Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rolling Along: Easy Quilts from 2 1/2 Strips by Nancy J. Martin, Nancy Martin

Published 2008

Grab a bundle of the latest fabric goodies-Jelly Rolls!- and join designer Nancy J. Martin for a batch of quilted treats. Jelly Rolls are made up of assorted 2½" strips, all rolled up and ready to go. Discover Nancy’s special tips for making the most of these creative cuts.
Use prepackaged strips in 12 traditional designs or simply cut your own strips!
Make quilts three ways—use strips only, combine strips with scraps, or salvage leftover strips from past projects
Rely on Nancy’s easy cutting, sewing, and construction methods for quick quilts from start to finish

Victory Quilts : 1940's Sampler Quilts by Eleanor Burns

Published 2008

SKILL LEVEL: EASY / INTERMEDIATE Victory Quilts represents a look back in history to the 1940’s and life on the home front during the War years. This Sampler Quilt offers patterns and techniques for 20 blocks, each one representing a slice of history with a story to tell. The blocks are traditional patterns, popular during that era and each one a symbolic remembrance: Sky Rocket recognizes the tragic bombing of Pearl Harbor; Broken Sugar Bowl brings to mind rationing during the War; Signal Light recalls air raid warnings; Army Star honors our Armed Services. Along with strip piecing, Eleanor teaches her techniques for squaring up triangle pieced squares, appliqué, flying geese patches, Y seams, and much more. Make a Sampler Quilt “set on point” or straight set. Each method is clearly explained and has step by step illustrations in full color. Ribbon and swag borders are explained in detail and add unique interest to the quilt projects. Same block repeat patterns are included in addition to a tablerunner.Victory Quilts contains yardage and cutting charts for several quilt sizes and the blocks can be made in either 12” or 6” finished sizes. The book has over 200 pages and includes traceable templates. Eleanor also shares a recipe for Sugarless Cake, a popular treat in wartime when sugar was rationed. Take a step back in history to the greatest generation and stitch your quilt in memory of those long gone days!

Quilts, Bibs, Blankies... Oh My! : Create Your Own Cute and Cuddly Nursery by Kim Schaefer

Published 2008

Six divinely cute collections for the luckiest babies * Themes for both boys and girls: sea creatures, animals, butterflies, hearts, more * Beginner to intermediate projects, great for family, gifts, or fundraisers Ooo's an ickle bickle baby? Ooo's the tweetest widdle baby? Your baby, of course, and when you want to make something special for the world's sweetest baby, you'll want to choose one of these six complete collections of nursery accessories for infants and toddlers! Each set includes full directions and plans for crib quilts, wall quilts, bibs, drag-around blankets, soft pictures, pillows, and growth charts. And whether you choose sea creatures or jungle animals, trucks and trains or bugs and butterflies, moons or hearts, or any of the other adorable themes, these patterns are a pleasure to make for beginners or intermediate quilters. Put together a whole set and surprise your favorite tweet widdle baby, or work with friends to put together a gift or the best fundraiser your group ever had!

Sewflakes : Papercut-Applique Quilts by Kathy K. Wylie

Published 2008

Let it snow! Just like third grade...only sew much better! Cut out snowflakes, then make Sewflakes * Five appealing projects in fun themes, including sewing, nautical, and card games * Appliqué your way, by hand or machine, needle-turn or fusible Get out your scissors, get out your paper, and get ready to create intricate, intriguing designs for your next quilt. Cut out a paper snowflake, make a pattern, then transfer it to fabric. Vary the number of folds, play with symmetry, try positive and negative images for different looks. Five projects feature a choice of themes, such as sewing, nautical, or card games, and there are lots of sparkling ideas for hiding "surprise" images in medallions, blocks, or borders. For the snowflake-snipping-challenged, author Kathy Wylie includes handy full-size templates and an avalanche of ideas for spectacular snowflakes. It's sew's Sewflakes!

