We have five amazing new releases for April! Read on for a peek inside!
Crazy Quilting Dazzling Diamonds by Kathy Seaman Shaw
Gather your fabrics … start your machines! The Dazzling Diamonds crazy-quilt pattern is ready for your creative interpretation. One block at a time, you’ll construct twenty-seven crazy-quilting diamonds on foundation-piecing templates. With photos and step-by-step instructions, you’ll have fun embroidering the seams and adding embellishments to your unique masterwork! This pattern comes complete with an embroidery stitch guide and full-size pattern pieces, plus examples of the finished quilt in two colorways.
The Ultimate Guide to Rulerwork Quilting by Amanda Murphy
Use quilting rulers to their fullest. Straight lines, curves… there are rulers for every kind of quilting! Amanda Murphy shares an in-depth guide to everything you need to know about rulerwork quilting on both domestic and longarm machines. With recommendations for choosing templates and feet, this technical guide is great on its own, but also makes the perfect sidekick to Murphy’s popular Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book. Plan your quilting to perfection and learn to combine rulerwork with free-motion quilting. Watch your quilting aesthetic begin to evolve; helpful photos show you how to execute quilting designs with basic straight-line and circle rulers, as well as specialty shapes like waves, clamshells, and feathers!
Foolproof Fabric Dyeing by Linda Johansen
Ultimate dyeing reference guide! Get info on all of the basics you need to dye fabric, including necessary tools, the best dyes, which fabrics to use, additives, precautions, and more—all in one handy reference tool! Dyeing expert Linda Johansen offers a full overview of the process, including special tips and techniques for tricky colors. The compact size is perfect to take along to a class or to the fabric store to match complementary fabrics and materials. And the hidden wire-o binding will allow the guide to lay flat next to your work surface for easy reference.
Embroidery Stencils Darling Motif Collection by Christen Brown
From popular author and crazy-quilting and embroidery expert Christen Brown comes this second collection of four easy-to-use stitch templates. Following up on her Essential Collection, these delightful stencil designs include over one hundred popular motifs, such as garden elements, household items, vintage sewing accessories, the alphabet, and more. Select, mark and stitch! It’s so easy to embroider accurately! The expert instructions and tips in the complete sixteen-page how-to booklet give you confidence in where and how to make your stitches. Made of laser-cut, durable, translucent, medium-weight plastic, the stencils are easy to handle and create perfect markings every time.
Foolproof Color Wheel Set by Katie Fowler
Take the guesswork out of choosing color schemes! Looking for the perfect color combination? The Foolproof Color Wheel Set will help you pick a pleasing palette, every time! Die-cut “discs” and a printed color wheel illustrate ten color configurations, including analogous, triadic, and split complementary. The color wheel and viewfinder discs are easy and fun to use and come packed in a handy folder for storage. Find hundreds of color combinations that work together effortlessly—a must-have tool for any artist, crafter, quilter, sewist, or DIYer.