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RRP £21.99 on offer at £20.95Exclusive signed by Kaffe Fassett copies. Available while stocks last24 New Projects Made with Shot Cottons and Striped FabricsKaffe Fassett And Liza Prior Lucy In Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes, quilt master Kaffe Fassett and coauthor Liza Prior Lucy present 24 projectssmall and large, beginner and advancedmade with iridescent solid-colored cotton fabrics (called shot cottons) and woven striped cotton fabrics, all photographed in and around his weekend home on Englands southern coast. Inspired by worldwide travels and a plethora of ethnic textiles, including Amish quilts in America, Japanese indigo patched work clothes, and African weavings, the projects featured include full-size bed quilts as well as smaller pieces that can be completed more quickly, such as throws, wall hangings, table runners, and pillows. With Shots and Stripes, Fassett answers the current call for quilts that make bold graphic statements but are not necessarily as time-consuming as some of the work for which he has been previously celebrated. Praise for Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes: Kaffe Fassett is a superstar in the world of textiles. Craft Gossip As with all of Kaffes bookswhether quilting or knitting or needleworkthe photos and lay-out are lavish. It is a treat for the senses. Getting Stitched on the Farm Kaffe & Liza did it again! It's amazing to have another pattern book so soon, following . . . Kaffes fascinating memoir, Dreaming in Color. Do you really need yet another Kaffe book in your library of quilt books? Why, yes, you do. Meg Cox About the authorKaffe Fassett, widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color, is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. He is the author of 16 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including STC Crafts Kaffe Fassetts Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts and his biography, Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color. He lives in London. Liza Prior Lucy is an expert quilt maker and the owner of Glorious Color (gloriouscolor.com), a source for fabrics designed by Kaffe Fassett and friends. She works with Fassett on his fabric lines and books. She lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
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Link to Kaffe Fasset Shot Cottons Published by: STC Craft ISBN: 9781617690167 Number of pages: 176: 100 colour illustrations Year published: 2013
Photographed in the small rural village in Bulgaria, its natural, unspoiled beauty makes the perfect backdrop for this scintillating collection of favourite quilts by Kaffe and his designers, recreated in the new Rowan fabrics. Kaffe and his team of designers explain how they have gone about the task of recreating them, in some cases changing the colour palette completely.The new fabrics inspired him to look again at some of his original favourite designs. For example, the new woven striped fabrics from India and Kaffe's own printed Marquee Stripes made it a must to create two new version Chevron quilt (from Quilt Road), each very different. One is in earthy woven stripes, the other in sizzling Marquee stripes, illustrating how colour can change the mood of aquilt.Add to the mix of new fabrics Philip Jacob's sublime florals and Brandon Mably's quirky designs, plus new colourways of firm favourites and shot cottons, and quilt designers are spoilt for choice.The quilt instructions in this book are simple and clear: a sumptuous flat shot photo of the finished project, an ingredients list of the materials needed full written instructions, with useful tips, and illustrated with coloured diagrams, and all the templates.rated colour in deep earthy tones. In the Designer Profile, Kaffe explains how he creates his quilts, a fascinating insight into a genius at work. Published by: Rowan ISBN: 9781906007973 Number of pages: 144 Year published: 2012
Elizabeth Hartman Quilting Basics with Modern Flair 12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners, and intermediates Explore different options for each project-make it with just two colors or scrappy, make it vintage or mod, make it soft or playful. Alternate colorways included with each project show you how swapping out fabrics can change the look of the same block. Learn how to cut, piece, appliqué, machine quilt, bind, and finish. Pick up helpful tips and tricks to stay organized and master the methods. Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new "go-to" book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own. Winner of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award ("How To" category) Published by: C&T Publishing ISBN: 9781607050087 Number of pages: 128 Year published: November 2010
Was £15.95 now down to £7.95Nikki Tinkler UK author Nikki Tinkler shows you how to create your own beautiful sampler quilt based on her award-winning quilt, Constant Inspiration. The book includes instructions for 25 different blocks, with full-size templates, all suitable for hand or machine sewing (and not dependent on rotary cutting). There is also lots of practical advice including colour schemes, choosing fabric and calculating quantities plus guidelines on basic techniques such as working with templates, hand quilting, binding and more. 112 pages Published by: Teamwork Craftbooks ISBN: 9780953259090 Number of pages: 112 Year published: August 2005
