Signed by Pat Sloan --- In this book I shares pointers and projects for my favorite techniques: Mock Hand Applique, Needleturn Applique, Running Stitch Applique, Utility Quilting (using big stitches), Trash Bag Quilts (using "new" fabrics made from scraps), Calendar Quilts (with strips or blocks representing memorable time periods), and Stamping on Labels.
9 projects: Owl and Honey Bee Quilt, Honey Bee and Dragonfly Table Runner, Pomegranate Crossing Quilt, Fresh for the Picking Wall Hanging, Quilters in Paradise Wall Hanging, Seashell Tote, Puppies on Parade Quilt, Beauty from Scraps Quilt, and A Year in Memories Quilt. 112 pages
A 'Wednesday Window' featured product, here is a peek inside my new 'Favorite Techniques book'.
This book is rock'in with information, loads of different techniques, and tips! It is one of my 'Pats School House' series of books. Which means it is written as a workshop... yeah for you!
Let's take a look at the table of contents
1-Applique Basics, the Pat way... hehe!
2-Mock Hand Applique by machine
3-Needle Turn Applique
4-Running Stitch Applique
5-Utility Quilting stitch
8-Stamping quilt labels
Can you believe we got all this into one book for you? Fun fun fun!
Let me tell you a bit about the applique techniques. I have a full book on fusible applique using the blanket stitch on the machine. But I also do other types of applique.
The Owls on the cover are done using 'Mock hand applique by Machine'. You prepare under all the shapes, then use a certain stitch on your sewing machine to do a very tiny 'bite' into the applique shape to applique it. When using matching thread you don't even see the stitch.
My two favorite hand applique techniques are needleturn and running stitch. Both are prepared the same way, but you don't see the thread in needleturn and you do with the running stitch. Quilt above is 'Fresh for the Picking', a fabulous size to try any of these techniques. There is also a honey bee table runner and a pomegrante wall hanging (a personal favorite!).
The Mermaid quilt is 'Quilters In Paradise'.... wouldn't she look FABULOUS as a table runner? This quilt is made with all batiks and I used the running stitch on it. I can't wait until I can hang it in my dining room ... of course I need to repaint the room that lovely blue that Leisure arts used!
Have you always wanted to try a plastic Canvas totebag? I thought you did! This book has a pattern for an easy project. The canvas is really easy to use.
I'll be ordering some for my webstore.
But wait.. there's MORE!
Have you always wanted to try Utility Quilting? Also known as a 'big stitch'?
Well I've tested all kinds of threads and give you a the results of my tests in the book... woot! It's a great idea to make a sampler of different threads and different marking tools. That way you do the utility quilting and you know what works and what doesn't for you!
ok... really that would be enough in one book wouldn't it? But I have even MORE in here!
I share how to use your bag of scraps to make 'Trash Bag' Quilts. And several students were kind enough to lend their projects to show you the different ways this new 'trash fabric' can be use! It's SUPER fun and easy... a bit addictive. Included is a scrappy quilt with a dainty daisy applique border.
'Calendar Quilts' is a project I developed to document a year of my life as a quilter. On my first attempt I didn't do the whole year, but I did on my second attempt! Not only did I document my life but I mmm... errr... 'convinced' (yeah that's the word!) people on my yahoo group to document along with me! And many of them finished too... so there are MORE variations in the book (plus my month lettering on my quilt in case you want to do that). LOADS of tips and suggestions for your calendar quilt.. really.. this is SO FUN!
And last... but not least .. Stamping on quilts... all kinds of tips and tricks for using paints and inks to stamp images onto fabric. We'll be doing this at the end of the month during our Virtual Quilt Retreat, so be sure you have the book!
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