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    Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own. 

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    Enjoy Dianne Hire's lighthearted approach to quilt-making.

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    Little Bits Quilting Bee features 20 projects for small fabric scraps and bundles—including jelly rolls, charm squares, layer cakes, and fat quarters. From king-sized quilts to wall hangings, and more, this book has something for sewers of every skill level. Kathreen Ricketson—founder of the hugely popular craft site WhipUp.net—offers expert shortcuts and...

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    Kaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life and is a captivating storyteller with a vivid memory. Born in 1937, he spent much of his youth in Big Sur, California. After attending a boarding school run by the disciples of Krishnamurti, he studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, then traveled to England, where he revolutionized...

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    Known as a “modern” quilter, Denyse Schmidt actually draws much of her creative vision from quilts of the past. Here, Schmidt pays homage to the quilters and quilts that came before her. Each of the 20 traditional quilt designs she has reinterpreted here (among them are Irish Chain, Mariner’s Compass, and Orange Peel) is introduced with a lively overview...

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    The Merchant & Mills Elementary Sewing Skills book is a pocket or bag companion, packed full of useful techniques for wardrobe maintenance and alterations. Bound in linen, with crystal clear instructions, sequenced illustrations and beautiful photography, it is both useful and beautiful.

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    Thirty projects range from the simple to the challenging, from patchwork slippers and aprons to tote bags and pillows to Denyse Schmidt's beloved quilt patterns, offering something for every level of quilter. Review the fundamentals of quilting and get easy-to-follow instructions, patterns, sewing tips, and an artful approach to design basics.

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    Six classic garments that create a stylish multi-layered wardrobe from scratch. Full-size patterns are provided for a neat vest with a boxer back detail, an elegant bias-cut long-sleeved dress, a simple long gathered skirt with a drawstring waist, a batwing wrap top, an oversized drop-shoulder jacket and a pair of classic wide leg trousers.

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    Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke, owners of Material Obsession in Sydney, Australia, bring an unconventional spirit to a traditional craft. They encourage quilters to use bold patterns and unusual color combinations, and to trust their instincts rather than follow rigid rules. Get inspired by their 23 quilt patterns that appear fresh and modern, but are...

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    Kaffe Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms—squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and quarter-circles—found in natural and manmade environments inspire his quilt designs. Twenty-three of his quilts—ranging from the relatively simple Tilt, ideal for beginners, to the more complex Circle of Stars—are showcased, along with step-by-step...

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    English paper-pieced hexagons are perfect for modern quilters on the go. Take them along with you anywhere to stitch up, then build all your completed hexagons into a project at home. This fresh look at an old favorite highlights current fabrics and novel settings for quilts, table toppers, and more.

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    These modern, graphic designs use lots of open space to show off the simplicity of the quilting. Each of the 20 beginner-friendly projects offers instructions for 2 quilting options.

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    Are you looking for a faster way to create custom quilting designs? Then you'll love free-motion quilting!

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    Are scrap piles wreaking havoc in your sewing space? Not sure what to do with all those tiny bits of gorgeous prints you hate to part with? Modern quilters Amanda and Cheryl share a passion for scraps and they're here to help you get creative and sew new life into every last little piece.

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    Where can you find a little black dress that’s tailor-made, fits perfectly, and compliments your body? Make one! Dressmaker Simon Henry guides even the sewing-impaired through the entire process. Learn how to construct a personalized body block that forms the basis for every pattern. Choose from a chic shift, a fashionable wraparound, and a strapless...

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    Popular machine quilter Angela Walters will motivate and inspire you to try something new! Learn how to stitch her fresh, continuous-line designs on your long-arm or domestic machine. Using basic free-motion skills you already have, discover how to approach quilting a modern quilt by working with bold fabrics and negative space, uniting a variety of...

