Presents over 20 step-by-step projects including quilts and coordinating cushions, slippers, decorations, toys, and more.
Author: Mandy Shaw
Publisher: David & Charles
Shares the author's fresh approach to quilting with an emphasis on fun, fast results, and fabulous quilts. This title includes step-by-step instructions that guide you through 10 projects that can be made using fat quarters. It shows you how to use the remaining scraps of fabric to sew delightful accessories, toys, home decor items and gifts.|Talented author Mandy Shaw shares her fresh approach to quilting with an emphasis on fun, fast results, and fabulous quilts! Full step-by-step instructions guide you through 10 gorgeous quilting projects ti stitch and sew that have plenty of 'wow' factor, but won't take a lifetime to complete. All the projects can be made using fat quarters and when the main project is finished, Mandy shows you how to use up the remaining scraps of fabric to sew delightful accessories, toys, home decor items and gifts. Projects include wall hangings, a cot quilt, picnic rug and 'Welcome' sampler. With a clear and comprehensive section covering techniques, tips and templates, this is a book for quilters and sewing enthusiasts to dip into again and again.
This book allows you to create stunning gifts and home accessories which are personal and unique, while also leaving room for inspiration and creativity.
Author: Mandy Shaw
Publisher: David & Charles
Mandy Shaw's unmistakable style provides a gorgeous collection of stitches and projects, all in natural fabrics in the stylish cream and red color palette. This book is a perfect introduction to eleven simple stitches, with step-by-step instruction for both right and left handers. This book allows you to create stunning gifts and home accessories which are personal and unique, while also leaving room for inspiration and creativity.
If you find yourself avoiding quilt patterns that use triangle pieces, you really must
treat yourself to this book of triangle quilts by Peggy Waltman. Peggy's clear
directions for each of these five lap-size quilts will help you discover how easy it
is to ...
Author: Peggy Waltman
Publisher: Leisure Arts
If you find yourself avoiding quilt patterns that use triangle pieces, you really must treat yourself to this book of triangle quilts by Peggy Waltman. Peggy's clear directions for each of these five lap-size quilts will help you discover how easy it is to piece each block, triangles and all. Make Lauren's Tea Party, Summer Cherries, and Boy Crazy with traditional piecing, or quickly fashion Seth's Stargazing and Pretty in Pink with paper piecing. With either piecing method, you're sure to get perfect points, and perfectly pretty quilts. Pretty Triangles (Leisure Arts #4353)
The fabrics look OK together, but will they make a good quilt? If you have to ask
yourself that question, the answer is usually, “not quite.” Here is where the
blenders work their magic. Find a beautiful fabric with both pink and green in the
Author: Cyndi Walker
Each sweet and elegant quilt in this book invites you to combine what you have on hand with new fabrics to create a fresh, modern look. Twelve unique quilt patterns are perfect for confident beginners and seasoned quilters alike Planned color schemes use a wide variety of quilt fabrics in each color for an easy yet appealing scrappiness Several quilt patterns include charming applique designs that can be done by hand or machine
Inside Stitch at Home: Get Ready to Stitch – Most of the projects in this book are decorated with applique, embellished with simple hand embroidery stitches.
Author: Mandy Shaw
Publisher: David & Charles
A gorgeous collection of fun projects for your home and garden in Mandy Shaw's unmistakeable style. Combining applique, embroidery, patchwork, quilting and sewing, Stitch at Home is a fabric lover’s dream, featuring 20 hand and machine sewing projects in 9 themed sections. Be inspired by Mandy's unique motifs and fresh colour palette of teal, raspberry, cream and brown. Each project features step-by-step instructions and illustrated techniques, making even the more complex projects beginner-friendly, and the book even includes stitch diagrams for both right and left-handers. Inside Stitch at Home: Get Ready to Stitch – Most of the projects in this book are decorated with applique, embellished with simple hand embroidery stitches. Includes information about the fabrics and threads used for the projects, advice on working with applique using fusible webbing, and working with stitches, using Mandy’s favourite stitches from satin stitch to blanket stitch. Home – A stitchery sampler, depicting the simpler things in life, and features almost all the embroidery stitches that Mandy has used. Tea Time – Start your own tea time magic with this striking Union Jack inspired tea cosy and a tablecloth that is ready laid out for the occasion! Sewing – This Sewing Machine Cover will prove a beautiful and practical way of covering your big white sewing machine, with colourful fabrics and pockets to store your sewing essentials; needles, threads, pencils. For when you want to stitch-on-the-go, the Cottage Sewing Case provides a handy way to take your stitching tools with you! Pets – Mandy introduces you to her pets and shows you how to pamper your own pooch, with a sturdy dog bed, a dandy neckerchief for a dog's collar, and Mandy’s dog has even inspired a delightful soft toy project. Beach – Learn how to restore an old deckchair with heavy weight upholstery fabric, a roomy beach bag to store all of your beach essentials, and colourful bunting to hang in your garden. Village – Mandy teaches you how to make the perfect patchwork quilt, with its easy pieced block and simple applique shapes. Garden – Create an easy-to-make and simple to erect tepee perfect for children or pets, a weatherproof garden kneeler essential for any keen gardener, and a handy leaf bag. House – These cutwork cushions made with felt and fusible webbing are inspired by English artist Rob Ryan and the art of paper cutting. Christmas – Be reminded of childhood and making traditional gingerbread houses when creating this embroidered fabric version, the perfect gift, and these delightful little gingerbread men to decorate the Christmas tree. Techniques – More detailed advice on techniques such as binding, sugar bagging, edging with ric-rac braid, making envelope cushions and utility stitches. Templates – all the templates that you will need to create the projects. Get stitching with gorgeous embroidery and applique projects for your home, your garden and your loved ones! From sweet little hand-sewn makes to whip up in an evening to intricate heirloom projects to take your time with, this beautiful collection has over 20 truly stunning ideas!
