Make a Perfectly Finished Quilt on Your Home Machine
Author: Catherine Redford
Publisher: Fons & Porter Books
Category: Machine quilting
A Fresh Approach to Fresh Quilting! Clean lines, bold colors, contemporary designs--quilting has gone modern! And this book is the ultimate guide for creating modern quilts at home, all on a standard sewing machine. From the start, award-winning quilter and teacher Catherine Redford guides you through every stage of planning, constructing, and finishing a quilt. Learn a multitude of crisp walking foot designs, including straight lines, matchstick, grids, serpentine, spirals, and more. Explore more than a dozen techniques and patterns for free-motion designs. You'll find inspiration in the gorgeous quilt gallery, while the simple projects provide the perfect canvases for fun and useful quilting practice. And as you go, you can take notes on the roomy, workbook-style pages to make this book your own perfect personalized resource for Modern Machine Quilting.
In this easy-to-follow guide, Pat Holly and Sue Nickels share a host of striking designs inspired by antique Amish quilts. Their simple, step-by-step instructions show you how to use a sewing machine to quilt these elaborate patterns in just a fraction of the time it takes to sew them by hand. You'll find a treasury of stunning designs, including flowers, feathers, cables, baskets, stars, and more. Even those hard-to-fill spaces in between blocks and along quilt edges can be transformed with elegant sashing designs and attractive border decorations such as a grapevine and a running vine. You can use the patterns exactly as they are or easily adapt their sizes and shapes to fit your quilt perfectly. In addition, some of the patterns can be used for appliqué design. A short history of the Amish precedes a section on how to use the designs and a brief explanation of machine quilting. Most patterns are accompanied by simple directions for needlecrafters who enjoy the convenience and speed of quilting by machine but who can, if they wish, also create these heirloom-quality designs by hand.
Popular machine quilter Angela Walters will motivate you to try something new! Learn to stitch her fresh continuous-line designs on your longarm or domestic machine. Includes step-by-step instructions for continuous-line swirls, circles, squares, vines, arcs, and points. Using basic free-motion skills you already have, discover how to approach quilting a modern quilt by working with bold fabrics and negative space, uniting a variety of shapes, and blending designs. Draw inspiration from striking pictures of 20 modern quilts showing Angela’s designs. You’ll love her practical advice for choosing the perfect pattern to give your modern quilt maximum impact.
Learn easy, efficient tricks for piecing irresistible quilt tops with precuts and leftover fabric scraps, and discover 18 machine-quilting motifs you can mix and match. Award-winning quilter and designer Christa Watson guides you through 11 skill-building projects with quilting designs in three categories: walking-foot, free-motion, and a combination of the two techniques. Christa is here to help you start and finish strong!
12 Bold & Beautiful Projects - Tips & Tricks for Working with Striped Fabrics
Author: Lauren S. Palmer
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Get the look of complex piecing with a savvy shortcut - striped fabric! Blogger and modern quilter Lauren Palmer of Olive Tree Quilts shares 12 versatile quilt patterns using solid stripes, multicolored stripes, and even chevrons. Slice apart striped fabric and rearrange it into modern blocks to create illusions of movement, depth, and texture. Pick up useful techniques, like cutting on the bias and arranging blocks in alternate grids. Patterns range from beginner to more advanced and each quilt is shown in two colorways - it's easy to use any striped fabric from your stash!
"Learn how to successfully incorporate hand and machine quilting in the same quilt. Guidelines for planning your quilt, including thread and design selection. Provides several quilting designs and methods including backgrounds, borders, and more. Quilting projects complete with patterns, instructions, and full-size quilting patterns included"--Provided by publisher.
People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community
Author: Rachel May
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
“May does a marvelous job of capturing a moment in the modern quilting movement, as well as the viewpoints and opinions of the creators” (Library Journal, starred review). Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to expand on traditions and use fabrics, patterns, colors, and stitching innovatively to create exciting fresh designs. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than seventy modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, quilts, tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity—wherever it leads. “An encyclopedia of modern quilting . . . Like a good host, May serves as an enthusiastic introducer, teacher, and cheerleader.” —Publishers Weekly “The bounty of creativity is inspiring, and the variety of quilts featured will open the readers’ eyes to all of the aspects of this popular movement . . . This volume belongs in all quilting collections.” —Library Journal (starred review) “Light in tone and visually beautiful . . . Quilting with a Modern Slant will become the book on modern quilting by which all others to come will be measured.” —Craft Nectar
Modern One-Block Quilts by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting proves that all you need is one simple block pattern to make 22 quilts! From throws and wall hangings to queen-sized blankets, sewists of all skill levels will be inspired to create something new by manipulating these simple block patterns with interesting fabrics, unusual shapes and expressive lines. Clear step-by-step instructions and a basic quiltmaking overview help you from start to finish.
Best-selling author Amy Ellis has outdone herself with this amazing collection of new blocks and quilts. With her spot-on design sense, she shows how to use neutrals--including large-scale prints, solids, and tonal fabrics--in stunning quilts. Choose from 15 extraordinary quilt patterns that range from simple to intricate Discover Amy's secrets for using graphic quilt designs stitched in neutral tones to add sophistication and texture to living spaces Find an assortment of great gift ideas, even for guys