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    Natalie Chanin presents all of the stenciling, hand-stitching, and beading techniques her company uses to create the Alabama Chanin line of organic cotton clothing, plus more than 50 variations that lead to infinite design possibilities. Includes patterns and instructions for dresses, skirts, tops, a wrap, a poncho, a bolero, fingerless gloves, and a hat.

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    Master the illusion of transparency with 10 quilt projects, each with instructions for three sizes (wall, lap, and bed). Design experts Ringle and Kerr show you how to select fabrics for striking, modern results; the soft, graphic look will update any home décor.

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    Discover how to recreate iconic looks by hand—including Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress, Marilyn Monroe’s poster-classic white halter, Madonna’s sexy “Like a Virgin” number, and more. Vintage photos of the original look alongside color illustrations of the finished projects offer inspiration, while how-to illustrations break down each step so sewers...

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    This is a step-by-step guide to the stitching, stenciling, and beading techniques used in the 20 projects showcased in the book: T-shirts, skirts, and corsets that are sold around the world under the Alabama Chanin label, plus a journal cover, sampler quilt, and tablecloth, among others. Also included are a pullout stencil, perforated postcard for bead...

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    Susanne Woods compiled 99 blocks from today's most popular modern quilters into one book. Refresh the classics or try something entirely new. Choose from pieced, appliquéd, and embroidered designs for these fun, beginner-friendly 12" blocks. Includes complete cutting instructions. This book is great for block swaps; combine blocks to make your own...

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    Natalie Chanin, founder and creative director of Alabama Chanin shares her stitching, stenciling, and beading methods and applies them to 20 clothing and home décor projects, each made with organic or recycled materials and designed with “haute homespun” flair.

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    A pleated camisole and shorts set, a holiday kaftan, a vintage lace nightdress, and a kimono with taffeta trim: these 30 sewing projects for nightwear and accessories include items for both adults and children. Includes a comprehensive techniques section and full-size patterns and templates for all the projects.

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    Melissa Wastney gives you 25 projects to sew, stitch, knit, and upcycle for children (newborns to age 10). Stitch a pair of cute baby shoes, knit a cardigan, or upcycle adult sweaters into a new gift for a young one in your life. Includes reusable, full-size graded patterns on tissue paper.

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    Learn more about color and design within your fabric selections. These contemporary projects show off the dynamic partnership of large-scale prints and vivid solids. Filled with ideas on how to mix and match fabrics for a fresh, clean look, projects include home decor, fashion accessories, and gifts. Includes a chapter on quiltmaking basics.

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    Cynthia Treen inspires with 30 easy projects for quick-to-make gifts ranging from fabric-covered notepads to a tea-dyed sequined scarf to a baby quilt. Arranged by how long it takes to complete each project, the book focuses on gifts that generally require less than three hours of time.

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    Ms. Saito, an acclaimed quilter, teacher and designer from Japan, wows us once again. In this book, she designed a variety of bags that were inspired from her many travels around the world. 

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    These projects are bold, bright, graphic, and designed to give modern quilters new challenges. Learn new skills like curved seam piecing and create your best modern quilt yet.

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    Sew bags, packs, totes, and handy items for your home and garden—make them your own with fun, contemporary fabrics. These 31 exciting projects are suitable for every skill level, from beginner to master stitcher.

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    Yoko Saito, a world-famous quilter, designer, teacher and shop owner from Japan delights her audience with this book that focuses on quilts, bags and other projects made primarily of wool and yarn-dyed homespuns. Instructions are included for rug hooking, needle-felting, piecework and appliqué. 

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    Simple, elegant, and a little groovy, Love at First Stitch is all you need to start making the dresses of your dreams--with 7 complete full-size patterns.  172 pages.  October 2014.

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    Yoko Saito, a celebrated quilt artist in Japan, is well-known for her detailed work and unique use of "taupe color." 

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    Turn your favorite fabrics and quilt patterns into durable, walkable art. Easier to make than a conventional quilt or painted floorcloth, a floorquilt uses no sewing, just decoupage techniques and supplies. Twelve projects, including floorcloths, placemats, coasters, luggage tags, trivets, bookmarks, and more, are featured.

