Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Are you a beginner searching for a pretty and simple counted cross-stitch project? Or are you a skilled embroiderer, ready and eager to create your own patterns? Either way, the range of shapes and ideas here will astound you! Over 50 borders and motifs include flowers, animals, wreaths, children, homes, birds, alphabets, zodiac designs, and Christmas themes. Mix and match them to have a one-of-a-kind original or embroider one of these projects as is: a bluebell and ribbon panel, a yellow archangel with butterflies, a deer and Woodland cushion, a poinsettia border, and many others.
From maintenance to custom designs to advertising, here is everything you need to know about using longarm quilting machines. This indispensable guide from longarm expert Linda V. Taylor answers all of your questions, whether you’re a professional, a beginner, just starting to think about a quilting machine, or wanting to hire a machine quilter to finish your quilt. Learn the basics - how the process works, advice on tools, supplies, and accessories, and a glossary of terms. Complete information on pantograph (all-over) designs, custom quilting, and freehand techniques. An overview of the business of longarm machine quilting for both the proprietor and the consumer. 38 pages of original pantograph patterns, plus a quilt project and a gallery of beautiful quilts.
Each title in the Cross Stitch Motif series contains dozens of themed borders, small and large images, and samplers to inspire an endless array of stitching projects. Easy-to-follow color charts and a color pattern key for each page make each book a useful addition to every design library. A beautiful collection of table dressings, all designed specifically to fit on to special ready-to-stitch table cloths, this book contains 26 inspiring projects for the home. If you prefer to make your own, any countable needlework fabric can be used; simply adjust the size of the pattern according to the count of fabric you choose. Sure to inspire creativity, a collection of extra ideas to accompany all the designs is included, so you can make a cushion or picture to complement your table cloths. Colorful floral border patterns, central wreaths, a delicious cupcake design, and cute teddy bears are just some of the designs that will inspire creative table dressings.
From first step to last stitch, learn to quilt the Alex Anderson way! With more than one million books sold, the author who taught the world to quilt is back again! Internet and television personality Alex Anderson’s "big book" of quilting includes indispensible, straightforward advice—essential tools, binding basics, and easy-to-understand piecing and appliqué. Become a master of hand and machine quilting, and finish with professional touches that will turn you into a confident, lifelong quilter. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, this must-have compendium will find a permanent home next to your sewing machine!
Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 139 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike. If you’re ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. She then explains, with the help of close-up photos, how the same pattern can have dramatically different results depending on the weight of the yarn. With each pattern diagrammed to approach in both rounds and rows, Every Which Way Crochet Borders is an inventive and invaluable resource.
Create your own stunning heirlooms with these full-sized designs. Simple instructions and clear diagrams will assist needleworkers at all levels of expertise through every step, from transferring designs to quilting stitches.