Crafters will learn to combine red embroidery floss, red and white fabrics, and simple embroidery stitches to create the sweet designs in this guide. Redwork uses red floss to trace simple line drawings and this book includes more than a dozen unique bird designs. Each twittering bird friend can be embroidered on one of eight featured projects—from a whimsical quilt to a set of tea towels—or added to any item a quilter chooses. Patterns include a Christmas quilt, a table runner, an everyday towel, and an apron.
Combining simple embroidery stitches and red embroidery floss, these projects are easy enough for a beginner and perfect for a seasoned quilter who needs a refresher course in embroidery work. The projects, which make perfect gifts for the contemporary and the traditional home, include a pillow with a matching over-the-door wall quilt, a table runner with matching place mats, a small floral bouquet wall quilt, a sampler quilt, and seven antique seed-packet designs to place on towels. These and original redwork designs can be used in any number of combinations, allowing crafters to create a versatile and varied range of gifts.
More than 40 illustrations enhance this collection of quilted purse designs. By following the sewing and quilting step-by-step instructions, it’s easy for sewing enthusiasts to create any of the 10 designs. Fabric patterns and colors can easily be mixed and matched to personalize projects, and instructions are also included on how to add embellishments such as ruching, braiding, grommets, and rag seams. Projects include Puttin’ on the Ritz, On the Go, Rag Time Blues, On the Town, Sweet and Sassy, and Posy Patchwork.