Covers samplers in several different styles: cross-stitch, counted thread, surface, and freestyle embroideryCreative uses for sampler art beyond the basic wall hanging: gift bags, ornaments, scarves, tote bags, and moreIncludes a how-to section with step-by-step instructions for basic embroidery stitches and sewing skills16 projects for decorative sampler designs plus creative variations
The accompanying CD features planning tools, genealogy software, and more!
Don't be without this step-by-step guide that walks you through everything you need to know about planning a successful family reunion. You'll find out all about tracking down lost" family members, deciding what type of event to have, coordinating entertainment,food, lodging, and more! The CD-ROM includes genealogy shareware designed specifically to assist you in doing a thorough search for all your relatives, plus templates for tracking expenses, menus, RSVP's, addresses, lodging assignments, family data, and more. Plus, this kit includes dozens of checklists to ensure that you've thought of every detail!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
• Covers samplers in several different styles: cross-stitch, counted thread, surface, and freestyle embroidery
• Creative uses for sampler art beyond the basic wall hanging: gift bags, ornaments, scarves, tote bags, and more
• Includes a how-to section with step-by-step instructions for basic embroidery stitches and sewing skills
• 16 projects for decorative sampler designs plus creative variations
• A NeedleKnowledge® Book
• 24 unique Christmas embroidery patterns with step-by-step instructions
• Complete stitch guide for all of the stitches used in the book, making the projects accessible even for beginners
• Projects include stockings, nativity figures, tree centerpieces, napkin ring, candle mat, ornaments, "Noel" banner, Christmas star, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" sampler, and more
• All of the basic information you need to get started with embroidery, including fabric choices, needles, threads, and finishing
• A NeedleKnowledge® Book
• 17 projects in a wide variety of easy-to-learn techniques, with color patterns, including designs for towels, napkins, pillowcases, purses, cushions, tablet covers, ornaments, and samplers
• Guidelines and color illustrations for mastering 42 stitches
• For beginner and intermediate levels
• A NeedleKnowledge® Book
Turn gorgeous Jelly Rolls into fabulous quilts, each of which can be made from just one roll.
Features unique advice on making the most of this fresh approach to fabric, as well as tips on adapting the quilts to your existing stashes.
Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams ensure that untying your beautifully rolled fabric will be the first step to quilting heaven!
Do you believe rules were meant to be broken? If so, this improvisational quilt-as-you-go technique is for you. Instead of dealing with precise paper patterns and cutting measurements, you'll learn how to piece fabric onto small, manageable batting blocks. Let your creative juices flow as you quilt directly on the blocks (not the entire quilt!), whether in large abstract zigzags or small structured stitches. After the blocks have been joined, all you need to do is add backing fabric and binding, and—voilà—it's finished!
Bestselling author Judith Baker Montano is back with a new comprehensive stitch guide that will take you beyond traditional embroidery. She’ll show you how to create stunning landscapes and seascapes by applying fine art principles to your fabrics, threads, and fibers. Learn how to use these materials with other embellishments to convey lifelike trees, flowers, ocean corals, and more with 60 stitches and 67 stitch combinations. Learn artistic embroidery techniques for building layers, creating dimension and perspective, and blending shapes—translate your favorite snapshot of any landscape or seascape into fiber art!
5 incredible quick-to-piece sampler quilts, each made using just one jelly roll5 pick'n'mix designs showing just how easy it is to combine your favorite blocks to make even more quick quilts.Step-by-step instructions for easy-to-follow diagrams, with alternative colourways for added inspiration
Follow on of the stunning patterns or create your own unique sampler quilt from the 55 fabulous block designs.
For this modestly priced sourcebook, noted needlework designer Elizabeth Root offers 20 Hawaiian quilt blocks. Unique in construction — and typical of Hawaiian quilt motifs — the designs are cut in one piece and appliqued to a contrasting color background fabric. In this delightful collection, the designs for the 18-inch squares are named after the lush and exotic island vegetation that inspired them: Blue Jade, Tuberose, Trumpet Vine, Anthurium, Kukui, Protea, Hoya, Angel's Trumpet, Calla Lily, Plumeria, Iris, Pineapple, Breadfruit, Hibiscus, Crown Flower, Orchid, Red Ginger, Wood Rose, Maile, and Water Lily. Blocks are worked in very bright colors — blue on green, red on yellow, green on white — but of course, quilters may select colors of their own choice.
An introduction provides fascinating background information about the origins and composition of Hawaiian quilts. Full-size patterns, an abundance of illustrations, and detailed, step-by-step instructions make it easy for even beginning quilters to re-create visually delightful Hawaiian treasures.
Expand your skills beyond those using a traditional sewing machine to discover these ease and versatility of creating wonderful projects with a serger instead. Renowned author and sewing expert Nancy Zieman shows you everything you need to know about serging through easy-to-follow instructions featured in Serge with Confidence.
First build your confidence by learning the basic techniques and tools needed on your way to serging success, and then put those skills to use by creating one of the many showcased projects.
Whether you are a beginning serger or you have been using your machine for years, Serge with Confidence is the No. 1 resource to have on hand in your quest for serging excellence.
You'll find: Comprehensive overview of a serger and how to use it Overview of the types of stitches available, products and tools 18 inspirational projects, from wardrobe pieces and accessories to home decor, and holiday ideas, all fully illustrated and beautifully photographed Through guide to keeping your serger running smoothly and trouble-free
From Victorian quilts to contemporary works of art, crazy quilting has evolved into a beautiful mixture of piecing, embroidery, and fabric techniques.
Crazy Quilting - The Complete Guide tells you everything you need to know to create your own beautiful heirloom crazy quilts, including: 10 different methods for piecing. More than 100 embroidery stitches for ribbons, flosses and threads. Techniques for dyeing, painting, stamping, printing, and embroidering on silk, cotton, rayon, wool and linen. Instructions for adding buttons, beads, tassels, cording and other dimensional embellishments. Tips for finishing your quilts. Whether you are just getting started or have been quilting for years, Crazy Quilting - The Complete Guide is guaranteed to be the crazy quilting resource you turn to the most.
• 14 sophisticated floral appliqué projects include pillows, table runners, and small tapestry-style quilts and wall hangings
• Full-size templates for 45 appliqué flowers, 2 butterflies, and 5 borders
• Stitch up the projects as shown, or mix-and-match patterns to create your own masterpiece
Plant an indoor garden with a bounty of lyrical appliqué designs. All the project patterns are interchangeable, so you can create endless combinations of flowers and leaves. See how color-saturated cottons, vibrant silks, and tone-on-tone chintzes breathe new life into botanical appliqué.
People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing.
Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the most up-to-date information, the best techniques, and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing.Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations make it easier to learn Fresh new patterns, projects, stitches, and techniques for fashion and the home Budget-conscious tips for breathing new life into existing garments
Complete with a section on common sewing mistakes and how to avoid them, Sewing For Dummies, 3rd edition gives you the confidence and know-how to sew like a pro.