Ebony LoveAn instructional book for quilters and other crafters for using die cutting systems.Do you think die cutting wastes too much fabric? Have you ever die cut a square only to find that it came up short? How can you get perfect cuts every time, no matter what system you use or material you are cutting? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make your own die cutting a success. Written for the quilters and sewists who use die-cutting systems, and those who might like to try, this book combines the best information and expertise from leaders in the industry to improve the speed and accuracy of quilt making. The book opens with a chapter discussing all the major fabric die-cutting systems, and then continues with chapters about dies, consumable materials, and HOW to die-cut and prepare your fabric.Several companies produce die-cutting systems for the quilting and crafting markets; two of the biggest names are Sizzix® and AccuQuilt®. Because of the variety of machines and dies, consumers are often overwhelmed by the choices and have trouble determining which system would be best for them. A lot of quilters dont realize that some of these systems are interchangeable. This 256-page book lives up to its name in a big way, and is packed with tips, extensive Q & A sections, and detailed explanations to help guide quilters through some of their most pressing issues like: what kind of die cutter is best for them; what dies to purchase, and how to make the most of them; how to use dies from one manufacturer in a different machine; techniques to reduce fabric waste during die cutting; and ways to store and maintain their equipment.Digest, spiral bound, 256 pages, 5.375" x 8.25" Published by: Love Bug Studios ISBN: 9781938889004 Number of pages: 256 Year published: October 2012
Lesley RileyUse Transfer Artist Paper (Ref 10493/10500) to Transfer Any Image onto Fabric, Paper, Wood, Glass, Metal, Clay & More! Learn everything you need to know about how to use Transfer Art Paper - also called TAP - for quiltmaking, fiber arts, mixed-media, and papercraft projects 15 different projects, including treasure boxes, collages, dolls, quilts, and jewelry Unlock your inner artist with Lesley's romantic ideas and accessible techniques Photo transfer projects are fun for you and your family Lesley is one of the inventors of TAP and is an unparalleled expert on how to use it for maximum creative effect. She'll teach you how to create unique fabric images from photographs that stay vibrant and colorfast, even after washing. You can use her photo transfer methods to quickly create your own masterpieces, using just your inkjet printer and basic art supplies. Lesley Riley's Transfer Artist Paper (TAP®) received the Craft & Hobby Association Innovation Award for most innovative product. Published by: C&T Publications ISBN: 9781607052678 Number of pages: 64 Year published: 2011
Was £20 now down to £14Jane BrocketThe Gentle Art of Quilt-Making is a charming, inspirational and practical collection of 15 quilts for would-be quilters by leading author Jane Brocket. Theres a Russian Shawl Quilt, inspired by traditional motifs of Russian folk art, a Floral Frocks Quilt inspired by summer dresses, flower gardens and herbaceous borders and a Suits and Ties Quilt reusing sober woollen suiting contrasting with extravagant silk ties designed in an Irish Chain.Finally, a practical section covers all the knowledge youll need from chain-piecing, hand-quilting and sandwiching to binding, storage and caring for your quilt. Armed with the design tools, you can embark on your quilting journey and begin creating your own personal masterpiece.Create totally unique quilts for family and friends Stunning inspirational photography throughout Discover how to quilt and design with confidence Illustration note: Over 250 colour photographs and illustrationsBravo to our amazing Jane Brocket who has such a distinct personal flavour and shares with us ways to play with floral fabrics. I defy anyone who quilts, not to go running to a fabric shop and get stuck into a new project. Kaffe Fassett Published by: Collins & Brown Number of pages: 160
Laurie Aaron HirdIn 1922, the very popular The Farmer's Wife magazine held a contest asking a simple question: "Would you want your daughter to marry a farmer?" Author Laurie Hird has excerpted 55 of the top letters and using these letters as inspiration, she created 111 traditional 6" quilt blocks and created a tribute quilt. Each block is fully illustrated and comes with complete cutting templates on the bonus CD. In addition, she provides complete quiltmaking instructions for the queen-sized sampler quilt with all 111 blocks, as well as instruction on converting the quilt to lap, twin, double and king sizes.111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions.Complete instruction for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king.CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates for all 11 blocks, and printable quilt construction diagrams.
