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30+ [Hand Picked] Popular Books On Quilting

Discover the list of some best books written on Quilting by popular award winning authors. These book on topic Quilting highly popular among the readers worldwide.

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Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics: 64 Patterns for Fat Quarters, Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, and Layer Cakes by That Patchwork Place

Just like those colorful fabric bundles no quilter can resist, here's an array of tantalizing quilts all bundled into one must-have book. Find exciting quilt patterns by Cassie Barden, Audrie Bidwell, Kim Brackett, Mary J. Burns, Lesley Chaisson, Jodi Crowell, Sara Diepersloot, Susan Teegarden Dissmore, Victoria L. Eapen, Amy Ellis, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, Kris Just like those colorful fabric bundles no quilter can resist, here's an array of tantalizing quilts all bundled into one must-have book. Find exciting quilt patterns by Cassie Barden, Audrie Bidwell, Kim Brackett, Mary J. Burns, Lesley Chaisson, Jodi Crowell, Sara Diepersloot, Susan Teegarden Dissmore, Victoria L. Eapen, Amy Ellis, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, Krista Fleckenstein, Cornelia Gauger, Regina Girard, Mary Green, Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson, Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, Nancy J. Martin, Terry Martin, Carrie Nelson, Susan Pfau, Claudia Plett and Le Ann Weaver, Rebecca Silbaugh, Adrienne Smitke, Karen Costello Soltys, and the staff at That Patchwork Place®. Make the most of fat quarters, fat eighths, 5" and 10" squares, and 2 1/2" strips Suit your style with 64 different projects, brilliantly organized by the cut of fabric Enjoy specially selected designs that are ideal for precut fabrics—or for cutting your stash down to size

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3.1/5

Apart at the Seams by Marie Bostwick

New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick welcomes listeners back to picturesque New Bern, Connecticut―a perfect place for a woman whose marriage is in turmoil to discover a new pattern for living.… Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian―a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed qu New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick welcomes listeners back to picturesque New Bern, Connecticut―a perfect place for a woman whose marriage is in turmoil to discover a new pattern for living.… Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian―a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed quickly, then twins, and gradually their bohemian lifestyle gave way to busy careers in New York. Gayla's second love affair is with New Bern, Connecticut. Like Brian, the laid back town is charming without trying too hard. It's the ideal place to buy a second home and reignite the spark in their twenty-six year marriage. Not that Gayla is worried. At least, not until she finds a discarded memo in which Brian admits to a past affair and suggests an amicable divorce. Devastated, Gayla flees to New Bern. Though Brian insists he's since recommitted to his family, Gayla's feelings of betrayal may go too deep for forgiveness. Besides, her solo sabbatical is a chance to explore the creative impulses she sidelined long ago―quilting, gardening, and striking up new friendships with the women of the Cobbled Court circle―particularly Ivy, a single mother confronting fresh starts and past hurts of her own. With all of their support, Gayla just might find the courage to look ahead, decide which fragments of her old life she wants to keep, which are beyond repair―and how to knot the fraying ends until a bold new design reveals itself.…

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Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane

Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery—Maud to her friends—has a dream: to go to college and, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott, become a writer. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true. Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman’s place in the world, and they do not include spending good money o Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery—Maud to her friends—has a dream: to go to college and, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott, become a writer. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true. Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman’s place in the world, and they do not include spending good money on college. Luckily, she has a teacher to believe in her, and good friends to support her, including Nate, the Baptist minister’s stepson and the smartest boy in the class. If only he weren’t a Baptist; her Presbyterian grandparents would never approve. Then again, Maud isn’t sure she wants to settle down with a boy—her dreams of being a writer are much more important. Life changes for Maud when she goes out West to live with her father and his new wife and daughter. Her new home offers her another chance at love, as well as attending school, but tensions increase as Maud discovers her stepmother’s plans for her, which threaten Maud’s future—and her happiness—forever.

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4.8/5

The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick

From New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick comes an emotionally rich, inspiring new novel about family, second chances--and the connections that bring women together in hope and healing. . . Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey's boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older s From New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick comes an emotionally rich, inspiring new novel about family, second chances--and the connections that bring women together in hope and healing. . . Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey's boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson's Bay, her small, close-knit, Wisconsin hometown. An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson's Bay. Lucy, meanwhile, got out and never looked back. But now, to meet the terms of Alice's eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister's cottage--and begins to see the town, and Alice's life, anew. Alice's diverse group of friends appears to have little in common besides an interest in quilting. Yet deep affection for Alice united them and soon Lucy, too, is brought into the fold as they share problems and stories. And as she finds warmth and support in this new circle, Lucy begins to understand this will be her sister's enduring gift--a chance to move beyond her difficult past, and find what she has long been missing. . .

