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  • Perfect your piecing, simplify your quilting, and save time with the Point Trimmer. This indispensable, inexpensive tool helps you trim seam allowances at points. Cut quickly through four layers as you use the PT for any patch size or shape having a 45-degree angle. With the Point Trimmer you can reduce bulk in seams, minimize show-through, and align patches perfectly. For better quilts faster, get the Point Trimmer advantage.

    Judy Martin –– Quilters trim seam allowances at points in order to reduce bulk in seams and minimize show-through. Years ago Judy Martin introduced the notion of pretrimming these points, which has the further advantage of helping you...

    $9.95
  • This wonderful book features patterns for 18 sewn and photographed quilts. But those 18 quilts are just the starting point. Singular Stars has everything you need to make an additional 163 variations of the photographed quilts. And those 163 variations are also just a starting point as they represent a tiny fraction of the thousands of quilts possible with this incredible volume! Rather than make Lone Stars of concentric rings of diamonds, Judy realized that by making each of the 8 star arms in 4 asymmetrical sections, she could play with the orientation and the arrangement of each section to create a seemingly limitless number of possibilities. (Think of how you can play with Log Cabin blocks before you assemble the quilt. Now with Judy's designs it's possible to do the same with Lone Stars.) Some of the Lone Stars vary the sizes of the diamonds within the block, thus creating some lovely effects. Another category of Lone Stars plays with the placement of color within a regular block, which allows you to get a lot of interesting looks. Plus, related sizes allow you to mix and match many of the border or background elements to offer even more possibilities. Of course, if you prefer, you can simply follow the pattern and make a gorgeous quilt just like you see in the photograph. Judy Martin uses her half-century of quilt-making experience to give quilters the ultimate guidance for mastering Lone Star quilts. She shows how to get your seam allowance perfect, which is the most important factor in patchwork. She discusses how to master joints, press seams, and work with the more stable lengthwise grain. Most of the quilts in Singular Stars can be made without Y-seams. With its thrilling bounty of groundbreaking designs and its detailed guidance on every aspect of making a Lone Star quilt, Singular Stars is the most thorough, the most ingenious, book on Lone Stars ever written. There really is no other book like it.

    Judy Martin –– The Lone Star has long been a grail quilt, a bucket-list quilt, something quilters aspire to make. Now with Judy Martin's sensational new Singular Stars, Lone Star quilts are both more impressive and more achievable! She...

    $29.95
  • Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts features: 15 complete and accurate patterns in multiple sizes; beautiful pieced borders gracing every quilt; 300 color diagrams; 175 gorgeous photos; an in-depth discussion of color and value with lots of photographs; a way to test your seam allowance and how to then make it perfect; diagrams showing which direction to press the seam allowances; and a method for keeping track of logs of varying lengths. Each pattern has a big color photo of the entire quilt; a closeup photo showing fabric and quilting; a photo of an additional block made in a different color scheme and fabric; 14 or more drawings of alternate settings and/or color schemes; fat quarter requirements; patch quantity requirements; quilt size, block size, and log width listed; piecing diagrams, complete with what direction to press the seams and what order to sew the patches; quilt construction diagrams for two sizes; ratings for ease of cutting, sewing, and planning; and quilting suggestions.

    Judy Martin Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts features: 15 complete and accurate patterns in multiple sizes; beautiful pieced borders gracing every quilt; 300 color diagrams; 175 gorgeous photos; an in-depth discussion of color and value with lots of...

    $27.95
  • Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book would be a great book even if it had nothing other than its 16 beautiful quilt patterns. But there's more, so much more. An entire chapter is devoted to borders, complete withæ17 sumptuous photographed examples and 16 illustrations of borders you can add to your Log Cabin quilt. Another heavily illustrated chapter discusses the many possibilities for settings. Judy shows numerous photographic examples and then goes on to provide 66 illustrations of sets you can use for almost any Log Cabin. A chapter is given over to how to quilt Log Cabins, complete with mouth-watering closeup photographs. Judy provides inspiration and information for quilting your Log Cabin your way. You'll find a conversion chart that enables you to change the width of the logs you use. If Judy used a 1"" finished log and you want to make the quilt with a 1-1/2"" log, you can do it as easily as you can turn a page. Other important sections discuss the importance of light and dark values in your fabric selection for a Log Cabin; how to achieve a perfect seam allowance; how to press seams; why cutting lengthwise strips is so important for Log Cabins; how to cut lengthwise strips; how to keep track of logs of varying lengths; and much, much more. See for yourself why quilters who want to get serious about making beautiful quilts turn to Judy Martin again and again. Judy MartinÍs Log Cabin Quilt Book will inspire you to make great quilts!

