This book will guide crafters through all the steps of English Paper Piecing, starting with the basics. Readers will work their way through the humble hexagon, stars, curves, and more. The author shares her tips, techniques, and her preferred products to help quilters achieve great results and identify what to look for when choosing fabrics to fussy cut. The book has a range of patterns from simple smaller projects through to baby and full-sized quilts, offering something for all levels of experience.
Fat Quarterly Magazine co-founder Tacha Bruecher takes a fresh look at an old favorite—English paper-pieced hexagons—with current fabrics and settings for quilts, table toppers, and more. Modern and traditional designs are both featured, including rosettes, stars, and free form. Learn how to combine settings and how to creatively quilt hexagons. Projects are varied for any skill level or time commitment – make a few hexagons, make a few more, or make few hundred. Making the individual hexagons are perfect for modern quilters on the go; they are terrific stash busters (and stress busters) that take your priceless handwork from repetitive to remarkable!
You’ll love these ten soft and pretty designs made with traditional hexagons, as well as squares, circles, pentagons, and other shapes. Learn the fundamentals of English paper piecing and needleturned appliqué to add to your repertoire of quiltmaking skills. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced quilter, Sue’s teaching style will help you rediscover the joy of handwork.
Vicki Bellino, author of the popular Bloom Creek Quilts, presents a delightful selection of English paper-piecing quilt patterns. Using gorgeous pieced elements as appliques, Vicki eliminates the tedium and opens up exciting new design options. Twelve inspiring quilt patterns, from a small quilt suitable for framing to larger wall hangings and bed quilts Beautiful English paper-piecing designs categorized by shape: hexagons, diamonds, pentagons, and Dresden wedges Shapes to make whole quilts, block elements, or appliques--great for scraps
Unlock the possibilities within hexagons and make your own unique blocks. Learn the glue-basting method of English paper piecing and use it to create exciting designs. You'll enjoy relaxing handwork as you incorporate hexagons into decorative projects. Select from 52 patterns for 6" blocks Divide the shapes within the hexagon outline and discover new shapes Stitch projects ranging from a mug rug and candle mat to a bed-sized quilt
The key to perfect patchwork is getting all of the points to match up — which is no easy feat! Set yourself up for success with the rediscovered technique of English paper piecing. Using paper templates to guide your pattern, you can expertly fit your quilting shapes together before you even start sewing. All Points Patchwork takes you far beyond traditional hexagons and accommodates triangles, diamonds, octagons, and even curved shapes. Simple instructions for decorating clothing, bedding, and home decor open up astounding possibilities for quilters of all levels.
English paper piecing is a very common hand-piecing technique that uses paper shapes as foundations to accurately prepare patchwork pieces for joining. Each trimmed paper shape is basted, pinned or attached with fabric glue stick to the wrong side of a larger patch. Seam allowances are folded to the back at the paper edge and basted in place. The prepared, finished size shapes are then joined using a whipstitch through fabric folded edges. This book teaches how to do this beautiful but time consuming technique by machine. It greatly facilitates the procedure, allowing you to create beautiful paper pieced quilts in a fraction of the time!
In a sea of quilting project books, Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing stands alone. Drawing together many disparate strands, this comprehensive guide offers up a deeper exploration of this precision patchwork craft, providing everything quilters need to know on a practical level to begin navigating fussy cutting and English paper-piecing (EPP). The most comprehensive guide to English paper piecing on the market today, including history of the craft, artist profiles, and more! Patterns for original rosettes on which to learn the practicalities of EPP are shown step-by-step, covering everything from templates, paper choice, magic mirrors, how to mock up layouts, glue/thread basting, and more. Finished examples exemplifying mastery of the skills learned in the book & unique secondary designs within the quilts that demonstrate the fussy cut and rosette piecing techniques. Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing is not just a how-to text on English paper piecing. While any book on English paper piecing must cover the instructional aspects, Flossie Teacakes offers a softer, warmer approach, exploring the craft on a more tactile paper-and-fabric level and including stories and inspirations this wonderful craft. Author Florence Knapp explores of the craft over a series of interviews and a journey back in time. She captures the elements that make it so much more than a simple technique guide, giving meaning to the act of English paper piecing for those who are intrigued as well as to quilters who are already hooked. As if that isn't enough, there's icing on the teacakes in the form of original paper-pieced rosettes and show stopping quilt patterns included to practice and show off your EPP skills.
