With Fabric & Thread

With Fabric & Thread : More Than 20 Inspired Quilting and Sewing Patterns

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More than 20 inspired quilting and sewing patternsAs a generation of mostly self-taught, creative women takes to the world of fabric, quilting and sewing are joining forces in a way that they never have before. Long-time quilters, committed to their craft for decades, are starting to experiment with a bit of home sewing or simple sewing for their grandchildren. The younger side of the sewing community is embracing the world of patchwork and quilting, a world that once seemed inaccessible or even undesirable to younger seamstresses. With Fabric & Thread seamlessly bridges the language and intimidation gap between these two crafts and delivers a unique collection of projects that appeal to sewers and quilters alike.Featuring 20 new projects, "With Fabric & Thread" marries the nomenclature of both sewing and quilting to create an effortless set of instructions that anyone can follow. Plus, a special section features six patterns that can be accomplished two different ways: one using sewing techniques and one using quilting techniques. The result is two unique looks from a single pattern.Provides an excellent stepping-off point for sewers learning to quilt, and quilters learning to sewChic projects, well-styled photos, and modern illustrations speak to this increasingly unified audienceGood, basic, understandable instructionsIf you're a quilter experimenting with sewing, or vice versa, the beautiful designs in "With Fabric & Thread" give you everything you need to bring these two crafts together to make unique and inspired projects.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 235 x 240 x 36mm | 1,056.86g
  • Turner Publishing Company
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1118127153
  • 9781118127155
  • 128,500

About Joanna Figueroa

Joanna Figueroa is a beloved fabric designer with MODA fabrics, a respected pattern designer, active quilting and sewing instructor, and the creative force behind www.figtreeandco.com. Joanna shares her love of fresh vintage style at her popular blog www.figtreequilts.typepad.com.show more

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More than 20 inspired quilting and sewing patternsSeamlessly merging the worlds of quilting and sewing, "With Fabric & Thread" helps quilters learn to sew, sewers to quilt, and beginners to enter into both worlds with ease. Simple and clear instruction gives quilters and sewers the confidence to bridge the gap between their crafts and effortlessly transfer their skill sets for stunning results.Featuring more than 20 unique projects, "With Fabric & Thread" marries the vocabulary of both sewing and quilting in a collection of projects with instructions anyone can follow. Plus, a special section features six patterns that can be accomplished by using either sewing or quilting techniques. The result is two unique looks from a single pattern.Projects include: Vintage Bloom PinDear Betty Apron Saturday Morning ShamSweet & Scrappy Woven Floor MatsStrawberries & Cream Table RunnerBoardwalk Beach ToteSummer Soiree Patchwork QuiltAnd many moreIf you're a quilter experimenting with sewing, or vice versa, the beautiful designs in "With Fabric & Thread" give you everything you need to carry over your talents and make charming and inspired projects.show more

Table of contents

Introduction x CHAPTER 1 My Story 1 My Personal and Creative Journey 2 My Quilting and Sewing Journey 3 From Quilter to Designer 6 CHAPTER 2 Basics of Quiltmaking 8 The Basic Terms We Use 10 The Basic Tools We Need 12 Patchwork Basics 17 A Few Special Quilting Techniques 34 CHAPTER 3 Basics of Sewing 40 The Basic Terms We Use 42 The Basic Tools We Need 43 Just a Few More Favorites 46 Working with Hardware 47 The Basic Principles of Sewing 49 CHAPTER 4 Creating a Color Story 60 Where Does Your Story Start? 62 Color the Fig Tree Way 63 Finding Inspiration 64 Fresh Vintage Color and What It Means 65 Adding Instant Vintage through Fabric and Design 65 Creating a Palette That Works for You 68 Time for Your Story 71 CHAPTER 5 Sewing to Add Handmade into Our Lives 72 Fresh Linen Basket Liners 74 Vintage Bloom Pin 80 The Audrey Bag 84 Pin Cushion Buttercups 89 Dear Betty Apron 94 CHAPTER 6 Dual Projects 100 Trio of Pillows 102 Saturday Morning Sham 103 All Dressed Up Pillow 106 Little Bloomers Pillow 109 Back-to-School Lunch Bag 113 Mama Too Quilted Lunch Bag 118 Boardwalk Beach Tote 120 Sweet & Scrappy Woven Floor Mats 131 Marigolds & Jam Placemats 136 CHAPTER 7 Quilting Projects 142 Slipper Booties 144 Summer Soiree Patchwork Quilt 148 Tagalong Sister Quilt 153 Strawberries and Cream Table Runner 157 Blossom Quilt 162 Meadow Blossom or Maison Blossom 162 Cherry Blossom 167 Fresh Vintage Patchwork 171 About the Author 180show more

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'Good design that is nicely presented in an easy to use format'. (yarnsandfabric.co,uk, May 2012) '....a must read. Brimming with soft crafts for all abilities.' (Crafts Beautiful, September 2012)show more

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Our customer reviews

I was so excited to receive my copy of With Fabric and Thread. Whether your a quilter or a sewer this is a must for your library. The instructions and patterns are easy to follow with great tips along the way. I especially loved the personal stories which made me feel Joanna was a friend instead of the author sharing some of her secrets. The book is beautifully photographed and of course the perfect showcase for Fig Trees wonderful fabrics. Can't wait to start sewing, the Audrey bag first I think followed by the blossom quilt.show more
by Linda Morgan
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