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Applique Through the House

Whether you're a quilting expert or just beginning your quilt-making adventures, you'll enjoy these fifteen quick-to-finish appliqué designs for home decor. Designs include fruit, flowers, snowmen, and more.

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Baker's Dozen

As the publisher of America's Best-Loved Quilt Books, The Patchwork Place just had to get in on the fun of quilting with precut fabrics! For this book, they commissioned 13 fabulous quilts designed and made by the stitching experts on our own staff. Now you can indulge your craving for fat quarters, Jelly Rolls, 5-inch charm squares, and 10-inch Layer Cakes!

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Baskets and More

Connie Tesene and Mary Etherington of Country Threads have gathered this collection of their favorite basket designs to share with you. The patterns include basket quilts, wall hangings, and pillows, as well as an American flag pillow.

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Best of Fons & Porter Paper Pieced Book

22 Foundation designs to challenge your piecing skills! The editors of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine have collected their most popular foundation designs to challenge your piecing skills. Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary fabrics, you'll find plenty of beautiful quilts to use in your home or to give to family and friends. You'll also appreciate the Sew Easy lessons for special techniques.

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Best of Fons & Porter's Batik Quilts

Create paradise with quilts in exotic fabrics! For this book, the editors ofFons and Porter's Love of Quiltingmagazine have collected their most popular batik quilt patterns for all skill levels. Whether you want to make a small quilt, a bed-size one, or something in between, you're sure to find plenty to love. There is also an article about how batik fabrics are made.

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Best of Fons & Porter: Star Quilts eBook

Star quilts are one of the most popular patterns with quilters, and the sky's the limit when it comes to the variety of star patterns that can be found. Patterns range from simple Ohio Stars to intricate paper foundation pieced designs. Quilts in this book from the editors of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine and its special editions include a spectacular Mariner's Compass, a beloved Lone Star, a unique slanted star, and a variety of other traditional Star patterns for all skill levels. Each quilt is shown in a lifestyle photograph and an assembly diagram, accompanied by a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions.

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Best of Fons & Porter: Tips & Techniques Book

The editors of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine share 225 tips and Sew Easy lessons to make quilting easier and more accurate. This great collection includes ideas for organizing fabrics and tools, safety tips, and clever new ways to use everyday items. Trademarked Sew Easy lessons provide step-by-step photography for a variety of special techniques such as Quick Triangle-Squares, Mirror Images, Mitering Corners, Paper Foundation Piecing, Piped Binding, Strip Sets, Sewing Curved Seams, and Windowing Fusible Appliqué. Also included are 13 quilt projects that use the skills covered in the lessons. Choose the one that's right for you and learn a new technique!

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Best of McCall's Quilting Fresh & Fun Applique

Get year-round beauty with a garden of gorgeous appliqué! 12 exciting patterns from the pages of McCall's Quilting make lovely appliqué achievable for any quilter. Quilts range from small to large and cute to classic, with bonus dimensional and embellishment techniques. Unique projects from top designers, clear, complete instructions, and beautiful photography...it's appliqué, McCall's Quilting style!

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Best of McCall's Quilting Make Your First Quilt

Super-easy beginner projects for sure success!

You can do it! If you can sew a straight line, you can make beautiful quilts, and McCall's Quilting will show you how. Whether your style is traditional or modern, colorful or subdued, you'll find projects here too tempting to resist. Go from nervous newbie to confident quilter with this unique 16-pattern collection.

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Best of McCall's Quilting Simple Beginner Quilts

Fantastic quilts can be easy to make! These 16 exclusive designs from the pages of McCall's Quilting use basic piecing skills to make wonderful wall hangings, cozy cuddle quilts, and beautiful bed coverings. New and experienced quilters alike will love these simply spectacular projects.

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Best of Quiltmaker Devoted to Scraps

Scraps: they're the beautiful by-product of quilts we've made. They're saved, treasured, petted -- and sometimes hoarded. Now you can dig them all out of their hiding places and put them to work in this new volume from Quiltmaker. You may choose a kitchen-sink approach where you include them all, or a more controlled color recipe, but we know you'll be thrilled to use up those last bits of bliss.