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3.4/5

BiblioCraft: The Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects by Jessica Pigza

There is untold wealth in library collections, and, like every good librarian, Jessica Pigza loves to share. In BiblioCraft, Pigza hones her literary hunting-and-gathering skills to help creatives of all types, from DIY hobbyists to fine artists, develop projects based on library resources. In Part I, she explains how to take advantage of the riches libraries have to offer There is untold wealth in library collections, and, like every good librarian, Jessica Pigza loves to share. In BiblioCraft, Pigza hones her literary hunting-and-gathering skills to help creatives of all types, from DIY hobbyists to fine artists, develop projects based on library resources. In Part I, she explains how to take advantage of the riches libraries have to offer—both in person and online. In Part II, she presents 20+ projects inspired by library resources from a stellar designer cast, including STC Craft authors Natalie Chanin, Heather Ross, Liesl Gibson, and Gretchen Hirsch, and Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney. Whatever the quest—historic watermarks transformed into pillows, Japanese family crests turned into coasters, or historic millinery instructions worked into floral fascinators—anyone can utilize library resources to bring their creative visions to life.

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4.1/5

Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks

Welcome to San Fernando Valley, California, where Martha Rose and her coterie of quilters are enjoying life on the good side of retirement—until murder pulls a stitch out of their plans…Martha and her besties Lucy and Birdie are set to expand their Quilty Tuesdays by inviting newcomer Claire Terry into their group. Though at forty Claire’s a tad younger than their average Welcome to San Fernando Valley, California, where Martha Rose and her coterie of quilters are enjoying life on the good side of retirement—until murder pulls a stitch out of their plans…Martha and her besties Lucy and Birdie are set to expand their Quilty Tuesdays by inviting newcomer Claire Terry into their group. Though at forty Claire’s a tad younger than their average age, her crafty reputation could perk up their patchwork proceedings, especially as they prepare for the fancy quilt show coming to town. But when they arrive at Claire’s home and find her dead inside the front door, and her exquisite, prize-winning quilts soon missing, Martha is not one to leave a mystery unraveled. Especially if she wants to stop a killer from establishing a deadly pattern…“Mary Marks had me on pins and needles and wanting to wrap myself up in a warm quilt while reading her cozy debut!” —Lee Hollis, author of Death of a Chocoholic“Mary Marks has stitched together a very clever plot with a cast of engaging characters in this funny, fast-paced debut mystery. I loved Martha Rose and her posse of crime-solving quilters and can’t wait to read what they’re up to next!” —Laura Levine, author of Killing Cupid

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4.3/5

Jiffy Quick Quilts: Quilts for the Time Challenged by Annie's

Here is your go-to book when you want to make a fast but stylish quilt. All the projects in this book can easily be made in a weekend, and some in a day. 10 projects have size options making a total of 20 possible projects. Imagine your fabric choices in one of these beautiful patterns.

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4.5/5

Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love by Blair Stocker

Wise Craft is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, Wise Craft is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home—and yours . The book is divided into four seasonal chapters, with designs that reflect different holidays and the changing seasons, allowing you to update your home according to the weather outside. Many projects are portable or perfect to do during a family movie night, making the Wise Craft lifestyle an easy one to attain. Sixty projects include May Day cones and recycled floral mirror frames—perfect for a teenager's room—plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made from a pile of men's shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, advent calendars, and recycled gift jars. Beautiful photography and illustrations make each project a snap, no matter your crafting background.