The book includes full instructions, top tips and full sized templates which make each project a breeze.
Author: Mandy Shaw
Publisher: Dandelion Designs Publication
n/annotation (HTML) Put some spring in your stitching with three gorgeous designs from Mandy Shaw. The projects are perfect for celebrating Easter and welcoming Spring and are designed to help you choose fabrics and embellishments with confidence. The book includes full instructions, top tips and full sized templates which make each project a breeze.
... cushions and piles of pillows, a comforting quilt to wrap yourself in and
beautiful accessories to complete your haven. ... There's a gorgeous big bed quilt
, piles of matching pillow shams and cushions, fun accessories and even a
Author: Stuart Hillard
Publisher: Hachette UK
How to make beautiful fabric crafts for your home, from the GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE's Stuart Hillard. Stuart Hillard reached the semi-final of BBC2's GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE, bringing a fantastic sense of invention, passion, creativity and style to all things fabric. Stuart's first love is sewing for the home - transforming everything from tablecloths, cushions and curtains to garden chairs and quilts. He is an enthusiastic home sewer and teacher and his mission is to make sewing for the home accessible and aspirational, and his message is clear: sewing is for everyone. He introduces the novice sewer to the basic skills, kit and trimmings and also endeavours to teach even the most experienced sewer a new range of techniques. Ranging from the super-easy, no-sew projects for those who are enthusiastic about fabric but are under-confident, to gorgeous quilts that take a few basic sewing skills, Stuart's brilliant designs and simple-to-follow approach will help everyone to sew for their own home, their own way.
Learn how to decorate your home with unique touches with this gorgeous collection of sewing patterns from the Queen of Christmas Craft.
Author: Mandy Shaw
Nobody does a handmade Christmas like Mandy Shaw! Learn how to decorate your home with unique and personal touches with this gorgeous collection of sewing patterns from the Queen of Christmas Craft. Featuring Mandy's signature Redwork designs and cute folk-inspired characters, this charming book brings Mandy's best-loved Christmas projects together into one volume. With inspiring lifestyle photography, step-by-step instructions and full-size templates, you'll learn to sew wreaths, garlands, pennants, hanging decorations and more, and bring some of Mandy's sparkle to your own magical Christmas.
Whatever your favorite color is (the color you find yourself using most in your
quilts), collect some of its complement. For example, if ... candidates. Silk neckties
, with their gorgeous patterns, are a bit tricky to work with but can be great options
Author: Leni Levenson Wiener
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
You'll be surprised how easy it is to transform a photo into gallery-worthy fabric art with Leni Wiener's simple methods. Leni walks you step by step through choosing the right fabrics; creating patterns with free software; depicting common elements, such as grass, trees, water, and faces; layering and sewing your collages; and finishing your work for display. Complete patterns and instructions for two quilts help get you started. Use the included Art Quilter's Value Scale to choose the perfect light and dark fabrics for your quilts. Loaded with helpful photos, this guide is a virtual art class in a book.
Author's Note After you've seen the projects in this book, I hope you will create a
variety of Quick Little Landscape Quilts yourself! There are ... I bet you have a
photograph of you and your signifi~ cant other standing in a truly gorgeous
Author: Joyce Becker
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Let the fabric do the work! Joyce shows you uncomplicated ways to work with landscape-themed fabrics to make a quilted wallhanging you'll be proud to show off. Quickly build an eye-catching scene using her popular techniques for painting, fusing, embellishing, and embroidering.
