Saturday, November 22, 2008

101 Fabulous Fat-Quarter Bags with M'Liss Rae Hawley by M'Liss Rae Hawley

Published 2008

Make yourself a brand new bag! Stylish bags for every season and occasion. 10 projects, huge idea gallery.

Quilting UFOs with Helen's Hints by Helen Squire

Published 2008

'Beam up' those UFOs and get started! Helen shows you how to turn your unfinished projects into finished quilts. Learn what type of quilting patterns are appropriate for your patchwork or appliqu├ęd quilt tops. Follow her four-question formula to determine where and what to quilt. Based on the most popular workshop Helen teaches, Quilting UFOs offers visual solutions to the dilemma of 'quilt as desired.' Learn how easy it is to make any pattern fit your individual quilt top. Refer to the illustrated examples of mitered borders and blocks, all made with the same design, and simply choose your favorite. A galaxy of original patterns are divided into categories for easy reference. They are presented full-sized in a larger, landscape format for handy copying and use. This collection is the eighth in the Dear Helen series of quilting pattern books. Most recent AQS publications by the author include Helen's Mix & Match Quilting Patterns, Helen's Copy & Use Quilting Patterns, Create with Helen Squire: Hand and Machine Quilting, plus three CD-ROMs with printable patterns.

Start to Quilt by Miriam Edwards

Published 2008

Bright, full-color photographs and funky designs will inspire young crafters to cultivate new talents and create fabulous quilted projects. Only a few stitches and techniques are required to successfully combine layers of fabric into one stunning piece. Step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions make it easy for crafters of all ages and skill levels to create sashiko bags, wall hangings, notebook covers, and even a handy phone pouch.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Appli-Curves: Traditional Quilts with Easy No-Sew Curves by Elaine Waldschmidt

Published 2008

Accomplishing more with less is a common mantra these days. In Appli-Curves, you will learn to create curvaceous quilt projects without having to deal with the sometimes challenging and time-consuming process of piecing. This new method uses fusible web for attaching curves, and incorporates three traditional curved pieced blocks - Drunkard's Path, New York Beauty and Hearts and Gizzards. Projects include small and large wall hangings, large and small quilts and table runners. With this book, you will learn to achieve curved success without needing a whole new skill set. CD-ROM templates included!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Illustrated Step-by-Step Book Of Quilting by Isabel Stanley, Jenny Watson

Published 2008

The needlework techniques of quilting, patchwork and applique have been with us for centuries, these timeless, ever-popular and closely related crafts are brought together here in one volume. Create full-size quilts and decorative throws for beds and seats, bags of all types, cards, pictures and wallhangings, waistcoats, hats and children's clothing, beautiful curtains, bedlinen, tablelinen and towels, accessories for the home, and gifts and keepsakes to treasure. With its comprehensive content, new and exciting ideas, and both practical and inspirational approach, this is the only book the beginner and practised needleworker will need to while away many hours of creative pleasure.

Color Mastery: 10 Principles for Creating Stunning Quilts by Maria Peagler

Published 2008