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Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing: 18 Easy Sewing Projects for DIY Gifts and Toys from Fabric Remnants by Kim Kruzich

The fabulous Kim Kruzich aka Retro Mama showcases her unique style and skill with color in this contemporary collection of 18 simple sewing projects all designed to be made from leftover fabrics, Genius! The 18 adorable handmade projects in Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing combine sewing, patchwork, applique and embroidery and include bags, cushions and pillows, quilts, baby b The fabulous Kim Kruzich aka Retro Mama showcases her unique style and skill with color in this contemporary collection of 18 simple sewing projects all designed to be made from leftover fabrics, Genius! The 18 adorable handmade projects in Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing combine sewing, patchwork, applique and embroidery and include bags, cushions and pillows, quilts, baby bibs, soft toys, organizers, bookends, hotpads, mats and more, all using Kim's charming motifs including owls, dolls, cats, birds, clouds, fruits, bears and houses. With over 10,000 happy customers in her Etsy pattern store, Kim's trademark easy-to-follow visual instructions and full-size templates make these projects super accessible and achievable, meaning even beginners will be sewing gifts and toys in next to no time, with the minimum of outlay on materials. Gorgeous full-color photography will inspire you to get sewing to use up your stash and brighten up your home Retro Mama style!

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4.4/5

Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops: A Bend-the-Rules Primer by Rebecca Ringquist

For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques. Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the “pr For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques. Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the “proper” way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread freeform, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments. 

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4.6/5

The Quilter's Practical Guide to Color: Includes 10 Skill-Building Projects by Becky Goldsmith

Did you know that the biggest struggle for quilters of all types is color selection? Unlock the secrets to winning color combinations from best-selling author Becky Goldsmith of Piece O' Cake Designs. Learn how every quilt has a foreground and a background, how to use clear versus gray colors - plus other essentials that will shake up your design process. Quilters of all s Did you know that the biggest struggle for quilters of all types is color selection? Unlock the secrets to winning color combinations from best-selling author Becky Goldsmith of Piece O' Cake Designs. Learn how every quilt has a foreground and a background, how to use clear versus gray colors - plus other essentials that will shake up your design process. Quilters of all skill levels will appreciate Becky's practical, easy-to-understand advice on neutrals, value, and contrast. Put your newfound knowledge to the test with 10 pieced and appliqued projects designed to focus on specific aspects of color. With visual examples used to explain all color topics, this go-to guide will give you an edge when it comes to quilt design.

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4.1/5

New Ways with Jelly Rolls: 12 Reversible Modern Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam Lintott , Nicky Lintott

Sew modern quilts with these jelly roll designs Love modern quilts? Love jelly rolls? Pam and Nicky Lintott have designed 12 thoroughly modern quilts made using jelly rolls for quick and easy piecing. Their designs and instructions are easy to follow and the quilts come together very quickly for fast results. As well as the 12 stunning quilt tops there are designs and instr Sew modern quilts with these jelly roll designs Love modern quilts? Love jelly rolls? Pam and Nicky Lintott have designed 12 thoroughly modern quilts made using jelly rolls for quick and easy piecing. Their designs and instructions are easy to follow and the quilts come together very quickly for fast results. As well as the 12 stunning quilt tops there are designs and instructions for using up the remaining jelly roll strips to create beautiful backs for each quilt - creating a collection of 24 quilt designs! All the designs feature step by step instructions and flat shots of the quilts for extra clarity. Jelly rolls are the ultimate pre-cut fabric bundle and give you a head start on any quilting project. These modern quilt designs lend themselves incredibly well to using jelly rolls, making them quick and easy to piece with stunning results.

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3.9/5

Machine Quilting with Style: From Walking-Foot Wonders to Free-Motion Favorites by Christa Watson

Martingale-That Patchwork Place: Machine Quilting With Style. Quilt along with Christa using walking-foot or free-motion techniques to create fabulous quilts. She shows you how with eight different walking-foot designs and ten free-motion quilting motifs, plus twelve inventive patterns to put all the quilting techniques to use. Author: Christa Watson. Softcover, 112 pages. Martingale-That Patchwork Place: Machine Quilting With Style. Quilt along with Christa using walking-foot or free-motion techniques to create fabulous quilts. She shows you how with eight different walking-foot designs and ten free-motion quilting motifs, plus twelve inventive patterns to put all the quilting techniques to use. Author: Christa Watson. Softcover, 112 pages. Published Year: 2015. ISBN 978-1-06468-625-8. Imported.

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4.6/5

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously by Sherri Lynn Wood

Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detai Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood’s scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker’s unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood’s own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.