Liberty and Justice for All: Quilts Celebrating Our American Service Men and Women by Vicki Lynn Oehlke

Published 2008

Designs and patterns incorporate emblems of each of the 5 Services — Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine and Navy — as well as the Liberty Bell and the Scales of Justice in combination with the American flag.• Full-size patterns for wallhangings or lap-size quilts• Clear step-by-step instructions• Appliqué and weaving techniques• Placement and stitching guidance• Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine, and Navy emblems designed with the American flag• Full-color illustrations• Border options

Friday, August 29, 2008

Quilt Shack: Over 30 Fresh Quilting and Patchwork Projects by Rie Norum, H. A. Krohg

Published 2008

Readers will be inspired by the delightful collection of over 30 patchwork projects intended to decorate their home with plenty of country charm. The projects range in size and difficulty, from quick-to-make bags and accessories perfect for beginners to larger quilts suited for more experienced quilters. Readers will get to experiment with a wide range of colors, embellishments and materials as well as apply techniques such as appliqué, machine sewing and blocking. The stunning photography and comprehensive section covering materials make this a book that quilters and sewing enthusiasts will dive into to again and again.

Quilting for Busy Boomers by Jeanne Stauffer (Editor), Sandra L. Hatch (Editor)

Published 2008

In this book, you'll find instructions for quilts that are so easy to make that you can read through the instructions, collect the fabrics and supplies and sit down and make a quilt. Just like that. All designs are quick and easy to make. You'll find projects that you can complete in only a few evenings or afternoons. These projects were specifically selected and designed for quilters who are baby boomers.

100 Tips from Award Winning Quilters by Ann Hazelwood

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Thimbleberries Making Your House a Home by Lynette Jensen

Published 2008

14 quilting projects including bed quilts with dust ruffles, coordinating pillows and shams, a shower curtain and chenille rug and table décor• Expanded General Instructions• Color options, hints, tips, and quilting suggestions• Dozens of illustrations and full-color photos• Reliable step-by-step instructions

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Crazy Quilting : The Complete Guide by J. Marsha Michler

Published 2008

This technique-driven resource offers timeless guidance whether you're a beginner or a seasoned quilter who loves crazy quilting—the only U.S. created quilting style. With details about all known methods of patching a crazy quilt, more than 100 embroidery stitches, step-by-step illustrations and how-to directions for finishing a crazy quilt, this unique guide is the first to cover the crazy quilting process from start to finish. You will quickly discover that the priceless information in this book will serve you for the rest of your quilting life.

Stunning Angleplay Quilts by Margaret J. Miller

lay with color, play with design, play with angles! All play, no work! * 42 dazzling blocks with easy-to-use cutting charts and full-size templates * Six complete quilt patterns with step-by-step instructions Turn half-rectangles into easy, dazzling quilts with Margaret Miller's popular AnglePlay™ technique. Make six eye-catching quilts and 42 vibrant blocks with easy-to-use cutting charts, piecing illustrations, and full-size template patterns. These striking quilts give a sense of movement, of elegant curves, even though all the piecing is done in easy straight lines.

Simply Stunning Woven Quilts: 11 Easy Techniques, Great Results by Anna Faustino

Eleven amazingly easy weaving techniques...for stunning results! * Includes step-by-step directions and photos * Full-size patterns for circle weaving plus cutting diagrams They look hard...but they're not! Simply Stunning Woven Quilts features step-by-step directions and photos to help any quilter master eleven amazingly easy weaving techniques--no seams, no corners or points to match! Learn to weave straight and curved checkerboards, circles, and semicircles, or try weaving to rebuild favorite blocks such as Log Cabin. Use precut fabric strips for the weaving, then construct your fantastic new quilts using fusible appliqué and stitch-in-the-ditch. Wow! Full-size patterns for circle weaving technique and cutting diagrams for 26 different quilts mean it's simple to create a work of art that will dazzle everyone.

