Favorite Books & Classes

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  • The Seasoned Homemaker Amazon Shop

    The Seasoned Homemaker Amazon Shop

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    I have an Exclusive Amazon Shop where I display my favorite sewing and quilting products. Everything is on one page and easy to find!

  • Quilts with an Angle: New Foolproof Grid Method & Easy Strip Cutting

    Quilts with an Angle: New Foolproof Grid Method & Easy Strip Cutting

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    Triangles, hexagons, diamonds, and more!

    Learn to measure, rotary cut, and machine piece 60° shapes with ease.

    Sew 15 interesting angular quilts with no templates, no y-seams, and no paper piecing!

    Any 60° triangle ruler or straight ruler with a 60° mark works with these patterns.

    Arrange blocks in straight rows or kaleidoscope layouts for wildly different looks.

    After learning triangle grid basics, you’ll be able to design your own angled blocks and quilts.

  • The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques

    The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques

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    Whether you are sewing clothes for children and adults, making home decor, or doing alterations, master every hand-sewing and machine-sewing technique for everything from darts, tucks, and pleats to hems, fasteners, and mending, with close-up photographs and clear instructions to demystify even the trickiest techniques.

    Over 300 techniques that show you how to sew absolutely everything–from clothes to home decor–plus 10 stylish new projects and updated information on more than 100 tools and 50 fabrics, with a glossary of sewing terminology.

    Choose from 15 fresh, stylish projects to practice your skills, explore in-depth coverage of more than 100 tools and 250 techniques, and browse a visual directory of more than 50 fabrics in The Sewing Book–the ultimate bible for beginners and seasoned stitchers alike.

  • 10 Best Quilting Books for Beginners

    Beginner’s Guide to Quilting: 16 Projects to Learn to Quilt

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    Learn how to make beautiful quilts with this comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting for beginners. Covers all aspects of quilting from piecing and applique to quilting and binding.

    Choose from 16 simple projects, each focusing on a different technique, from bags and cushions to table mats, wall hangings and bed quilts.

    Clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions accompany each project, making them all suitable for even a complete novice.

    The book also includes a quilting glossary explaining common quilting and sewing terms.

  • Learn quilting basics from an expert. Instructions on how to select notions, cut fabric, machine sew, quilt, and bind a quilt from instructor Pat Sloan.

    Teach Me to Make My First Quilt

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    Expert teacher and quilt designer Pat Sloan guides you through each and every step as you make your first quilt.

    Pat’s easy-to-follow instructions and more than 140 clear how-to photos make it fun to start, stitch, and finish nine classic blocks and nine simple quilt projects–even if you’re an absolute beginner.

    Learn the basics, from selecting notions and cutting fabric to machine sewing to quilting and binding, all from a skilled instructor with a warm, patient teaching style.

  • Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt: Learn the Basics of Walking Foot and Free-Motion Quilting

    Teach Me to Machine Quilt

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    Learn the Basics of Walking Foot and Free-Motion Quilting

    Popular teacher, designer, and online radio host Pat Sloan teaches all you need to know to machine quilt successfully. In this third book of her beginner-friendly “Teach Me” series, Pat guides you step by step through walking-foot and free-motion quilting techniques.

    First-time quilters will be confidently quilting in no time, and experienced stitchers will discover the joy of finishing their quilts themselves.

    • No-fear learning for quilting novices–Pat covers all the information you need to quilt from start to finish
    • Pat guides you through simple and fun practice projects, including a strip-pieced table runner and an easy applique design
    • Collect the entire skill-building library of Pat Sloan’s popular “Teach Me” series of books
  • 10 Best Quilting Books for Beginners

    Teach Me to Applique: Fusible Applique That’s Soft and Simple

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    Is it possible? Fusible appliquE that’s soft and drapey–and easy? Yes it is, and Pat Sloan shows you how.

    An extremely popular teacher and designer with a huge online radio show following, Pat shares her fusible techniques for machine-stitched quilts that are as delightful to touch as they are pleasing to the eye.

    You’ll love what you’re about to create!

    Projects range from wall hangings to banners to bed quilts, all with Pat’s fresh and cheery style.

    Gain confidence and get all your questions answered–Pat shares loads of tips throughout.

  • The Essential Backpack Pattern

    Sew Sturdy: The Essential Backpack Sewing Class

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    Stay hands-free and organized with a backpack you sew yourself.

