Author: Susan McKelvey,Janet WickellPublish On: 2002-07-05
Author: Susan McKelvey,Janet Wickell
Theres always a challenge in quilting, and this book guarantees that quilters can rise to that challenge. Quilting and Color Made Easy provides all the basic techniques needed for cutting, piecing, and appliqu; includes shortcuts for sets, borders, and bindings; gives a straightforward explanation of the color wheel and how to use it specifically for quilting; and provides detailed charts for quilters to analyze and organize their fabric stash. Filled with beautiful photographs and written by two well-known professional quilters, this book appeals not only to the beginner but also to intermediate quilters who want to expand their basic knowledge.
A must for every quilter's library, this is the classic book on finishing--back by popular demand! First published in 1987, this popular resource has sold more than 275,000 copies and is still the one quilters want. Well-known author and quiltmaking expert Mimi Dietrich shows you all you need to know about finishing quilts with style. Discover dozens of creative ways to finish your quilts, from easy to advanced Find terrific ideas for quilt backings, battings, bindings, and hanging sleeves Get creative with a great section on quilt borders Learn from Mimi Dietrich's "Happy Ending Hints," sprinkled throughout the book
If you love foundation piecing, you'll 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. You'll be amazed at just how fun and easy it is to create perfect blocks!
Author: Jane Davila,Elin WaterstonPublish On: 2010-11-05
Exercises & Techniques to Ignite Your Creativity
Author: Jane Davila,Elin Waterston
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Do-It-All Guide to Putting the ART in Art Quilts. Learn the basics of good design with simple step-by-step exercises, then add your own personal style. Develop the quilt artist within you. Explore fabric collage, thread painting, innovative piecing, and photo imagery on fabric. Learn about the business side of creating, exhibiting, and marketing your quilts. Take your art quilts to the next level with Jane and Elin guiding the way. Do the lessons and homework, check out all the beautiful gallery quilts for inspiration, and find lots of resources for further study.
Quilters who liked the way Judy Sisneros best-selling 9-Patch Pizzazz and Rectangle Pizzazz turned simple shapes into knockout quilts will love the magic she works with pieced circles. Learn the easy way to piece three different circle blocks, then mix and match into curvaceous quilts full of movement and color. Design your own spectacular circle quilts with the Circle Pizzazz technique. Use Judy s no-waste method to turn leftover fabric into bonus quilts with appliqued circles or rounded borders. Includes full-size templates for 3 pieced circle blocks and complete instructions for 10 dramatic Circle Pizzazz quilts in a variety of sizes."
Have fun with fabric! With all the gorgeous textiles in wide-awake colors available for today's quilter,there's simply no excuse for sewing another yawn-inspiring quilt. Linda Sullivan's ten bold gems addinstant excitement to walls, sofas, beds - anywhere you choose to display them.And Linda has also extended her sense of whimsy onto the shelves of quilt shops everywhere. P&BTextiles recently introduced Linda's Fun and Bright, or FaB, line of fabrics which are used in this wonderful collection of wacky quilts. So grab your sunglasses and start stitching. There's a new world of color coming your way! Quilt it FAB (Leisure Arts #3868)
New Ideas to Bring Your Landscape Quilts to Life! You won't believe the realistic effects you can achieve in your next landscape quilt! Amazing variety of techniques includes paints, markers, stamps, photo printing and artwork, threadwork and lace, sheer overlays and Angelina fibers, and so much more. Create realistic special effects for water, reflections, skies, snow, gardens, and buildings. Great ideas for landscape-inspired gifts including greeting cards, photo transfers, and small quilts. Spectacular results are within your reach, when you try the techniques developed by landscape expert Joyce Becker. Play like a kid in kindergarten: special paints, fibers, and tools are easy to find and fun to use. Over 200 photos and illustrations for inspiration, plus 8 complete projects.