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Best of Quiltmaker Patch Pals Collection

Turn simple squares into adorable little quilts! This book from Quiltmaker magazine brings together the first 12 quilts in its Patch Pals series. The quilts are all the same size (40" x 50"), with interchangeable borders that offer lots of variations. A Reader Gallery shows more variations to inspire you, plus Color Your Way diagrams let you experiment with your own fabric color ideas. These quilts will be great gifts for babies and kids, as well as fun lap quilts for all ages. 12 Designs: Ruff Patch (dog); Purr Patch (cat); Beary Patch (bear); Quack Patch (duck); Bunny Patch (rabbit); Banana Patch (monkey); Prickly Patch (hedgehog); Peanut Patch (elephant); Hoo Patch (owl); Pokey Patch (turtle); Polar Patch (penguin); and Jingle Patch (reindeer).

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Best of Quiltmaker Simple Patchwork

Easy piecing patterns perfect for beginners! Patch-happy! Styles range from whimsical to traditional in this collection of Quiltmaker's favorites. Originally published in Quiltmaker magazine, these 13 beautiful projects are simple to piece and easy to love. From crib-size to queen-size, there's something to create for everyone! Enjoy the simple beauty of Simple Patchwork.

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Bloom Creek Quilts

Vicki Bellino, the creator of Bloom Creek patterns, presents 14 of her top-selling designs! Combine traditional patchwork with delightful appliqué shapes in projects ranging from wall hangings to bed-sized quilts - plus a great tote bag and pillow. Many projects are perfect for convenient 5" squares, 2 1/2" strips, and fat quarters.

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daily craft tv How to Crochet the Holiday Shimmer Shawl

Learn how to crochet a stunning shawl perfect for the holidays, or any time of the year. Crochet along with this instructional video and learn how to create the elegant broomstick lace stitch the main stitch featured in this elegant shawl design. Crochet designer Marly Bird expertly shows you how to master this simple stitch.

In this video, you will:

  • Learn the broomstick lace technique
  • Increase stitches to create the triangle shape of the shawl

This fantastic pattern is quick and simple, making this project a great gift idea for yourself or someone you love.

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daily craft tv How to Crochet the Kitchen Helper Dishcloths

Learn how to crochet a simple dishrag or a handy circular scrubbie. Crocheted using simple stitches, these projects are the perfect project for new crocheters. Stitched out of cool cotton, either of these dishcloths will make a useful and green kitchen helper.
In this video, you will:

  • Understand guage and how guage affects the finished size of your project
  • Learn the shell stitch
  • Crochet a simple two-row pattern to create the perfect sized dishcloth
  • Learn to crochet in the round
  • Use different kinds of meshing to enhance your finished crochet project

These simple patterns are quick and easy, making this project a great gift idea for yourself or someone you love.

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daily craft tv How to Crochet the Lemon Chiffon Shawl

Learn how to crochet a spectacular shawl using simple increase and decrease stitches. Crochet along as we show you how to create this fun and unique design.
In this video, you will:

  • Create a gauge swatch to ensure your finished garment is the perfect size
  • Learn how different yarn weights affect the final size of each crochet project
  • Learn to decrease stitches by crocheting several stitches together
  • Increase the stitch count by working several stitches into the same stitch
  • Understand how to read a crochet chart to easily understand the stitch pattern

This fantastic project is a wonderful introduction to increases and decreases. Take your crochet skills to the next level with our in-depth look at these simple stitches.

