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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 235 x 240 x 36mm | 1,056.86g
  • Turner Publishing Company
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1118127153
  • 9781118127155
  • 143,435

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.
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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.
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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 180
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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)
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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)§
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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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