Really, you could pretty easily convince yourself you were on vacation at a fancy
resort. Okay, the Kanes didn't have a swimming pool, but they did have several
large planters each spilling a profusion of flowers. Another long, low planter held
Author: Holly Chamberlin
Publisher: Kensington Books
Set in a picturesque Maine beach town, bestselling author Holly Chamberlin’s heartwarming and insightful novel delves into the choices and changes faced by two families over the course of one eventful summer . . . Everyone in Yorktide, Maine, knows sixteen-year-old Sarah Bauer. She’s a good student and a dutiful daughter, as well as a beloved best friend to Cordelia Kane. So it’s a surprise to all when sensible Sarah reveals that she is pregnant. Though shocked, Sarah’s family is supportive. But while Sarah reconciles herself to a new and different future, the consequences ripple in all directions. Her father—a proud, old-time Mainer—tries to find more work to defray expenses. Her younger sister grapples with a secret she can’t share. Cordelia feels abandoned, and Cordelia’s mother faces the repercussions of a long-ago decision. As Sarah’s mother, Cindy, frets about how she’ll juggle childcare with her job at the local quilting store, she seizes on an idea: to band together and make a baby quilt. Piece by piece, a beautiful design emerges. And as it progresses, reflecting the hopes and cares of the women who create it, each will find strength in the friendship and love that sustains them, in hardship and in joy . . . Praise for the novels of Holly Chamberlin “There is sure to be much clamor for this latest beach read. Recommend it to fans of Claire Cook and Elin Hilderbrand.” —Booklist on Home for the Summer “Chamberlin’s latest is a great summer read but with substance. It will find a wide audience in its exploration of sisterhood, family, and loss.” —Library Journal on Summer with My Sisters
“Oh.” So much for that patient confidentiality “You're beautiful the way you are.
Why take ... “George, you know you always do your very best, so why blame
yourself? ... Maybe it's time to retire, let the younger men 189 T H E H E A LING
Author: Lauraine Snelling
After her Aunt Teza’s test results turn out to be inconclusive, Dot Cooper resolves to raise money for a new mammogram machine, through the creation and auction of a magnificent, king-sized quilt to be sewn by the women of Jefferson City. Dot’s efforts quickly draw the support of disparate members of the community, including newcomer Beth Donnelly, married to a local pastor; Elaine Giovanni, the stylish wife of a local surgeon; and an ailing Aunt Teza. But as the four different generations work the squares of the quilt, they are also confronted with ragged pieces of their own lives. Though the women could not be more different on the surface, they hold in common quiet suffering triggered by painful circumstances: the death of children, the abandonment of husbands, the loneliness of depression. Yet their struggles will bring them closer together than they ever could have anticipated, and their lives will be dramatically changed, as together they experience the curative powers of The Healing Quilt.
Treat yourself to a personal tour through this collection of rare gems. Each gorgeous quilt is a precious historic heirloom in its own right, highlighted in stunning, color-saturated photos.
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Embark on a dazzling journey through the spectacular colors, rich textures, and treasured traditions of America's most spectacular quilts. Delve into a one-of-a-kind exploration of 65 glorious quilts hand-selected from the permanent collection of American-made quilts at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum - the largest public collection of quilts in the world. Treat yourself to a personal tour through this collection of rare gems. Each gorgeous quilt is a precious historic heirloom in its own right, highlighted in stunning, color-saturated photos. You'll be inspired and moved again and again by the breathtaking beauty, incredible workmanship, and ingenious artistry of America's quiltmaking tradition.
An irresistible collection of 20 quilt projects designed by Kaffe Fassett, Roberta Horton, and other top quilt designers -- complete step-by-step instructions for making them yourself.
Author: Kaffe Fassett
Publisher: C & T Pub
An irresistible collection of 20 quilt projects designed by Kaffe Fassett, Roberta Horton, and other top quilt designers -- complete step-by-step instructions for making them yourself. Also features examples of Kaffe's gorgeous hand-woven fabrics.
Lura does not consider herself the best at making quilts ; her work is “ passable ”
she says . ... Mrs. Stanley considers a quilt a “ beautiful art work ” and thus places
her emphasis on the pieced or appliquéd quilt top pattern , which she ...
Author: Jeannette Lasansky
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Briefly discusses the history of the quilt in America, shows a variety of antique quilts, and explains how to document old quilts and quilt tops
If you can't get enough of reproduction fabrics, you'll want this book!
Author: Carol Hopkins
If you can't get enough of reproduction fabrics, you'll want this book! Immerse yourself in a bygone era and create your own piece of Americana. Featuring simple pieced blocks, these gorgeous quilts showcase Carol Hopkins' talent for selecting reproduction fabrics to create quilts reminiscent of antique treasures. Choose from 16 quilt patterns ideally suited for your smallest scraps Close-up photos bring the details into crystal-clear focus Enjoy patterns that are perfect for wall hangings, table toppers, doll beds, and special gifts