Improv Patchwork

Author: Maria Shell
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1617454974
Size: 20,39 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explore new options in improvisational piecing and empower your creativity! Cut and combine solid-color fabrics to create your own “prints”—stripes, polka dots, chevrons, plaids, and more. Forget the rules (and even your ruler) as you piece colorful solids into compelling quilt designs. Use color, pattern, and repetition to develop your personal design aesthetic as you stitch freely to create unique quilts that pack a punch!

The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters

Author: Sherri Lynn Wood
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683351886
Size: 20,60 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood’s scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker’s unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood’s own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.

Stash Statement

Author: Kelly Young
Editor: Martingale
ISBN: 1604689412
Size: 13,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 820

Welcome to structured improvisation, where there's a plan in place...but still plenty of room to play! Learn three methods for sewing together rectangles, squares, strips, and even the tiniest fabric scraps to create new yardage; then use the resulting scrappy fabrics in a dozen dazzling step-by-step quilt patterns. Start by working with just one color at a time to get the hang of improv piecing. Soon you'll progress to mixing colors and prints in scrap-packed quilts that will give a happy home to every piece of fabric you've ever saved!

Create Your Own Improv Quilts

Author: Rayna Gillman
Editor: C&T Publishing
ISBN: 9781617454448
Size: 15,61 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 753

A natural follow-up to the best-selling Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts, this book applies Rayna's no rules, no mistakes, no worries style to modern quilting. Starting with strips and geometric shapes, you'll cut and sew without patterns, required yardage, or complicated diagrams. This freeing method lets you create modern quilts organically as you follow your instincts, ask "what if...'", and experiment with scale, color, value, and placement.

Why We Quilt

Author: Thomas Knauer
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1635860342
Size: 17,66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 317

In this tribute to today’s vibrant quilting community, prize-winning quilter and teacher Thomas Knauer showcases a stunning collection of quilts from a wide range of contemporary makers, accompanied by their testimonials about what inspires and imbues their craft with meaning. From temperance quilts to the AIDS quilt, there’s a rich history of individuals and communities using fabric and thread to connect with others and express themselves, both personally and politically. Why We Quilt blends bits of this history with the stories and work of today’s leading quilters, highlighting themes of tradition, community, consumerism, change, and creativity. With a unique die-cut cover and a richly layered design, this book will enthrall designers, quilters, and all types of handcraft enthusiasts. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Amy Butler S Piece Keeping

Author: Amy Butler
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452139326
Size: 12,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 493

In this project-based sewing book, Amy Butler teaches what she does best: sewing, quilting, and pattern making. From lampshades to pillows, quilts to statement jewelry, Piece Keeping is the perfect go-to for the crafty. With clear sections on traditional sewing themes, tools, and methods, this book will appeal to Amy's core fans as well as those simply drawn to beautiful fabrics and DIY projects. The 20 inspiring projects include dozens of how-to diagrams, plus 9 downloadable patterns. Piece Keeping is both a practical guide and a source for stylish home décor and fashion inspiration, brimming throughout with Amy's unique color sense and eye-catching textile designs.

Improv Paper Piecing

Author: Amy Friend
Editor: Lucky Spool
ISBN: 9781940655239
Size: 12,62 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 950

Paper piecing blocks means they stand alone, mixed with other stand-alone style blocks in a quilt. Rarely are paper pieced designs repeated with other blocks to create a distinctly modern, secondary pattern that appears to be unrestrained. But Amy's paper-pieced patterns and 9 quilt designs combine both the precision of paper piecing and a spontaneous appeal. Design opportunities are opened through the repetition of paper-pieced blocks. This creates irresistible, modern quilts with precise--yet improvisational--flavor. Amy's patterns easily appeal to both the modern and the new traditional quilt maker alike.

Set The Table

Author: That Patchwork Place
Editor: Martingale
ISBN: 1604683228
Size: 17,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 455

With inspiration and zest, a host of talented quilters bring a smorgasbord of exciting projects to the table! Enjoy stunning graphic designs by Natalie Barnes, Audrie Bidwell, Josee Carrier, Jenifer Dick, Amy Ellis, Heather Jones, Thomas Knauer, Jessica Levitt, Angela Walters, and Candi Weinrick. Feast your eyes on 11 tantalizing quilt runners ranging from modern to traditional--a great value Try new techniques and color palettes on small projects that require a minimal investment of time and fabric Discover how a simple accent can give your decor a big lift

Inspiring Improv

Author: Nicholas Ball
Editor: Lucky Spool
ISBN: 9781940655376
Size: 16,72 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 627

No patterns here, but definitely a plan! Explore the freeing power of improvised piecing with Nicholas Ball in his first book, Inspiring Improv. Learn his step-by-step technique-based process to explore six fundamental piecing structures. Practice how to stitch fabric together in an improvisational manner to create blocks or sections before using them to sew unique quilts all your own. Improv piecing doesn't have to mean chaotic end results. Look to the eight original projects included to see how to create sophisticated quilts with structure focusing on repeating blocks or large-scale scrappy designs. Follow along as Nicholas walks you through his original inspiration and follow his plan through to finished pieces, as he discusses which combination of his core piecing methods he used, and how to achieve showstopping, exciting work. From simple strip piecing through to complex circles and rings, you will be eager to experiment with making slabs, gentle curves, insets, triangles and even 9-patch and Log Cabin stacks. In no time, you'll be using them as a stepping stone to sewing original full-sized improvisational designs.

Improv Wisdom

Author: Patricia Ryan Madson
Editor: Harmony
Size: 11,66 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 554

An acting coach and expert on improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by musicians and actors, as well as the maxims of improvisational theater, to cope with the unexpected challenges of life, work, and relationships. 20,000 first printing.