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daily craft tv How to Crochet the Merry Monsters Hats

Learn how to crochet the fun Merry Monsters Hats. These amusing hats are sized for everyone in the family, making them the perfect gift for you or a loved one. Follow along as we show you how to crochet the basic hat and then embellish your finished hat with either the monster or the pirate face.
In this video, you will:

  • Learn how to create a gauge swatch to ensure the perfect fit
  • Use simple single crochet stitches to create a ribbed fabric
  • Crochet a basic hat shape from the ribbed hem to the shaped crown
  • Learn to seamlessly sew your hat to create the finished shape
  • Embellish your hat with fun faces and hair
  • Crochet in the round and work back and forth in rows

Quick and fun, these simple hats will please kids of all ages. Crochet along with us to create a hat that everyone in the family will want to wear.

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daily craft tv How to Knit the Peacock Lace Hat and Cowl Set

Learn how to knit an elegant hat and cowl set from expert knitwear designer Nathalie O'Shea. Knit along with this instructional video and learn how to create different decrease and increase stitches to create the peacock lace pattern.
In this video, you will:

  • Follow row-by-row instruction to learn how to knit the peacock lace stitch pattern
  • Knit in the round to create a stunning lace cowl
  • Learn how to shape the crown of matching hat

This fantastic project is a wonderful introduction to knitting in the round to create a spectacular hat and cowl set. And as an added bonus, learn about the wonderful yarns produced by Zealana, the premier importer of New Zealand wool and possum fibers.

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daily craft tv Learn to Spin with Kim Stone

Learn the basics of spinning in our easy-to-follow tutorial. From picking fiber to drafting and spinning, we show you how to begin spinning your own yarn. If you have ever wanted to spin your own yarn, our easy steps will teach you the basics.
In this video, you will:

  • Learn about different types of fiber
  • See different types of roving
  • Watch a drafting demonstration and learn how to draft your own roving
  • Discover how many different types of drop spindles are available and learn the basics of using a drop spindle
  • See how easy it is to use a spinngin wheel to turn your fiber into yarn

Learn to create custom yarn from raw fibers using our simple steps, and use your custom yarn to make your next knitting project extra special.

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daily craft tv Sew News Cosmetic Pouch Using Faux Piecing & Couching

Use faux piecing and couching to embellish and create a cute zippered pouch. Tara Rex and Nicki LaFoille walk you through the steps to fuse and stitch fabric scraps using a faux piecing technique.
You'll also learn:

  • How to use fusible web
  • Easy couching shortcuts
  • How to install a zipper into a lined pouch

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daily craft tv Sew News Sew a Cute Chevron Fabric Basket

Discover how to stitch a handy fabric basket of any size using a quick and clever chevron piecing technique. First, Kim Novak and Beth Bradly show you how to create your own one-of-a-kind chevron pring using two favorite fabrics. Then, Kim and Beth walk you through the fast and fun process of transforming the chevron panels into a cute fabric basket that's perfect for storage or to use as a personalized gift basket.
In this video you will learn:

  • How to piece fabric strips into a unique chevron pattern
  • How to create a fabric basket of any size using just two rectangles
  • Tools and products for adding extra structure to fabric for creating dimensional projects
  • Tips and techniques for smoothly stitching multiple thick fabric layers
  • How to customize and embellish the basket with rickrack, ribbon, piping, handles and more

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Hexagons Made Easy by Jen Eskridge

Create stunning hexagon quilts and so much more--without Y-seams or hand sewing. Sound impossible? Expert quilter Jen Eskridge makes it easy with a quick facing technique, a great alternative to English paper piecing. Learn to use hexagons two ways: appliquéd onto a background or stitched together without a background for a two-sided quilt.

Select from 15 clever projects in a huge variety of sizes, from large quilts to pillows, wall hangings, table runners, pot holders, and more
Stitch hexagons easily and accurately by machine; learn a handy way to make hexagons of any size.

Find patterns for 18 different 15" x 15" blocks that showcase hexagons, plus numerous motifs for quilting the designs.