RRP £15.99. Our Price £12.95Tula Pink Inspired fabrics and designs await you in "Quilts From the House of Tula Pink"! Welcome to the world of cutting-edge fabric designer Tula Pink, where clever quilts show off fanciful fabric, and your imagination can be let out to play. Featuring fabrics that you know and love, Tula offers 20 patterns with her signature flair for color, design and original style. Between 10 amazing quilts and 10 extra-cool companion projects, you'll be inspired to play with fabric, color and design in a way like never before! Step inside to find: 10 large quilt patterns, perfect for the bedroom or snuggling on the couch.10 accessory sewing projects, like an embroidered lampshade and a fabric cuckoo clock, to make your everyday life extraordinary. Tips from Tula on choosing and combining fabrics, selecting a quilting motif, and even sketching your own fabric and pattern designs.Step-by-step illustrations (hand-drawn by Tula herself) and super-simple sewing techniques for successful quilt making. Come on in to Tula's house for the ultimate in sewing, style and fabric innovation! Published by: David And Charles ISBN: 9781440218187 Number of pages: 144 Year published: March 2012
RRP £17.95. Our Price £15.95Lisa LamLisa Lam of U-Handbag brings you a stunning collection of sewing patterns to make your own bags. The book features 12 brand new bag designs with full photographic instructions for how to make a bag with truly professional results. The book features full size patterns on three separate pull-out sheets so that you can get started right away no photocopying or enlarging required. If you're new to sewing and bag making there are simpler projects such as the Compact Groceries Tote, All-Sorted Laundry Bag and Access-All-Areas Pouch to get you started before progressing to the more fully featured bags such as the Geek-Chic iPad Case and Too-Cool-for-School Satchel. All techniques are fully explained with step by step photographs, so you'll be creating professional, practical and great-looking bags before you know it!Hardback: Ring bound Published by: David & Charles ISBN: 9781446301852 Number of pages: 176 Year published: June 2012
Alex AndersonMake Your First Quilt a Success! Alex guides you every step of the way as you learn to plan, cut, piece, quilt, and bind your quilt Get started with 8 easy, beautiful projects Expanded edition includes new projects, more quilt sizes, and lots of helpful new tips and shortcutsSo you want to make a quilt, but can't tell a rotary cutter from a seam ripper? Alex Anderson has helped a quarter million quilters learn to quilt. She'll get you quilting in no time-and loving it! Published by: C&T Pubishing
Chris Franses and Barbara ChaineyIn this book, Chris Franses and Barbara Chainey introduce you to the basics of patchwork and quilting, starting right at the beginning with a detailed look at how to choose the right equipment, whether you prefer to quilt by hand or machine.With an abundance of tips and easy to follow step-by-step instructions, they guide you through all the stages of making patchwork by hand or machine, looking at: Equipment Fabric and colour Patchwork blocks Machine piecing Hand piecing Quick piecing Sashing, settings and borders Quilting by hand or machine Finishing the quilt, with a look at binding, labels and hanging sleeves. Published by: Traplet Publications
Nancy HalvorsenThis book is dedicated to all of my wonderful kids and grandkids, full of curiosity, mischief, wonder, energy and love. Kids are the best! These projects will make their lives more bright and fun. 16 projects for children.Building Blocks Quilt, Petal Pop Quilt, Play Rules Quilt, Alphabet Name Quilt, Building Blocks Pillow Sham, Nap Mats, Owl Pillow, Robot Pillow, My Favourite Things Growth Chart, Petal Pop Pillow Sham, Ruffle Pillow, Football Pillow, dot Quilts, Everything Pillows, Three of a Kind Pillows, Tooth Fairy Pillows. Published by: Art To Heart ISBN: 632552005464 Number of pages: 28 Year published: 2012
Marti MichellMarti has published a book to complement her Log Cabin rulers . It includes tips and tricks, detailed instructions for cutting with the rulers, full-size patterns and how-tos for making 14 quilts in a variety of styles. 72 pages, full colour. Published by: Michell Marketing
