From the award-winning expert whose masterful quilting appears on many of Kim Diehl's popular projects, here is your guide to creating beautiful machine-quilting designs. Deborah M. Poole has the motto «You can do it,» and in this book she shows you how.
"Deborah's wonderful designs, and the precision with which she stitches them, are truly the icing on the cake when I make my quilts. Her knowledge, expertise, and approachable techniques make it possible to elevate even the simplest of quilts into heirlooms."Kim Diehl Follow step-by-step instructions to make feathers, create curved cross-hatching, and fit a design to the quilt border on either a long-arm or home sewing machine See well-illustrated examples of the thread path and achieve such uniform freehand designs that they'll look computer generated Gain the skill and confidence to tackle a difficult pattern; Deborah makes artistic designs simple to stitch
Fun to start and quick to finish, these enticing quilts simplify the fabric-selection process. Almost all projects use one set of precut fabrics plus a neutral background fabric, such as white or cream, with terrific results. Get a value-packed collection of 10 easy quilt patterns that appeal to a wide range of tastes Discover doable projects that even beginners can make successfully; lots of helpful tips are included Create great quilts for loved ones and for yourself
Not sure how to work into a chain space or between stitches? Wondering what is meant by a working row? Confused about how to decrease in half double crochet? This ultimate visual guide will answer those questions and more. Find information easily with the book's A to Z formatLearn from two of the most knowledgeable and experienced authors in the industrySlip this small book into your bag to accompany a take-along project
This value-packed book features 101 inspiring quilt patterns in a wide array of colors and popular styles. Create doll quilts, wall quilts, table runners, candle mats, lap quilts, and so much more. Enjoy designs from such trusted names as Country Threads, Kathleen Tracy, Kim Diehl, Little Quilts, Lori Smith, and Mary Hickey Styles range from two-color quilts to totally scrappy designs–use convenient precuts and fat quarters or fabrics pulled from your stash Try a variety of techniques with a minimal investment of time and money
Bask in beautiful designs from Gretchen Gibbons. This captivating collection features «My Enchanted Garden»–blue-ribbon winner for «Best Use of Embellishment» in the 2009 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza. Stitch the breathtaking main quilt plus eight stand-alone projects–several of which echo its eye-catching design–for a total of nine unique artistic creations Decorate and accessorize with nature-inspired applique patterns for wall hangings, pillows, and a purse that are distinctive yet easy to make Mix cotton and wool to give your projects added depth, richness, and contrast in texture and color
Developed by Russia's Komi people, these patterns were originally passed down visually from knit pieces, so they're easy to understand and knit. They only look complex! This updated version of Charlene Schurch's previous collection includes her original designs plus new versions of several mittens. Mittens are knit in the round and include a thumb gore for excellent fit Collection features patterns for 35 pairs of mittens plus four traditional hats Projects use stranded color work and include easy-to-follow color-coded charts
Make the leap from knitting basic scarves to creating striking sweaters! These trouble-free designs are simple to knit. And with their cozy, built-in comfort, they're the sweaters you'll reach for first, day in and day out. Knit up a dozen sweaters that spotlight figure-flattering silhouettes and easy stitchesChoose from a tunic, a cardigan, pullovers, jackets, and moreGet just the right fit with multisized patterns; finished chest measurements range from 33" to 60"
Increase your stitch repertoire! Access hundreds of crochet stitches that you can use year in and year out. From two of the most respected names in crochet, this indispensable resource provides excellent value. Find step-by-step instructions for more than 350 stitches, from easy to advanced, including shells, fans, clusters, bobbles, and more See a swatch for each stitch in a full-color, close-up photograph Locate quickly and conveniently any stitch you like; stitches are grouped by style for easy reference, and an alphabetical index is also included
These vibrantly patterned sweaters come from Canada's acclaimed Philosopher's Wool Company, known best for their distinctive color palettes and two-handed Fair Isle method. Sixteen sophisticated sweater patterns feature stunning stars, stained glass, garden patches, and fractured diamonds, plus the popular «Color Your Own» pattern. Discover a remarkably simple Fair Isle technique that uses circular needles and four simple stitchesRead about the history of The Philosopher's Wool Company, from building their traditional-style farmhouse to dyeing their own wool and designing their Fair Isle patternsLearn Philosopher's Wool's trademark technique for transforming pullovers into cardigans with a pair of scissors and a few simple snips
Wrap up in, cuddle in, and snuggle under–enjoy the best of what quilts bring! Make every nook and cranny of your home a place for comfort with warm, inviting quilts. Choose from bed quilts and lap quilts, plus wall hangingsCreate a hand-sewn look with an easy invisible machine-applique techniqueMake your stitching simpler than ever with «Pin Point» tips sprinkled throughout the book