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Monday, September 4, 2017

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Every Last Piece

by Lynn Carson Harris

Make the most of your stash with these twelve striking quilt designs!

Learn to use fabric pieces of every size, from scraps to yardage, in "Every Last Piece." Author Lynn Harris demonstrates numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts, including string-pieced blocks, mini star blocks, applique, sawtooth borders and more! Traditional designs are refreshed by giving them a scrappy look while other quilts offer minimalist charm when small scraps are used on broad backgrounds. The quilt gallery, as well as the projects themselves, will inspire you to design in ways you never imagined.

Whether you're working on a gift, joining a quilt-a-long or heading to a fabric swap, you'll love using "Every Last Piece"!

You Inspire Me To Quilt

by Cheryl Arkison

You already admire their work. Now, take an intimate look inside the design process of some of your favorite quilters! Best-selling author Cheryl Arkison and friends share 10 imaginative quilts inspired by daily life. Each project includes full assembly and finishing instructions, plus the creator’s candid thoughts on the art of quiltmaking. Awaken your artistry to transform everyday ideas—such as the love of hockey or the joy of a bacon sandwich—into meaningful quilt designs. Use the included patterns, or get inspired to make your own original design concepts a reality!

Gain design wisdom from quilters Jen Carlton-Bailly, Cynthia Frenette, Carolyn Friedlander, Andrea Harris, Rossie Hutchinson, Heather Jones, Amanda Jean Nyberg, and Blair Stocker

A Month of Sundays

by Cheryl Arkison and Amanda Jean Nyberg

A Month of Sundays—Family, Friends, Food & Quilts is a quilting book unlike any other. Showing you how to embrace a quiet energy, author Cheryl Arkison builds four themes of Relax, Eat, Shop and Explore. The 16 family-friendly projects are based on these themes and all feature low-volume fabrics. Arkison’s personal journeys and ideas are sure to inspire your own weekend explorations. Designed for the confident beginner, the patterns are simple and straightforward. This unique book is at once exciting and restful, much like the perfect Sunday stroll.

Sunday Morning Quilts

by Cheryl Arkison and Amanda Jean Nyberg

Are scrap piles wreaking havoc in your sewing space? Not sure what to do with all those tiny bits of gorgeous prints you hate to part with? Modern quilters Amanda and Cheryl share a passion for scraps-they're here to help you get creative and sew new life into every last little piece. Your Sunday mornings just got a whole lot cozier!

Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art: Combine Photos & Fabric - Create Your Own Mixed-Media Masterpiece

by Wen Redmond

Compose, create, and print innovative art quilts starting from your own digital photographs! Well-known fiber artist Wen Redmond starts with the tools and equipment you'll need―any image editing software and a standard inkjet printer―and teaches you to alter images, print them on a variety of fibers, and accentuate them with stitching. With a sense of adventure, even a beginner can apply these mixed-media techniques to create new and innovative works of art.

On the Go Bags: 15 Handmade Purses, Totes & Organizers

by Lindsay Conner, Janelle MacKay

Fab and functional bags to sew … that perfectly fit your life on the go! Favorite bag designers and top bloggers share 15 unique organizers, all tailored to a specific purpose. From a laptop folio or a gym bag to an airport sling or a trunk organizer, every tote has just the right features to keep your essentials within easy reach. Practical, stylish, and versatile by design, each carryall has multiple uses. Projects are organized by skill level, from confident beginner to more advanced, so you can grow as you sew!

The T-Shirt Quilt Book

by Lindsay Conner, Carla Crim

Turn treasured tees into something brand new―a T-shirt quilt! Sew 8 special memory quilts, from a pillow or baby throw to bed quilts in multiple sizes. Learn the secrets to choosing, cutting, and interfacing tees. Get troubleshooting tips, like working with too-small shirts and adding other clothing and fabric. Whether it's your first quilt or your hundredth, this book is filled with fresh ideas for piecing your T-shirts to help you celebrate those special times.

http://www.ctpub.com/the-t-shirt-quilt-book/

Modern Bee

by Lindsay Conner

Modern Bee―13 Quilts to Make with Friends by Lindsay Conner features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you'll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty―from easy to advanced. Each project is comprised of block instructions and a pattern to finish a full-size quilt. You'll also find a comprehensive section on quilting basics and plenty of tips on organizing your own virtual bee.

