This celebration of Project Linus presents over 20 quilting projects perfect for giving - and for inspiring quilters to do good in the world. When a child is seriously ill, traumatised, or otherwise in need, Project Linus comes to the rescue with a new, lovingly handmade blanket or afghan. With this precious gift, a volunteer quilter can bring a little warmth, security, comfort and joy into that childs life. Quilt It with Love tells the story of this wonderful organisation, sharing stories from both recipients and donors and showcasing fabulous projects - often made with easy-to-use fabric precuts - that even beginners can make. Designed largely for children and teens, these quilts feature fun extras, like pockets for storing stuffed animals or a pattern that doubles as a game board.
This booklet contains 7 easy baby quilt projects that parents and grandparents will cherish. Step-by-step text pairs with clear illustrations and adorable photography to take the guesswork out of building the quilts. A techniques section reviews the basics of constructing a quilt sandwich, quilting the quilt, and binding the quilt when you have finished.
If you love foundation piecing, youll love this book and CD. The days of standing at the copier making copy after copy are over! Just pop the handy CD into your PC, select a block and print the copies you need at home! With 100 different blocks to choose from, the hardest part is choosing which one to work on first. If you have never tried foundation piecing, where every piece meets perfectly, now is the time to try it. Youll be amazed at just how fun and easy it is to create perfect blocks!
Do happy hues and pretty patterns make your quilters heart beat a little faster? Marcia Harmenings gorgeous designs can be your most exciting creations! The colour-drenched quilts include a wide variety of quilt-making techniques, such as curved borders, needle-turn or machine applique, and little flanges for a dimensional touch. We think youll agree - when you make a truly beautiful quilt, the happiness it inspires is almost boundless! Designs include Melon Slices throw quilt and table runner, Perennial Pinwheels quilt, Sitka Rose quilt, Summer Cherries quilt, Sunburst Blossoms quilt, and Solar Eclipse throw quilt and crib quilt.
Discover how to make and combine quilt blocks in the calm neutral palette and modern country style beloved of Japanese quilters. Known worldwide as Japanese taupe, these quilts are recognizable by the use of traditional blocks combined with contemporary woven textiles and sophisticated prints. choose from 125 patchwork and applique blocks, reinterpreted in Japanese taupe fabrics, including geometric, curved, pictorial and family crest designs; combine different fabrics and prints to create the overall look and distinctive style that typifies taupe quilts. All the techniques you need to make the blocks are explained step by step; mix and match the blocks to design your own beautiful quilts. Examples of block combinations are provided, plus instructions for six small projects - a cushion, table runner, wallhanging, lap quilt and two bags.
Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organically as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, “Break any rule you like,” opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try).Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanse yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is like nothing else available.
This fresh, fun book offers quilters a smorgasbord of quilt ideas to try out, for instant quilting gratification, and presents step-by-step instructions for all sorts of wonderful quilt techniques. Each mini quilt is a worthwhile project on its own, a great way to use leftover scraps or fabric stash and can also be used as a component in a larger project (a tote, throw, pillow cover) using the patterns offered at the back of the book. The 20 fabulous mini quilt workshops are quick-to-make little quilts, each highlighting a single quilting technique including hand-tying a quilt, precision piecing, applique, embroidery curved piecing and more.