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Quilting Happiness: Projects, Inspiration, and Ideas to Make Quilting More Joyful

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Why do you love to quilt?

Is it the finished quilt itself, or the experiences you had while making it? Do you find more joy in designing a beautiful pattern or in improvising as you go? Are you happiest when making quilts for yourself or for others? Whether it is delighting in the colors and textures of your materials to the sweet satisfaction of curling up under a handmade quilt, quilting holds infinite possibilities for exploring the many joys of creativity.

In Quilting Happiness, you will find 20 timeless, adaptable quilting projects that will invite you to try a variety of design styles, as well as a wealth of tips and techniques, inspiring stories, and creative exercises to help you discover even more reasons to love quilting. Learn to make an inspiration board, create more meaningful quilts, or find lifelong quilting friends. Use this book again and again as a guide throughout your quilting life to spark your imagination on each rereading. Embrace new ideas on your quilting adventures and enjoy wherever they take you.

About the Author

Christina Lane has been sewing since she was a child and has been long-arm quilting for seven years. She has been a guest speaker at the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and featured on WhipUp.net, SayYestoHoboken.com, and FatQuarterly.com. Her work has appeared in Lunch Bags!, Arftul Blogging, and Quilts & More magazine. Christina blogs at TheSometimesCrafter.blogspot.com. Diane Gilleland is a craft writer and designer. Her website, CraftyPod.com, offers podcasts and videos to a worldwide audience of more than 40,000 monthly visitors and 5,000 Twitter followers. Diane's work has appeared in CRAFT, CraftStylish, Woman's Day, Sew News, and the Oregonian, and on numerous websites, including CraftStylish.com, Craftzine.com, Whipup.net, HandmadeSpark.com, and Etsy.com/blog. She is the author of Kanzashi in Bloom.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

 

Introduction

How to Use This Book

Before You Begin

 

Chapter 1

Inspired to Quilt

 

Project: The Elevator Music Quilt

  Making Your Quilt Journal

  Morning Seeing

Project: The Plus You Quilt

  Fabric Play

Project: The Liberty Mini-Quilt Art

  Inspiration Board

Project: The Cross-Stitch Quilt

  Finding Inspiration Guides

Project: The Can’t Help Myself Quilt

Chapter 2

Quilting for Yourself

 

Project: The Crazy Strips Quilt

  Finding Your Personal Quilting Style

  How Do You Describe Your Quilting Style?

Project: The Patchwork Diamonds Quilt

  Get to Know Your Inner Quilter

Project: The Pocket Wall Caddy

  Making Quilts Work for You

  Changes of Heart

Project: The Zig Zag Zig Quilt

  Pause and Enjoy

Project: The Bric-a-Brac Quilt

  Creative “Tough Love”

 

Chapter 3

Quilting for Others

 

Project: the Time Stands Still Quilt

  Make a Gift-Giving

  Planner

Project: The Geneva Quilt

  Words of Love

  Charity Quilting Kit

Project: The Haphazard Chevron Pillow

  Capturing Memories in Quilts

Project: The Starstruck Quilt

  Designing It Together

Project: The Petal Pie Quilt

  Meaningful Fabrics

Chapter 4

Quilting Together

 

Project: The Squared In Quilt

  Where Are Your Quilting Buddies?

  do.Good Stitches

Project: The Talent Show Quilt

  Where Have You Found Kindred Quilting Spirits?

  Quilt-Along with Precious Fabrics

Project: The Quilter’s Tote Bag

  Laid Back Ladies of the Block

  Make a New Quilter

Project: The Odds and Ends Quilt

  Quilting with Family

Project: The Points of Interest Quilt

 

Chapter 5

Tools & Techniques

 

Tools for Quilting

Materials for Quilting

  Types of Fabric

  Thread

  Batting

Preparing Fabrics for Quilting

Quilt-Making Techniques

  Cutting Techniques

  Basic Sewing Techniques

  Piecing Techniques

  Squaring Quilt Blocks or Pieces

Finishing Your Quilt

  Assembling the Backing

  Preparing a Quilt Sandwich

  Basting Your Quilt

  Quilting Your Quilt

  Squaring Your Quilt

  Binding Your Quilt

Caring for Your Quilt

 

Resources

Templates

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780770434090
Subtitle:
Projects, Inspiration, and Ideas to Make Quilting More Joyful
Author:
Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane
Author:
Gilleland, Diane
Author:
Lane, Christina
Publisher:
Potter Craft
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130827
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
176

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