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New August 2015 releases!

Posted by Deirdre Quirk on Aug 3rd 2015

8 dynamic quilts from 1 easy-to-sew block

Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars by Barbara H. Cline
Turn a single block into eight distinctive quilts—the magic is in the fabric! Best-selling author and well-known teacher Barbara H. Cline takes an easy-to-sew triangle block and then shows countless intricate designs for you to experiment with color and value. Stunning triangle-star quilts are perfect for the adventurous beginner looking to try something new or the intermediate quilter who wants to put her skills to use in a creative way. Design your own quilt top using a provided line drawing that you can color in and then bring to life with creative fabric selection!

Move over, stitch in-the-ditch—a world of machine quilting possibilities awaits!

Foolproof Walking-Foot Quilting Designs by Mary Mashuta
Take your machine’s walking foot for a walk on the wild side and move beyond basic stitch-in-the-ditch quilting! In her follow-up to best-selling Foolproof Machine Quilting, award-winning author Mary Mashuta teaches you how to quilt attractive lines, curves, and geometric shapes with a walking foot. The book includes a multitude of designs, each adapted for walking-foot quilting and marked with clock icons to indicate the skill level and time required to accomplish it. This visual guide provides an inspirational gallery of 30 finished quilts and is enhanced by detailed photos of successfully quilted blocks, center panels, sashing, borders, and corners.

Precut perfection—fast and easy quilts!

Strip Your Stash by Gudrun Erla
Bust your stash with 12 strip quilts, perfect for those larger pieces of leftover fabric that you aren’t quite sure how to use. Learn how to cut, sort, store, and sew 2 1/2" strips to make a variety of quilts in two or more sizes. Confidently pair fabric prints, using three no-fail strategies: controlled colorway, distinct blocks, or scrap crazies! Whatever your approach, you’ll love stripping along with the popular pattern and fabric designer behind GE Designs. Gudrun Erla’s quick yet impressive patterns only look complicated. Complete with helpful charts and illustrations, everything from fabric selection to block construction is made clear and simple, even for beginners.

Begin the next stage of your quilting journey

Wanderlust Quilts by Amanda Leins
Travel the world without leaving your studio! Tour ancient Greece, Rome, and Israel by way of 10 modern quilts inspired by classical art and architecture. Infused with the mystery of the past, these distinctive projects will push you out of your comfort zone, helping you to grow as a quilter and to move beyond the basics. Explore advanced techniques, including curved piecing, Y-seams, mitered corners, and more. Expert Amanda Leins pairs her passion for quilting with her world travels and studies in archaeology, sharing the photos and stories behind each timeless project.

Have yourself a merry handmade Christmas!

We Love to Craft–Christmas by Annabel Wrigley
Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas? Then it’s time to think about presents! This year, give your family and besties something they can't find at the mall! This book will teach you how to make 17 of the cutest things you’ve ever seen. All you need is paper or fabric! You’ll learn how to make barrettes, pillows, ornaments—you name it. You’ll even learn how to make Christmas stockings for everyone in your family! Tips on sewing and picking fabric will make you the best gift-giver ever!

It’s all in the bag!

Flower Pops–Eco Tote design by Alex Anderson
Roomy, sturdy, and water-resistant, Eco Totes hold everything you need for quilting or sewing class, shopping, or for an outing to the park, the beach, or the gym. The latest addition to our best-selling line of environmentally conscious tote bags, made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles, features details from the quilt Flower Pops by quilting celebrity and author, Alex Anderson. 

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