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The Blue and the Gray

Mary Etherington

The authors of the best-selling Country Threads Goes to Charm School present a remarkable collection of designs inspired by the Civil War and ideal for reproduction fabrics. Choose from 18 traditional quilt patterns, including wall hangings, table toppers, and two beautiful doll quiltsMake excellent use of scraps, fat quarters, and even fat eighthsEnjoy striking projects with names that conjure images of the era, such as «Gettysburg,» «Civil War Journal,» and «Troops in Formation»

Tis the Season

Shelley Wicks

Decorate your home throughout the snowy season with 10 folk-art quilts and accessories! Choose from lap quilts, wall quilts, pillows, and table runners, all featuring favorite wintertime motifs. With easy projects and step-by-step instructions–and a little fun with giant rickrack–you'll be finished before the first holiday party! Projects feature fusible applique and easy wool applique stitched by hand or machine Themes include stockings, stars, trees, holly, and even reindeer Decorating tips throughout the book offer fresh ideas for your homeVideo

50 Yards of Fun

Rebecca Danger

Rebecca Danger, best-selling author of Knit a Monster Nursery and The Big Book of Knitted Monsters, presents a delightful collection of over 30 irresistible toys–a terrific value. And each project uses only about 50 yards of yarn! Stitch five basic body shapes, each shown in several variations, to create knitted animals, robots, monsters, and characters of every descriptionKnit small projects that make great use of yarn scraps and are wonderful for ornaments, gifts, mobiles, and baby toysFind knitted toy patterns for all skill levels, any type and any weight of yarn, and any needle size

Crocheted Softies

Stacey Trock

Stacey Trock, author of Cuddly Crochet , presents a terrific new collection of cuddly stuffies. Find animals from every continent and the sea, all made with earth-friendly yarns. Discover fun facts about the yarns and regions. Create a moose, panda, penguin, alpaca, snake, fish, and a few surprisesTurn fibers such as soy, bamboo, organic cotton, and undyed wool into child-friendly toysGet basic info on crochet as well as stuffed-animal assembly in projects for all skill levels

Sweet Baby Crochet

Sandy Scoville

From pretty in pink to beautiful in blue, babies everywhere will look adorable in these projects! Choose from more than 20 sweaters, booties, and hats in sizes from 6 to 18 monthsCrochet blankets and wearables for boys and girls with affordable, easy-care fibersDrop this book into your crochet bag and go–the compact size makes it perfect for take-along projects

Cuddly Crochet

Stacey Trock

Looking for a great gift for a special youngster? Choose from 10 adorable stuffed animals and pair them with 10 practical items such as blankets, hats, and bibs for the perfect baby-gift combo. How about a kissable koala wrapped in a blanket–or a huggable mouse paired with a baby's bib! Each toy–including a cool truck–is the perfect size to be carried and cuddled by toddlers. With patterns just right for the novice, this book offers plenty for crocheters of all levels.

Sock Club

Beth Parrott

Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott invite knitters to stay close-knit using patterns from sock clubs everywhere! In today's knitting community, socks are hot–they're small, inexpensive, quick to finish, and completely portable. With this collection of 23 patterns, knitters of all skill levels will find something to tickle them down to their (sock-covered) toes! Discover unique patterns from local and Internet yarn stores as well as indie dyers and designers Learn techniques including top-down and toe-up knitting, various heel construction methods, cable and lace patterning, embellishing, and customizing sock sizing Enjoy a sense of connection and camaraderie with others in the knitting world

Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy

Eva A. Larkin

Turn simple lines into fabulous designs! Start with basic loops, ovals, diamonds, triangles, and other familiar shapes and pair them in unique combinations to create dozens of block-based designs. Step-by-step instructions, practice exercises, and loads of hints and tips make it easy to achieve great results. Now you can create your own quilting designs–they don't have to be complicated or intricate to be effective!

Nature's Wrapture

Sheryl Thies

Adorn yourself with the exquisite textures, lacy patterns, and glorious colors of nature. Find 20 captivating wraps, shawls, and scarves in flattering styles ranging from casual accessories to elegant evening wear. The patterns display basic shapes and plenty of variety–ideal for confident beginners as well as experienced knitters. Requiring little or no finishing, projects such as Dragonfly, Snowdrift, Waterfall, Cocoon, and Supernova invite knitters to celebrate the mystery and magic that surrounds us. Knit yourself a natural wonder!

Knitting Circles around Socks

Antje Gillingham

Why knit one sock and then start all over again to make a match? Instead, knit two socks at the same time on two circular needles! With this creative approach, you can slip a sock on each foot as soon as you bind off. Get off to a great start with one basic sock pattern; then experiment with seven more designs Make cuffs, feet, and toes match exactly from sock to sock; no more measuring as you go Discover how easy it is to convert any sock pattern for double-pointed needles to this ingenious method