Fresh Quilting

Fresh Quilting : Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration

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For a generation of modern quilters, sewing is a way to reconnect with the joy of crafting, and stitchers are eagerly searching for projects that fit today's DIY lifestyle. Fresh Quilting presents 21 projects that are fun, contemporary, and functional, with the author's signature use of bold color and unexpected palettes. The project mix includes six modern quilts that range from baby- or wall-size to bed-size beauties; pillows; scarves; bags; coasters and a needle case that are perfect for gifting; and a truly adorable fabric baby alphabet book that can also unfold into a crib bumper. In addition to clear directions and step-by-step illustrations for machine-sewn patchwork and quilted projects, Fresh Quilting includes a detailed section of techniques from basic piecing, cutting, and measuring methods to more advanced techniques like inserting zippers into pillow backs and using bias binding to finish a quilt. Throughout the book, Malka guides the readers to adventurously and confidently mix colors and prints. With Fresh Quilting, readers will be inspired to recreate Dubrawsky's irresistible projects as well as create their own designs. Crafters with a modern sense of style and a love of textiles and color will find new inspiration and ideas in Fresh Quilting. Bridging sewing, patchwork, and quilting, sewists will want to branch out into the quilt projects, while quilters will find that their skills translate easily to the book's home decor, gifts, and accessories. Dubrawsky's designs sing with brilliant color, and this book will provide inspiration for sewists of all kinds for years to more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 213.36 x 259.08 x 17.78mm | 635.03g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 150 colour illustrations
  • 1596682353
  • 9781596682351
  • 63,976

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The brightly-coloured cover draws you into this book which aims to rejuvenate home sewing projects through quilting in colourful and bold designs. This is more of a book aimed towards home decorating, rather than offering any in-depth patchwork or quilting advice. There are varied projects ranging from quilts to scarves and needle cases, and with a good variety in between. Each project has diagrams to assist with the design and layout and colour photographs of the finished objects. But the projects themselves are bright and funky and there is a good variety of patchwork techniques to make them all a little out of the ordinary. It's not really a book for the art quilter looking for inspiration in colour design, but if you feel your home is lacking in exhibiting your creative output, then some of the projects would most likely be of interest. However, for the seasoned quilter, this might be a little basic.-Workshop on the Web A great resource if you want to try quilting for the first time, the projects are inspiring for quilters at any level of experience. And it's beautifully designed - I've picked it up dozens of times just to flip through. Malka's style involves using a lot of colour and improvisational piecing and in Fresh Quilting she offers techniques and tips for getting comfortable with both. All of the projects in the book are Quilters looking for a variety of bright, contemporary projects will enjoy this title that includes 20 items ranging from dainty coin purses, coasters and scarves through to bed-sized quilts. Bags, cushions, baby quilts and fabric books are also included in a vibrant assortment of fabrics that are cheerful and uplifting. The author's mantra is to inspire the reader to craft the 'little things' because they are often the most cherished and this book reflects her approach to making items for friends, family and home. Each project is accompanied by full instructions but the book also includes essential techniques for piecing, basting, quilting, binding and finishing. This is an ideal book for those looking to reduce their stash as many of the projects use a wide variety of prints and colours and the cushion and quilt projects can easily be scaled up or down as required.-Sewing Worldshow more

About Malka Dubrawsky

Malka Dubrawsky is a fiber artist whose work has been shown in juried exhibitions including Quilt National and Visions. In addition to a successful Etsy shop and popular A Stitch in Dye blog, Malka contributes to Stitch, Sew Hip, and Quilting Arts magazines. She is the author of Color Your Cloth, and her work has also appeared in several books. Malka is based in Austin, more

Table of contents

Contents Getting Fresh: My Quilting Story Tools & Materials Essential Techniques for Patchwork, Quilting, & Finishing Fresh Patchwork for Home, Family & Friends Strings Attached Potholders Strings Attached Trivet Flower Garden Sham Scrap-Busting Coin Purses Round & Round Coasters Menswear Pillow Peppermint Neck Warmer Windows Sewing Machine Cover Indigo Needle Case Nine-Patch Kitchen Curtain Four Points Tote Mix-it-up Patchwork Scarf Zigzag Sofa Pillow ABC Baby Book/Crib Bumper Fresh Quilts for Wall, Be & Baby Modern Baby Quilt Annie's Picnic Quilt Nate's Quilt Whirligig Quilt Strips & Stripes Quilt Hexagon Quiltshow more

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Our customer reviews

What a pretty book this is. I love author Malka Dubrawsky's use of colors in her projects, I was just surprised that she did not talk in detail about color theory or choices. I thought it would have been useful and informative since the subtitle is "fearless color, design and inspiration". That said, [[ASIN:1596682353 Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration]] is a real riot of colors. The color combinations and fabric mix are right up my alley and made many of the designs pop. While the patterns are not very complicated or revolutionary, they became so much more attractive because of the color schemes used. Dubrawsky's style often includes wonkiness - something not everyone might appreciate, but gave her works a modern, fresh and young look. I think the wonky style would appeal to crafters who aren't attracted to the rigidness of conservative piecing and quilting. The book includes a wide range of the usual projects including pillows, pot holders, coasters, bags and 6 quilts; there's a detailed introduction to materials, tools and techniques for patchworking and quilting; and there are instructions for putting in a zipper and different types of piecing: strips, hexagons, diamonds and improvisational. Overall, a very attractive sewing book although the designs may not be for more
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