Wonderful One-Patch

by Sara Nephew and Marci Baker

New angles on classic quilt designs. Simple patterns and sewing that beginners can do. Strip-piece using Clearview Triangle ruler or strip-cut with full-size templates. Great color makes eye-catching quilts. It all looks so complicated, the kind of complex quilts beginners yearn to make. This book makes it all so achievable. It includes the examples of tradition and modern designs with a new and classic methods, fabrics, tools, and basics. There are 20 projects using triangles, half-hexagons, diamonds and more. Instructions, diagrams, and photos are included plus lots of tips.

Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting

by Cindy Grisdela

Permission to Play - Granted!
Learn simple design principles to create unique improvisational quilts. Without using patterns, learn 5 easy piecing techniques for your improvisational toolbox (including circles, blocks, and strips), and watch the art unfold before your eyes. Focus on color combos and negative space to discover your personal style, and then add dazzling texture with free-motion quilting. Includes tips to hang finished art quilts without a sleeve, plus tried and true improv tips to encourage creative play.

The Modern Appliqué Workbook

by Jenifer Dick

Learn a simple, foolproof machine appliqué method using freezer paper to prepare shapes. Sew the shapes using invisible thread and a zigzag stitch to mimic the look of hand appliqué. 11 projects.

Adventures in Fabric

by Julie Creus

This festive collection from designer Julie Creus brings together bright fabrics, ingenious construction methods, and a large dash of whimsy to make 3-D effects like you've never seen before in fabric. Create usable art with ingenious new techniques for fabric folding, fusing, weaving, and thread wrapping. Get 20 vibrant projects―jewelry, table decor, pillows, sewing accessories, holiday decorations, children's softies, and balls―for the price of 3 individual patterns. Scrap-friendly projects are usable as well as beautiful―and they're fun to make. Julie's inventive methods make the sewing easy, whether you are a beginning or expert sewist.
"I'm delighted Julie is sharing her talent for using prints for three-dimensional objects in a witty and aesthetic way. I have no doubt it will reach a large and appreciative audience of textile lovers."

-Kaffe Fassett

"Julie Creus's delightful and ingenious way of playing with fabrics gives an imaginative, bold and new look on color, shape, and form."

-Brandon Mably from the Kaffe Fassett Collective

Colorific

by Pam Goecke Dinndorf

Have you always felt nervous about choosing colors for your quilts? Popular pattern designer Pam Dinndorf helps you step up to color confidence and breakout of the drab quilt doldrums for good. Learn how to use the color wheel to select fabrics and other quick tips.
6 bold projects
frequently asked questions for troubleshooting your quilts
forward by Kaffe Fassett

Indigo Quilts: 30 Quilts from the Poos Collection, History of Indigo

by Kay and Lori Lee Triplett

The beauty of Indigo quilts is undeniable. Explore the origins of the fiber and fabric presented by two members of the American Quilt Study Group. Step inside the Poos Collection of quilts, one of the largest privately held collections in the world. Featuring stunning quilts circa 1750 to 1890. Get inspired and make one of the gorgeous quilt projects using present day Indigo or reproduction fabrics.

Chintz Quilts from the Poos Collection

by Kay and Lori Lee Triplett, Xenia Cord

This book features 36 magnificent antique chintz quilts from the Poos Collection with color photos of the complete quilt and closeups. Information and research is provided about each of the quilts as well as the History of Chintz. This book is a must have for quilt historians, antique quilt lovers, and quilters who will be inspired by the images and workmanship.