Lisa LamThis is the first book and resource of it kind - a technique led approach to sewing your own designer bags and designer purses. It introduces, explains and demonstrates the myriad materials, hardware, tools and techniques available to the modern crafter, including using the sewing machine. Each fully illustrated chapter ends with a unique, step-by-step project that builds the ultimate handbag wardrobe, with tips for customisation. Full size patterns on a separate pull-out section mean readers can get started right away - no photocopying or enlarging required. It includes instructions to make a funky laptop bag, book bags, a messenger bag, shoulder bags and more. Published by: David & Charles
Foundation piecing is a quilt making method that allows you to create magnificent quilts with exceptional accuracy. This approach to creating patchwork quilts is free from templates, careful cutting and meticulous measuring. Using our expert General Instructions you will learn the foundation-piecing technique easily and in no time will be stitching beautiful blocks. Using the full-size foundation patterns you will be able to stitch perfect stars, baskets and more. We've included instructions for 6 fabulous wall quilts in a variety of fabrics, colors and patterns. You'll love stitching all of these quilts in colors to match your home or to make as special gifts. Have fun as you learn to make these foundation-pieced quilts! Published by: House of White Birches ISBN: 9781592173341 Number of pages: 32
Want to make a quilt but puzzled about where to begin? Look no further than the inspiring ideas and in-depth how-to inside this book. You'll learn everything you need to know -- from choosing fabric for your project and proper rotary-cutting techniques to tips for sewing exact seams and how to finish your quilt with flair. Then practice your skills on these enticing projects: Easy Four-Patch Quilt; Hourglass Quilt; Fine Stripes Baby Quilt; Pillow Trio; Plaid Nine-Patch Throw; Star Wall Hanging; Bow-Tie Quilt; and Lazy Dayz Tote. Paperback: 48 pages Published by: Leisure Arts, Inc ISBN: 978-1601408204 Published by: Better Homes & Gardens
A must-have resource for every quilter, this collection features 501 quilting motifs selected from more than 26 years of Quiltmaker magazine. What a value! Now quilters of all levels can finish gorgeous, one-of-a-kind quilts. Handy indexes cross-reference each motif by size and style, so finding the perfect one is quick and easy.Get clear guidelines for selecting and transferring motifsFind quilting-motif categories such as flowers, feathers, vines and leaves, seasonal and holidays, children and teens, geometric designs, and moreDiscover well over a thousand arrangements featuring the motifsBelow you can see examples of quilt patterns from three of the pages.Black and white, concealed spiral binding: 208 pagesISBN: 978-1-60468-054-6 Published by: That Patchwork Place ISBN: 9781604680546 Number of pages: 208 Year published: 2011
Sara Diepersloot 18 Projects for Instant GratificationSara Diepersloot, author of the popular Simple Style, presents 18 exciting new patterns in one small volume--a terrific value. Known for irresistible projects that come together quickly, Sara gives you fun ways to showcase the gorgeous fabrics you love.View clear illustrations that include an alternate colorway for each projectMake projects that are easy enough for beginners and enticing enough for seasoned quiltersFollow Sara's lead and use theme or novelty fabrics, or spotlight large-scale florals and other favoritesReview from Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts magazineThe eighteen quilts in this book are stylish, simple projects using large pieces, strip piecing, and quick techniques. They're easy enough for beginners and interesting enough for experienced quilters who want to make a quick quilt. Sara's quilts are often made of large scale or novelty prints, but she suggests alternate fabrics for your inspiration. Published by: That Patchwork Place ISBN: 9781604680652 Number of pages: 80 Year published: 2011
