The books and patterns you will find in my studio are those which are specific to quilting with batiks and Asian fabrics. Here is a sample of the books currently available.
Sewing School -- Andria Lisle & Amie Plumley -- $24
Discover how to change the look of a quilt—dramatically—with a change of fabrics. Expert teacher and designer Deanne Moore presents achievable, versatile designs for all skill levels. Let these quilt patterns open the door to exciting possibilities!
Select from 14 graphic designs that can be transformed from modern to traditional, and vice versa, by varying the selection of fabrics.
See each project photographed in two diverse fabric styles.
Use the coloring diagrams to create your own colorway for each pattern
Liberated Quiltmaking II -- Gwen Marston -- $33
At long last! Gwen Marston has updated her signature Liberated Quiltmaking! The fascination with Gwen's Liberated Quiltmaking has generated a demand for more, more, more! Introduced in 1996, her distinctive methods for creating original quilts are expanded in this new volume including Liberated Square Within-a-Square, Liberated Medallion, and Recut Blocks and Sashing. Gwen presents nine Liberated Quiltmaking processes and each is clearly illustrated with step-by-step instructions, pieced samples, and loads of example quilts. Multiple techniques and variations are given. Liberated Quiltmaking II provides a way of working without using templates or set patterns. Truly original quilts result that engage the quilter's intuition and emotion as well as technical skills.
Sew a Modern Home -- Mellisa Lunden -- $27
Melissa Lunden presents unique sewing and quilting patterns for beautiful living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, and nurseries. With beginner friendly instructions and a range of techniques, this book is ideal for all skill levels. Choose from 19 practical projects that appeal to both the modern and traditional quilter. Create exciting quilts, pillows, place mats, crib accessories, a play mat, and more.
Japanese Taupe Color Theory -- Yoko Saito -- $35
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." In this book, she walks you through the "simplicity and complexity" of taupe colors and how to lay the groundwork for designing and creating your own color collections to achieve the look you want. You will find 20 color collections shown in traditional or originally-designed blocks as she integrates step-by-step instructions on "taupe color theory". Additionally, there are 37 different projects, with instructions, from handbags to sewing items and cushions. If you love the concept and impression of Japanese taupes and want to learn from the master herself....this is the book for you.
Free Motion Quilting for Beginners -- Molly Hanson -- $30
You can do it! Learn to free-motion quilt on a home sewing machine. Yes, you can! Encouraging you step-by-step along the way, Molly Hanson teaches how to quilt like a pro. You'll begin by quilting your name, because soon you'll be signing unique works of art!
Master the fundamentals of free-motion quilting on manageable fat-quarter-sized fabric pieces—and turn the pieces into projects.
Try 10 different quilting designs, including stippling variations, pebbles, square meander, and swirls.
Confidently quilt 15 practical projects, such as a tote bag, weekender bag, and laptop sleeve.
Shape by Shape -- Angela Walters -- $27
Follow step-by-step illustrations to create more than 70 free-motion quilting designs to use in specific shapes, negative space, and borders
• Features full-page quilt photos, close-up details of stitched designs, and a comprehensive visual index
• Best-selling author Angela Walters takes you to the next level in free-motion quilting by showing you how to manipulate shapes into modern designs
It's easy to plan your machine quilting - simply open Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and find creative inspiration on every page. User-friendly and visually exciting, the contents are first divided into three sections: Blocks, Negative Space, and Borders. Then, to make it even more accessible, the Blocks section is further organized by five shapes: Squares, Triangles, Circles, Diamonds, and Hexagons. With an illustrated index, more than 70 free-motion quilting designs, crystal-clear instructions, and gorgeous full-page photographs, this is the go-to resource you’ll want handy before starting any quilting project.
Stupendous Stitching -- Carol Ann Waugh -- $35
Stupendous Stitching shows you how create stunning textured fabric art to display on your walls, use in home decor and make into fabulous accessories. Combining hand embroidery, decorative machine stitching and couching, this technique is fun and addicting. Try "Stupendous Stitching" and discover simple techniques with sophisticated results. Create one-of-a-kind art in a few easy and fun steps. Fall in love with your sewing machine all over again. Hone your use of color and line. Go from plain fabric to ready-to-hang artwork that expresses your unique vision. Inside this book you'll find: Comprehensive instructions for stitching, finishing and mounting your art; Links to video tutorials; A gallery of inspirational photos; Project ideas for pillows, accessories and more.
Intuitive Color & Design -- Jean Wells -- $32