Even non-quilters need pincushions, so gather your favorite scraps and whip up a variety to have on hand for gifts and for yourself, of course! Incorporate prairie points, rick rack, buttons, braid, and ribbons. Barbara Brackman writes in the Preface about the history of scrap quilts over the centuries. The author presents ideas for quits from precuts as well as from stashes.
Depending on the color selections, these quilts can take on the look of modern or traditional. Patterns are easy, made from squares and triangles, to create log cabins, stars, and "Everything But the Kitchen Sink. Each of the easy patterns for the 16 single-block scrap quilts shows how to rotate the blocks to come up with three different, complex-looking settings.
Requested by Jan Andrews. Everything from traditional to modern; easy to advanced; pieced, foundation pieced, rag, and appliqued for babies and kids.
Each project shows an alternate color. Quilt patterns include stars, pinwheels, flowers some with faces , checkerboards, dots, rectangles, basketweave, log cabins, panels, lambs, hearts, turtles, Scotty dogs made with squares and triangles, cats, teddy bears, barns with doors that open to reveal fussy-cut fabrics, cowboy and cowGIRL boots, scraps, and more. A very nice donation from SuLin Mangan. Great projects for using scraps. Some of the nine patch designs are evident, some you have to search for Churn Dash, Corn and Beans, Stars.
Instructions for usual piecing or using special grid interfacing. Good tips for pressing seams, including "furling.
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Extra projects include: mug rugs, cross-body market sack with zipper, bolster pillow, "sneaky peek project pouch" with zipper, and a laptop sleeve. Place a pre-cut square, triangle, or strip on top of a larger square, then stitch close to the pinked edges creating intricate-looking pieced designs with much less effort, and with texture that increases with each washing. Instructions are included for making your own pre-cuts.
For those who fear points, try this. Thanks to Kathy Hire for requesting this charming book for our library. Motifs include flowers, trees, critters sassy birds, cat, dog, butterflies.
A happy donation for our library. Patterns for quilts for babies and kids, plus a stuffed dog, soft building blocks, dolly quilts, pillows, a photo album, tote bag, diaper bag, a "rubbie," growth chart, fabric book, diaper stacker, and apron. Designs include: Snowball and Nine-Patch, Pinwheel, train, hands, flowers, Spinning Pinwheels, Flying Geese, bunnies, butterflies, clouds, stars, sleeping baby, moon, critters lion, bear, elephant, giraffe, hippo, monkey, kitty cat , airplanes, watering can with heart, alphabet.
Cute use of blue jeans pockets. A sweet donation for our library. Lots of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, scraps, and pre-cuts. Machine- and hand- pieced and applique. Traditional and Modern.
My thanks to Nancy McDermott for suggesting this beautiful expensive book for our library. A Quiltmania publication. How to use Stripes. Lots of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Traditional patterns with a contemporary look. Our thanks to Nancy McDermott for recommending this beautiful and expensive book for our library. Two-day workshop teacher Pat Speth presented a signed copy of her book to our guild library on July 26, Each of the eleven scrappy patterns, which includes directions for three different sizes. Use pre-cuts, or dig into your collection. Many time-saving techniques are included.
Learn to incorporate beautiful pen and paper doodles into fabric. Patterns include apples, chickens, owls, birds, florals, paisley, heart, pinecone, and much more. Turn these designs into the suggested pillows, tea towels, a purse, tote bag, and quilts.
Foundation piecing is the perfect technique to "tame" those slippery silky fabrics from neckties. Our thanks to Lolli Gannon for donating this book to our library. Choose a large-scale fabric, whack it doesn't that sound like fun! Learn all of the secrets in this book. Be sure to keep a piece of the un-cut fabric to add to the back of the project as people will not believe the variety of designs on the quilt were made from just one piece of fabric. Zentangle is a relaxing way to create images by drawing simple, easy-to-learn patterns.
Many tangles can be translated into quilting patterns! This book features works from artists from around the world, including quilters Linda Halvorsen, Elaine Huffman, Billie Lauder who has spoken at our guild , and Nancy Smith. Learn tricks for using decorative stitches, including how to figure out where you are in the middle of a special stitch if your thread runs out! An excellent book! Requested by Lolli Gannon. Turn pre-cut fat quarters or fabric you find already in your collection into 12 different quilt patterns.
Bonus: quilts photographed in the author's beautiful Australia. Projects from very simple to difficult; from simple squares and triangles to circles, fans; regular piecing and foundation piecing. Something for everyone. Thanks to Lolli Gannon for spotting this book for our library.
This little book is full of valuable information, such as: most panels are not straight, and here you will find the solution to blocking. There are excellent directions for bindings and facings. Learn tips about cutting and sewing sashings. The section on "diagonals" should be tucked away for future projects. The worksheets for pieced borders are terrific. Our thanks to Jan Nilsen for requesting this book for our library. Our thanks to Jan Andrews for spotting this good book! A block has been designed for each of the twelve months. Learn how to choose colors; hints about marking pens, beads, fusibles, threads; how to place diagrams; and how to raw-edge applique.
Patterns include ice skates, Holly, and Pomegranates; a pot of hearts; a watering can full of flowers, plus gardening tools and a butterfly; an umbrella used as a perch for a bird looks like a Robin to me! Pull-out patterns of full-size patterns are included. A gallery of 20 modern quilts showcasing the author's quilting designs. Her personal motto is: "Quilt until you have quilted too much - and then quilt some more.
Transform fabric by filling shapes with improvisationall hand embroidery stitchery. Want to try different patterns? Make the row quilt! But quilters know that these pre-cut packages of fabrics, along with Fat Quarters, Fat Eights, and Charm Packs mean color coordinated headstarts for quilting projectc. And of course, you don't have to purchase the packets if your stash is large. A "sweet" donation from Linda Ziemer. Tons of very valuable tips and troubleshooting tricks for both beginners and experts. Our thanks to Mary Ann Hayre for requesting this bible for our library.
Lorraine Olsen, our April 19, , speaker generously donated, and signed, her book for our library. If you were not fortunate enough to attend her lecture you missed seeing her tiny, fabulous, perfectly executed quilts. When you view the quilts in her book be sure to notice the size of each of the quilts as you will not be able to believe how small they are.
Lorraine has perfected a paper-pieced technique that results in perfect intersection and points. Get out your best reading glasses and start with the very first quilt in the book, then work up to the last. Paper piecing takes a modern spin with an improvisational approach to block design and gridwork. The author encourages rule-breaking while listening to your artistic voice, and discusses such topics as asymmetry, symmetry, scale, and even wonky. Traditional blocks are twisted to create one-of-a-kind modern quilts.
Our thanks to Pam Brown for requesting this book for our library.
Kaleidoscope Quilts-The Workbook
Original copy lost in fire. This teeny, tiny, litte book is full of the cutest ideas for cupcakes, from the zero-calorie type to the break-the-diet-to-die-for kind. Patterns for pincushions apleanty appear made from leftover quilting or wool fabrics, to knitted ones. Have a cupcake party, and start with the invitations shown.
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