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3.7/5

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern: Fresh Techniques for Busy Quilters by Jera Brandvig

Do you believe rules were meant to be broken? If so, this improvisational quilt-as-you-go technique is for you. Instead of dealing with precise paper patterns and cutting measurements, you ll learn how to piece fabric onto small, manageable batting blocks. Let your creative juices flow as you quilt directly on the blocks (not the entire quilt!), whether in large abstract z Do you believe rules were meant to be broken? If so, this improvisational quilt-as-you-go technique is for you. Instead of dealing with precise paper patterns and cutting measurements, you ll learn how to piece fabric onto small, manageable batting blocks. Let your creative juices flow as you quilt directly on the blocks (not the entire quilt!), whether in large abstract zigzags or small structured stitches. After the blocks have been joined, all you need to do is add backing fabric and binding, and voila it s finished!"

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4.6/5

The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini

After moving with her husband, Matt, to the small college town of Waterford, Pennsylvania, Sarah McClure struggles to find a fulfilling job. In the meantime, she agrees to help seventy-five-year-old Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate, Elm Creek Manor, for sale. As part of her compensation, Sarah is taught how to quilt by this cantankerous elderly woman, who is a mast After moving with her husband, Matt, to the small college town of Waterford, Pennsylvania, Sarah McClure struggles to find a fulfilling job. In the meantime, she agrees to help seventy-five-year-old Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate, Elm Creek Manor, for sale. As part of her compensation, Sarah is taught how to quilt by this cantankerous elderly woman, who is a master of the craft.During their lessons, Mrs. Compson reveals how her family was torn apart by tragedy, jealousy, and betrayal, and her stories force Sarah to face uncomfortable truths about her own alienation from her widowed mother. As their friendship deepens, Mrs. Compson confides in Sarah the truth about why she wants to sell Elm Creek Manor. In turn, Sarah seeks a way to bring life and joy back to the estate so Mrs. Compson can keep her home -- and Sarah can keep her cherished friend. The Quilter's Apprentice teaches deep lessons about family, friendship, and sisterhood, and about creating a life as you would a quilt: with time, love, and patience, piecing the miscellaneous and mismatched scraps into a beautiful whole.

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3.4/5

The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker: 12 Quilt Projects by Elizabeth Hartman

Quilting Basics with Modern Flair .12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners, and intermediates .Explore different options for each project-make it with just two colors or scrappy, make it vintage or mod, make it soft or playful. .Alternate colorways included with each project show you how swapping out fabrics can change the look of the same block. .Learn how to Quilting Basics with Modern Flair .12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners, and intermediates .Explore different options for each project-make it with just two colors or scrappy, make it vintage or mod, make it soft or playful. .Alternate colorways included with each project show you how swapping out fabrics can change the look of the same block. .Learn how to cut, piece, applique, machine quilt, bind, and finish. .Pick up helpful tips and tricks to stay organized and master the methods. Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new "go-to" book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own."

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3.5/5

Round Robin by Jennifer Chiaverini

Round Robin reunites readers with the Elm Creek Quilters in this poignant and heartwarming follow-up to The Quilter's Apprentice, Jennifer Chiaverini's acclaimed debut novel. "She chose green and blue for the colors of Elm Creek Manor. She chose blue for truth and green for new beginnings . . ." The Elm Creek Quilters have begun a round robin...a quilt created by sewing con Round Robin reunites readers with the Elm Creek Quilters in this poignant and heartwarming follow-up to The Quilter's Apprentice, Jennifer Chiaverini's acclaimed debut novel. "She chose green and blue for the colors of Elm Creek Manor. She chose blue for truth and green for new beginnings . . ." The Elm Creek Quilters have begun a round robin...a quilt created by sewing concentric patchwork to a central block as it is passed around a circle of friends. Led by Sarah McClure, who came to Waterford, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Matt, a few years ago, the project is to be their gift to their beloved fellow quilter Sylvia Compson. But like the most delicate cross-stitch, their lives are held together by the most tenuous threads of happiness...and they can unravel. As each woman confronts a personal crisis, a painful truth, or a life-changing choice, the quilt serves as a symbol of the complex and enduring bonds between mothers and daughters, sisters and friends. In weaving together the harmonious, disparate pieces of their crazy-quilt lives, the Elm Creek Quilters come to realize that friendship is one of the most precious gifts we can give each other, and that love can strengthen understanding, lead to new beginnings, and illuminate our lives.

