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    Combine traditional and modern quilting practices to create a design that incorporates the best of both styles. Vintage Quilt Revival helps you utilize traditional quilt blocks with contemporary colors and fabrics to create pieces that could rightly be a part of the “traditional made modern” movement. 

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    Make traditional quilt designs fresh and contemporary using contemporary fabrics and unique arrangements. Kelly Biscopink and Andrea Johnson provide designs for 12 fully illustrated quilt patterns as well as 7 smaller projects.

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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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    Cutting-edge fabric designer Tula Pink's quilts show off fanciful fabric and imagination. Featuring fabrics that you know and love, Tula offers 20 patterns with her signature flair for color, design, and original style.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    By nature, quilters are fascinated by fabric, color, and pattern. Get more than 20 new quilts combining fresh, modern fabrics with traditional designs. Patterns range from easy to advanced, with a comprehensive technique section so quilters of all levels can join the fun.

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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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    Get special tips and tricks needed to get the most out of the family of specialty fabrics known as oilcloth, the unique applications of each, and how to treat and care for the finished pieces. From baby gear to outdoor decor, 20 fun and functional projects to sew with oilcloth are included, like a simple tablecloth, garden apron, farmer's market tote,...

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    Twelve projects celebrate cars and all things transit. Learn a new style of "scrap appliqué" using raw edge and reverse appliqué techniques. From toddlers to teens, kids will love showing off these cool street sign and traffic signal designs for projects like a quilt, pillows, shirts, a messenger bag, shower curtain, towels, and more. 

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    Written both for beginners as well as the sewers who are ready to design their own wearables, this spiral-bound book is the perfect blend of expert instruction and inspiration. Learn how to make different skirts and, once the techniques in this book have been mastered, take simple guidelines for translating body measurements into panel dimensions and...

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    Anna Maria Horner walks you through the fundamentals, from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to turn her designs into fanciful creations, including Sideways Squares Skirt, Prairie Blouse, Full Contact Cooking Apron, Playing-Along Quilt, and Doggie Dreams Bed.

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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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    Shaped like pottery but supple like sewing, each project is a visual and tactile treat. It begins with the simiple technique of wrapping cotton strips around cording to make coiled pots. Barbara Warholic shows you how to take it to the next level with traditional pottery shapes.

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    Many crafters are nervous to sew clothes for themselves, but one taste of success is all they need to try more. Kay Whitt gives needed courage by gently introducing you to garment construction and demonstrating how to alter a pattern to perfectly fit you.

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    Wrap, wind, and sew fabric strips into fantastic containers! Start with a plate shape to learn the technique. Then experiment with 4 basic container styles to create, round, oval, square, and other shapes. Create a variety of purses, baskets, and bowls.

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    A comprehensive reference that teaches you how to sew heirloom-quality stuffed animals, from four-legged friends that actually stand to a classic, poseable Teddy bear. Each of the 16 projects contain lessons such as needle sculpting, designing “cupped” ears, and making muzzles, snouts, and beaks. Make one of Abby's animals, or take a new technique and...

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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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    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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    Step into Tilda's studio with a collection of designs, projects, and photography inspired by the author's very own workroom and other favorite things. More than 50 projects include bags, cushions, accessories, clothing, home decor, gifts, and soft toys. Cute characters, such as giraffes, elephants, and angels, are perfect gifts for all ages.

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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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    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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    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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    With 35 hat patterns for every age, gender, and fashion sense, this compilation of hat designs can give new life to your wardrobe or provide just the right design to make a memorable gift.

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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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    This intermediate-level guide to free-motion quilting is filled with modern designs, including freeform shapes, pebbles, waves, vines, and finials. Learn how to spot interesting patterns everywhere you look to translate into your quilting, and get more than 90 unique quilting designs for borders, blocks, and fillers (many are continuous-line). 

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    Create an entire world of sophisticated projects using one simple skill. Television host and craft expert Brett Bara demonstrates how you can make custom home decor, stylish fashions, and one-of-a-kind gifts. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, many of the 28 projects take only a spare afternoon.

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    Reinventing everyday materials into remarkable items of beauty and utility for the modern home and family will excite new and experienced sewers. Includes clear patterns, stencil templates, and thorough instructions plus a favorite recipe and nature activity.

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    Learn how to quilt with free-motion quilting! This book includes more than 50 quilting designs and six geometric quilt projects to create modern quilts with classic style. Learn how to quilt as background filler, on borders, and on individual blocks. Includes tips for choosing batting and thread, layering and basting, starting and stopping, and prepping...

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    Custom Couture shows fashion-forward and budget-conscious crafters how to reinvent their wardrobe using beginner-friendly sewing techniques. The styles have a decidedly French flair, and they range from retro and boho to rock-star cool and ultra-feminine. Each project comes with step-by-step instructions for cutting, sewing, embroidering, or embellishing...

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    Welcome home a new baby! Anna Maria Horner delivers a collection of nursery décor, keepsakes, maternity wear, baby's clothing, and more for mothers-to-be, grandparents, family, and friends. Projects range from booties and a quilt to an embroidered family tree and a thank-you note organizer. Includes a brief primer on sewing for babies, including fabric...

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    Your holiday will be merry and bright thanks to these 40- plus new, fresh, and contemporary projects from many of the same great designers featured in Fa la la la Felt.

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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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    Sewing with designer fat quarters is a great way to stretch your dollar without sacrificing quality. From belts to handbags, from children‘s gifts to a laundry hamper bag, and much more, Small Stash Sewing gives you dozens of sewing projects to make unique pieces that showcase your favorite designer fabrics.  

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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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    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 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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    Here are 35 gorgeous embroidered sewing projects incorporating elements of Scandinavian crafting traditions. Inspiration is taken from classic folk art motif as well as more contemporary sources.

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