For those who enjoyed the honesty and insight of How to Make an American Quilt, this is a moving collection of personal stories that highlight the laughter, sadness, friendships, frustrations, and triumphs shared by the more than 21 million people across the country who call themselves quilters. These touching tales from sixty-seven contributors nationwide form a patchwork of their own in the words of each individual's unique narrative. From the quilt that reunited a family divided by war and an ocean to the twenty-two foot banner that accompanied a dying woman on her last journey, American Patchwork is sure to capture the hearts of quilters and quilt lovers everywhere. Wonderfully varied, instructive, nostalgic, amusing, and often poignantly written, this gem of a book will be treasured for years to come.
Painstakingly researched, accurately detailed renderings of 42 authentic early American quilt designs including: Basket of Scraps, Sunflower Star, Split Rail, Clockworks, Lady of the Lake, many more. Storehouse of inspiration for artists and craftspeople. Fun to color, too.
Presents patterns and instructions for making patchwork quilt pillows, bedspreads, tote bags, tablecloths, and coverlets
41 quilt projects from American Patchwork & Quilting Are you a beginner quilter looking for a place to start learning this time-honored craft? Are you a more advanced quilter looking for quick and gifty projects that you can complete in a snap? From the editors of American Patchwork & Quilting comes a collection of ideas and inspiration for making beautiful quilt projects. This book is packed with gorgeous photography and easy-to-follow instructions for making everything from throws and bed-sized quilts to bags and pincushions. Beautiful full-color photographs of every project Full-size patterns for you to tear out and use again and again Includes free 1-year subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting magazine Plus, each project includes a quilt diagram, assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations!
Use your favorite fabric scraps to make beautiful quilts Originally, scrappy quilts were born of necessity and the need to make do with fabrics on hand. Today, the love of designer fabrics make scrappy quilts as popular as ever. Here, you'll find 29 heirloom-quality projects, hand-selected by the editors of American Patchwork and Quilting as well as ideas and inspiration for making the most of leftover fabrics. Plus, if you're new to quilting, a comprehensive guide to quilting basics is provided to help get you started! 29 quilt patterns, including easy assembly instructions and schematic illustrations Every quilt is quilter tested, ensuring accurate results every time Full-size patterns offered in a tear-out pattern pack so you can use them again and again Packed with beautiful, full-color photographs of every project, Scrappy Quilts is a must-have addition to any quilter's library.
A collection of 15 quilt projects from the pages of American Patchwork & Quilting, with 40 more variations in fabrics and colours. It includes a ready-to-use pattern pack - a full-size pattern for every quilt in the book - and size charts giving yardage for any size quilt.
Shows a variety of traditional quilt designs, tells how to decorate with quilts, and shares instructions for making quilts, wall hangings, and quilted clothing
Provides patterns and instructions for forty-two designs based upon quilts in museums and historical American houses
Presents thirty-one projects for constructing "scrap" quilts--a style which utilizes as many as several hundred different fabrics--and offers sewing tips, quilting ideas, and timesaving cutting charts