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4.3/5

The Cross-Country Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini

Julia, Megan, Donna, Grace, and Vinnie are cross-country friends who are about to begin work on a challenge quilt. A piece of fabric is divided among the women, with the understanding that the following year they will all meet at the Elm Creek Quilt Camp to sew the sections together into a single quilt. But the friends have set themselves a special challenge: no one can st Julia, Megan, Donna, Grace, and Vinnie are cross-country friends who are about to begin work on a challenge quilt. A piece of fabric is divided among the women, with the understanding that the following year they will all meet at the Elm Creek Quilt Camp to sew the sections together into a single quilt. But the friends have set themselves a special challenge: no one can start working on her block until she has taken steps to solve her problems and achieve her personal goals. Although they share a common creative objective, the Cross-Country Quilters find their friendship tested by the demands of everyday life. Yet despite differences in age, race, and background, the women's love of quilting and affection for one another unite them. The quilt they create becomes a symbol of the threads that hold their lives together-a glorious patchwork of caring and loyalty that brings home an enduring truth: Friends may be separated by great distance, but the strength of their bond can transcend any obstacle.

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4.5/5

Sunday Morning Quilts: 16 Modern Scrap Projects Sort, Store, and Use Every Last Bit of Your Treasured Fabrics by Amanda Jean Nyberg , Cheryl Arkison

Are scrap piles wreaking havoc in your sewing space? Modern quilters Amanda and Cheryl share a passion for scraps. Their book features 16 bold and scrappy projects as well as expert hints and tips for adapting patterns to your own style, and effectively cutting, storing, and organizing your scraps.

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3.2/5

Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam Lintott

Immerse yourself in the sumptuous world of Jelly Rolls with 17 exciting quilting projects Turn gorgeous Jelly Rolls into fabulous quilts, each of which can be made from just one roll. Features unique advice on making the most of this fresh approach to fabric, as well as tips on adapting the quilts to your existing stashes. Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams Immerse yourself in the sumptuous world of Jelly Rolls with 17 exciting quilting projects Turn gorgeous Jelly Rolls into fabulous quilts, each of which can be made from just one roll. Features unique advice on making the most of this fresh approach to fabric, as well as tips on adapting the quilts to your existing stashes. Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams ensure that untying your beautifully rolled fabric will be the first step to quilting heaven!

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4.8/5

Circle of Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini

The ninth book in Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling series—when two of Elm Creek Quilts’ founding members decide to leave the fold, who can possibly take their place in the circle of quilters? When Elm Creek Quilts announces openings for two new teachers, quilters everywhere are vying to land the prestigious post. The impending departure of two founding members means untold The ninth book in Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling series—when two of Elm Creek Quilts’ founding members decide to leave the fold, who can possibly take their place in the circle of quilters? When Elm Creek Quilts announces openings for two new teachers, quilters everywhere are vying to land the prestigious post. The impending departure of two founding members means untold changes for the Elm Creek Quilters. As they begin the interview process, a single question emerges: Who can possibly take the place of beloved colleagues and friends? "We must evaluate all of the applicants' qualities," advises Master Quilter Sylvia Compson. "Our choice will say as much about us as it says about who we decide to hire." Who merits a place among the circle of quilters? Will it be Maggie, whose love of history shines through in all her projects; Anna, whose food-themed quilts are wonderfully innovative; Russ, the male quilter with a completely original style; Karen, a novice teacher whose gifts for language complement her deep understanding of the quilters' mission; or Gretchen, the soulful veteran whose craft is inspired by quilting tradition?

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4.5/5

The Sugar Camp Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

History is thick with secrets in The Sugar Camp Quilt, seventh in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series from bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. Set in Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the years leading up to the Civil War, the novel follows Dorothea Granger's passage from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery. She dis History is thick with secrets in The Sugar Camp Quilt, seventh in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series from bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. Set in Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the years leading up to the Civil War, the novel follows Dorothea Granger's passage from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery. She discovers that a quilt she has stitched for her uncle Jacob with five unusual patterns of his own design contains hidden clues to guide runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. The heroic journey she undertakes leads to revelations about her own courage and resourcefulness -- newfound qualities that may win her the heart of the best man she has ever known.

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4.1/5

The Quilter's Legacy by Jennifer Chiaverini

Resolving to locate her mother's heirloom quilts after so many years, Sylvia Compson embarks on a cross-country investigation of antique shops, quilt museums, and other, more unexpected places, where offers of assistance are not always what they seem. And as Sylvia recovers some of the missing quilts and accepts others as lost forever, she reflects on the woman her mother Resolving to locate her mother's heirloom quilts after so many years, Sylvia Compson embarks on a cross-country investigation of antique shops, quilt museums, and other, more unexpected places, where offers of assistance are not always what they seem. And as Sylvia recovers some of the missing quilts and accepts others as lost forever, she reflects on the woman her mother was and mourns the woman she never knew.   With heartfelt honesty, The Quilter's Legacy reveals the tenuous connections that bind generations and celebrates the love that sustains them.

