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Reference Guides

  • Mix and match blocks to create your masterpieceDeal yourself a quilt challenge with these delightful blocks to create dynamic quilts. Featuring 50 4” x 4” cards, the possibilities are endless to create your unique quilt and are great for planning different options and layouts. Based on the best-selling series Quick & Easy Block Tool, this set is perfect to spur your creativity with quilt blocks. The card deck also makes for a thoughtful gift and an ideal project for you and your quilty friends to each work on a block for your next quilting bee. Unplug with these cards and do some hands-on quilt design!  Set of 50 4” x 4” cards, each featuring a unique quilt block on the front and cutting information on the backCombine different cards to create your own two-block or sampler quilt Great activity for groups, quilting bees, and guilds- distribute a card to each person and have them make the block!

    Mix and match blocks to create your masterpiece Deal yourself a quilt challenge with these delightful blocks to create dynamic quilts. Featuring 50 4” x 4” cards, the possibilities are endless to create your unique quilt and are great for...

    $14.95
  • The creative studio of your dreams!

Does your creative den leave you feeling overwhelmed or uninspired? Energize your crafting space with jazzy ideas for organization and accessibility! With over one hundred and fifty photos, this lookbook offers an endless visual parade of ideas to help your studio reach its full potential. Smart storage solutions, furniture, and accessories can help quilters, needle artists, knitters, and crafters keep their creativity on track! Whether you’re undergoing a radical reinvention or looking for tiny tweaks, you’ll finally be able to plan and organize your projects in a workspace that works for you.

Inspired workspaces! Get a sneak peek inside creative studios of all sizes, designed on budgets large and small
Keep creativity flowing and stay organized with smart systems in place
Make your space accessible! Pursue your passion in spite of physical challenges

    Lilo Bowman –– The creative studio of your dreams! Does your creative den leave you feeling overwhelmed or uninspired? Energize your crafting space with jazzy ideas for organization and accessibility! With over one hundred and fifty photos,...

    $19.95
  • Plan a year of quilting projects

This delightful planner is designed especially for quilters so that you can track multiple projects throughout the year—because let’s face it, who doesn’t have lots of projects going at once?! Set your project goals, track your progress, and manage your time and works-in-progress (WIPs). Each project has four pages to track and record all the critical details: construction notes, pattern info, block layout, due dates and tasks, your supply list, and more. Plus, flip to the back of the planner for a quilting reference section and even more handy tools.

Get inspired to start AND finish your projects with project sheets, tracking logs, and beautiful quilt photos
Keep track of classes, gifts, items on loan, contact info, retreat packing lists, and so much more
Spiral-bound and tabbed for ease of use

    Plan a year of quilting projects This delightful planner is designed especially for quilters so that you can track multiple projects throughout the year—because let’s face it, who doesn’t have lots of projects going at once?! Set your...

    $19.95
  • 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.

Total tonal harmony! Pick color combinations that work together effortlessly
Educate, inspire, and expand your knowledge of color relationships
Choose from ten incredible color schemes: direct complement, triadic, split complementary, tetradic, double complementary, double double complementary, double split complementary, double triadic, color sextet, and analogous

    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...

    $19.95
  • 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.

Dyeing is addictive! You’ll come back to this must-have guide over and over
Complete and easy-to-follow recipes for every shade and hue for each color of the spectrum
Includes directions for Dharma and ProChemical dyes

    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!...

    $19.95
  • Get the pocket guide to paper piecing that everyone’s talking about—a forty-eight-page mini book that’s perfect to take on the go! Follow step-by-step instructions from expert Tacha Bruecher for preparing and piecing using a foundation, then try out the technique with ten fun and graphic paper-pieced blocks. Includes techniques for both traditional foundation paper and freezer paper, as well as where and why to use each. This petite paperback is the perfect size for your purse or sewing kit.

    Tacha Bruecher –– Get the pocket guide to paper piecing that everyone’s talking about—a forty-eight-page mini book that’s perfect to take on the go! Follow step-by-step instructions from expert Tacha Bruecher for preparing...