    WHAT YOU GET

    • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access.
    • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and backpack cutting, quilting and assembly instructions (Finished pack measures 12″ high, tapering in width from 10″ at bottom to 8″ at top, tapering in depth from 4″ at bottom to 2½” at top)
    • Hours of close-up instruction
    • Answers to student questions from instructor Annie Unrein
  • All Things Quilting with Alex Anderson: From First Step to Last Stitch

    All Things Quilting with Alex Anderson

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    With more than one million books sold, the author who taught the world to quilt is back again!

    Internet and television personality Alex Anderson’s all-in-one “big book” includes essential quilting tools, binding basics, and a visual guide to piecing and appliqué.

    Master both hand and machine quilting, and learn professional touches to become a confident, lifelong quilter.

    No matter your experience level, this must-have guide will find a permanent home next to your sewing machine!

     

  • Charm School―18 Quilts from 5

    Charm School: 18 Quilts from 5″ Squares

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    Put charm squares to the test with 18 quilts using precut 5″ x 5″ squares.

    Start with fresh, beginner-friendly patterns and build your skills to sew snowballs, stars, flying geese, and more.

    Using precuts from your stash or your own charms cut from scraps or yardage, you’ll learn tips to take the guesswork out of piecing.

    Modern and traditional quilters alike will fall in love with these quick, clever, and clean designs!

  • Smash Your Precut Stash!: 13 Quilts Using Your Jelly Rolls, Charm Squares & Fat Quarters with Yardage

    Smash Your Precut Stash!

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    Have you ever bought the perfect stack of fat quarters, only to see that same bundle decorating your shelf two years later?

    Give stashed fabrics new life with 13 quilt patterns to make the most of your precuts! Authors Kate Carlson Colleran and Elizabeth Veit Balderrama show you the basics of how to quilt from your stash, with a special focus on color, print, and scale.

    Vibrant and versatile quilt patterns are tailored to precut fabric strips, squares, and fat quarters. Learn how to add additional yardage, mix different fabric lines, and design a stunning quilt from fabric you already have on hand.

  • No Scrap Left Behind

    No Scrap Left Behind

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    Rescue your fabric scraps―even the smallest pieces―with 16 satisfying quilts and projects.

    Sew modern quilts for everyday use that will help you return to the roots of quiltmaking, with projects designed to help you use up every last scrap.

    Learn sorting and storage tips to help you plan your next quilt, with projects categorized by type of scrap―squares, strings, triangles, or little snippets.

    You’ll never look at scraps the same way again!

  • The Quilt Block Cookbook

    The Quilt Block Cookbook

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    The Quilt Block Cookbook is a thoughtfully curated volume of 50 different 12-inch quilt blocks in a variety of complexities and styles.

    Quilt blocks are like a box of chocolates―each one is a mini-euphoria on its own. And when paired with other blocks, they’re simply delectable!

    Most quilt blocks are comprised of basic elements, and you’ll learn the ingredients for each. In addition to other 50 blocks and the 7 sampler quilts, quilters will also learn how to use their quilt blocks in many different ways, creating dynamic design repeats by tapping into the limitless possibilities of block-based quilts.

  • Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern: Fresh Techniques for Busy Quilters

    Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern

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    Do you believe rules were meant to be broken? If so, this improvisational quilt-as-you-go technique is for you.

    Instead of dealing with precise paper patterns and cutting measurements, you’ll learn how to piece fabric onto small, manageable batting blocks.

    Let your creative juices flow as you quilt directly on the blocks (not the entire quilt!), whether in large abstract zigzags or small structured stitches.

    After the blocks have been joined, all you need to do is add backing fabric and binding, and―voilà―it’s finished!

  • 10 Best Quilting Books for Beginners

    The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker

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    Quilting Basics with Modern Flair

    12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners, and intermediates

    Explore different options for each project-make it with just two colors or scrappy, make it vintage or mod, make it soft or playful.

    Alternate colorways included with each project show you how swapping out fabrics can change the look of the same block.

    Learn how to cut, piece, appliqué, machine quilt, bind, and finish.

    Pick up helpful tips and tricks to stay organized and master the methods.

    Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new “go-to” book.

    The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they’ll be proud to call their own.

  • A bonanza of 75 modern quilt blocks from best-selling modern designer Elizabeth Hartman

    Patchwork City

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    Tired of sewing the same old blocks? Here’s what you’ve been waiting for: a bonanza of 75 modern quilt blocks from best-selling modern designer Elizabeth Hartman.

    You’ll love these fresh angular designs inspired by city life, and the mix-and-match possibilities are endless! Elizabeth gets you started with 6 complete sampler quilts to sew.

    Each block is shown in 3 different fabric palettes. The book includes easy-to-follow cutting charts and instructions for every block. Some have full-size freezer-paper templates. Change up blocks, sizes, or fabrics to embark on a limitless exploration of modern style.

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