Rachel May’s rich new book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era—all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt.
In her new book, collage quilt artist & educator Emily Taylor, explains the essentials for success with collage quilts. Using detailed photos and illustrations, Emily explains the foundational principles of art that should be understood and applied by aspiring collage quilt artists. She explores value, color temperature, and contrast in the process of fabric selection for a quilt.
If you can sew a straight line, you can make every gorgeous quilt in this book--no kidding All you need is a pack of Cake Mix Papers (for 10" squares) or Cupcake Mix Papers (for 5" squares), a stack of fabrics, and Moda All-Stars: Mix It Up , and you're set to sew. Simply choose a pattern, grab your papers, and then: 1. Sew on the dotted lines 2. Cut on the solid lines 3.
Build your quilting skills from the ground up. With a few yards of fabric and this beginner-friendly guide, you'll learn to piece the simplest blocks and complete your first quilt Established teacher Jo Avery guides you through twelve projects to whet your appetite for quiltmaking and take it a step further.
Toweling fabric, with clean, classic stripes and old-fashioned appeal, is a perfect match for a farmhouse home. So why keep it only in the kitchen? Sew beyond traditional tea towels and dive into this project collection chock-full of fun ways to play with 16"-wide, 100% cotton toweling.
Containing visual information to instruct a beginner or improve an experienced appliquer's techniques, this updated, award-winning classic features two new projects and information on wool applique preparation and stitching, hand applique, and updated tools.
The perfect book for both beginners and those wishing to brush up on their skills, this definitive guide takes readers from the basics of choosing and cutting fabric to placing the finishing touches on their handmade quilts.