    $7.95
  • With a few yards of fabric and this beginner-friendly guide, you’ll learn to piece the simplest blocks and complete your first quilt! Established teacher Jo Avery guides you through twelve projects to whet your appetite for quiltmaking and take it a step further. Move from basic pieced strips, squares, and triangles to intermediate projects with major style. Learn expert tips for foundation paper piecing, appliqué, and even curves. Before long, you’ll have the confidence and expertise to tackle virtually any quilt pattern.

    Jo Avery –– Build your quilting skills from the ground up. With a few yards of fabric and this beginner-friendly guide, you’ll learn to piece the simplest blocks and complete your first quilt! Established teacher Jo Avery guides you...

    $24.95
  • Everything you love about the Quick & Easy Block Tool, now with triangle blocks! This ultimate no-math reference for quilters includes cutting charts, piecing tips, quilt layout ideas, and a visual index of blocks. Plus, get cutting instructions using straight or 60° triangle rulers for triangles, diamonds, jewels, half diamonds, parallelograms, hexagons, half hexagons, lozenges, and half lozenges. Ultra-portable and indispensable, this is the block guide that no quilter, modern or traditional, should be without!

    Sheila Christensen –– Cutting and planning triangle-shaped blocks has never been so easy! Everything you love about the Quick & Easy Block Tool, now with triangle blocks! This ultimate no-math reference guide for quilters includes...

    $19.95
  • Traditional quilt blocks are made up of common elements such as Flying Geese, Square-in-Squares, and Quarter-Square Triangles. Each of the elements can be constructed in a variety of ways—choose the ones that are easiest and most efficient! In this one book, you will find each method carefully broken down, explained, and illustrated, along with comprehensive sizing information. It’s the ultimate no-math, no-stress reference for all common quilt block elements!

    Catherine Dreiss –– Build your blocks with confidence Traditional quilt blocks are made up of common elements such as Flying Geese, Square-in-Squares, and Quarter-Square Triangles. Each of the elements can be constructed in a variety...

    $9.95
  • Always choose the right thread! This amazing reference guide features a handy thread use key (organized by thread manufacturer) that shows the most common uses for each and every thread, helping you determine which one is right for your project. Plus, get the inside scoop on thread types and fibers, thread weight, choosing the correct sewing machine needle, and how thread is made.

    Becky Goldsmith –– The best thread guide you’ll ever own Always choose the right thread! This amazing reference guide features a handy thread use key (organized by thread manufacturer) that shows the most common uses for the wide...

    $14.95
  • Sharing her passion for appliqué, experienced teacher and author Annie Smith teaches you everything you need to know to sew the quilt of your dreams! This colorful guide to hand and machine appliqué includes step-by-step techniques, plus advice on fabric selection, choosing supplies, and working with templates. Gain the confidence to design your own appliqué blocks and quilts, or flip to find several pretty patterns to get you stitching.

    Annie Smith –– Get started today with hand and machine appliqué! Sharing her passion for appliqué, experienced teacher and author Annie Smith teaches you everything you need to know to sew the quilt of your dreams! This...

    $19.95
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    Turn back time with color photos and insightful essays about America’s quilting past! Admire one hundred antique quilts and textiles you’ve never seen before, curated from the remarkable Poos Collection. See elaborate hand piecing and appliqué, signature quilts, wholecloth beauties, and an extraordinary war cover quilt that’s the only known example from America. An invaluable resource to America’s quilt history, the Poos Collection shares its classic, one-of-a-kind quilts.

    Lori Lee Triplett and Kay Triplett –– One hundred spectacular antique quilts Turn back time with color photos and insightful essays about America’s quilting past! Admire one hundred antique quilts and textiles you’ve never...

    $39.95 $25.00 $39.95
  • Triangles, hexagons, diamonds, and more! Learn to measure, rotary cut, and machine piece 60° shapes with ease. Sew 15 interesting angular quilts with no templates, no y-seams, and no paper piecing! Any 60° triangle ruler or straight ruler with a 60° mark works with these patterns. Arrange blocks in straight rows or kaleidoscope layouts for wildly different looks. After learning triangle grid basics, you’ll be able to design your own angled blocks and quilts.

    Sheila Christensen –– Triangles, hexagons, diamonds, and more! Learn to measure, rotary cut, and machine piece 60° shapes with ease. Don’t be intimidated—triangle quilts are actually easy to put together when viewed as...

