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Quilt Savvy Simple Thread Paintings: With the stroke of a needle your memories and daydreams come to life in Nancy Prince's book Simple Thread Painting. With two simple snitches,straight and zigzag, develop character and attitude as machine speed and hoop manipulation transform them into distinctive works of art. Any sewing machine, whether old or new, can make gorgeous thread-painted designs. Add new dimensions to your quilts, vests, jackets, memory books and more. Five seasonal project featuring flexible techniques teach you to design in any configuration and size desired. Without prior artistic ability, you can be creative with thread painting.


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QUILT SAVVY
Simple Thread Painting

Author: Nancy Prince
Pages: 146
Page size: 51/2" x 11"
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Item Code: 4G4E0701
Weight: 0.80 lb
MSRP: $21.95

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Quilt called Country Roads thread painted tree

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With the stroke of a needle your memories and daydreams come to life in Nancy Prince's book Simple Thread Painting. With two simple snitches,straight and zigzag, develop character and attitude as machine speed and hoop manipulation transform them into distinctive works of art. Any sewing machine, whether old or new, can make gorgeous thread-painted designs. Add new dimensions to your quilts, vests, jackets, memory books and more. Five seasonal project featuring flexible techniques teach you to design in any configuration and size desired. Without prior artistic ability, you can be creative with thread painting.

Table of Contents

Introduction
6
Zigzag Stitch
43
It's as Easy as 1,2,3
8
Four Bs of Thread Painting
47
Chapter 1: Inspiration
10
Chapter 5: Thread-Painting Methods

48

Memories and Daydreams
10
Tulle Sandwich Method
49
Everyday Inspiration
10
Direct Method
62
Selecting the Scene
11
Chapter 6: Completing the Quilt
67
Taking the Photographs
12
Pressing
67
Considering C`copyright
14
Borders
67
Chapter 2: Equipping the Studio
15
Quilt Sandwich
67
Fabric
15
Quilting
69
Tulle
16
Squaring
71
Needles
17
Adding Borders after Quilting
74
Thread
18
Border Designs
77
Stabilizer
20
Chapter 7: Projects
78
Notions
24
Thread Painting Tips
78
Sewing Machine
30
Appliqué
79
Chapter 3: The Master Pattern
34
Springtime
80
Photograph Evaluation
34
Summer by the Sea
88
Photograph Tracing
35
Autumn's Glory
96
Composite Images
36
Frosty Morning
108
Other Options
39
Gone Fishin'
122
Pattern Sequencing
39
Troubleshooting
136
Chapter 4: Thread-Painting Stitches
40
Resources
137
Underlay Stitch
40
Glossary
138
Straight Stitch
41
About the Author
139
Scribble Stitch
42
Patterns
141

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Quilt Savvy
Fallert's Guide to Images on Fabric

Author: Caryl Bryer Fallert
Pages: 125
Page size: 10 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Item Code: 4Q0715
Weight: 0.80
MSRP: $21.95


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Quilt SavvyQuilt Savvy

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Producing your own personal fabric collection has never been more simple, fun, or achievable!

  • Luminous colors and illusions of light, depth, and motion, which are distinctive traits of this world-renowned quiltmaker, are revealed in this perceptive guide.
  • Infallible techniques for creating and using fabric printed from your home computer and ink-jet printer will give you the confidence to produce amazing designs.
  • Creative insights help you turn family photographs and design ideas into printed fabrics for use in traditional and contemporary quiltmaking.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
10

SCANNING AND EDITING IMAGES

Piecing Oversized Images

Getting the Best Images on Fabric

54
Chapter One:  Chapter Four: 

GETTING READY TO PRINT ON FABRIC

What You Will Need Using Bubble Jet Set

18

VIRTUAL APPLIQUÉ

Using Virtual Appliqué to Combine Photos

Using Special Effects

92
Chapter Two:  GALLERY
106

COPYING IMAGES ONTO FABRIC

Getting to Know Your Printer-Copier

Copying Photos onto Fabric

Copying Three-Dimensional Objects

36
RESOURCES
118
Chapter Three:  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
124

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Quilt Savvy
Embroidery Stitches

Author: Joan Waldman
Pages:127
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: American Quilter's Society

Embroidery StitchesEmbroidery Stitches

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Exquisite designs are featured in a convenient grid format.

  • Over 850 stitch patterns are embellished to form variations of 19 basic stitches. Shown in both right-and left-hand sequence.
  • An innovative grid method provides the perfect solution for spacing your stitches evenly.
  • A stunning motif section showcasing butterflies, flowers, and more, will expand your embroidery expertise with larger patterns.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction
5
Chain & Lazy Daisy Base
51
A Note on Needles and Threads
6
Herringbone Base
62
Basic Stitch Symbols
7
Fly Stitch Base
65
How to Read a Stitch Sequence
8
Cretan Stitch Base
70
Basic Stitches
10
French Knot or Colonial Knot Base
73
How to Space Your Stitching
22
Blanket (Buttonhole) Base
76
The Stitches  Cross Stitch Base
80
Laced Stitches
24
Straight Stitch Base
90
Chevron & Half Chevron Stitches
36
Motifs
120
Stem Stitch
40
About the Author
127
Straight Holbein & Holbein Base
45
  

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