    Judy Martin –– Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book features 16 complete and accurate patterns in multiple sizes (34 sizes in all); 400 color diagrams; 100 setting plans; 36 borders; and 100 gorgeous photos. Each pattern has a big color...

    $27.95
  • The Shapemaker 45 features: unique, multipurpose design that lets you cut prisms, trapezoids, bow ties, snowballs, triangles, and more in a full range of sizes; easy instructions and diagrams for cutting a multitude of shapes more quickly and efficiently than ever before possible; distinctive, read-at-a-glance rulings; accurate, fine lines; big, clear numbers, and break-resistant plastic.

    Judy Martin –– Are you bored with patterns limited to squares and triangles? Open up a whole new world of shapes to quick cutting. Explore the varied patterns of our quilting heritage or design your quilts using the rotary cutting...

    $24.95
  • For all the many ways people are instantly connected today, from Smartphones to satellite dishes, it's amazing how many still feel a certain disconnect from their neighbors and from the institutions that used to bind us all. Patchwork Among Friends recognizes this basic need quilters have for human contact, and it offers ideas for how to effect that: everything from classes (with or without a teacher), setting parties, varying kinds of exchanges, to friendship quilts and quilts for a particular cause, and reveal parties. And all these social opportunities can be improved with the right potluck recipe! It's always better among friends!

    Judy Martin –– Patchwork Among Friends is, first and foremost, a book of patterns. It includes patterns for 10 never-before-published quilts. Among them are 2 Log Cabin variations, a new Maple Leaf, a rainbow-colored quilt, a Feathered...

    $27.95
  • 8 complete quilt patterns and 10 cookie and bar recipes (plus 1 nutty variation and 1 frosting recipe). Cookies and quilts have long been associated with warmth and comfort, with reassurance and love. So it's only natural that Judy Martin bring these two icons of the happy American home together in one delicious book. Cookies 'n' Quilts has everything you need to make perfect quilts: color photos and illustrations, complete color-coded rotary cutting instructions, full-size templates, and quilting motifs. And because the patterns come from Judy Martin, you know they are completely accurate. All the quilts in the book superimpose one quilt pattern over another. Whether she is putting flowers over an Irish Chain or introducing a star into another star, she is combining traditional elements in unique and exciting ways.

    Judy Martin –– Judy Martin believes strongly in the notion of quilting as a social institution. It's been that way for generations. Now, more than ever in our high-tech, high-speed, isolated-at-my-own-computer-in-my-own-cubicle world,...

    $19.95
  • Shakespeare knew it when he said, ""The play's the thing."" Judy Martin knew it when she decided to write Piece 'n' Play Quilts. Now you can find out for yourself: It really is more fun and more satisfying when you can follow a pattern and yet achieve your own unique look by playing with the arrangement of the blocks. Each of the 12 patterns comes with full-size pattern pieces with grain arrows and trimmed points. 11 of the patterns are presented with accurate rotary instructions and illustrated cutting layouts. The 12th pattern (Steve's Star) is presented with paper foundation piecing. You can't fail to make a beautiful quilt every time you sit down and play with Piece 'n' Play Quilts. Quilters have been playing with blocks ever since the first Log Cabin was stitched, but Piece 'n' Play Quilts is far more than just Log Cabins. Any asymmetrical block that makes secondary patterns when turned in different directions is a Piece 'n' Play quilt. Drunkard's Paths, Fans, and Rail Fences lend themselves perfectly to Piece 'n' Play fun. In this book Judy Martin has designed some fabulously simple variations on these tried and true favorites. Isn't it time you made a play date with Piece 'n' Play Quilts?

    Judy Martin –– Make a beautiful, one-of-a-kind quilt from a pattern, and have more fun than you ever dreamed possible! That's the idea behind Piece 'n' Play Quilts by Judy Martin. It's as easy as 1-2-3! 1) Piece the blocks. 2) Play with...

    $21.95
  • For all the many ways people are instantly connected today, from Smartphones to satellite dishes, it's amazing how many still feel a certain disconnect from their neighbors and from the institutions that used to bind us all. Patchwork Among Friends recognizes this basic need quilters have for human contact, and it offers ideas for how to effect that: everything from classes (with or without a teacher), setting parties, varying kinds of exchanges, to friendship quilts and quilts for a particular cause, and reveal parties. And all these social opportunities can be improved with the right potluck recipe! It's always better among friends!

    Judy Martin –– Stellar means ""exceptional"" or ""outstanding."" It also means ""of or relating to stars."" Stellar Quilts, then, are star quilts that are also exceptional quilts. In Stellar Quilts Judy Martin does for stars what she...

    $27.95