Take this Scrap-Quilter's Favorite in Bold New Directions. Open up new creative possibilities for the traditional Storm at Sea block with innovative design and construction techniques. Make 6 elegantly curved Storm at Sea quilt projects with all straight-line piecing. Assemble your blocks the easy way with fast2cut® Quilters' TRIMplateTM trimming rulers, or use the included full-size patterns for paper piecing. See many other stunning Storm at Sea designs in the gallery of quilts, including several by nationally known quilters. If you've never tried the beautiful Storm at Sea block because of its "hard-to-piece" reputation, you'll change your mind once you try Wendy's easy new piecing methods. But that's not all-you'll also learn to create your own Storm at Sea designs and bring dramatic new life to an old favorite.
The Drafting Book Every Quilters Needs. Everything you ever wanted to know about drafting in one book. Simple step-by-step instructions for drafting grid-based blocks, star blocks, circular patterns, and more-most with no math! Includes 3 projects, each with a varying level of difficulty. Learn to recognize the underlying architecture of patchwork so you can recreate any block you like. 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.
Award-winning applique quilting artist, Jeanne Sullivan, shows you how to create flawless appliqué in just minutes—by hand or machine. Get pinpoint accuracy more easily with this comprehensive visual guide (includes bonus CD of full-size template patterns). Anyone can learn her stress-free methods, even if you’ve never tried appliqué. Seasoned quilters and sewers will also love these new techniques for more complex designs and for faster, easier ways to make ruching, narrow lines, reverse appliqué, Broderie Perse, and more. Plus “what you see is what you get” with Jeanne’s process…work with your fabrics and templates right side up!
Travel the world without leaving your studio! Tour ancient Greece, Rome, and Israel by way of 10 modern quilts inspired by classical art and architecture. Infused with the mystery of the past, these distinctive projects will push you out of your comfort zone, helping you to grow as a quilter and to move beyond the basics. Explore advanced techniques, including curved piecing, Y-seams, mitered corners, and more. Expert Amanda Leins pairs her passion for quilting with her world travels and studies in archaeology, sharing the photos and stories behind each timeless project.
Take your foundation paper-piecing skills to the next level! You'll enjoy mastering the art of paper piecing as you stitch 10 intricate little treasures - bags, a pillow, a little quilt, and more. Detailed how-to photos and clear instructions will give you the technical know-how to confidently tackle all aspects of paper piecing, including how to choose fabrics, the best way to fussy cut, and how to match seams. You'll be amazed at the precision you can achieve when you stitch pretty and appealing projects that are perfect for gifts and home decor.