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Circle Play Pincushion Pattern by Sue Spargo6 hand embroidered wool & velvet circles, heavily embellished with threads. Peacock Block Pattern by Sue Spargo features a colorful peacock wool applique block with turquoise feathers adorned in red, a gold body and tufted feathers on his head. Red & Green Quilt-14 Classic Quilts
The bright design of this pincushion is achieved through layering of velvet and wool, as well as colorful embellishing with embroidery stitches. The Circle Play pincushion is sure to bring a vibrant pop of happiness to your sewing space!

Note:
Creative Stitching Book is required for the stitching instructions.


    Size: Approx. 4-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Size: 20in x 20in

The proud Peacock block - fully featured in Creative Texturing, is now available!

  • Please note: this pattern is for construction of the block, includes suggested textural background stitching and embellishment stitch placement diagrams. Finishing of the piece is up to you!*

  • Draw inspiration for the piece from the 240 color photographs in Creative Texturing, then utilize Creative Stitching as a resource for stitch instruction and execution. (Both books sold separately)


  • The pairing of red and green is an enduring palette that takes its place among the classics. Centuries ago, red-and-green quilts commemorated a marriage or a woman's transition to the empty-nest stage at home. Times have changed, but admiration for the color combination remains strong.

    Use modern-day techniques to create 14 timeless quilts from spectacular designers whose work you know and love. Susan Ache · Lissa Alexander · Lisa Bongean · Pam Buda · Betsy Chutchian · Carol Hopkins · Sheryl Johnson · Sandy Klop · Jo Morton · Laurie Simpson · Edyta Sitar · Karen Styles · Corey Yoder · Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison
    Birds of a Feather Quilt Pattern by Jillily Studio shows an applique sampler quilt done in bright solid fabrics. Happy Flower Quilts by Atsuko Matsuyama Blackberg Edition:  Quilts: 11 Beloved Quilts by Cindy Blackberg
    Do you love color, flowers, and appliqué?

    Combine these elements with delicate hand embroidery, and you have a gorgeous 14-block cotton quilt! This book for flower lovers includes instructions and full-size patterns for this 14-block (plus border) hand embroidered, appliquéd, and quilted cotton quilt by best-selling author Erica Kaprow.

    Beautiful bright colors are highlighted by simple embroidery embellishment, and the fusible appliqué is easy to do. Even beginners will find this project incredibly portable, perfect as an on-the-go project, an appliqué class, or a personal challenge!

  • Uses simple embroidery stitches to embellish this floral quilt.
  • Includes easy-to-follow instructions and full-size patterns for 14 blocks and borders.
  • Take traditional fusible appliqué and bloom with Erika’s colorful floral designs.
  • Pages: 48
  • Publish Date: 10/25/2022
  • Softcover
  • Happy Flower Quilts is the most colorful and cheerful collection of quilted projects around. Originally published in Japan, this book showcases master quilter and fabric designer Atsuko Matsuyama's unique ability to combine bright colors and fun prints.

    Packed with over 30 projects, quilters will be inspired to sew beautiful and bright vintage-inspired quilts, bags, pouches, pin cushions, sewing kits, tea cozies, and more! Step-by-step instructions and full-size templates are included for all projects.
    Award-winning teacher and hand-piecing expert Cindy Blackberg presents an absolutely stunning collection of quilts for your stitching pleasure. All but one project can be machine pieced, but most include helpful tips and templates for hand piecing too. Truly inspiring photos feature 11 traditional patterns ranging from a small table topper to a twin-size quilt. So collect your favorite fabrics, settle in, and sew your way back to a simpler time. 80 pages, full color, softcover, 8.375" x 10.875".
    Raspberry Parlour Quilt Pattern Book by Sue Daley Pat Sloan's Teach Me To Applique: Schoolgirl Sampler: 72 Simple 4" Blocks and 7 Charming Quilts by Kathleen Tracy
    Australian Designer Sue Daley's spectacular and precise style. Sue shares a trio of techniques:

    English Paper Piecing
    Needle Turn Applique
    Traditional Hand Piecing


    The book projects include Raspberry Tea - feature quilt, Block Book, Table Centre and Parlour Box
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    Fusible Applique That's Soft and Simple.

    Is it possible? Fusible applique that's soft, and drapey? Yes, it is, and Pat Sloan shows you how. Pat shares her fusible techniques for machine-stitched quilts that are as delightful to touch as they are pleasing to the eye. Welcome to her applique class - you'll love what you're about to create!

    10 easy projects, including quilts, banners, pillowcase, and a pillow.

    Designer Kathleen Tracy is back with more delightful little quilts! This time she's gathered a treasury of 4" blocks reminiscent of those sewn by schoolgirls during the nineteenth century.

    Make all 72 timeless blocks and combine them in a sampler quilt or select a few favorites to use in any of six other charming quilts.

    Quick to stitch and perfect for reproduction-fabric scraps, the blocks are easy to make and you can complete several in one sitting or complete a small quilt in a weekend.

