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These are some the the top books for sewing patterns and for quilting patterns!  These are available from Amazon.com and clicking on the link or the picture will take you there.

Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!

"One of the best quilting books I have ever read" -  "Simply One of The Best !" -

 Based on the principle that a solid foundation turns beginners into lifelong quiltmakers, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! covers every tool, every technique, every stitch, every tip, and every shortcut in machine and hand quilting--no matter how basic. An all-time classic on quilting, it is the essential handbook for the beginner and a constant companion for the experienced quilter. This new, updated edition includes all of the features quilters loved from the first edition plus so much more! New features include: - More than 30 gorgeous designs to choose from, including 10 all-new quilt patterns - All-new photography of quilts in home settings - All-new color diagrams to lead quilters step-by-step through each pattern - Eight sampler quilts with complete instructions and patterns for 27 different blocks - Expanded coverage of color choices in quilts - Metric (centimeters) measurements - A glossary and index for easy reference Diana McClun and Laura Nownes have taught thousands of beginning quilters through classes, workshops, seminars, and nationwide television. Their book has inspired quilters all over the world and given them a passion for quilting that lasts a lifetime.


Patterns from Finished Clothes: Re-Creating the Clothes You Love

by Tracy Doyle

This is a great book! If you have clothes that you really love and want to reproduce, this book is wonderful!  The instructions are clear and concise. Step-by-step instructions and great photos show you just what to do. If you already have clothes that fit you well, you can recreate them with this book. Once you have recreated a pattern from a garment that you love, you already know that the end result is going to be an outfit that you love to wear and that fits you well. Buy this book! It's well worth the money!

 



No Time to Sew : Fast & Fabulous Patterns & Techniques for Sewing a Figure-Flattering Wardrobe

"At Last! Something for the REAL figures!"

One of the country's top sewing artists help sewers at any level of expertise sew a successful wardrobe in record time, offering stylish patterns, step-by-step instructions, time-saving tips, and wardrobe advice. Each of the garments is designed to sew up in an evening and to flatter any figure. 50 color photos. 500 color illustrations.

 

 

 


Other Featured Projects and Items

Santa throughout the year!
One of my favorite things about these blocks is how the picture in the center square overlaps out into the quilted star. The pictures are fused onto the blocks. I didn't sew around...

Lambchops baby quilt
I recently made this quilt for the daughter of our pastor. This was our pastor's first grandchild...

Eleanor Burns - Quilt in a Day Series!
Eleanor has kindly provided color photographs to 'show' as well as 'tell' through the quilt making process. We would recommend these books to any quilter, from beginner to advanced, for their combination of technical instruction, quilt history and imagination stimulation...

Our 80 year old 'Grandmother's Garden' hand made quilt
My grandmother's grandmother made it in the 1920's. It's a lovely quilt made in the 'Grandmother's Garden' pattern...

The Log Cabin Block
This is a simple log cabin block. It is simple to make, that is! You start with a square of fabric for the center...

The Radiant Star - by Eleanor Burns
Each of the eight diamond points is pieced, then considerable time goes into sewing them together so that they lay flat.  I remember measuring each piece, tearing out seams and re-stitching them until they were each the correct shape...


Quilting and Sewing Fabric
These high quality and versatle fabrics are available at joann.com...

Sewing Patterns, Quilting Patterns
Features some of the best books available - full of sewing patterns and quilting patterns...

Artist and Quiltmaker, Rose Rushbrooke
Using appliqué, embroidery, trapunto, embellishment, fabric manipulation, couching and quilting I employ a variety of materials such as hand painted, hand dyed fabrics, quilters cotton, silk, velvet, silk ribbon, cotton and rayon embroidery floss, beads, embellishments and appropriate found objects. "I want the viewer to long to touch and stroke each piece of art."


Stack-n-Whack Example
This quilt was made using a 'Stack-n-Whack' method! I think it is just awesome. You stack up the fabric so that the pattern on the fabric pieces...


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