If you cross traditional crazy quilting, some favorite pieced quilt patterns, and today's machine-quilting methods, what do you get? Crazy fun for all kinds of quilters, even those who don't like handwork. Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell's guide offers an exuberant mixture - of vintage and modern, of hand and machine work - and clever ways to make traditional quilts a little crazy.
10 projects in sizes from small wallhangings to large bed quilts
Photo instructions for 15 crazy quilt and silk ribbon embroidery stitches
Lots of tips on hand and machine embroidery, and how to combine crazy quilting with machine piecing- plus new ways to layer, quilt, and bind crazy quilts
You love your dolls - they go everywhere with you! Have you ever wished that you could dress them up exactly like you wanted? Maybe one outfit for hanging out with friends, another one for school - even one for going to a slumber party? Sew in Style—Make Your Own Doll Clothes can teach you how to create all of those and more, even if you're a beginner! You'll learn how to sew by hand or on a machine. You'll find out what you need to keep in your sewing basket, and even how to use patterns. Mix and match outfits to create lots of fab looks for every 18" doll you own!
Make, mix, and match super-cute clothes, bags, and jewelry for all your dolls!
Gain a bunch of new sewing skills with the help of easy directions and tons of pictures
Comes with plenty of great tips that'll teach you to sew like a pro!
Let's be honest: when you make a bag, you want it to be constructed well and finished beautifully - with that professional edge that sets apart homemade and handmade. In this how-to book, accomplished bag maker Nicole Mallalieu reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. Graded and ordered by degree of difficulty, the 10 featured projects teach a range of expert skills - from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, straps, flaps, and bases. By the end of this book, you'll not only have a closetful of polished bags - you'll likely sew better than you ever imagined!
Internationally recognized handbag designer and founder of YOU SEW GIRL!, Nicole Mallalieu, shares her professional secrets, shortcuts, and techniques for sewing fashionable bags
One simple pattern is all you need to create a bevy of bags, from totes to backpacks to weekenders
10 skill-building projects, fully explained with detailed tutorials and illustrations, make this book a source of inspiration and instruction
Here's Bargello like you've never seen it before: stunning quilts full of free-form twists, turns, and 3-D effects that make them look like op art paintings. The biggest surprise is how simple these quilts are to make! Designer Ruth Ann Berry shows you how to use easy, straight-line strip piecing to create the illusion of curves in motion.
8 projects with complete instructions, plus directions on how to create your own designs
Slice up your stash - novelty fabrics and even ugly fabrics look great when cut up for Bargello piecing
Large-scale quilts look spectacular on a bed or on the wall
Let your imagination run wild with this collection of nearly 400 enchanting animal embroidery motifs. Using traditional embroidery, cross-stitch, and applique techniques, you can create a menagerie of motifs, borders, and alphabets unlike any you've seen before. Each stitched motif is accompanied by detailed instructions for fuss-free execution. The collection includes an embroidery how-to tutorial and an adorable photo gallery to inspire you to use these designs in innovative ways.
At last, this cute collection of Japanese embroidered animal motifs is finally available in the United States!
From animals and insects to borders and alphabet letters, you can pick, choose, and even combine elements to make a one-of-a-kind embroidered motif
These original creatures are the perfect way to add a personal touch to any item