The Gentle Art of Quilt-Making

The Gentle Art of Quilt-Making : 15 Projects Inspired by Everyday Beauty

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Bravo to our amazing Jane Brocket who has such a distinct personal flavour and shares with us ways to play with floral fabrics. I defy anyone who quilts, not to go running to a fabric shop and get stuck into a new project. Kaffe Fassett

Create totally unique quilts for family and friends
Stunning inspirational photography throughout
Discover how to quilt and design with confidence

The Gentle Art of Quilt-Making is a charming, inspirational and practical collection of 15 quilts for would-be quilters by leading author Jane Brocket. There's a Russian Shawl Quilt, inspired by traditional motifs of Russian folk art, a Floral Frocks Quilt inspired by summer dresses, flower gardens and herbaceous borders and a Suits and Ties Quilt reusing sober woollen suiting contrasting with extravagant silk ties designed in an Irish Chain.

Finally, a practical section covers all the knowledge you'll need - from chain-piecing, hand-quilting and sandwiching to binding, storage and caring for your quilt. Armed with the design tools, you can embark on your quilting journey and begin creating your own personal masterpiece.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 210 x 260 x 20mm | 839.14g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Over 250 colour photographs and illustrations
  • 1843405334
  • 9781843405337
  • 49,261

Table of contents


Every quilt tells a story

Important note about fabric quantities

Decisions, decisions


1. Tulip Field

Fabric inspiration: Kaffe Fassett

2. Beach hut

3. Suits and ties

4. Hydrangea

5. Russian shawl

6. Green, green grass of home

7. Amaryllis

8. Lisbon tile

9. Ball gown

10. Floral frocks

11. Postage stamp

12. Purple rain

13. Hammock

14. Sample book

15. Swimming pool

16. Charming chintz

Fabric inspiration: Philip Jacobs

Starting out: the basics

Quilting workspace

Glossary and quilt gallery


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Review quote

Jane Brocket has a fun and informal tone that puts you at ease and inspires you to get creative. This book is wonderful for proficient sewers who might nonetheless be a little daunted by the prospect of quilting. Easy Living, April 2010
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About Jane Brocket

Jane Brocket is the author of many books including The Gentle Art of Knitting (9781843405320), The Gentle Art of Stitching (9781843406655) and Quilt Me! (9781908449252). She created her blog, yarnstorm, in 2005 to write about knitting, but the contents soon expanded to include many more of life's small pleasures, such as baking, quilting, sewing, gardening, books and films. It was named as one of the five best craft blogs in BBC Homes & Antiques magazine's '50 best blogs 2012'. For more information go to
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