Aunt Millie's Garden : 12 Flowering Blocks from Piece O'Cake Designs by Becky Goldsmith, Linda Jenkins

Make Aunt Millie's Garden bloom for you! * 12 floral appliqué blocks plus borders, instructions, how-to photos * Like a block-of-the-month club...without waiting for next month's block! Love flowers? Love appliquéd quilts? Then Piece O'Cake designs has an irresistible new project just for you, inspired by Linda's aunt Millie and her lovely garden. This beautiful quilt blooms with 12 stunning floral blocks, appliquéd borders, and the brightest colors this side of the botanical garden. Easy instructions and how-to photos cover both fusible and needle-turn appliqué, so anyone can make their garden quilt grow to a healthy 70 x 75 1/2 inches. It's a Piece O' Cake!

Stitch Spritz & Sew by Kathy Bowers

It's never as much fun to take curves slowly, and with the machine appliqué technique demonstrated in this new book you'll learn how to make quick and easy work of curved piecing. This simple and effective method helps you create mirror image frames, arcs, and melons, while learning how to add new design elements to quilt basics including blocks, borders and labels. Step-by-step instructions walk you through 12 projects including bed quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings and crib quilts.

Gathered from the Garden: Quilts with Floral Charm by Cindy Lammon

You don’t need a green thumb to grow this beautiful garden! Popular flower motifs are showcased in fresh, pretty quilts. Gather seeds of inspiration from your own garden, and then use quick appliqué methods to “sow” them.
Flower blocks are showcased in eight projects, such as “Sunflower Circle,” “My Secret Garden,” and a table runner
Learn a quick, no-measure method for adding borders
Find handy tricks for appliquéing perfect stems, circles, and other shapes, plus tips for choosing color combinations

Appliqué Quilt Revival: Updated Patterns from The '30s by Nancy Mahoney

Nancy Mahoney is back with more block patterns from the 1930s—and this time, it’s an adventure in Depression-era appliqué. Grab your stash of reproduction fabrics and start stitching blocks from this rare collection, taken from actual newspaper clippings from the period.
Get 12 block patterns, plus 14 quilt patterns that showcase these unique designs
Cheerful motifs range from delightful bunnies, kittens, and flower pots to beautiful butterflies and wreaths
Get quick results with fusible appliqué, machine stitching, fewer pieces, and simpler shapes

A Year of Paper Piecing: 12 Sensational Seasonal Designs by Beverly Maxvill

Ideal for paper-piecing enthusiasts! Feature all 12 seasonal blocks in a queen-size calendar quilt or showcase the blocks one at a time on the interchangeable-block wall hanging.
Fun block designs include a snowman, a turkey, hearts and roses, a teapot, a scarecrow, and wreaths
Each 12" x 12" block is spacious enough for quilting and embellishments

Mindful Meandering : 132 Original Continuous-Line Quilting Designs by Laura Lee Fritz

Published 2008

Fresh ideas from the queen of continuous-line quilting! * 132 contemporary continuous-line designs to add zip to any quilt * Designs work with hand quilting and with short-arm or long-arm machine quilting Give quilt tops the perfect finishing touch with these charming new continuous-line designs from Laura Lee Fritz. Each pattern is presented with a background grid for easy resizing, and every one is continuous, which means easier quilting without constant starts and stops or awkward threads across the back. Hand quilting? Machine quilting? These patterns work with either one! Choose favorites from 132 contemporary continuous designs, then use them as allover patterns or on borders. Make a beeline for these continuous-line designs!

M'liss Rae Hawley's Scrappy Quilts : Let the Fabric Tell Your Story

Published 2008

Don't just make do with patchwork quilts...make art! * Combine treasured fabrics with new scraps to create an heirloom * Eight fat-quarter-friendly quilts for all skill levels Let your quilts be more than just a way to use up extra fabric. Transform them into keepsake records of your personal history. Favorite author M'Liss Rae Hawley shows quilters everywhere how to organize fabrics by theme, color families, and print size--then go on to blend old and new fabrics to make art instead of just making do. Eight quilts, for all skill levels and in all sizes, are fat-quarter friendly, and quilters can use machine embroidery, embellishments, and border treatments to add that special touch. An inspiring gallery reveals how beautiful quilts can preserve family stories and pass them from one generation to the next.

