It’s been a busy year for the book team here at The Quilting Company, but we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of our favorite releases from 2017. There was something for everyone last year, from traditional to modern quilters alike. We’re excited to share them here.
by Catherine Redford
If you’ve ever wanted to try machine quilting but felt too intimated, author Catherine Redford has some advice, “Just go for it!” In Modern Machine Quilting, she offers the ultimate resource for making modern quilts at home on a standard sewing machine. Her book walks readers through every stage of planning, constructing, and finishing a quilt with lots of tips along the way. It’s like learning to machine quilt from a more experienced friend with a “yes, you can” attitude. (Read more about Catherine Redford, including her tips for getting started, here.)
by Jemima Flendt
Finding time to quilt can sometimes feel like a luxury. Fortunately, author and Tied with a Ribbon blogger Jemima Flendt understands. In Weekend Quilting, she shares 14 beginner-friendly projects, including quilts, pillows, and runners, that can be made in a few days or less. Each project is inspired by a classic block or technique and includes tutorials that help foster a beginner’s skills, while inspiring more experienced quilters to try something new. A quilting project I can start and finish in a weekend? Sign me up! (Find projects from the Weekend Quilting Book Showcase here).
by Linda Pumphrey
Red and white quilts have been getting a lot of buzz lately and it’s easy to see why. This classic color combination never goes out of style. Linda Pumphrey’s Red & White Quilting features 40 blocks that can be mixed-and-matched to create more than a dozen designs, from quilts to runners and wall hangings. Linda also includes tips on preventing quilts from looking pink (read more here) and photos of historic quilts for inspiration.
Author Teresa Silva has longarm quilted for some of the biggest names in the quilting community, but she still remembers what it’s like to be a beginner. In the Longarm Quilting Workbook, she offers a comprehensive guide for aspiring longarmers, covering everything from buying a machine to making practice fun. It’s the perfect book for honing your skills, while enjoying the learning process.
by Tula Pink
We’re big fans of Tula Pink’s innovative style and fanciful fabric designs. In her latest book, Coloring with Thread, Tula invites readers to hand embroider more than a dozen of her whimsical animal and floral designs from her best-selling collections. The book includes illustrated, step-by-step tutorials for more than twenty embroidery stitches to help bring her adorable bunnies, chipmunks, octopi, and elephants to life. The biggest challenge is deciding which design to make first. (Check out some of the inspiring projects from the Coloring with Thread blog hop here.)