by Anita Shackelford, includes step-by-step
photos and instructions for designing feather
quilting motifs and transferring them to your
quilt top. Working with simple tools, you can learn
to create designs that will fit perfectly in the
and borders of your next quilt. Besides ideas for
drafting your own designs, you will find a pattern
section which over 100 feather designs in
traditional, innovative and continuous-line
styles. For even
more inspiration, the gallery contains almost a
dozen beautiful quilts made by some of today's
quiltmakers. If you love quilting, we know you will
enjoy this book as much as her other titles.
Softcover, 160 pages $25.95
|Applique with Folded Cutwork
Discover how easy it is to make your own applique
patterns by folding and cutting a piece of paper
snowflake-style. Learn to design more than a dozen
different styles of blocks and borders.
We always have a huge response to the Simply Quilts
program which featured this folded cutwork
technique. Order now and get in on the fun.
This book is out of print, but still available from
Softcover, 143 pages $22.95
|Coxcomb with Birds
84" x 84" 1995
The first quilt I made was this careful
reproduction of the antique piece. The design
is the same and the colors are how I imagined
the original must have looked. After this quilt
was finished, the challenge was to see what
else we could create by changing the color or
layout of the pieces to make something new -
but with recognizable ties to the original.
Twelve new quilts are pictured, along with the
templates and fabric requirements to make
each one. I hope they will inspire you to
create your own coxcomb quilt.
|Pattern included in
Coxcomb Variations book.
Not available separately.
Charming floral designs work up quickly with a stem
stitch and embroidery floss or thread of your choice.
finishing this 25" x 35" wall quilt. $9.95
|Teens and Tweens
Jen and I enjoyed putting together this great book of
sewing and quilting projects, perfect for kids or any and
you'd like to share your passion for working with fabric,
you'll find lots of projects here.
For a sneak peek at the kids at work click here.
|The Feathered Star wall quilt on the cover is
both hand and machine pieced, hand and
machine quilted, and includes trapunto in the
|Echo quilting around the applique was
done by hand, continuous curves and
straight lines were quilted by machine.
|Tropical Breezes is one of the projects in the book. It is
both pieced and appliqued; batiks give it a tropical feel.
|This sampler wall quilt shows the actual teaching samples
for both dimensional applique and the embroidery stitches
you can learn by working your way through this book.
|"Those Our Hearts Are Fondest Of" shows many of the
dimensional applique techniques which are included in this book.
|A Quilter's Aphabet
A Quilter's Alphabet is the perfect way to
personalize your next quilt. These are the
beautiful Old English letters that I used on
our family album quilts and on Little Boy
Dreams, which I made for our grandson,
Brandon. Line drawings of letters, numbers
and punctuation are full size, ready to use.
Capital letters are 4" high, lower case letters
and numbers are 3". The pattern book
includes instructions for fused or stitched
applique and padded trapunto, plus
suggestions for embroidery or ink work and
several project ideas. 32 pages. $8.95
|A Modern Mix
Machine & Hand Quilting
Quilt by machine or by hand?
Both! is the resounding answer from Anita
Learn how to successfully incorporate hand and
machine quilting in the same quilt to add visual
interest to your projects.
112 Pages 141 Illustrations $24.95
Whether you are reproducing traditional album blocks
or designing your own, this comprehensive guide is
sure to provide both the information and the
inspiration you are seeking. For each technique there
is a project, a small block you can refer to as an
illustration or actually complete. Work through
chapter by chapter or simply turn to the book upon
occasion with a particular need. You'll find it easy to
use and full of sound information and inspiring ideas.
43 dimensional applique techniques, plus
23 embroidery stitches and suggestions for their use.
|Pennsylvania Plain & Fancy
Includes patterns for 6 pieced and 6
appliqued quilts with projects for beginner
and advanced quilters. Also includes
instructions for special techniques, such as
folded cutwork applique, ruching and
trapunto. 48 pages, full color $18.95
Create a Little Piece of History!
This book includes 44 historic pieced
and appliqued patterns. Discover
designs that are perfect for you,
designs that are perfect for you,
whether you are a beginner or
experienced quiltmaker. Work with
templates or rotary cutting instructions
to reproduce an antique quilt or make a
new one. Softcover, 48 pages $18.95
Discover the incredible variety of quilts that can be created
from one set of templates. I've challenged 9 people to create
quilts based on a magnificent nineteenth-century Coxcomb
applique quilt. The result is 11 new quilt projects for you to
sew and enjoy. Each one contains full-sized templates and
detailed instructions, along with the maker's description of
how the quilt was designed and what makes it unique. You
can sew one of the beautiful quilts as shown or play with the
pattern pieces to create your own Coxcomb variation.
Softcover, 63 pages $18.95
This pattern was very popular when it
appeared on the cover of Love of Quilting
magazine, September 2006. Now the pattern is
available from our website. The combination
of pieced baskets and flowing applique wlll
make this one of your favorite quilts. $11.95
|Ruched Ribbon Sunflowers
This bird and sunflower motif is appliqued
with a combination of hand and machine
work and embellished with strip ruched
ribbon and beads. Use on vest, shirt or
other garment. 4 pages $5.95
Create a 1920's style basket of flowers
using both strip and circular style ruching.
Directions for wall hanging or twin size quilt.
5 pages plus full size, pull-out templates for
Garden Maze set, and full size border
quilting pattern. $9.95
This almost life-size folk art sunflower design
is appliqued with a combination of hand and
machine work. Pattern includes full size
templates plus instructions for strip ruching,
embroidery and free-form embellishments
12 pages $9.95