Create Your Own Improv Quilts

by Rayna Gillman

A natural follow-up to the best-selling Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts, this book applies Rayna’s no rules, no mistakes, no worries style to modern quilting. Starting with strips and geometric shapes, you’ll cut and sew without patterns, required yardage, or complicated diagrams. This freeing method lets you create modern quilts organically as you follow your instincts and experiment with scale, color, value, and placement.

• No patterns, no projects, no rules!
• Fresh explorations of shape, line, and color!
• Paper-piecing without lines and numbers!
• Ideas and examples to inspire your creativity!
• Practical exercises to guide you!

Scrap Quilt Secrets

by Diane D. Knott

Turn your scrappy mess into a quilting success! Armed with the easy-to-use S.C.R.A.P.S. system (style, contrast, repetition, accent color, palette, and selvages), you'll sew extraordinary quilts from every last bit of the fabric you love―even the tiniest scraps. Personalize 16 beginner-friendly quilts using the blank coloring pages, or apply the concepts to tackle any scrap quilt you want to make. These 6 must-know scrap secrets will forever change the way you look at scrap quilting!

New York Beauties & Flying Geese

by Carl Hentsch

Become a skilled foundation piecer with New York Beauty blocks and arcs of Flying Geese that amaze! Stitch your way through 31 architectural block patterns, ideal for advanced beginners and intermediate quilters. Practice this straightforward approach to curved piecing, foundation piecing, and simple machine appliqué on 10 full-size quilts and 27 pillow projects. Lively color combinations provide movement and drama, with fabric selections from Tula Pink, in collaboration with Carl Hentsch.

Cut and Shuffle Quilts

by Jan Ochterbeck

Start with a framed square, called the Block Mama. Cut it up, shuffle the parts, and sew them back together nine-patch style to make unique new blocks. Simple concept, amazing versatility! Six examples of quilts made using the Block Mama method are featured in Cut and Shuffle Quilts, with complete patterns included.

Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch

by Deborah Boschert

To make great art, you've got to start! Make treasured art quilts from bits of cloth, stitched motifs, and painted details. This visual, step-by-step guide will help you dip your toes into the world of art quilting with mixed-media techniques, checklists, and work-along projects presented using 8 design guides. Unlock your own artistic vision as you quilt in a series, finish small art pieces, and incorporate meaningful symbols into your work.

The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting

by Angela Walters and Christa Watson

Long arm expert Angela Walters and award-winning domestic machine quilter Christa Watson team up to present patterns for 10 beautiful quilts, 20 inspiring colorways, and over 50 different machine quilting motifs. Learn Angela's tricks of the trade for successful long-arm quilting, and pick up tips from Christa on how to best approach machine quilting on your home sewing machine. Find warm encouragement from both of them every step of the way!

Machine Quilting with Style

by Christa Watson

Learn to quilt from start to finish using walking foot quilting or free motion techniques. Machine Quilting with Style includes 8 different walking foot designs, 10 free-motion techniques and 12 complete modern quilt patterns., plus bonus pieced backings. Mix and match for even more variety!

A New Spin on Drunkard's Path

by John Kubiniec

Think you’ve seen all you can make with the Drunkard’s Path block? Think again! Open your eyes to a new take on curved piecing with quilting teacher John Kubiniec. Go beyond the basics with 12 innovative projects based on a classic pattern. Discover how using pre-pieced units like rail fences, half-square triangles, and sixteen-patches can completely change up the Drunkard’s Path look. Take it a step further with creative sashings and add-ons to alter the finished layout. The end result looks complex but is actually easy to sew!

• Shake up the Drunkard’s Path! 12 timeless quilts based on the famous block
• Curved blocks get a makeover with pre-assembled strips, triangles, and sixteen-patches
• Complex look that’s easy to piece! Innovative designs from quilting teacher John Kubiniec

Intentional Piecing: From Foundation Piecing to Fussy Cutting

by Amy Friend

Let’s get fussy about fabric! Maybe it’s the rich colors…or the tactile feel…or the fashion vibe it brings to the mix. Fabric has an uncanny ability to transform a project, evoke a mood and deliver a whole, new level of satisfaction to today’s sewist. Intentional Piecing, a sewing workshop in a book from renowned sewer Amy Friend, shows you how to make fabric the star of every project with the hot technique known as fussy cutting. What to stash and why. How to make it look seamless. Where to find creative inspiration. These are the fabric-related topics you’ll explore with one crafty lady aptly named Friend!