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    Learn to sew with knits and create the wearable wardrobe you've dreamed of. Create comfortable, beautiful garments quickly and easily using techniques taught by a fashion industry insider. You'll learn all the basics, from the ins and outs of the machinery to the best finishing techniques. Alyson Clair shows you that anyone can sew with knits!

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    Yoko Saito, a celebrated quilt artist in Japan, is well-known for her detailed work and unique use of "taupe color." In this book, Ms. Saito explores traditional Swedish designs and crafts, translating them into 27 new projects employing her own unique design style. The projects include quilts, handbags, soft toys, kitchen items and accessories. (pattern...

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    Alissa and Kristen chronicle their yearlong "virtual" quilting bee. Twelve chapters (one for each month) showcase the designs of today's leading modern quilters along with easy-to-follow guidelines, so you can reinvent their work in your own style. With this book in hand, you'll have everything you need to start your own online quilting bee and enjoy...

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    Fashion trends come and go, but certain iconic styles never fade. Make them for yourself with BurdaStyle’s new guide to sewing fashion through the decades. Five adaptable master patterns for tops, dresses, and pants are transformed into 19 projects for both women and men that draw inspiration from key fashion moments, from the Roaring Twenties to the...

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    78 Original Motifs and 10 Projects.  Original patchwork blocks from a master quilter!  New Classic Patchwork is the sequel to Yoko Saito's Housewarming Patchwork and completes her collection of 156 patchwork designs.

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    Take some ruffles, buttons, and lace; add some unfinished hems and plenty of room to run and play, and you have garments full of charm and ready for play. The twenty patterns in this book—from simple dresses with ruffled sleeves to blouses with crocheted lace and pants with sewn-on legwarmers—are of simple construction, yet full of personality and details.

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    Create customized sewing patterns using garments you already own and love to wear. Hollywood and theater costume designer Steffani Lincecum demonstrates the rub-off, a method of pattern drafting used by fashion and costume-industry professionals that traces an existing garment or accessory without deconstructing or damaging it.

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    This book has 30 patterns for affordable handbags—all of which require little to no sewing. With inventive methods of construction like duct-taped reinforced interiors and iron fusing, you'll have fun making everything from brightly colored vinyl makeup bags and a keyhole clutch to an elegant evening clutch made from satin ribbon stapled together and...

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    Grand Revival designer Tanya Whelan presents a stylish collection of 30 easy-to-make sewing projects that are achievable by sewers of every skill level. Ranging from a pretty pleated clutch to a French-inspired day dress and soft baby toys to a design-as-you-go quilt, each project comes with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and tips.

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    Follow five "tracks" of sewing, each with five tiers of difficulty, for a total of 25 fun projects that will help you learn new sewing techniques and gain confidence and experience in your sewing! Includes CD of patterns and templates.

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    Yoko Saito, a celebrated quilt artist, teacher, author and shop owner from Japan opens up and shares how she began to design and create what is now coined as 'Japanese Taupes."

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    In designer Jennifer Paganelli's debut book, she presents 21 adorable sewing projects to make for little kids: frilly dresses, ruffled pillows, bed canopies, stuffed animals, and more. With step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive techniques section, and simple sizing charts ranging from extra-small to extra-large (toddlers to tweens), this book is easy...

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    Discover the fundamentals of modern patternmaking. In five key projects (each with four variations)–a perfect-fitting dress, T-shirt, button-down shirt, A-line skirt, and pants–former Urban Outfitters designer Cal Patch shares how to design patterns, take your own measurements, and choose fabrics.

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    Céline Dupuy presents sewers of all skill levels with more than 50 projects, each with a touch of something wonderfully, whimsically French. Including easy items to sew for the home, fashion accessories, delightful gifts, and innovative ideas for customizing your favorite pieces of furniture, these patterns will inspire you.

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