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3.3/5

The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

In the fourth novel of the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, Sylvia Compson searches for evidence of her ancestors' courageous involvement in the Underground Railroad.

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3.9/5

Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community by Rachel May

Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity wherever it leads.

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3.2/5

Quilter's Complete Guide by Marianne Fons , Liz Porter

There is a wealth of information included as well as projects with patterns and color photographs on nearly every page of the book.

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3.9/5

The Master Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini

This ninth Elm Creek Quilts novel continues the series with a tribute to matriarch Sylvia Compson, who surprised her fellow quilters by marrying her longtime sweetheart on a recent holiday. Eager to honor their favorite Master Quilter, the Elm Creek Quilters hasten to stitch a bridal quilt for the newlyweds. Until the time comes to unveil the surprise gift, Sylvia will be This ninth Elm Creek Quilts novel continues the series with a tribute to matriarch Sylvia Compson, who surprised her fellow quilters by marrying her longtime sweetheart on a recent holiday. Eager to honor their favorite Master Quilter, the Elm Creek Quilters hasten to stitch a bridal quilt for the newlyweds. Until the time comes to unveil the surprise gift, Sylvia will be the one in the dark. Such little white lies seem harmless enough. But the quilting retreat at Elm Creek Manor thrives on women sharing their creativity, their challenges and their dreams. Somehow, in their race to commemorate in the bridal quilt all they hold dear about Sylvia’s wisdom, skill and devotion, her fellow quilters forget to give honesty its pride of place. Just when it seems that the women have everything to celebrate, forces conspire to threaten their happiness and prosperity. Two among them falter in their personal relationships, while another suffers financial problems. As still two others weigh the comfort of the present against dreams of a future far from Elm Creek Manor, closely guarded secrets strain the bonds of friendship with those who may be left behind.

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3.3/5

The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini

Newly wed in a festive yet poignant ceremony at Elm Creek Manor, bride Elizabeth Nelson takes leave of her ancestral Pennsylvania home. Setting off with her husband, Henry, on the adventure of a lifetime, Elizabeth packs the couple's trunk with more than the wedding quilts she envisions them dreaming beneath every night of their married lives. They are landowners who hold Newly wed in a festive yet poignant ceremony at Elm Creek Manor, bride Elizabeth Nelson takes leave of her ancestral Pennsylvania home. Setting off with her husband, Henry, on the adventure of a lifetime, Elizabeth packs the couple's trunk with more than the wedding quilts she envisions them dreaming beneath every night of their married lives. They are landowners who hold the deed to Triumph Ranch, 120 acres of prime California soil located in the Arboles Valley, north of Los Angeles. "Triumph Ranch," says Mae, a traveling companion whom Elizabeth has let in on the promise of the Nelsons' bright future. "That sounds like a sure thing." But in a cruel reversal of fortune, the Nelsons arrive to the news that they've been had, and they are left suddenly, irrevocably penniless. They are hired as hands at the farm they thought they owned, and Henry struggles mightily with his pride. Yet clever, feisty Elizabeth -- drawing on her share of the Bergstrom women's inherent economy and resilience -- vows to defy fate through sheer force of will. As her life intertwines with Rosa Diaz Barclay, native to the Arboles Valley and a fellow quilter, their blossoming friendship sheds light on many secrets that have kept each of them and their families from their rightful homes. In the cabin where Henry and Elizabeth are living on Triumph Ranch, Elizabeth discovers quilts belonging to Rosa's mother, and in their exquisite patterns recognizes a misplaced legacy of love, land, and family. But her newfound understanding of the burden of loss that Rosa shares with the mysterious Lars Jorgensen places her in mortal danger. Only by stitching the rift between the past and the future can the inhabitants of Triumph Ranch hope to live in peace alongside history.

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Heirloom Machine Quilting: A Comprehensive Guide to Hand-Quilting Effects Using Your Sewing Machine by Harriet Hargrave

A brand-new edition of the machine quilting classic! Includes everything you need to know about machine quilting.

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