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Books - Applique
If you love to applique, this is your category. Books feature a variety of techniques from traditional applique to fusible web.

A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue
Using today's fabrics, authors Christine Porter and Darra Williamson have given Sunbonnet Sue an updated look. You can create the same look or use 1930s/40s reproductions for a more traditional project. There are 12 small quilts featuring different themes--one for each month of the year. Full-size pattern pieces and fast-and-easy fusible applique are also included.

Price: $24.99    

Anna's Quilt
A goosebump moment of discovering her Aunt Anna's quilt in a book led Donna di Natale on a hut for the quilt's origin. And the enduring freshness of the 1930s quilt design led her to recreating the quilt using modern techniques and materials. The templates for the quilt are based on the original design. Other projects include a wool applique wall hanging, and a small table topper. Every project contains the rose applique found in Anna's original quilt to demonstrate the timelessness of the design. Author: Donna di Natale; Kansas City Star Quilts; 64 pages; softcover.

Price: $23.95    

Basket Beauties Book
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This beautiful Basket Sampler, featuring twelve traditional style basket blocks, filled with a variety of festive, fragrant flowers, is a favorite for both beginning quilters and confident applique artists. Designed by Jane Davis as a teaching tool, the simple template shapes allow you to successfully use traditional or fusible web applique. There are easy-to-follow instructions with full-sized templates. Finished quilt measures 66" x 84". Book contains all 12 blocks plus finishing instructions and a bonus section on the Language of Flowers during the Victorian Era. This quilt is really pretty! Author: Patti-Ann Publications; softcover.

Price: $24.95    

Batik Butterflies Book
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This is the book version of our popular Block of the Month Program! Designed by Roxy Burgard, each butterfly is set on point and surrounded by four colorful batik fabrics. There are 12 different butterfly blocks, named after real butterflies. Instructions are given for creating 12 different quilt blocks set into a beautiful 48” x 60” wall quilt. Creative Ideas for additional projects include a project for a matching pillow and table runner. Bonus materials about butterflies and batik fabrics are also included. Author: Roxy Burgard and Rachel Greco; Patti-Ann Publications; softcover.

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    

Grandma's Bunnies
30 different bunny batterns and more than 40 different vegetables for applique. Grandma's Bunnies was inspired by a stack of antique quilt blocks that Darcy inherited from her grandmother. Made from vintage 1920s and 1930s fabric, and including an old newspaper pattern, these inspired Darcy Ashton to create 30 of her own unique bunny patterns with instructions for machine and hand applique.

Price: $21.99    

Grandma's Bunnies
Back by popular demand, Grandma's Bunnies is packed with bunnies to appliqué or embroider. Inspired by a collection of appliquéd quilt blocks inherited from her grandmother, Author Darcy Ashton finished the quilt; then drew even more rabbits and made her own version of the quilt. Now you can use Darcy's bunnies to make one too! Instructions for both hand and machine appliqué are included. As a special bonus, this book is signed by the author herself!

Price: $21.99    

Grandpa's Farm Book
Now in spiral bound book form, Grandpa's Farm is a delightful look back to boyhood summers on the farm. Inspired by a visit to relatives in Kansas, this Calico Hills Farm quilt contains 14 individual 12" blocks, plus one large center panel featuring the barn. Finished is quilt is approximately 72" x 90". Book includes full size pull-out patterns for the middle panel.

Price: $29.95    

Jo's Floral Album
Beautiful blossoms, twining vines, luscious berries and other motifs are featured in this traditional Album quilt. There are nine different blocks in all, with instructions for back basting applique (no freezer paper or templates needed). Full-sized patterns are included. Author: Jo Morton; Martingale Press; 24 pages plus pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $14.99    

Overall Boys Book
All your favorite Overall Boys are featured in this cute quilt by Patti-Ann Publications. You'll find Suspender Sam, Overall Bill, Fisherman Fred, Farmer Ted, Gardening Gus and more. The 12 applique blocks can be done with either traditional or fusible applique. Full-sized patterns and templates are included. Finished quilt measures 62" x 78". Author: Patti-Ann Publications; softcover.

Price: $19.95 Patti-Ann Publications   

Quilt Calendar - Piecemakers 2017
Piecemakers 30th anniversary wall calendar features a selection of favorite quilt block designs from past calendars to grace each month. Joined together they make a whole new quilt. The calendar pages are adorned with scriptures and whimsical color drawings by Marjorie Serr. Also included is a complete quilt pattern book with full-size patterns and instructions for creating the cover quilt. Author: Marjorie Serr; Piecemakers; calendar with quilt book insert.

Price: $19.95    

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 Harvest
Fabulous quilts, delicious treats, intimate home decor are included in 19 fall-themed projects. There are lap quilts, wall quilts, kitchen towels, sewing notions, place mats and more, with recipes and signature decorating tips. Author: Kim Diehl; Martingale Press; 128 pages; softcover.

Price: $28.99    

Sunbonnet Sue
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Follow Sunbonnet Sue as she goes about her chores in this creative interpretation of a quilt lover's classic. Originally designed by Pat Smith as a Block of the Month program for Grandma's Attic, all 12 blocks are included in one convenient package. Easy-to-follow instructions for both traditional and fusible web applique methods are included. Author: Pat Smith; Patti-Ann Publications; softcover.

Price: $19.95    

Sunbonnet Sue Visits Quilt in a Day
Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill are featured in this super-easy method of making Sue & Sam blocks. Using reproduction fabrics, you can make this delightful quilt for someone special.

Price: $12.99    

The 3 Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens
The patterns in this adorable book by Darcy Ashton were inspired by the old nursery rhyme about the three little kittens. There are five cute projects. Applique by hand or machine, with traditional methods or fusible web. Use 1930s prints or bright, cherry fabrics to decorate a child's room. Either way, these quilts will bring a smile to that special little one in your life.

Price: $14.99    

The Circuit Rider's Quilt
This early album-style quilt pays homage to Reverend George C. Warvel of Eastern Ohio, an early circuit rider. It was in appreciation of his efforts that women from his circuit joined together in 1862 to make a presentation quilt for him when he relocated. The original quilt, now housed at the Art Institute of Chicago, includes 42 appliqued album-style blocks, each lovingly inscribed by the maker. In this new book, quilt instructor and author Jenifer Dick shows you how to recreate this 19th Century treasure. In addition, you'll find original patterns for other quilts and smaller projects to help you make your own unique 21st Century quilts based on these beautiful and timeless blocks.

Price: $24.95    

The Magic Vine
In the 1930s, quilt pattern designer Florence LaGanke Harris wrote a nationwide syndicated newspaper column under the title of "The Nancy Page Quilt Club." The column ran for 17 years. Each week, Florence printed a pattern from a quilt and gave her readers a week to complete the block. The Magic Vine is one of her featured quilts. Now Eleanor Burns has brought back all 22 flower patterns from Florence's Magic Vine quilt with some simplification to make it easy for you to complete. You will love making this old-fashioned quilt using Eleanor's updated methods.

Price: $27.95    

Ultimate Sunbonnet Sue Collection
There are 24 delightful Machine Appliqué Sunbonnet Sue Blocks featured in this collection of blocks. Whether you a novice or a master quilter the complete instructions including easy-to-understand methods of machine and traditional hand appliqué will guide you in bringing this sweet lady to life. You'll also learn how small touches of hand embroidery can add detail to the storybook scenes of her day-to-day activities.

Price: $8.95