A Selection of the Best Patchwork Books Available
The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker
Discover the wonderful world of quilting or brush-up your technique with this practical guide to the basics. Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this brilliant ‘dip-in, dip-out-of’ book that features a bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions to guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they’ll be proud to call their own. “The Practical Guide to Patchwork” features 12 fantastic projects that allow quilters to experiment with different styles – from scrappy and vintage to modern and playful. Each project also comes with an alternate colour scheme to show how swapping out fabrics can dramatically change the look of a quilt.
In Playful Patchwork, author Suzuko Koseki takes readers through a variety of different uses for fun, creative patchwork. The book shows step-by-step instruction and photos for piecework, applique, and quilting to inspire a diverse range of projects. Koseki provides hundreds of interesting combinations of colors, shapes, and patterns and how to use them to make beautiful purses and bags, quilts and pillows, hats and book covers, and much more. With Playful Patchwork the possibilities are endless.
Traditional Patchwork Quilt Patterns with Plastic Templates
Patchwork quilting has never been easier! Complete instructions, illustrations and four permanent plastic templates help needlecrafters create such favorites as Ohio Star, Dutchman’s Puzzle, Windmill and many more—using the sewing machine or traditional handsewing techniques.
21 Sensational Patchwork Bags
These aren’t your mother’s handbags; they’re better! Gone are the days of the basic black or brown bag that was built more for storage than for style. This exciting guide gives quilters the chance to show off their talents, add a fabulously unique bag to their own wardrobe or give as a gift, and learn new skills too. This fun and sassy book gives readers: -13 sets of detailed designs to create 21 stunning bags -Directions for creating a variety of bags including a tuck-in-bag, backpack, saddle bag, and camera satchel -Opportunities to delve into new techniques on a small scale before taking on bigger projects -Essential advice about selecting fabric and securing comfortable carrying straps A perfect guide for beginning and experienced quilters, and anyone fascinated with bags and interested in learning to quilt.
The landmark quilting book from a modern-day quilting legend. For more than two decades, Kaffe Fassett’s sumptuously textured, vibrantly colored designs have thrilled readers and inspired them to pile on color and break the rules. In Glorious Patchwork –one of his most spectacular and original books–Kaffe presents more than 25 designs that draw on the essence of his colorwork. Divided into five color themes–ranging from soft pastels and leafy gardens to bold circus hues–these stunning designs bear Kaffe’s unmistakable stamp. Every chapter includes projects with varying difficulty, so beginners and experienced quilters alike can replicate the masterpiece quilts inside.