Join Mimi Dietrich on a creative journey into Baltimore album quilting! Rely on the teaching expertise of this best-selling author and acclaimed applique artist as you create your first beautiful Baltimore block. Learn techniques such as choosing fabrics, preparing applique pieces, basting, and hand-applique stitch methods Showcase finished album blocks in a small wall hanging Find additional fabric, color, and design ideas in the inspiring gallery
This Little Book teaches 19 crochet pattern stitches and design basics. Try out the pattern stitches by crocheting one of the 5 projects included, such as the "Show-off Baby Blanket."
THIS LITTLE BOOK includes a complete pattern for a twelve-block sampler quilt easy enough for complete beginners to make. It also includes patterns for the twelve quilt blocks that make up the sampler. Twelve Building Blocks Every Quilter Should Know There's a good reason why I call these twelve easy blocks the building blocks of quilting. Once you have them in your quilter's tool kit, you can use them to create literally hundreds of different quilts. Every one of these blocks is a workhorse that you will find in many, many quilt patterns. You will see many of them as the basic components of larger and more complicated quilt blocks. They all add a sense of life and movement to a quilt. Even better, they are all simple enough for you to sew successfully, even if you've never made a quilt before. And all twelve blocks have a finished size of nine inches. This is a standard size that is much used in quilt patterns. You can easily mix and match these blocks with each other or with other blocks to make your own quilt patterns. In fact, you can use this pattern as a framework for many different quilts, just replacing the sampler blocks with your own selections. Need Help with Quilting Techniques?The pattern in this book is a companion to my book for new quilters, Quilts for Beginners, which covers in detail all the tools, supplies, and techniques you need to successfully make your first quilts. If you need help with such things as how to cut your fabric, how to sew a 1/4" seam, how to baste a quilt, or exactly how to put on the binding, check out Quilts for Beginners. It covers everything you need to know.
Brimming with inviting projects in a range of sizes, this collection makes it possible to create impressive quilts in a jiffy. Find fun projects for all skill levels at a terrific value--perfect for retreats, charity quilts, and gifts. Choose from 16 delightful designs featuring simple quilt-block patterns inspired by tradition, oversized for quick results Combine prints and solids; learn to use fabric choices and color placement for a fresh new look Enjoy a stress-free approach to creating functional quilts without borders
Create gorgeous sweaters, bags, afghans, and toys just by knitting the simplest of shapes—a square! No one forgets the sweet victory of completing their first knitted block, but most of us quickly move on to more complex constructions, only making swatches for guage. In this comprehensive volume, celebrated designer and innovator Nicky Epstein reimagines the humble block with 150 new patterns and masterfully demonstrates how to mix, match, and easily combine them into stunning one-of-a-kind garments and accessories. Inside you will find: 150 original block patterns, from simple textures to embossed pictorials, intricate lace to cables, colorwork, double knit, and more, all with Nicky’s signature wit, verve, and style. More than ten exclusive project designs that will make you say “I can’t believe that is made out of blocks!” Detailed guidance for creating exciting pieces out of block knitting, without using increases or decreases. Exclusive cut-and-paste project design pages. Simply cut out the printed blocks and arrange them to help create your own masterpieces. Blocks are quick to knit, portable pieces perfect for group and charity projects, and now not limited to just afghans! Knitting Block by Block gives you the tools to unlock a world of creative possibilities and confidently build your own design “blockbusters,” one block at a time.
A guide to Tcl/TK programming covers such topics as strings, working with lists, creating arrays, writing Tcl procedures, accessing files and directories, button widgets, and frames.
More than 28,000 quilters have sewn along with the Splendid Sampler community online. Now Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson return with 100 all-new block patterns to inspire quilters all over the world, all over again! Choose blocks designed by Pat and Jane plus superstar quilters Lissa Alexander, Carrie Nelson, Jenny Doan, Susan Ache, Betsy Chutchian, and many more. Blocks made with patchwork, applique, embroidery, and paper piecing provide plenty of opportunities to try new techniques. You'll discover fun ideas for arranging your blocks in a gallery of sampler quilts. Share your progress online and experience the joys of quilting with this "Splendid" community of quilters!
Put charm squares to the test with 18 quilts using precut 5 ̋ 5 ̋ squares. Start with fresh, beginner-friendly patterns and build your skills to sew snowballs, stars, flying geese, and more. Using precuts from your stash or your own charms cut from scraps or yardage, you’ll learn tips to take the guesswork out of piecing. Modern and traditional quilters alike will fall in love with these quick, clever, and clean designs!