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Author Spotlight: Sarah Ashford

Dec 7th 2021

Passionate about sharing her expertise, Sarah Ashford has two notable books with C&T Publishing: Jump Into Patchwork & Quilting and Rotary Cutting Basics, both suitable for beginners looking to learn the basics and those interested in learning advanced techniques.

Keep reading to learn more about Sarah’s books!

Jump Into Patchwork & Quilting


Beginners rejoice—getting started with quilting has never been easier! This project-based introductory guide will give you everything you need to know to explore and enjoy this popular art form. Dive in and sew six cute and useful projects from a simple patchwork pillow to a mug rug, table runner, baby quilt, throw, and finally, a beautiful sampler quilt.


Step-by-step instructions, essential how-to skills, and the full scoop on must-have tools and supplies will set you up for success in quilting and patchwork. While this book is ideal for beginners, the adorable designs are still perfect and enjoyable for all quilting enthusiasts!

Rotary Cutting Basics


Rotary cutting confidence is possible with this beginner-friendly reference book! Tips on choosing the right cutter for the job, using a cutter safely, and beginner and advanced techniques you can accomplish with any rotary cutter. Plus, learn what other tools you might need along the way, equipment care, and troubleshooting tips. 

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Quilters and sewists can now demystify rotary cutting and select the right tool for the job to help them achieve efficiency and accuracy. Get the perfect cut every time!

About the Author

Sarah Ashford is a quilter, designer, educator, fabric designer, writer, and podcaster steadily gaining popularity. Known for her fresh, bright, modern aesthetic, Sarah has an approachable and supportive teaching style. She’s a team member of The Quilter’s Planner and the Great British Quilter Challenge founder.

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