Quilts from Lavender Hill Farm : 12 Projects Inspired by Life in the Country byDarlene Zimmerman

Published 2008

This 12-project book delivers beautiful quilts perfect for each month of the year, while drawing you into the beauty and bounty of life at fictional Lavender Hill Farm. The 200 beautiful color photos in this book provide instructions for each quilt, while offering breathtaking and inspiring outdoors imagery. Projects incorporate individual techniques, such as piecing, binding, border development and appliqué. Quilts from Lavender Hill Farm is an escape from the ordinary, into the extraordinary.

New Cuts for New Quilts More Ways to Stack the Deck by Karla Alexander

Published 2006

The Stack the Deck technique gets new life in this popular author's third book! This new collection of tradition-with-a-twist quilts builds on methods used in the author's previous bestsellers. Expect the unexpected with this fun approach to one-of-a-kind quilts.
Use the Stack the Deck technique in 17 all-new projects
Get a complete introduction to the original "Stack the Deck" technique—simply stack, slice, shuffle, and sew
Play with straight, curvy, or funky-cut angles for surprising results in each block

Clever Quarters Too by Susan Teegarden Dissmore

Published 2006

Sew a work of art using fat quarters as the palette! This bestselling author's follow-up to Clever Quarters features all-new scrappy quilts that focus on fat quarters—those irresistible cuts of fabric that are the ultimate quilter's candy.
Sixteen projects include a table runner, a wall hanging, and bed quilts
Choose the number of fat quarters you want to use, from as few as 5 to 26, 38, or even a whopping 62 cuts
Find tips for combining a multitude of colors, values, and patterns to get that classic scrappy look

Creative Classics : 250 Playful Continuous-Line Quilting Designs byLaura Lee Fritz

Published 2008

Top-selling author--60,000 books in print! Line up, everybody! Recharge old favorites with 250 riffs on five classic quilting designs * Add style to blocks, sashings, and borders, or use as overall designs * Great for hand or machine quilting, long-arm and short-arm machines Vroom, vroom! Race through hundreds of exciting new variations on classic continuous-line quilting motifs! Author Laura Lee Fritz has created dozens and dozens of fresh takes on clamshells, weaves, serpentines, Baptist fans, and feathers--enough to keep even the most driven quilter very happy and very busy for a long, long time. All motifs can be used by hand or machine quilters, and on long-arm or short-arm machines. Get Creative Classics, and get quilting!

Monday, August 25, 2008

9 Pieced Projects from Strips, Squares and Rectangles, Vol. 1 by Alex Anderson, Liz Aneloski

Published 2008

Good things come in threes! * Three super-easy quilts, each in three sizes, with three fabric styles to choose from * One supply list makes all three quilts Three is a magic number...especially in this easy-to-use book that features three fast, fun quilts! Three easy designs to choose from, three sizes (wall hanging, twin, or queen), three vibrant color schemes, three quick ways to secure the quilt layers together, and three simple techniques for binding and finishing. One, two, three! Perfect for beginners, with clear instructions and photos that make even first projects easy as A, B, C. Perfect for more experienced quilters, too, with patterns that go together as simple as do, re, mi!

Jelly Roll Quilts: The Perfect Guide to Making the Most of the Latest Strip Rolls by Pam Lintott, Nicky Lintott

Published 2008

Jelly rolls are the new fat quarter bundle! They consist of 2 ½ inch strips of color-coordinated fabric, rolled up to create a solid disk and tied with a ribbon. Jelly Roll Quilts is the first book to show quilters the best ways to use these desirable, laborsaving fabric packs. The author shows how to make 15 quilts; each perfectly suited to the color-coordinated jelly rolls and includes variations in color, style and size for each project. Jelly roll quilts are suitable for quilters of all skill levels, especially those quilters with a passion for a variety of fabrics. With names like Bars of Gold and Blue Lagoon, the quilts demonstrated in Jelly Roll Quilts are on the cutting edge of the craft.

