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. Be inspired to create unique designs that add a heartfelt touch to any space. Follow simple instructions to complete a wide range of projects for both the novice and skilled quilter. Delve into this fantastic title and discover the special skill of quilting!

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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 are 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? This fantastic title 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 materialise from your fingers, which you can use to create a colourful 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. Follow this fantastic guide and be inspired by a variety of techniques and patterns that will allow you to create a unique treasure to last a lifetime. Get quilting with Celia Eddy’s brilliant title!

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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

This fabulous title explores a wide range of ideas for successfully combining colour and pattern in patchwork quilts. Containing over 150 fabric combinations, arrned in 52 palettes and divided into nine chapters, this brilliant quilting guide inspires anyone to create stunning designs using different aspects of colour or pattern.

Also included are eight full quilt designs with illustrated with step-by-step instructions, and 50 quilt block patterns with templates.

Aimed at all levels of patchwork and quilting enthusiasts, this book will inspire any creative soul.

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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

This wonderful book takes advantage of the advent of the sewing machine and new quick-cutting and quick-piecing techniques which offer beautifully unique patchwork quilt designs with ease. Delve into the variety of tranquil, vibrant and homely styles and follow simple instructions to begin crafting your very own quilt. Featuring many classic floral patterns and a luscious depth of colour and texture, Gloria McKinnon provides the only quilting guide you will ever need. Be inspired by a fantastic range of techniques and patterns to suit both the experienced quilter and beginners of any age.

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Kaffe Quilts Again: 20 Favourite Quilts in Rowan New Colourways

Another brilliant title in Kaffe Fassett’s collection, this book takes 20 of his favourite quilt blocks and reimagines the designs with marvellous new colour and Rowan fabrics. Photographed in the heart of Bulgaria, the unique patterns create a stunning array of colour contrasts, harmonies and shapes, giving quilters the chance to see a master colourist and his team of designers at work.

Follow this detailed instructional guide to crafting extravagant handmade pieces. Enchant any space with the uniqueness and fascination of a striking exotic quilt.

This revival of Kaffe’s much-loved pieces gives artists and designers of any skill level the opportunity to create stunning pieces of their own. Featuring traditional and contemporary styles, this title will inspire and captivate creative minds.

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

Kaffe Fassett presents a collection of 20 original quilt designs to suit all skill levels. Featuring striking new designs by the featured designer Amy Butler, this brilliant title captures the vibrancy and rhythm of its various exotic quilt patterns.

Immerse yourself in the divine photographic echoes of Portugal, with many quilts displayed 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 these captivating designs from motifs and ideas he has discovered while travelling, translating many of these images onto unique fabric designs. His combinations of floral patterns and the lush floral prints combine to produce quilts that are wonderfully exotic and whilst comfortingly country garden.

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 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 marvellous book is Kaffe Fassett’s 12th title in his series of highly successful patchwork and quilting books from Rowan. Brilliantly photographed by Debbie Patterson, Quilts en Provence reflects the hues and complexion of its 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

Explore Kaffe Fassett’s new collection of 20 beautiful quilt design, inspired by romantic echoes of vibrancy, warmth and tenderness. This fabulous title features world-renowned designs by Roberta Horton, Mary Mashuta, Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Brandon Mably, Sally Davis and newcomers Pam Goecke Dinndorf and the acclaimed Australian quilter and feature artist in this book, Kim McLean. Kim has a brilliant 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.

This title encapsulates the romance of a past era in exquisite pastels, set against the pristine Italianate architecture of a Welsh village. Debbie Patterson’s charmingly vibrant photography reveals the ornate beauty in each and every work. Be inspired by Kaffe’s textile expertise, where colour and pattern create harmony and wonder in beautiful Rowan patchwork and 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 glorious floral theme from Kaffe Fassett and his talented chosen designers. This superb book features quilts photographed at Great Dixter – Christopher Lloyd’s famous English country garden- inspiring echos of light, joy and homeliness. The unique 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. The detailed and pragmatic instructions make this guide suitable for both the experienced quilter and an inspired novice.

Become immersed in marvellous colour stories and excellently textured patterns with Kaffe Fassett’s outstanding guide to patchwork and quilting.

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Japanese Flowers in Applique

Eileen Campbell’s delightful book captures beautiful Japanese floral appliqué designs for quilting. Inspired by Eileen’s travels of Japan, each work is enchanted with authenticity and delicate detail, echoing many temple and public gardens across Japan, particularly the Meiji Jingu Iris Garden. Brilliant colours reflect the brassy tones of the Japanese Maple in Autumn, as well as the soft ashy hues of floral displays in Spring. Appliqué instructions for the iris, camellia, hydrangea, cherry blossom, water lily, chrysanthemum, wisteria, rose and peony allow quilters to integrate colour and texture to handcraft unique and intriguing quilts.

Easy to follow instructions, stand-alone pieces and helpful tips and tricks make this guide suitable for the beginner as well as the experienced quilter.

Be inspired by the divine works that have attracted more than 100,000 exhibition-goers across Japan. Discover the beauty and serenity of Japanese Flowers in Appliqué.

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Ideas for Applique

Award-winning author Eileen Campbell presents a fabulous collection of decorative possibilities for the art of appliqué. This workbook provides the necessary instruction and inspiration to create wonderfully unique and personal appliqué quilt projects. Whether you are a beginner learning basic stitches, or an expert wishing to extend your creative boundaries, this book will inspire and enchant you through the intricate and fascinating designs.

This workbook is an essential for every avid quilter! It will guide the novice through to the advanced with wonderful photographs, easy step-by-step instructions, and finally a gallery of appliquéd quilts that will delight and inspire.

Nourish the imagination with this brilliant title by Eileen Campbell.

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Creative Patchwork Quilts

Kate McEwen’s fantastic title explores the traditional art of patchwork quilting, providing simple step-by-step instructions to create 16 unique designs. Featuring a range of classic and contemporary styles, Kate has integrated colour, pattern and shape to craft designs to suit any space. Discover the peaceful and rewarding art of quilting through this simple guide which includes pull-out pattern sheets to make beginning easy.

Feed your creative heart! Handcraft a beautifully unique and personal piece that brings warmth and homeliness to your home or that of a loved one.

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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

This unique title by Eileen Campbell takes the artist on a marvellous journey through the ages. Featuring a splendid heraldic alphabet design, inspired by illuminated medieval manuscripts, this instructional guide provides wonderful designs for appliqué on quilts, cushions and pictures. Immerse yourself in a gothic realm of lyre birds, dragons, gryphons, and many other real and imaginary beasts that can be brought to life through numerous handcrafted appliqué projects. Eileen’s authentic use of colour and shape reflects the kingly echoes of The Middle Ages, transforming simple textiles into distant treasures from our world’s past.

This book is suitable for both novice and expert designers, featuring comprehensible and detailed instructions for creating a uniquely majestic piece.

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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.

This fantastic title encourages the creative soul to take control! Craft unique and unforgettable treasures that will last a lifetime.

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