A little handwork--and a few quick tricks--is all it takes to create these striking quilts inspired by old-fashioned Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. Instead of sewing together thousands of tiny hexagons, make applique units instead!"
Traditional methods meet dramatic flair to create a lasting impression in this hexie collection. Book includes seven different hexie patterns with a multitude of variations on each one. Offers detailed instructions on English Paper Piecing. Complete with bright color photos that capture the details of Mickey's one-of-a-kind designs. Features a resource guide.
Move beyond one-patch hexagon layouts with 11 show-stopping hexie projects to stitch by hand or machine. Sew blocks in a variety of sizes and pieced combinations for stunning visual effects! You'll master the Y-seam with a variety of techniques to cut and piece hexagons. Mix it up with the author's design primer, which gives you the tools to draft your own unique hexie quilt layout.
A Stitch in Time contains 18 projects, each with a touch of English Paper Piecing combined with Embroidery, Hand quilting, pretty laces and trims. All designed to encourage you to pick up a needle and thread. This book contains projects that will entice you to cut into your precious and most treasured fabrics, even repurpose a vintage linen, bringing them to life in projects to share, give as a gift or to just keep for yourself. Some of the projects within A Stitch in Time are a Fussy Cut Candle Mat, Vintage Pouch, Baby Quilt, Sewing accessories and more.
Discover 26 Dresden Plate designs that shine with intricate style. You can sew each stunning Dresden on a sewing machine or by hand using English paper piecing--Katja shows you how, every step of the way. Plus, Katja's done all the math work for you. Just trace, cut, and stitch for piecing that's a perfect fit! Show off all your colorful Dresdens in six inspiring projects: a table runner, Christmas tree skirt, lap quilt, wall quilt, pillows, and place mats.
Break Free from Your Sewing Machine Imagine being able to quilt on vacation, at the beach, or virtually anywhere else you find yourself. Jessica Alexandrakis has traveled the world with her on-to-go sewing kit and small stash of fabric, creating strikingly modern patchwork along the way. Now she shares everything she's learned about this addictive, beginner-friendly technique. • Sewing kit essentials that you can slip in your bag so you'll always be ready to stitch • Color theory and stash organization tips for dramatic effects or scrap-happy results • Creative patterns to combine hexagons, half-hexagons, diamonds, stars, squares, and triangles • 10 step-by-step projects, including the hand-pieced Laptop Bag, Tanuki Stripe Throw, Falling Stars Baby Quilt, and Jessica's signature Travel Quilt • 10 customizable quilt patterns with 40 vibrant color palette suggestions Whether your style is classic or modern, Jessica offers a range of stunning projects, from small home accessories to full-size quilts, for all skill levels. So leave the sewing machine at home. Take your quilt to go.
Nothing compares to the accuracy you get with paper piecing—and it’s never been easier to learn! Amy Garro’s step-by-step visual guide to precision piecing opens up a world of possibilities for the modern quilter. Choose from 13 striking quilt patterns that appeal to the modern aesthetic, designed in Amy’s sophisticated style, featuring clever color placement, unique settings, and a thoughtful use of negative space. With blocks that range from easy to more challenging, there’s something for every skill level. Discover time-saving tricks that will help you sew extreme angles, sharp points, and unique shapes with perfect results! Her tips for setting up your workspace, choosing the best tools, and transferring patterns will turn you into the expert.
In this follow-up to her best-selling book English Paper Piecing, Vicki Bellino presents a collection of enticing new designs for quilters of all ages and skill levels. Expand your repertoire with a variety of shapes and add English paper piecing to quilts, table runners, and more Choose from 11 eye-catching items ranging from a tote and sewing-machine cover to wall and lap quilts Create relatively simple projects as well as more challenging designs
Now anyone can accurately piece a quilt block in just minutes! Paper piecing is a simple process. Just trace a block design onto paper; then sew fabrics directly onto the paper with a sewing machine. The paper provides a stable base, making it a breeze to get sharp points on even the tiniest of pieces. Choose from 65 different block designs, including traditional favorites and original designs from Carol Doak Start a paper-piecing adventure with 16 beautiful quilt projects featuring baskets, hearts, flowers, and more Carol?s step-by-step instructions for paper piecing make the innovative technique a snap to learn
"Complete step-by-step photo guide to hexagon techniques with 15 quilts & projects"--Front cover.