“Cut” the aggravation and sew gorgeous quilts and projects. Intentional Piecing offers page after page of best tips and techniques to ensure your success. You’ll learn the best methods to fussy cut manufactured fabrics and work effectively with selvages and stripes.

You get:

12 unique, modern quilt patterns including 5 smaller projects such as a tote bag and magnetic pin tray
Super-clear instructions and 90 detailed illustrations
100 beautiful, inspirational photographs set in pastoral New England
An entire section of the book devoted to the types of must-have fabrics for your stash
Be one step ahead of the Fussy Cut trend. Intentional Piecing is the first book of its kind, focusing on the popular Fussy Cutting trend. That means you can tell all your friends how to do it. Or, you can keep these insider sewing secrets to yourself as you create quilts and projects that will garner rave reviews!

Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design

by Amy Friend

Love to create repeating blocks in your quilts but tired of the same patterns? Step away from the ordinary and try your hand at a new technique-based approach to improvisation. Gorgeous photographs illustrate 10 beautiful projects where Amy Friend seamlessly bridges the gap between improvised design and technical execution. Discover a unique approach to creating one-of-a-kind blocks with guided exercises that explore scale, symmetry and alternate gridwork. Then, with Amy's help, you'll have the opportunity to design your own patterns. You really can have a dash of the unexpected through improv with the precision of paper piecing and still create those secondary patterns we all love in quilts made using traditional blocks.

With a modern spin, Improv Paper Piecing gracefully guides the reader, step-by-step, through improvisationally designing your own paper piecing patterns to strategically setting the grid---so that the end result is a masterful, unique quilt of repeated blocks.

Modern Roots: Today's Quilts from Yesterday's Inspiration

by Bill Volckening

This book looks at old quilts as sources of inspiration for today's quilters, featuring 12 projects inspired by quilts made between 1840 and 1970. Published by Stash Books in 2016. 112 pages. ISBN: 978-1-61745-203-1. Link to more information: http://www.ctpub.com/modern-roots-todays-quilts-from-yesterdays-inspiration/

New York Beauty, Quilts from the Volckening Collection

by Bill Volckening

This beautiful coffee table book maps out the history of the New York Beauty patchwork motif with 70 stunning quilts made between 1850 to present day. Published by Quiltmania in 2015, the book is bilingual, French and English, and includes a foreword by Shelly Zegart. 312 pages, hardcover. Link with more information: http://www.quiltmania-inc.us/books/33-new-york-beauty-quilts-from-the-volckening-collection.html

School of Sewing: Learn it. Teach it. Sew Together.

by Shea Henderson

School of Sewing allows you to follow in the footsteps of a group of beginners who shared one goal- to learn to use their sewing machines. This book is an engaging, detailed lesson plan designed to guide you along that same journey, whether you are learning alone or as a group. It begins with easy-to-follow instructions for how to use a sewing machine and advice on buying fabric and tools and then progresses through 12 projects- one three-hour lesson a month, perfect for friends to learn together. Your own School of Sewing will be proud to show off or to gift these trendy projects, which include a pillowcase, zippered pouch, tote bag and patchwork quilt, each with optional details for "extra credit."

Sew Adorkable: 15 DIY Projects to Keep You Out of Trouble

by Samarra Khaja

Sew 15 conversation starters, from cheeky wearables (TRAWRzers!) to quirky quilts and home decor. Make a puffy quilt that looks like candy dots, or stitch a tissue box cover that looks like a vintage typewriter. Tailored to smart, talented, crafty folks of all ages, this hilarious book is just as fun to read (trivia time!) as it is chock-full of sewing projects. Bonus: Go "behind the seams" with textile designer Samarra Khaja.