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Learn Unique Tuck Embellishment Techniques

Easily customize fabric for garments, accessories, and home-décor sewing projects by learning a variety of beautiful tuck and pleat techniques. Kim Novak and Beth Bradley share simple steps and shortcuts to create stunning surface texture that takes plain fabric from ordinary to eye-catching.
In this video you will learn:

  • How to quickly create pintucks using a twin needle and built-in decorateve stitches
  • How to stitch striking wave tucks through a simple pleating process
  • How to use a serger to stitch pretty tolled-edge tucks in a snap
  • How to create uneven pintucks to personalize ready-made garments

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Lizzie's Legacy: More Quilts from a Pioneer Woman's Journal

Journals written by Elizabeth Mathews Carpenter, the author's great-great grandmother, were the inspiration for the 14 projects in this book, new this year from Kansas City Star Quilts. Interspersed with he enjoyable quilt projects, Lizzie's journal entries stories that capture the spirit of life on the Texas prairie enthrall, astonish and boggle today's mind.

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Market Fresh Quilts

Choose from four lovely designs from designer Tammy Tadd and celebrate the beauty of nature with your own market fresh quilt. 2 designs use fat quarters and all have rich vivid colors.

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Pansy Perfection

Cross stitch an entire garden of pansies on your very own quilt! Iron-on transfers and easy instructions make the embroidery and quilt top assembly go quickly.

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Pennies from Heaven

Combine cotton and wool in a fresh new look! With vibrant colors and a sophisticated touch, this collection features the stunning "Pennies from Heaven" design that quilters fell in love with at quilt shows across the country. The book also includes an array of smaller projects that incorporate the blocks from the main quilt.

  • Find patterns for 10 appliqué blocks that add just the right touch of color and warmth
  • Create table mats and wall hangings, as well as a table runner, pillow, and curtain valance
  • Discover how easy, fast, and fun wool appliqué can be

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S is for Scraps

Give your scraps a place to shine! With striking styles that move beyond basic strips and squares, Gayle Bong speaks directly to what many quilters struggle with: how to select fabric for a scrap quilt.

  • Gather inspiration from 18 delightful designs with traditional flavor
  • Look at scraps by character, color, and contrast, and pinpoint the types that work well with each pattern
  • Learn Gayle's Twin Peaks and Thirtysomething piecing techniques

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Season to Season

This collection of Susan Parr's warm and whimsical wall hangings includes "Patriot Star" for Independence Day, and "Christmas Cactus" for the Yuletide. These and six more delightful designs will have you smiling all year.

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Sew the Perfect Gift

25 handmade projects from top designers.

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Slash Your Stash

Scrap quilting is budget-friendly quilting! Enjoy a beautiful array of scrap quilts specially selected for their variety of styles, skill levels, techniques, and sizes. In this value-packed collection, there's something for everyone.

  • Choose from 16 attractive pieced and appliquéd designs from the pages of McCall's Quilting
  • Gather inspiration from such expert designers as Lissa Alexander, Susan Purney Mark, Gerri Robinson, and Pat Sloan
  • Play with a wide variety of scraps to give your projects depth and individuality

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Touch of Color Quilts

Delicate hues come together to create eight quilts perfect for decorating on the softer side of the color palette. Quilt patterns include Scrappy Bear's Paw, Trip Around the World, New York Beauty, Oak and Laurel, Northern Lights, and Wild Rose.

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Treasures from the 30's

Best-selling author Nancy Mahoney has uncovered yet another inspiring collection of patterns from the 1930s! Blending what quilters love about her previous volumes, this book offers both patchwork and appliqué designs. Even beginners will find success with Nancy's easy, step-by-step instructions. Choose from eight cheery projects featuring tulips, roses, hearts, airship propellers, and more.

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Urban Country Quilts

Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, authors of the best-selling 'Tis the Season, won many fans with their chunky, funky appliqué projects. Now you'll be thrilled to find quilts and other comforts in the same cozy style for decorating all year long!

  • Appealing designs with floral themes are a little bit country with a dash of contemporary flair
  • Fifteen simple projects include wall hangings, framed appliqués, lap quilts, assorted pillows, a table topper, and a bed quilt
  • Easy fusible appliqué makes for quick work on both cotton and wool projects

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