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Books - Specific Techniques
This category contains books that use specific techniques designed to help you gain confidence and improve your skills.


Create with Transfer Artist Paper
Tap into your creativity with clever projects from Lesley Riley and friends. Learn how to use transfer artist paper for quiltmaking, fiber arts, mixed-media and paper crafts. There are 15 unique projects for quilts, collages, dolls and jewelry. Use your photographs to make beautiful fabric images that stay vibrant and colorfast, even after washing. Author: Leslie Riley; 64 pages; softcover; C&T Publishing.

Price: $19.95    
 


Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box
Here's new fun with an old favorite--crayons! Using the new melt-n-blend technique, anyone can create beautiful applique designs with a dimensional hand-painted look to bring quilts to life. You'll learn to tint and shade luscious fruits, gorgeous blossoms and more using crayons, colored pencils and markers. Choose from seven inspiring projects of increasing complexity, with something for every skill level. Author: Terrie Linn Kygar; Martingale & Co., softcover, 80 pages.

Price: $24.99    
 


Documented Your Quilted Treasures
The family quilt can be even more special when you have a glimpse of the life and times of the quiltmaker. This book is a step-by-step guide to help you document your projects with tips for gathering information and photographing the quilts, hanging the quilts, labeling, getting an appraisal and insurance and forms for ensuring that the information is complete. Author: Agnes M. Pool; Kansas City Star; 32 pages; softcover.

Price: $14.95    
 


Hexagons Made Easy
Here's a new way to play with hexagons! You'll create stunning hexagon quilts without Y-seams or hand sewing. Author Jen Eskridge makes it easy with a quick facing technique, a great alternative to English paper piecing. You'll learn to use hexagons two ways: appliqued onto a background or stitched together without a background for a two sided quilt. There are 15 clever projects in a huge variety of sizes, from large quilts to pillows, wall hangings, table runners, potholders and more. Author: Jen Eskridge; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    
 


Learn to Sew Easy Curves
Author Jen Eskridge shows you how to use faced appliques to achieve the look of curved quilt seams with your sewing machine. Nine contemporary applique designs, from cute mug rugs to color quilts, will have you turning curves into works of art! Author: Jen Eskridge; Leisure Arts; 64 pages; softcover.

Price: $14.99    
 


Let’s Twist
Here's a convenient way to make pinwheels--fast fun and easy. Using the Twister tool, you will enjoy making continuous pinwheels with endless possibilities. Using the techniques in the book you can make quilts pillows, aprons and table runners. Author: Marsha Bergren; CS Designs; 24 pages; softcover.

Price: $23.99    
 


Let's Twist Again
If you thought you had fun using the Let's Twist book by Marsha Bergren, you'll love continuing the craze. More patterns using both size Twister tools takes you to the next level of creativity. You'll use strips, blocks and disappearing pinwheels. Author: Marsha Bergren; CS Designs; 28 pages; softcover.

Price: $23.99    
 


Make Star Quilts
Eleven timeless star quilts are featured in this handy book. Ten of them are full-size quilts and one is a table runner. The patterns were created by popular designs such as Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting, Alex Anderson, Barbara Cline and Jan Krentz. Styles include everything from gorgeous classics to modern originals and scrap-friendly stash-busters. Author: Various; C&T Publishing; 40 pages, softcover.

Price: $12.95    
 


Sew Many Notions
Fill your home with warm applique accents. The deep, rich colors of the primitive look meet cute sewing-themed motifs in this collection of fun-to-stitch projects for wool lovers. There are more than 18 designs, including pincushions, needle holders mini-quilts, a table mat and more. Perfect for on-the-go handwork and quick relaxing projects to give as gifts. Author: Debbie Busby; Martingale Press; 80 pages plus pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $26.99    
 


Simple Circles and Quick Curves
If you love the look of curved piecing but not the pinning and matching required to make it, author Nancy Mahoney shows you how to cleverly create that dynamic look using easy machine applique. You'll learn two versatile machine applique methods--fusible applique and starch applique. Author: Nancy Mahoney; Martingale Press; 64 pages; softcover.

Price: $22.99