18 beautiful, quick and easy portable hand-sewn patchwork gifts to make using English paper piecing English paper piecing is a popular and easy method of creating handsewn patchwork designs. Fabric is cut and folded over a paper template and shapes are stitched together by hand, making it ideal for sewing when you're out and about, travelling, or sitting quietly at home. Following in the style of the highly successful Love to Sew series, author Alistair Macdonald provides 20 fabulous projects, including a baby's playmat, a scarf, a scatter cushion, a hobby bag, a tea cosy, a tote bag and a make-up purse. All are hand-sewn using the English paper-piecing method. Templates for all the projects are included, and there are basic, step-by-step instructions on this classic technique at the beginning of the book.
English Paper Piecing (EPP) is a popular and easy method of creating beautiful, hand-sewn patchwork designs. The fabric is cut and folded over a paper template and the resulting shapes are stitched together by hand, making it ideal for sewing whether you're on the move, or at home. Successful and established author Alistair Macdonald provides 18 fabulous projects, including a lovely baby's play mat, a stylish gentleman's scarf, a useful hobby bag, a tea cosy, a gorgeous tote bag and a make-up purse. All the patchwork is done by hand sewing, using the English Paper Piecing method in fresh, bright cottons and with clear, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. There is some machine sewing for putting projects together, but you can hand sew if you prefer.Actual size templates for every project are included.
Get that 'just right' balance into your home and life with the 20 fresh Scandinavian-inspired designs in this book.Lagom aer baest, or 'the right amount is best' - a Swedish philosophy that fosters the concept of living a simpler and more balanced life. In this book, author and blogger Debbie von Grabler-Crozier shows you how to embrace the ethos of Lagom by teaching you how to sew 20 beautiful accessories for your home that combine Scandi style with simple and practical design.Inside, discover quietly stunning items such as a cushion, doorstop, a quilted throw, bunting and a wall hanging, as well as a bag and soft, felt Swedish house shoes; all of which are perfect for transforming your home into a Lagom-inspired retreat away from the bustle of everyday life. Each design is made using natural materials such as cotton, linen and wool felt, but can easily be created using spare material and scraps in the house. In addition, full-size templates are available to download to complement the Kindle edition - see inside for more details!With step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs accompanying every project, and essential sewing techniques clearly laid out at the beginning of Debbie's book, your path to a healthier, relaxing lifestyle has never been easier.
You'll love these portable projects! Make the most of the moments you spend in waiting rooms, lunch rooms, trains, planes, or cars. Learn Kathleen Brown's unique Double Stitch technique--featuring a simple running stitch--and sew wherever you are. Learn to easily sew by hand to join patchwork pieces and create the look of hand quilting at the same time using the Double Stitch technique 14 charming patterns for beginners, including embroidery designs Delightful table runners, pillows, handwork suitable for framing, and more
25 Projects to Quilt & Sew Featuring Liberty of London Fabrics
Author: Alexia Marcelle Abegg
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Since 1875, Liberty of London has beenproducing high-end fabrics renowned for their sumptuous color, striking design,and silky-smooth hand. Alexia’s fascination with these lavish prints began as achild, when she sewed her first blouse. Readers can rekindle their love forLiberty with this delightful collection of quilt and sewing projects for theirfamilies and homes. Each design combines fresh, modern aesthetics with thetraditional Liberty polish we’ve all treasured for a lifetime. A lovely array of quilts, family apparel, and accessories for the wardrobe and home Learn how to combine the popular Liberty Tana Lawn lines with other fabrics Full-size templates are included, with graded tissue paper garment patterns
This handbook for anyone interested in quilting, is full of hints, shortcuts, and practical know-how from experienced quilters. Reading it is like quilting beside an expert quilter and a trusted friend! The quilting experts at The Old Country Store, named "One of the 10 best quilt shops in the United States" by Better Homes and Gardens' Quilt Sampler Magazine, have assembled wisdom from a premiere group of thousands of quilters -- those women who have perfected precise piecing, who know how to prevent thread from knotting, who continually experiment with new batting, new tools, new techniques. From selecting fabric to hand quilting and machine quilting, to embellishments and new technology, this handbook offers candid and clear hints and tricks of the trade that are of value for the novice and experienced quiltmaker alike. Previous edition sold more than 200,000 copies. "This is a collection of tips for those who may not think they need them! Recommended."?Booklist
20 Quilts Using Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and Fat Quarters
Author: Kathreen Ricketson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Sewing with pre-cut fabric packs is all the rage. It allows for endless creativity and makes it a cinch to stitch up lovely quilts without breaking the bank. Little Bits Quilting Bee features 20 projects for small fabric scraps and bundles including jelly rolls, charm squares, layer cakes, and fat quarters. From king-sized quilts to wall hangings, and more, this beautifully illustrated book has something for sewers of every skill level. To top it all off, author Kathreen Ricketson founder of the hugely popular craft site WhipUp.net offers expert shortcuts and step-by-step instructions.
The author of Quilting is My Therapy teams up with her daughter in this beginner’s guide featuring 14 kid-friendly quilting projects. Angela Walters loves to quilt—and so does her daughter, Cloe. Now they teach the basics of quiltmaking to preteens and teens in Get Quilting with Angela & Cloe. The dynamic mother-daughter duo guides kids step by step through their very first quilt from prepping and planning to finishing touches. Readers can choose from 14 projects to keep or give as gifts, including stylish bedroom decor, such as pillow covers, rugs, and T-shirt quilts. Angela's eye for design and her approachable teaching style are the perfect complement to Cloe's kid-approved fabric choices and projects. With skill-builders and plenty of how-to photos, your kids can finally bring their imaginative creations to life!
Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. HER SECRET AMISH CHILD Pinecraft Homecomings by Cheryl Williford Returning to her Amish community, Lizbeth Mullet comes face-to-face with her teenage crush, Fredrik Lapp. As he builds a bond with her son and she falls for him all over again, will revealing the secret she holds turn out to be their undoing—or the key to their happily-ever-after? EASTER IN DRY CREEK Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad Clay West is back in Dry Creek, Montana, to prove he’s innocent of the crime he was convicted for. But when he reconnects with old friend Allie Nelson, his biggest challenge will be showing her not only that he’s a good man—but that he’s the perfect man for her. WILDFIRE SWEETHEARTS Men of Wildfire by Leigh Bale As a hotshot crew member, Tessa Carpenter is always ready to fight wildfire. Yet nothing could’ve prepared her for having her ex-fiancé as her boss. Sean Nash’s guilt over Tessa’s brother’s death caused him to end their engagement. Now he’s bent on getting back the love of his life.
Concentrating on the shifting boundaries and definition of art, Richard Kalina offers a panoramic view of the contemporary art scene over the last 30 years. His focus is on the ongoing development of concepts, the transformation of art worlds and the social matrices in which they are created. Discussing painting in general and abstract painting in particular, his survey takes in photorealism, sculpture and art forms found outside of the modernist tradition. Kalina's group of artists includes Mel Bochner, Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Franz West, and Alma Thomas who, in their ongoing projects, explicitly or implicitly questioned the aesthetic assumptions of their times. Merging an examination of animating philosophies and context - political, social, and personal - with a sharply focused look at the works of art themselves, Kalina brings us closer to understanding the social matrices in which art is embedded and responds to bigger questions about the object nature of the work of art in today's world.