    $29.95
  • Say goodbye to your seam ripper, backwards blocks, and mismatched seams with Easy Precision Piecing—the pathway to flawless patchwork. Use the best tools to prep and press fabric for seams that always lay flat. Get organized so you can easily set aside projects without losing your place. Practice your cutting, sewing, and pressing with foolproof Quilt Block Builder blueprints. Six stunning projects for beginners and advanced quilters will help you use your newfound skills.

    Shelley Scott-Tobisch –– Cut, piece, and press—the Precision way! Say goodbye to your seam ripper, backwards blocks, and mismatched seams with Easy Precision Piecing—the pathway to flawless patchwork. This comprehensive...

    $29.95
  • From the sewing machine whisperer comes this in-depth, visual guide to how a sewing machine works, how to keep it in good working order, and how to solve common problems.Perfect for sewists and quilters of all levels, this friendly approach to learning about and troubleshooting YOUR sewing machine gives you the tools you need to sew and quilt with less frustration and better results!

    Bernie Tobisch –– From the sewing machine whisperer comes this in-depth, visual guide to how a sewing machine works, how to keep it in good working order, and how to solve common problems. Learn what questions to ask when buying a new...

    $24.95
  • Free-Motion Block Designs

    Endless inspiration from your favorite quiltersWant inspiration for your free-motion quilting? Now you have the perfect tool! This spiral-bound book is full of designs—JUST designs—and will lay flat on your work surface to keep your hands on...

    $11.95
  • Sewing Supplies Handy Pocket Guide

    Carla Hegeman Crim ––A sewing supplies expert in your pocketThis mini 48 page book is packed with mega information on common sewing tools, supplies, and materials! Best-selling author Carla Crim of Scientific Seamstress shares 65+ essential...

    $3.00 - $19.00
  • Quilter's Fabric Handy Pocket Guide

    Alex Anderson ––A fabric expert in your pocketThis mini 48 page book is packed with mega information on choosing and using fabric for quilters! Best-selling author Alex Anderson shares essential nuggets of information on everything from...

    $3.00 - $25.00
  • The NEW Quick & Easy Block Tool!: 110 Quilt Blocks in 5 Sizes with Project Ideas • Packed with Hints, Tips & Tricks • Simple Cutting Charts & Helpful Reference Tables

    Cutting and planning blocks has never been so easy!The ultimate no-math reference for quilters is back and better than ever, with 110 traditional quilt blocks in 5 sizes each! Ultra-portable and indispensible, this updated reference keeps the...

    $17.95
  • A comprehensive guide to precuts from Missouri Star Quilt Company with 25 traditional blocks from Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Turnovers, and more. Time-saving tips and tricks include precut types and sizes, standard quilt sizes, and yardage info for borders, backings, and bindings. This handy, spiral-bound guide includes charts, tables, and illustrations.

    Everything you need to know about making quilts with precutsMaster precuts with this compete and indispensable guide to working with Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Turnovers, and more! Sew 25 traditional blocks from squares, half-square...

    $9.95
  • All Things Quilting with Alex Anderson: From First Step to Last Stitch

    Alex Anderson ––    From first step to last stitch, learn to quilt the Alex Anderson way!With more than one million books sold, the author who taught the world to quilt is back again! Internet and television personality Alex...

    $29.95
  • Piecing Tips & Tricks Tool eBook

    Alex Anderson, Sharyn Craig, Carol Doak, Nancy Johnson-Srebro, Ruth B. McDowell ––    A Piecing Reference from 5 Top Quilting Experts• Tips for getting started including selecting tools and notions, choosing fabrics, and...

    $6.99
  • Add On Seam Allowance Chart Download

    Nancy Johnson-Srebro –– Every quilter should have a copy of this handy reference chart! Developed by Nancy, the Add On Seam Allowance Chart takes the guesswork out of rotary cutting shapes and drafting templates. Simply choose from the 18...

    $2.99
  • Featherweight 221  The Perfect Portable

    Nancy Johnson-Srebro –– Featherweight history at your fingertips • Enjoy an entertaining look at the history of the Featherweight sewing machine • Expanded third edition updated with the latest research • Packed with photos,...

    $24.95