Based on the principle that a solid foundation turns beginners into lifelong quiltmakers, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! covers every tool, every technique, every stitch, every tip, and every shortcut in machine and hand quilting--no matter how basic. An all-time classic on quilting, it is the essential handbook for the beginner and a constant companion for the experienced quilter. This new, updated edition includes all of the features quilters loved from the first edition plus so much more! New features include: - More than 30 gorgeous designs to choose from, including 10 all-new quilt patterns - All-new photography of quilts in home settings - All-new color diagrams to lead quilters step-by-step through each pattern - Eight sampler quilts with complete instructions and patterns for 27 different blocks - Expanded coverage of color choices in quilts - Metric (centimeters) measurements - A glossary and index for easy reference Diana McClun and Laura Nownes have taught thousands of beginning quilters through classes, workshops, seminars, and nationwide television. Their book has inspired quilters all over the world and given them a passion for quilting that lasts a lifetime.
Debbie Mumm is celebrating her 25th year in the quilt industry with this great compilation book featuring 25 of her favorite lap, bed, wall, and door banner quilt projects from the hundreds of designs that she's created over the years. Updated with new fabrics in current popular color combinations, these classic yet fresh designs are sure to be appealing to both new and longtime Debbie Mumm fans. Designs are divided into six categories: Debbie's Favorites, Pieced Beauties, Florals, Fall Favorites, Holiday Best, and Unique Techniques. The book includes projects for everyone-beginner to intermediate. Each design is shown in a lifestyle photograph and an assembly diagram, accompanied by a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions. Each project also features "Notes From Debbie" where she recalls memories of her 25 years as a designer.
In Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts, Kaffe offers the reader a range of 20 individual designs that feature both the new fabrics in Rowan's patchwork range and some firm favorites. Photographed against the glittering backdrop of the Mediterranean island of Malta, these quilts echo the bright sunshine colors in a glorious array of new designs from both Kaffe and his team, Liza Prior-Lucy and Pauline Smith. With each quilt comes illustrated step-by-step instructions with colored diagrams, a 'flat shot' photo, and the quilt template.
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!
Practical, inspiring guidebook includes heart-warming Christmas lore and fascinating quilt history, a gallery of 46 beautiful quilts (including Feathered Star, Pine Cone, Rose Wreath, Poinsettia, Christmas Tulips, and Christmas Pine Tree), plus patterns and instructions for making 20 different blocks. 60 full-color photographs. 73 patterns.