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Becoming a Confident Quilter

Author : Elizabeth Dackson
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In her easygoing style, entertaining blogger Elizabeth Dackson presents a step-by-step primer that makes quilting accessible to all quilters. Sparkling with visual appeal, the projects in this book are ideal for beginners as well as experts who want something fresh and new. Breeze through basics including choosing fabrics and tools, rotary cutting, chain piecing, and pressing Choose from 14 eye-catching quilts; try strip piecing, work with templates, use large-scale prints, create wonky blocks, and more Get excellent guidance on finishing and caring for a quilt, plus tips for connecting with the quilting community

The Quilter s Paper Piecing Workbook

Author : Elizabeth Dackson
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Learn foundation paper-piecing one block at a time! Come join author and educator Elizabeth Dackson of DontCallMeBetsy.com in her quilt studio! Here she'll share all you need to know to grow your foundation paper-piecing skills in this must-have, comprehensive guide that takes you through this classic technique from start to finish. Through more than 20 unique paper-pieced blocks that are used in 18 unique quilted projects, you'll gain confidence and skill. Start with the basics that show you step-by-step how to foundation paper-piece your first blocks with projects that allow you to put your new skills to work. When you're ready for a paper-piecing challenge, get more adventurous with blocks that encourage you to take risks with foundation paper-piecing--with impressive results! Elizabeth has taught thousands of quilters the joy of foundation paper-piecing, now it's your turn. Discovering the possibilities that foundation paper-piecing has to offer has never been easier!

Fun Size Quilts

Author : That Patchwork Place
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How did these talented designers create small quilts with such big impact? They invited their fat quarters out to play! Join the adventure with fabulous designs that you'll want to make today. Enjoy a diverse array of quilts reflecting the design talents of Pippa Eccles Armbrester, Jeni Baker, Natalie Barnes, Melissa Corry, Elizabeth Dackson, Victoria L. Eapen, Debbie Grifka, Julie Herman, Emily Herrick, Kimberly Jolly, Thomas Knauer, Cheri Leffler, Missy Shepler, Rebecca Silbaugh, Jocelyn Ueng, Heather Valentine, and Jackie White Play with the possibilities: patterns include pieced as well as appliquéd designs Enjoy a diverse array of quilts that range from modern to traditional Choose from 19 engaging projects that vary in size from 12 1/2" x 16 1/2" to 18 1/2" x 23" and are great for gifts

Quilt Big

Author : Jemima Flendt
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Big, bold, impressive designs that sew together quickly and easily! Approaching quilting in a big way, Quilt Big takes the inherent beauty found in single block patterns and creates big, bold quilts, quickly and easily. Whether you're simply short on time or intimidated by complex quilts, Quilt Big will show you how super-sizing your blocks make for faster finishes and so much more. In this block book and design resource, you'll find: • 22 BIG blocks to show off your favorite fabrics in fantastic ways. • Step-by-step guide to scaling traditional blocks to oversized designs. • 17 quilt designs featuring bold, super-sized blocks. Plus, these 15", 18", and 24" blocks are interchangeable for one-of-a-kind finished projects! • No CD required! Block patterns have been designed in a way that no specially sized templates are needed. If you're new to quilting, there's no better way to learn than on a grand scale. And, for the experienced quilter, large block pieces are a fabric-friendly way to feature your favorite designer collections. Super-size your love of quilting with Quilt Big!

You Can Quilt It

Author : Deborah M Poole
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From the award-winning expert whose masterful quilting appears on many of Kim Diehl's popular projects, here is your guide to creating beautiful machine-quilting designs. Deborah M. Poole has the motto "You can do it," and in this book she shows you how. "Deborah's wonderful designs, and the precision with which she stitches them, are truly the icing on the cake when I make my quilts. Her knowledge, expertise, and approachable techniques make it possible to elevate even the simplest of quilts into heirlooms."Kim Diehl Follow step-by-step instructions to make feathers, create curved cross-hatching, and fit a design to the quilt border on either a long-arm or home sewing machine See well-illustrated examples of the thread path and achieve such uniform freehand designs that they'll look computer generated Gain the skill and confidence to tackle a difficult pattern; Deborah makes artistic designs simple to stitch

