Patchwork has a long tradition, but contemporary quilting offers new techniques and products to enable you to express yourself in more creative and exciting ways This book introduces you to the fabrics and tools needed to try your hand. It begins with simple projects to teach you the basic skills of piecing and quilting, while also encouraging you to achieve lovely results with fine finishing. Step-by-step instruction helps you to improve easily, inspiring you to learn new techniques and to find unexpected ways to add personal touches to your work. Handsomely illustrated in full color, Patchwork, Quilting and Appliqué will have you stitching expertly in no time. Jenni Dobson is a professional quilting teacher; her previous books include Beautiful Quilts and Sweet and Simple Country Quilts.
Award-winning quilter Gail Lawther's second book of Celtic-inspired patchwork, quilting and appliqu? projects. The knots and spirals of classic Celtic design lend themselves perfectly to the quilter's art, and this book is packed with ideas, projects, patterns and inspiration for anyone who wants to give a Celtic feel to a wide range of quilting, patchwork and appliqu? techniques. There are four themed sections based on the four most popular areas of Celtic design: Knotwork; Spirals; Key, fret and carpet designs; Biomorphic and plant designs. Each section features a superb large, main project accompanied by several smaller designs. And each section rounds off with several pages of extra patterns to inspire the reader still further. Over 25 projects in all, large and small, range from cards, pot pourri sachets, a sewing caddy and accessories, to a table runner, cushions, a lap quilt and a bed quilt.
This reference book provides inspiration for the quilter, both novice and experienced. Details of all the techniques of patchwork, quilting and applique are given step-by-step alongside a gallery of antique and modern quilts.
This title presents essential know-how together with a wide range of inspirational projects, tips and ideas collected from international top-name quilters. Ideal for both the beginners looking for trustworthy advice in a single volume and the committed quilters searching for authoritative reference for seldom used techniques. Over 15 projects featured including cot quilts, bed quilts, lap quilts, bags, cushions, wall hangings, table mats and runners, and other beautiful projects for the home.
An international survey of textile craftwork and its historical applications in arts, clothing, and interior design is organized into three main sections including materials, uses, and construction, in a volume that also provides advice on how to care for artistic textiles.
Instructions for creating various items using quilting, patchwork, and appliqué.
The essential handbook for every quilter at every level of expertise. Quilting is enjoying a renaissance as consumers seek value but still want high-quality hand-crafted items. The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqué is the one book that covers every quilting process and answers virtually every technical question. It features an extensive full-color gallery of amazing quilts from around the world, a concise history of quilt design and 1,000 step-by-step illustrations that detail design and construction techniques. The creative and concise guidance from Linda Seward instills confidence in the beginner and gives new inspiration to the experienced quilter. She covers such topics as: Essential equipment and techniques Working with colors and fabrics Preparing, cutting and pressing fabrics Hand and machine sewing and piecing Drafting patterns, joining and setting in pieces Hand and machine appliqué Borders, binding, edging and cording Cut-and-sew, inlay, reverse and shadow appliqué Hand quilting, including advanced stitch designs Special techniques, such as curved seams and tie quilting Small projects, clothing and caring for and hanging quilts Dozens of patterns and ready-to-use templates cover traditional, modern and advanced designs and patterns, and an A to Z glossary of quilting terms rounds out this comprehensive handbook. The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqué is the essential reference for the thousands of hobbyists who quilt, appliqué and engage in other needle crafts. An outstanding value, this book will become the most-used resource for any quilter.
Accessible, beautiful and lavishly illustrated with over 1000 illustrations, this ultimate guide goes step-by-step through every creative option needed to create an art quilt. From the essentials, like enlarging and transferring patterns, to surface desig
Elaine Hammond, a quilter for over twenty years, offers step-by-step instructions for twenty-five projects, each designed to introduce a new apsect of your chosen craft.
Examples of past and present works serve to inspire the novice as well as the experienced fabric designer to create individual home furnishings, apparel, and art objects
A global tour in stitch! Every country in the world is packed with traditional and modern motifs, and each can provide inspiration for quilters and other stitchers. These 25 unusual patchwork, quilting and appliqué projects range from a simple pincushion from England and crazy patchwork boxes from India, to a full-size quilt featuring mandarin ducks from China. Each of the different quilting techniques used is carefully explained with step-by-step instructions, diagrams and templates and a 20 page pattern-library, packed with motifs, will encourage you to develop these designs.
With this generous collection of 14 brand-new charming quilts, Kim Diehl uses modern time-saving techniques and rich fabric pairings to pay homage to our quilting heritage. Create simple, beautiful patterns and motifs in warm, welcoming projects for decorating. Choose from appealing projects ranging from a pincushion to table toppers, lap quilts, wall quilts, and a bed quilt Learn a variety of techniques: traditional patchwork, invisible machine applique and wool applique on cotton backgrounds Use Kim's popular "Pin Point" tip boxes throughout and enjoy the wonderful photography her books are known for
Contains 25 step-by-step projects - ranging in size from a herb sachet to a bedspread - in the style of ancient Celtic artists. Their spiralling motifs and entwined knot designs have a natural affinity with the delicate curves and intricacy of quilting. The techniques used range from traditional English quilting through Italian stuffed trapunto and Japanese sashiko to applique, patchwork and shadow quilting.