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Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter

Author : Carolyn Woods
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A professional organizer’s handy guide to creating an uncluttered, inviting quilting space for yourself—whether it’s a small closet or a large studio. This practical guide shows you how to organize and maintain your quilting space, no matter what size. Learn handy ways to sort and arrange all of your fabrics and supplies into easy-to-use stations—and find actual organizing solutions from quilters’ studios, including Alex Anderson and Diana McClun. Create a calm and happy place for all your beloved fabrics, books, notions, tools, and even UFOs (unfinished objects). With colorful photos, you'll see real examples of what makes an efficient, functional, and inviting quilting space. You'll identify what's causing the clutter, learn how to turn it into a more creative zone, and find more time to do what you love—quilt!

Fussy Cutters Club

Author : Angie Wilson
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Get the most out of your print and novelty fabrics with this guide to the technique of fussy cutting—with 14 easy quilting projects! Angie Wilson is a master of cutting fabrics with intention, using prints and patterns to add humor, curiosity and unexpected detail to her quilts and textile crafts. With her tips and techniques, you will learn how to look at your stash with new eyes and piece together the best bits, like making a colorful collage of your favorite things. Use templates to zero in on motifs and create secondary patterns from your fabrics, fussy cutting for color as well as design. Try your hand at 14 fun projects from traditional and improv piecing to English paper piecing and more!

Tips For Scrap Quilts

Author : Shayna Walkley
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There are lots of quilting techniques that every quilter should master, ten of those methods are on nearly every experienced quilter's 'must know' list. When you're just starting out it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the hundreds of terms and techniques you'll encounter with your first quilt. It's a confusion that can be compounded by the many ways to accomplish every quilt-making task. Be confident that you'll discover which quilting methods work best for you as you become more experienced, but getting comfortable with the must-know skills will help you sew accurate quilts on your very first try.

Thread Magic Garden

Author : Ellen Anne Eddy
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“Demonstrates how to bring these flowers alive with machine embroidery and thread painting . . . A gallery of ‘fantasy flower’ quilts will pique your interest.” —Machine Quilting Unlimited A flower garden is a place to daydream, make wishes, quiet the mind, or spark imagination. Bring this special space indoors by making a floral art quilt using fusible appliqué and machine embroidery techniques. Learn how to develop your own vivid designs and then choose the best fabrics, threads, and embellishments to create special effects that bring your flowers to life. With Ellen Anne Eddy’s innovative no-pattern approach, you’ll be on your way to becoming a master art quilter just like her! “Award-winning quilter and 2012 Teacher-of-the-Year nominee Ellen Anne Eddy is well known for her free-motion thread work . . . If you are interested in learning or expanding your skills at machine embroidery, you’ll enjoy this book.” —The Professional Quilter Magazine

Sneaky Piecing

Author : Beth Ferrier
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In her signature lighthearted style, Beth Ferrier reveals her personal arsenal of “sneaky tricks” for quiltmaking that make every part of the process easier and more fun! Beginners—you can easily master the basic techniques and then apply what you learn with these classic quilt projects, ranging from simple to a little more challenging. You’ll learn how to make every step simpler and better, including fabric choices, cutting, pressing, piecing, and finishing. Beth also shares organizing tips to help you make the most of your sewing time. Take advantage of Beth’s video tutorials online with links listed inside the book.

Hidden in Plain View

Author : Jacqueline L. Tobin
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The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. In Hidden in Plain View, historian Jacqueline Tobin and scholar Raymond Dobard offer the first proof that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. In 1993, historian Jacqueline Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of beautiful handmade quilts in the Old Market Building of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams began to describe how slaves made coded quilts and used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. But just as quickly as she started, Williams stopped, informing Tobin that she would learn the rest when she was "ready." During the three years it took for Williams's narrative to unfold—and as the friendship and trust between the two women grew—Tobin enlisted Raymond Dobard, Ph.D., an art history professor and well-known African American quilter, to help unravel the mystery. Part adventure and part history, Hidden in Plain View traces the origin of the Charleston Code from Africa to the Carolinas, from the low-country island Gullah peoples to free blacks living in the cities of the North, and shows how three people from completely different backgrounds pieced together one amazing American story. With a new afterword. Illlustrations and photographs throughout, including a full-color photo insert.

ScrapTherapy Cut the Scraps

Author : Joan Ford
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Presents a plan for disposing of scrap and remnant fabrics by making them into quilts.

Sunday Morning Quilts

Author : Amanda Jean Nyberg
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A collection of modern quilting projects you can create with scraps. 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 Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison share a passion for scraps, and they’re here to help you get creative with 16 scrappy quilt projects that include piecing, appliqué, and improvisational work. This book has ideas on how to adapt patterns for your own personal “Sunday morning” style, plus tips for effectively cutting, storing, and organizing your scraps. Your Sunday mornings just got a whole lot cozier! “Sunday Morning Quilts shows you how to use every last scrap of treasured fabric in your collection…The book champions the original ethos behind patchwork—make do and mend…The quilts are bold, bright and clean, and the co-authors actively encourage you to be creative and to come up with your own designs.”—Popular Patchwork Magazine

Quilting Together

Author : Paula Nadelstern
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A how-to guide to group quilting projects aids in the design and creation of quilts of all types, including commemorative, pictorial, and children's quilts, and provides detailed instructions plus photographs of the quilts

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Author : Colin A. Palmer
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Contains primary source material.