Amanda Jean Nyberg, Cheryl Arkison 16 Modern Scrap Projects Sort, Store, and Use Every Last Bit of Your Treasured FabricsAre scrap piles wreaking havoc in your sewing space? Not sure what to do with all those tiny bits of gorgeous prints you hate to part with? Modern quilters Amanda and Cheryl share a passion for scraps-they're here to help you get creative and sew new life into every last little piece. Your Sunday mornings just got a whole lot cozier! 16 bold and scrappy quilt projects include piecing, appliqué, and improvisational work Ideas for how to adapt patterns for your own personal "Sunday morning" style Tips for effectively cutting, storing, and organizing your scraps Explore what makes a quilt "modern" Published by: Stash Books ISBN: 9781607054276 Number of pages: 144 Year published: 2012
Nancy Brenan DanielYou will never run out of quilt ideas with the help of this book filled with over 100 applique block designs. Each design includes full-sized line drawings and placement diagrams. This book will also teach you about the basics of applique, including basic techniques, tools used, how to make and use templates and more! 122 pages, all color. PaperbackHouse of White Birches Published by: DRG ISBN: 9781592173136 Number of pages: 122
Susan Briscoe400 tips, techniques and trade secrets for making quiltsBook DescriptionAn indispensable compendium of technical know-how and troubleshooting tips.Discover all the tips and special techniques you need to make that special quilting project plus the trade secrets that will make it stand out from the rest. Step-by-step diagrams and instructions guide you through every step of making a quilt, whether you are new to thecraft or wish to take your patchworking and quilting skills to a higher level. All the most popular techniques are explained in detail, with a host of troubleshooting ideas that show how to put them into practice.Book ContentsPrelims, Introduction, About This Book, Choosing Equipment, Choosing and Preparing Fabrics, Colour Confidence, Understanding Quilt Patterns (and Designing Your Own), Cutting, Patchwork Techniques, Appliqué and Embellishment Techniques, Choosing Batting and Basting the Quilt, Quilting Designs and Techniques, Binding the Quilt, Exhibition Tips, Resources, Index and CreditsAbout The AuthorSusan Briscoe is a textile designer, author and teacher, specializing in sashiko and Japanese textile design. After graduating in visual art and design, Susan worked as an English teacher in Japan, where she also studied the tea ceremony, traditional textiles, and kimono design and tailoring. Susan has created design kits for Japanese patchwork fabrics, published textile projects in books and magazines, and demonstrates her work at quilt and textile shows. Published by: Search Press
Carolyn ForsterIf you love piecing but dread the thought of marking and stitching a full-size quilt, try Carolyn's version of quilt-as-you-go. She explains how to piece and quilt in sections so that once you are ready to join the blocks most of the quilting is already done. Published by: Teamwork Craftbooks
Jinny BeyerThis visual encyclopedia of quilt block designs provides quilters, designers, researchers and patchwork enthusiasts with a comprehensive tool for finding, identifying, and drafting more than 4050 unique block designs. World-renowned quilter Jinny Beyer has categorized the designs in a way that eliminates duplicates and allows quilters to understand exactly how each block is successfully pieced. Jinny has analyzed all designs in terms of the grid on which they are drawn, making it easy for quilters to recreate the blocks in any size or color scheme desired. Imagine-more than 4050 unique designs to choose from for your next quilt!* More than 4050 quilt block patterns, categorized by grid design* Beautiful fabric-filled illustrations of each design* Photographs of quilts, showing design layouts and block repeats* Line drawings for every block, showing how each is constructed* Step-by-step help on drafting blocks to any size * Quick Reference sections for easy comparison of similar blocks* Chapter on design ideas to inspire your next quilt* Detailed bibliography and indexes * Transparency sheets with 32 common design grids Published by: Breckling Press
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