Quiltastic Curves by Tammy Kelly

Published 2008

Conquer your curved-piecing fears forever! With just a few template shapes, you can create any of these curvaceous quilts. Just follow along step by step—and take your next quilting journey around the bend.
Choose from a dozen curvy quilt projects, from small wall hangings to bed quilts
Produce perfect curves every time with Tammy’s simplified cutting and sewing techniques
Find fabric-selection tips to help you choose and use strong, fresh colors in traditional designs

Machine Applique for the Terrified Quilter by Sharon Pederson

Published 2008

Wait 'til you see all the different ways you can appliqué by machine! Discover how to get the look of fine hand appliqué—or a fresh, funky look—with the precision and ease of machine sewing. Learn Sharon’s smart techniques, and then get ready to play.
Find all you need to overcome any machine-appliqué fears—try invisible machine appliqué, blanket-stitch appliqué, satin-stitch appliqué, and more
Follow Sharon’s lead to master each technique, and then choose one of nine companion projects to try out your new skills
With Sharon’s friendly, fun writing style, you’ll be a machine-appliqué expert in no time

You're Invited: Projects for Special Occasions All Year Long! with Pattern by Lynette Jensen, Marilyn Ginsburg

Published 2008

A collection of 12 projects appropriate for celebrations and parties with friends and family. Many small projects that add a personal touch to your home and to your get-togethers.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Instant Bargello by Susan Kisro

Published 2008

Inspired by the style but intimidated by the methods for making beautiful Bargello quilts? With this ingenious technique, you can transform theme fabrics—from nature prints to animal motifs—into beautiful “instant” Bargello-style designs.
Create six fast, fun quilts to show off your favorite fabrics with minimal effort
Just strip, cut, stagger, and sew for one-of-a-kind results every time
Feature fabrics with beach themes (such as grass, sand, shells, and oceans), country scenes (like pumpkins, wheat, rocks, and sky), and more

The Art of the Handmade Quilt by Nancy Brenan Daniel

Published 2008

Sewing machines are speedier—but, increasingly, quilters are discovering that working by hand provides even more pleasure and superior results. And world-renowned quilt maker, teacher, author, and show judge Nancy Brenan Daniel has created an inspiring guide just for them, with ideas for 18 varied and beautiful hand-sewn quilts. Her detailed instructions cover it all, from making the blocks and stitching them together to adding borders and binding. Many of the designs come straight from Nancy’s own antique collection, and they’re pieced, appliquéd, and even stenciled. Several traditional and much loved patterns—including the Courthouse Log Cabin, Shoo-fly, Prickly Pear, and Windblown Daisy—are accompanied by a contemporary appliqué quilt and a small hand-embroidered wall hanging.

Stratavarious Quilts: 9 Fabulous Strip Quilts from Fat Quarters by Barbara Persing

Published 2008

Join the strip club! Just cut strips, join, slice, and sew to make quilt masterpieces * Easy directions for creating strata, panels of fabric strips * Simple enough for beginners, sophisticated enough for experienced quilters What's the secret to making an easy quilt masterpiece? Psst, here it is: Create strata, panels of fabric strips sewn together, and then use them to piece beautiful blocks. Even beginners will have no trouble cutting and sewing perfect blocks into striking designs, then adding borders, appliqué, and quilting for one-of-a-kind results. The gallery of remarkable finished quilts offers dozens of inspiring ideas. Attention fabriholics! This is the book for you--search your stash for strata striations!

One-Block Wonders Encore! by Maxine Rosenthal, Joy Pelzmann

Published 2008

Follow-up to the dazzling One-Block Wonders--more than 32,000 sold! * Six quilt projects plus more than a dozen gallery quilts and techniques * Create dramatic effects: hollow cubes, blocks tumbling into borders, more! One-Block Wonders definitely wasn't a one-hit wonder. This fresh, fun follow-up spins more one-block quilts, new visual effects, and great ways to add even more color to your quilts with multiple fabrics. Whirling kaleidoscopic hexagons...simple straight-line piecing (no Y-seams!)...and the dramatic large-scale prints that make these colorful quilts a fabric-lover's favorite. They're all here, sure to make One-Block Wonders Encore a big, bit hit on all the charts.

