, his exciting new striped fabric, to great effect, creating simple graphic quilts with colours that sing out joyfully. Corienne Kramer makes her debut with a stunning quilt, Honeysuckle Afternoons, in which large-scale prints in mellow shades are framed by borders of Kaffe’s new dotty stripe, Ombre, interspersed with delightful stars of shot cotton. This time the special feature is on Kaffe himself. It tells how he goes about creating his quilts, working closely with Pauline Smith. Photographs, accompanied by text and quotes from Kaffe, illustrate the various stages of quilt construction, showing the fabric choices and the changes made during the design process. A great opportunity to learn how the master does it! Each quilt is accompanied by a full reference shot with detailed written instructions, coloured piecing diagrams, templates and a tips and techniques section, covering all the piecing methods used.

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Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts en Provence: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting

This, the 12th in the series of Kaffe Fassett’s highly successful patchwork and quilting books from Rowan is photographed by Debbie Patterson against the backdrop of the picturesque town of Roussillon in the South of France. The narrow medieval streets full of colourful old buildings make a fantastic backdrop for another stunning collection of 20 new quilt designs from Kaffe and his chosen team of designers. Kaffe brings another collection of sumptuous new fabrics to patchwork enthusiasts, showing them how to create his wonderful harmonies of colour in exciting new ways. Kaffe’s way with patchwork is not about about tricky piecing but always about the joyous use of unexpected colour stories. Because of this, the quilts in this book show how traditional piecing can be newly interpreted with a modern twist. This time, Kaffe highlights the work of fabric designer Philip Jacobs in his Designer Profile, whose collections are a mainstay of Rowan fabric’s success. Philip has an international reputation for designing wonderful floral fabrics for major furnishing houses in the U.K. His love of natural forms and oriental art inspired him becoming a textile designer, so when Kaffe invited him to design patchwork fabric for Rowan he jumped at the chance. As always, the book introduces the new range of fabrics from Rowan, with a gallery of the 20 quilts shot on location, followed by a full shot of the quilt for reference purposes, with the ingredients list of fabrics and full written instructions illustrated with coloured diagrams. Templates for the quilts appear in the appendix to the book.

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Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance: Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting

The new collection of 20 beautiful quilt designs to suit all skill levels are by Kaffe, Roberta Horton, Mary Mashuta, Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Brandon Mably, Sally Davis and newcomers Pam Goecke Dinndorf and the acclaimed Australian quilter, Kim McLean. Kim McLean has a huge reputation for her award-winning quilts in Australia. She has designed a quilt especially for this book and written a fascinating feature about her life, and how she was drawn into quilting. See Kim McLean: A Quilter’s Story The Welsh village of Portmeirion created by the architect and landscape designer, Clough Williams-Ellis, is the magical setting Kaffe has chosen to photograph this collection of quilts. Each quilt is accompanied by a ‘flat shot’ with detailed written instructions, coloured piecing diagrams, templates and a tips and techniques section covering all the piecing methods used.

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Kaffe Fassett’s Country Garden Quilts

A sumptuous collection of 20 quilts with a floral theme, from Kaffe Fassett and his chosen designers, photographed at Great Dixter – Christopher Lloyd’s famous English country garden. The quilts feature both new designs by Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs in the Rowan fabric range, as well as traditional favourites and the new woven stripes from India introduced this season into the fabric collection. Each quilt is accompanied by a ‘flat shot’ with detailed written instructions, coloured piecing diagrams, templates and a tips and techniques section covering all the piecing methods used.

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Japanese Flowers in Applique

Easy to follow instructions have been provided so that the reader can create their own beautiful quilt. However, if one would like to make a single panel of flowers into a quilt or for use on another piece, it can be easily done, with each pattern standing alone.

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Ideas for Applique

There are many ways to applique fabrics together and an enormous range of decorative possibilities to choose from. This workbook can be used as a starting point for instruction and inspiration and finally as a guide to adapt ideas to create your own wonderful applique projects. There is a wealth of information here that will guide the novice through to the advanced with wonderful photographs, easy step-by-step instructions, and finally a gallery of appliqued quilts that will delight and inspire.

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Creative Patchwork Quilts

Create beautiful patchwork quilts following the step-by-step instructions for these 16 exciting designs.

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Creative Miniature Quilts

Contains instructions and templates for 10 quilts in varying sizes. Cutting instructions ensure that block units are the exact required size before they are assembled to form the blocks. No more uneven and undersized blocks! Ways to achieve perfect sashing strips, narrow borders and neat bindings for miniatures are shown, making the art of miniature quilt making no longer frightening but fun.

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Creative Medieval Designs for Applique

A splendid heraldic alphabet, inspired by illuminated medieval manuscripts, provides wonderful designs for applique on quilts, cushions and pictures.

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The Complete Quilter: The Complete Guide to All the Techniques

Quilting can often seem overwhelming but it truly is a craft that anyone can do – taken a step at a time, this fantastic hobby is really quite accessible. The Complete Quilter takes you on a steady path to learning the essential techniques, tricks, and tested methods of quilt making, focusing on one skill at a time.

This book covers fabric selection, cutting, pressing, sewing by hand and machine, joining blocks, basting, hand and machine quilting, and binding and making labels. Including quilt blocks ranging from traditional to contemporary, including basic patchwork and applique as well as improvisational piecing, you can quickly work your way through the book and build your skills. Using a range of fabrics, patterns and colour ways, discover how you can use your new-found quilting skills to create wonderful modern projects.

Learn to quilt, start to finish.

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150 Blocks for Baby Quilts

This unique book features 150 specially designed blocks; perfect for making cot covers and quilts for your own little one or for a christening gift or baby shower.

Choose from colourful patchwork designs, bright geometric patterns, and pretty pictorial blocks featuring applique motifs or teddies, hearts, flowers, letters, and numbers. Each design includes a detailed photograph, requirements, clear instructions, and templates, where required. At-a-glance icons indicate skill level and techniques used, and there are suggestions for using the blocks on their own or with others in the book. All techniques are explained with step-by-step photographs and you will find inspirational ideas for using the blocks in a range of projects.

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