    Kathy includes plenty of tips for sewing small blocks, and her simple cutting instructions and clear piecing diagrams will help you succeed as you stitch each pint-sized treat.
    Top the Table Quilts: 17 Quilts from Moda All Stars BOOK:  Bird Dance by Sue Spargo HOMEGROWN by Sue Spargo, Embroidery Pattern Book
    Homegrown by Sue Spargo
    List Price: $32.00
    Our Price: $28.00
    Savings: $4.00

    When you need a quick gift, want a fresh way to perk up your coffee bar, or wish to set a stunning table for guests, turn to Top the Table. Choose from 17 patterns created by your favorite Moda designers and find the perfect way to turn the tables on your decor. Designs range from small- and medium-sized square toppers to table runners in various lengths. You'll even find a hexagon topper and coasters. Most projects are easy to complete in a weekend, and all are packed with flavor and flair! Designer royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Action Against Hunger.


    After teaching in Orvieto in Umbria, I met my parents in Rome (Italy) and we flew to Sicily. We enjoyed ten days touring that wonderful island and stayed at Agriturismos, farms that also accommodate visitors.The last Agriturismo we stayed at was an old olive farm called Fattoria Mose near the town of Agrigento. Every morning we climbed to the top floor of the building for breakfast. The buffet was spread out on large tables and I quickly noticed that the floor, which was quite extensive, was tiled with antique tiles.

    Interspersed among plain tiles were tiles depicting many species of birds. The birds had been hand-painted and had a distinctly folk-art appearance.
    Those birds on that Sicilian floor became the inspiration for 'Bird Dance'.
    As you sew your quilt I hope, like me, you experience a joyous sense of gratitude for all the delightful birds that enrich our lives.'

    Description: Homegrown Quilt Pattern Book 8.5" x 11", full color, softcover Pages: 169 Includes the patterns for three bonus projects: Sunnyside Manor Pincushion, Peep Party Zip Bag, and Home Sweet Home Spool Sac.

    Creative Stitching book (sold separately) is needed for embroidery stitch instruction.

    Finished Quilt Size: 45-1/2" x 45-1/2” Wool applique, layering and embroidery quilt.


    Simple Friendships from Kim Diehl Jo Morton Patches of Blue by Edyta Sitar Impressionist Applique by Grace Errea & Meridith Osterfeld
    Simple Friendship
    Our Price: $28.99
    Kim Diehl & Jo Morton
    It's hard to imagine authors Kim Diehl and Jo Morton could get any better--until they joined forces to share their signature looks. Enjoy stitching this creative blend of 14 spectacular quilts, all created from classic blocks. Discover fun ways to exchange blocks with friends or make a scrappy mix yourself. Enjoy a wide variety of small- to medium-sized quilts, ranging from a table topper to wall hangings and lap quilts.

    Ideal for quilters who love scrappy patchwork style and classic applique. 128 pages
    Discover the classic combination of blue and white in a collection of breathtaking quilts that's sure to capture your imagination.

    • Acclaimed author and designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shares dozens of antique quilts in a gallery of inspiring photos and follows with patterns for 17 gorgeous quilt designs.
    • Mixed in with the stunning array of quilts and patterns are photographs taken in and around Edyta's home in southern California.

    • Take a journey with Edyta as she embraces her fresh start in a new location, exploring the beauty surrounding her. Her signature style is artfully reflected in exquisite shades of blue and white.

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    Exploring Value and Design to Create Artistic Quilts:

    Grace Errea and Meridith Osterfeld share their art quilting expertise by demonstrating the impact of value on a quilt—it creates a focal point, develops dimensionality, changes a mood, and creates a painterly effect.

    Explore the unexpected and making your quilt becomes a dream-like experience where the sea ebbs and flows in shades of fire, and feathered creatures evoke cotton candy softness.

    Includes full-size patterns for 5 projects and features 3 appliqué techniques: turned-edge, raw-edge, and free-edge.

    Ultimate Applique Guidebook: 150 designs-technique Wool Applique Folk Art Quilt Book from C & T Pub. Baltimore Album of Roses:
    Baltimore Album of Roses:
    Our Price: $29.95
    150 Patterns, Hand & Machine Techniques, History, Step-by-Step Instructions, Keys to Design & Inspiration

    You can learn to applique with this book at your fingertips!

    Unleash your creative side with this ultimate guide to designing your own applique patterns. The ultimate resource for anyone wanting to design their own applique patterns, this superb volume guides you step-by-step through the entire process - from finding inspiration to finishing touches.

    Build your skills in both hand and machine applique, and discover how to mix and match patterns to create stunning one-of-a-kind quilts.

    As a bonus, it includes 150 beautifully artistic applique design elements - flowers, leaves, stems, vases, birds, bugs, and flourishes - as well as 3 projects, ranging from basic to complex, to help you get to grips with your new-found skills. Her design style is reminiscent of Jeana Kimbell. A book I own and won't part with!!!