***These are Minnesota Writers***
Maxine Rosenthal has been a quilter for more than fifteen years. The author of One-Block Wonders, she lives in Woodbury, MN. Joy Pelzmann is a quilt artist and a teacher. She lives in Hastings, MN.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Country-Fresh Patchwork : Traditional Blocks with Floral Accents by Deanne Eisenman

Published 2008

Pair easy patchwork with a dash of floral appliqué, and voilà—you have a gorgeous table runner, wall hanging, pillow, or lap quilt.
Get both small and large versions of five designs—wall hanging plus table runner, wall hanging plus pillow, or lap quilt plus pillow—11 projects in all
Find new settings for traditional blocks and enhance them with easy appliqué
Choose from an array of projects perfect for beginning to advanced quilters

Cathedral Window Qulting by Lynne Edwards

Published 2008

In Cathedral Window Quilting, internationally-renowned quilt designer Lynne Edwards returns to this beautiful patchwork technique by popular demand. Lynne's uniquely creative and accessible approach brings Cathedral Window quilting up to date, capturing quilters' imaginations and inspiring them to learn and enjoy this technique and its variations.

Adventures in Circles : Quilt Designs from Start to Finish by Leigh E. McDonald

Published 2008

Circles made easy! Discover the excitement of working with curves in this color-splashed book.
Learn the latest tricks for cutting and sewing circles; then apply your new skills in eight creative projects

Choose from small wall hangings to twin-size quilts in both contemporary and traditional designs; a gallery of quilts provides even more inspiration

Find essential tips on machine appliquéing circles and fun ways to embellish with threads, decorative fabrics, and beads

Hand Dyed Quilts by Marquetta Bell-Johnson

Published 2008

Expanding creative horizons, this colorful and inspiring guide takes the popular craft of quilting and elevates it to an art form with stunning visual appeal. It outlines a technique for hand dying that uses no powdered dyes, no caustic chemicals, and no rinsing: just color, visual texture, and immediate gratification. With a variety of easy methods---including solid dying, shading, tie dying, folding, drip painting, and masking---quilters will soon be on their way to making colorful quilts and wall hangings, table runners, placemats, pot holders, trivets, pincushions, and pillows. The 20 projects and patterns are simple enough for the beginner, yet engaging enough to thrill the more advanced.

Quilt Yourself Gorgeous by Mandy Shaw

Published 2008

In Quilt Yourself Gorgeous, Mandy Shaw shares her fresh approach to quilting with an emphasis on fun, fast results and fabulous quilts. Full step-by-step instructions guide readers through 10 brilliant projects that have plenty of wow factor but can be completed in minimal time. All of the projects can be created using fat quarters and once the main project is finished, the author demonstrates how the remaining scraps can be used to sew delightful accessories such as toys, home décor and gifts. The clear and comprehensive technique section with tips and templates is sure to make this book one that quilters and sewing enthusiasts will refer to over and over.

More Fabulous Flowers: Mini-Quilts in Dimensional Applique by Sharon K. Baker

Published 2008

Find 20 all-new flower designs in this follow-up to the popular Fabulous Flowers, and watch your quilting bloom. With just simple folding and stitching, you’ll be growing gorgeous dimensional flowers in no time. With so many projects to choose from, there is something here for every quilter.
Learn to make rosebuds, water lilies, marigolds, larkspurs, and more

Personalize your flowers with beads, buttons, novelty yarns, and trims

Make unique floral arrangements by combining different flower designs; the gallery will inspire your creativity

Holiday Wrappings : Quilts to Welcome the Season by Loraine Manwaring, Susan Nelson

Published 2008

From gleaming stars to candy-jar sweets, cozy mittens to holiday blooms, add sparkle to your holiday decorating with these versatile quilts. Six projects include wall hangings, lap quilts, table toppers, and more.
Learn how to turn the “Starlight Table Topper” into a tree skirt or a Christmas wreath wall hanging
Add holiday flair to your home with the candy jar–inspired “Peppermint Dish” quilt or embellish with metallic threads, beads, rhinestones, and buttons
Find tips on adapting each project to other holidays and seasons

