Saturday, July 31, 2010

Yo-Yo Quilting: Showcase Your Creativity with Quick to Stitch Projects for Every Occasion

Published 2010

The popular technique of yo-yo quilting—sewing together circular rosettes of fabric to form a quilt—is explored in this illustrated craft guide. A great way to be frugal and use fabric scraps, yo-yo quilting does not require any special tools, and the projects featured in the book make wonderful gifts for any holiday or special occasion. Types of projects vary—from comfy quilts and throws such as the “Flannel Yo-Yo Throw” to stuffed animals such as the “Yo-Yo Black Cat” and household decorations such as the “Yo-Yo Snowman Placemat”—and are designed for a range of skill levels. Color photos of each project are also included to provide inspiration and guidance.

SuperStrata Quilts: Celebrating the Colors of Bali

Published 2010

Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Bali, this book shines with color-rich quilts that anyone can make! The authors' simple, versatile technique for SuperStrata (strip sets) includes much more than just straight piecing. Projects feature curved, angled, and diagonally cut SuperStrata—in a variety of widths—to create one-of-a-kind, contemporary quilts. For additional inspiration, each of the eight quilts is shown in two colorways!

Quilting with Precuts and Shortcuts

Published 2010

With simple sewing methods, bright fabrics, and terrific tips, this intriguing collection offers something for every quilter—even beginners! Use tried-and-true techniques in creative ways for strip piecing, fusible appliqué, and sewing with precut fabrics.
• Create intricate-looking pieced blocks and no-template diamonds—and use shortcuts that make it all so easy
• Choose from 12 striking quilts in a variety of sizes
• Find great suggestions for making quilts with personality from the popular author of Wonder Blocks

Drafting for the Creative Quilter: Easy Techniques for Designing Your Quilts, Your Way

Published 2010

The Ultimate Reference Guide! Gain the confidence you need to draft and design your own creative ideas. Take control of the size and composition of your quilts, and learn to create or adapt any block into any design with Sally's easy methods.

Collage+Cloth=Quilt: Create Innovative Quilts from Photo Inspirations

Published 2010

Use the techniques in this book to create an endless array of adventurous quilt designs inspired by your favorite photos. Discover simple ways to transform your photography into collage-inspired quilts that speak to your soul. You'll see your fabric stash in a whole new light!

Folded Log Cabin Quilts: Create Depth In A classic Black, From Traditional to Contemporary

Published 2010
Sarah's folding technique puts a new spin on an old favorite! Add extra dimension and texture to your log cabin quilts and decor projects.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Super Simple Quilts #5 with Alex Anderson & Liz Aneloski: 9 Projects from Jelly Rolls & Charm Squares by Alex Anderson, Liz Aneloski

Published 2010

From just one materials list, you can make any of the three quilt designs in three sizes. Buy your jelly rolls and charm packs now, then decide which quilt to make later! All the projects shown are crib/wallhanging size, but the materials and cutting charts also give instructions for twin and queen/king sizes. Such a value at under ten dollars!

Serendipity Quilts: Cutting Loose Fabric Collage by Susan Carlson

Published 2010

Save those scraps! Discover the joy and freedom of creating collage-style quilts without rules and measurements. Get hands-on instruction from an award-winning artist who believes creating with your instincts will produce gorgeous results every time.