    NEW: ARRIVING Approximately AUGUST 15th, 2015

    Savor the richness and beauty of wool applique—its texture, depth, color, and design. Well-known, award-winning folk artist Rebekah L. Smith will ignite your passion for Americana home decor with her simple and elegant designs. Hand stitch 14 folk-art projects, each with full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions. Applique pillows, bed toppers, and table runners from woven wools, felted wools, and wool felt—upcycling at its finest! Staying true to early decorative arts, the antique color palette and nature-inspired designs translate seamlessly to many modern living spaces.


    • 14 wool felt applique projects include bed covers, wall hangings, and table runners
    • A guide for beginners, seasoned stitchers, traditional quilters, embroiderers, textile artisans, and general crafters
    • Instructions on finding and re-purposing wool

    Baltimore Album of Roses: Elegant Motifs to Mix & Match Step-by-Step Techniques Appliqué, Embroidery, Inking, Trapunto

    Estimated ship date August 5th


    • Hand stitch an intricate garden of flowers with renowned Baltimore Album teacher Rita Verroca. Study Rita’s award-winning techniques with her detailed guide to applique, embroidery, inking, and trapunto. Five exquisite Baltimore Album quilts invite you to create your own masterpiece. Each pattern comes with variations to mix and match, plus helpful color and fabric suggestions. Connect to your quilting roots as you pay tribute to the time-honored style that has fascinated two centuries of stitchers.
    • Five Baltimore Album–inspired quilts and variations
    • A complete guide to hand applique, embroidery, inking, and trapunto
    • Baltimore Album history, plus inspirational quilts, blocks, and patterns


    Euphoria Tapestry by Deborah Kemball for C & T Publications FOLK-TAILS by Sue Spargo CUPPA Hand Embroidery Quilt Book by Sue Spargo
    40 Applique Motifs and 17 Flowering Projects: Create a quilted tapestry of sumptuous flowers with the best-selling author of Beautiful Botanicals. Appliqué 40 realistic flowers and 17 sophisticated projects like pillows, table runners, wal lhangings, and bed quilts. Hand stitch applique motifs from Deborah Kemball’s award-winning Euphoria quilt, or mix and match flowers to create your own gorgeously detailed masterpiece. With clear instructions and helpful photos, this collection includes a pattern pullout to photocopy, plus a free download of full-size designs you can print. 144 pages Finished Quilt Size: 37-1/2” x 43-1/2” LAVISHLY FILLED WITH COLOR PHOTOS--SUE'S BEST BOOK YET!!!
    Folk-tails, a piece of my soul.
    Wool applique, layering, and embroidery quilt.
    The Folk-tails Story…

    Africa is deeply embedded in my soul. ..Childhood memories continually fill my mind… the beauty of the land that is rich with wildlife and wild land. I can feel the hot African sun and dry breeze on my skin, the warm, rough sand beneath my bare feet, the smell of the bushveld — dusty and dry and filled with the scent of the animals that live there. I can see the sky so clear and so blue. Nightfall brings a massive river of shimmering stars that span
    the sky. The land is spotted with dense clusters of trees; the bare branches of the Baobab look like roots extending to the sky. Masses of tall grasses camouflage the seemingly endless numbers of animals that live there. I hear the songs of a thousand birds during the day and the silence of a pitch black night is at times broken by the roar of a lion which shakes my body and cuts straight through my soul…
    For years I have wanted to make a quilt filled with these memories but when I put pen to paper each sketch fell short. It was important to me that this piece encompassed each and every memory, and that once finished, it was a
    For years I have wanted to make a quilt filled with these memories but when I put pen to paper each sketch fell short. It was important to me that this piece encompassed each and every memory, and that once finished, it was a vast canvas that told my story without a single word needing to be expressed.
    Along with the design I wanted to incorporate everything I have come to love as a designer of 12 years. My love of bright vibrant colors,

    • A Celebration of our morning cup of ...... Who doesn't love a good cup in the morning?
    • Quilt Pattern Book
    • 8.5" x 11", full color, softcover
    • Pages: 90
    • Teaches Embroidery and Hand Stitchery Techniques
    • Bonus Pattern - for Cuppa Workbox
    Sue uses Chenille Needles 24 for her whip-stitch hand applique
    and uses 12 Wt Thread that is used for Whip-stitch on Applique Projects.

    A slightly looser twist allows wool threads to gently coat the edge of wool applique, melting into the wool.
    resulting in an almost invisible whip-stitch which creates a smooth clean edge prepared for embellishing.

    NEW: Creative Stitching by Sue Spargo
    When you need to know what needle to use with what thread, this is indepensible. Over 20 new stitches were added

    Sue's book 'Creative Stitching' includes step by step concise written instructions, along with clear illustrations, for 50 of Sue's favorite stitches. Included are close up, color, photographic examples of each of the stitches used. The beginning of 'Creative Stitching' gives you a detailed look into the needles and threads Sue uses, and throughout the book are never before seen color photographs of Sue's work. 'Creative Stitching' is spiral bound to stay open to the page you are using, is small in size to conveniently take with you anywhere, has an alphabetical index in the back of the book along with a category breakdown of stitches in the front which allows you to choose a stitch by the effect you are looking for. 'Creative Stitching' is the must have book for you to begin creating highly embellished, textural pieces of art.