Hand-Appliqued Quilts : Whimsical Designs and Simple Techniques by Tonye Belinda Phillips

Published 2008

Quilter and teacher Tonye Belinda-Phillips has a passion for folk art appliqué—and it inspired her to develop a simple, no-fuss method for making stunning hand-appliquéd quilts. In this beautiful volume, Tonye lays out her fresh, easy approach, revealing all the special techniques she’s discovered on her quilting journey: ideas for choosing fabrics, working with color, and creating the appliqué shapes, as well as placing, basting, and stitching it up. Twenty bright and cheerful projects include a basic basket-shaped pattern that’s great for beginners; an updated floral pattern with playful spirals; and a garden-themed design with watering cans. They’re all photographed using natural light in scenic rustic settings—making this book an object of art in its own right.

Blue Ribbon Quilts by Linda Causee

Published 2008

These 14 quilts are all award winners! They’ve taken the blue ribbon from large county fairs, small local quilt shows, and quilt challenges. And now quilters can recreate every one of these spectacular designs, thanks to the full-size patterns and instructions presented in this inspiring collection. Choose from classic as well as contemporary quilts: three use curve piecing while others feature traditional and fusible appliqué. An Oriental-themed design includes a variety of Japanese prints with blocks of machine-embroidered motifs. A wonderful rainbow Double Wedding Ring has foundation-pieced arcs. And because no quilt book would be complete without a Log Cabin quilt, there’s one here, too. Biographies of each of the quilters are included, along with the personal story behind each quilt’s creation.

Joanie's Quilting Elements by Joanie Zeier Poole

Published 2008

The second book in Joanie Zeier Poole's Quilter's Workshop series introduces an easy, new approach to free-motion quilting. Poole breaks quilting designs into three categories, continuous line, continuous outline, and continuous object, and then she demonstrates simple ways to navigate through each category. The instructions take the mystery out of free-motion machine quilting and make it easy to do. You will be able to create any number of quilting designs using the motifs on the bonus CD.

Making History : Quilts and Fabric From 1890-1970 by Barbara Brackman

Published 2008

Want to create new quilts with an authentic period look? Or discover the rich history of our country, unfolding through fabric? This fascinating book features author Barbara Brackman's irresistible blend of scholarship and practical advice. Learn to choose reproduction prints for vintage designs and build a stash of period-flavor fabrics. Nine vintage-style quilt patterns capture historical style with piecing and appliqué. Packed with historic photos, stories, and insights into the role of fabrics in everyday life, Making History is a compelling page-turner as well as a practical quilting book.

Applique Jubilee: 16 Quilt Projects with Hand, Machine & Fusible Applique by McCalls Magazine

Published 2008

Appliqué…the McCall’s way! Quilters will find favorites old and new in this stunning assortment of projects, the best of McCall’s Quilting. From florals to geometrics to wool felts, from tea cozies to king-size quilts, these projects celebrate the joy of quilting. A sixteen-page pullout with 95 full-sized appliqué template patterns and nine piecing template patterns make this the handy, have-to-have guide to quilting today.

Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch : Warm and Cozy, Merry and Bright by Heather Willms, Elissa Willms

Published 2008

Quilt the holidays folk-art style, cheery and bright, or both! You’ll find seven warm and primitive projects, seven colorful and contemporary.
Make holiday tree skirts, Advent calendars, stockings, lap quilts, and patchwork balls

Find charming wintry motifs such as gingerbread men, a snowman, feather trees, and stars

Two collections in one! Flip over “Warm and Cozy” to find a second rendition of the projects, “Merry and Bright!”

Big Print Quilts 15 Projects Using Large-Scale Fabrics by Karen Snyder

Published 2008

Big-Print Quilts comes to your rescue, helping you turn your longing looks at today's impressive large-scale floral or novelty fabrics into great ideas and actions for making the most of these innovative prints. This book features 15 projects for every quilting skill level, plus, charts to help you stitch your way through varying fabric scales. This book gives you license to quilt big, and not look back!

Quilt Pink for Hope by Better Homes and Gardens

Published 2008