Ricky Tims Rhapsody Quilts

Author : Ricky Tims
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Make One-of-a-Kind Contemporary Quilts With a Traditional Flair - Ricky Tims Shows You How! Learn to design, choose fabrics, and make templates for these one-of-a-kind beauties. Handle curves easily with Ricky's sure-fire method for No-Pin Precision Curved Piecing. Start with 5 ready-made design outlines, then expand the possibilities by composing your own Rhapsody quilts. Learn Ricky's secrets for enhancing your designs with appliqué. Get inspired by the gallery of Rhapsody quilts made by Ricky and other quilters just like you! Rhapsody Quilts are medallion-style quilts with graceful, curved designs in a reversed and mirrored arrangement. Like a musical rhapsody, the form is flexible and lets you express an endless variety of themes and motifs. Ricky shows you how to work with your quilt's basic “skeleton,” then enhance your design themes with original appliqué or lush quilting. You'll take away all the techniques you need to start making your own beautiful quilt rhapsodies.

Quilter s Academy

Author : Harriet Hargrave
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Presents a series of reference volumes documenting the skills needed for quiltmaking, with a detailed explanation of techniques and a variety of design options.

Beginner s Guide to Free Motion Quilting

Author : Natalia Bonner
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Photo tutorials show stitching in action for 50+ free-motion quilting designs to create modern quilts with classic style! Popular blogger and designer, Natalia Bonner, illustrates her instructions with detailed photos that make it easier to get beautiful results on your home sewing machine. Learn how to quilt all-over, as filler, on borders, and on individual blocks…using loops and swirls, feathers and flames, flowers and vines, pebbles and more! Includes tips for choosing batting and thread, layering and basting, starting and stopping, and prepping your machine are included. After you’ve practiced, show off your new skills with six geometric quilt projects.

Urban Country Quilts

Author : Shelley Wicks
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Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, authors of the best-selling 'Tis the Season, won many fans with their chunky, funky applique projects. Now you'll be thrilled to find quilts and other comforts in the same cozy style for decorating all year long! Appealing designs with floral themes are a little bit country with a dash of contemporary flair Fifteen simple projects include wall hangings, framed appliques, lap quilts, assorted pillows, a table topper, and a bed quilt Easy fusible applique makes for quick work on both cotton and wool projects

Paper Quilt

Author : W.H. Bill Smith
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PAPER QUILT/RED-WHITE-BLUE IS A COLLECTION OF MEMORIES OF MANY FRIENDS WHO HAVE DIED OF AIDS, BUT NOT ALL. PEOPLE I NOT ONLY KNEW BUT KNEW PRETTY WELL WHO (ONE HOPES) HAVE GONE ON TO A GREATER EXISTENCE. MANY OF (PERHAPS ALL) THESE PEOPLE HAD UNIQUE WAYS THAT WERE AS I SEE IT, VIBRANT. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO PORTRAY THEIR BEING, PROCLIVERTY, AND THE EXTENT IMPACT OF AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. CONVERSELY, THIS WORK PAPER QUILT/RED-WHITE-BLUE GIVES TRIBUTE, SHARES SADNESS AND FUTILE ACCEPTANCE. A SPIRIT OF KEEPING ON WITH LIFE.

Quilt With Confidence

Author : Nancy Zieman
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The inspiring and encouraging tone of this book will make you feel like you've been quilting your entire life! From the nation's favorite sewing teacher comes tips and step-by-step instruction for getting started quilting, from selecting tools, to rotary cutting techniques and edge-jointed seaming, you get it all!

The Ultimate Guide to Longarm Machine Quilting

Author : Linda V. Taylor
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Learn the basics of longarm quilting and longarm machines, plus the business of quilting and great new quilting designs!

Cut Loose Quilts

Author : Jan Mullen
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18 fun, colorful projects - with no points to match! Jan's designs are easy enough for beginners, but interesting enough for expert quilters.

Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box

Author : Terrie Kygar
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It's time for new fun with an old favorite--crayons! Using the new Melt-n-Blend technique, anyone can create beautiful applique designs with a dimensional, hand-painted look that brings quilts to life. Learn to tint and shade luscious fruits, gorgeous blossoms, and more--using crayons, colored pencils, and markers Choose from seven inspiring projects of increasing complexity, with something for every skill level Make one-of-a-kind applique designs that can be used in any project--simply fuse them into place

Minnesota quilts

Author : Helen Kelley, Lee Sandberg, Greg Winter
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Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past is a unique treasury of exceptional quilts, fascinating quilters, and their stories from the Minnesota Quilt Project, whose members traveled the state for nearly twenty years, photographing and documenting quilts and interviewing quiltmakers. The result is a collection as varied and expressive as the makers themselves. From early pioneer days to the 1970s, these quilts, showcased in glorious full-color photographs, span a significant era of Minnesota and reflect our distinctive heritage. Whether you’re a quilter or someone who has a love of quilts and their history, this collection of Minnesota’s extraordinary patchworks will help you create connections with your past.

Machine Quilting With Rulers

Author : Debby Brown
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Join quilting expert Debby Brown as she guides you step by step through the process of learning to quilt with rulers. When quilting a full-size quilt on your home machine, it can become difficult when you have most of the bulk in the opening to the right of your needle. The advantage in using quilting rulers is that, since you can free-motion quilt in any direction, it allows you to avoid turning your quilt while quilting in all directions! In this class, you'll learn how to: - Correctly identify the proper ruler foot and ruler height for your specific machine - Use a variety of marking tools to prepare your quilt - Prepare the ruler so it will grip the fabric - Position the ruler and quilt along its edge - Create straight-line quilting such as Piano Keys, Diamonds and Crackle - Work with curved rulers to quilt Clamshells, Concentric Circles and Spirals Quilt in the interior of a ruler to produce the String of Pearls design

Elly Sienkiewicz s Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts

Author : Elly Sienkiewicz
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Featuring quilts from the 2010 Quilt's Inc. exhibit, Baltimore Album Review II: Baltimore's Daughters - Friends Stitch Past to Future. Celebrate the return of classic Baltimore patterns! These smaller blocks make for easier, more portable quilt projects that you and yours will cherish for years to come.

Beautifully Quilted with Alex Anderson

Author : Alex Anderson
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Explore the Endless Possibilities for Hand or Machine Quilting Designs! Are you stumped about the right quilting design for your latest materpiece? It’s America’s favorite quilting instructor to the rescue! 5 classic quilt projects allow you to put your new skills into practice. Learn how to decide on the best quilting design for each individual quilt. Step-by-step instructions for drafting your own designs, plus ideas for customizing commercial quilting patterns and stencils. Full-size, ready-to-trace patterns for traditional quilting motifs, such as feathers, wreaths, and more.

Abstract Design in American Quilts

Author : Jonathan Holstein
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The exhibition Abstract Design in American Quilts opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City on 1 July 1971, and quilting has not been the same since. From this universally acknowledged seminal event dates the study of quilting as a serious art form and the tremendously important international cross-fertilization among art historians, textile scholars, and the artist-craftspeople who work in quilts. This important work is a personal statement of Jonathan Holstein's development as a pioneer quilting connoisseur, a guide to the quilts of the Whitney exhibition, and a study of the effects of the consequent explosion of attention to this art form.

Easy and Fun Free Motion Quilting

Author : Eva A. Larkin
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Turn stippling and simple lines into fabulous designs! By focusing on only one block or area at a time--rather than the whole quilt at once--Eva A. Larkin makes it easy to create eye-catching free-motion quilting. Enjoy this eagerly awaited follow-up to the best-selling Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy. Select from six different frame styles that can be stitched in any quilt-block size--without tracing or resizing Use each frame design on its own, enhance it with filler designs, or outline the frame and/or filler with stitching, opening up hundreds of design options Find a sequence of clear illustrations for each design, showing the order to stitch for both outlining and filling