Convenient collection of 60 patterns, specially designed to make machine quilting quick and easy. Featured are traditional feather designs, florals, geometrics, corners, borders, and many more. Includes clear, easy-to-follow instructions on machine stitching and other essentials. For quilters at all levels of expertise.
Instructions for 86 great designs (geometric, garden, and other motifs) without complicated starts and stops. Includes helpful suggestions for choosing and combining patterns, fitting designs on projects, resizing, selecting materials, and basting. Patterns appear on a background grid for easy resizing, and repeat units and separate sewing paths are clearly indicated.
Quilt Name Stories, Cutting Designs, Material Suggestions, Yardage Estimates, Definite Instructions for Every Step of Quilt Making
Author: Ruby Short McKim
Pubpsher: Courier Corporation
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This is one of the finest of all the available books on the making of patchwork quilts. The author is recognized as having been one of our country's leading authorities on this venerable art, and in this book she divulges many a secret that will assist you in making quilts of the highest quality. The book contains over 100 patchwork patterns, with complete instructions for cutting and sewing. All conceivable sorts of designs are diagrammed and carefully described: flower designs, rainbows designs, Irish chains, fish and bird and leaf designs. The book shows you, step by step, all the details of making each kind of quilt: it covers choice of pattern, piece vs. patch quilting, simple and complex quilts, choice of quilt materials, interlining materials, lining and thread materials, cutting and piecing, the applique process, various methods of setting together, quilt sizes, borders, scallops, flounces, valances, straight line and close shell quilting, methods of stamping, perforated quilting patterns, quilting the quilt, putting into frames, quilting in a small space, embroidery quilts, and many other topics. The book is written in an entertaining manner. The author weaves a great deal of rosy humor into the lining of her instructions, as well as some interesting facts about the history of quilting, quilt materials, patterns, and some really choice folklore about the origin of the highly ingenious names of the patterns: "Monkey Wrench," "Road to California," "Lafayette Orange Peel," "Drunkard's Path," and "Crossed Canoes," to name a few. The book is not technical in any sense of the word. You can use it to make beautiful quilts provided only that you know the fundamentals of sewing.
Step-by-step instructions and detailed drawings make the intricacies of the popular Drunkard's Path pattern easy for quilters at every level of experience. Now, even novice quilters can piece this attractive, time-honored pattern! Included are 4 pages of full-size templates, 38 full-color photos, and an illustrated index of variations.
Provides detailed instructions for a variety of free-form quilting methods, with six projects, tips for finding inspiration, directions for turning ideas into drawings and designs, and more than sixty ready-to-use designs.
Breathtaking Quilts from Easy Paper-Pieced Units - 16 Projects + Award-Winning Quilts
Author: Claudia Clark Myers
Pubpsher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Pieced Masterpieces You Can Make. 16 glorious quilts use Pineapples, LeMoyne Stars, Mariner's Compass, and Fan blocks in ways you've never seen before. Designs based on Claudia's winning entries in major shows and competitions. Photo galleries of 22 award-winning quilts. Full-size paper piecing patterns. Variety of quilts for skill levels from intermediate to advanced. Claudia Clark Myers helps you create a masterwork by making a few easy changes in the way you think about quilt settings and combining blocks and colors. Bring your style to life with precision piecing, paper piecing, and Claudia's Magic 3-Pin method for sewing perfect curves.