Tuesday 27 May 2008

New Books on Patchwork and Quilting

Dear all,

Apologies for it being so long for an update on new material at the Cotton Patch but I was out of the country for over a month and then when I came back we had the Malvern Quilt Show to organise and get ready for. As a consequence though I have a bumper posting of new patchwork and quilting related books. I have added over twenty new titles and they cover a wide range of subjects.

There are new titles from Suzanne McNeil who has been working with Design Originals to produce a number of quilt pattern books. Charm Quilts and Sweet 16's are in the same format as the popular Strip Delight and Strip Crazy. In this case though they focus on precut 5" charms or 9" x 11" special collections sizes.

Sweet 16's by Suzanne McNeil

We have an excellent addition to our section on patchwork bags with Quilted Bags and Totes from Denise Clason. There are comprehensive instructions for making the bags with over 300 photos and illustrations alongside designs for 15 different styles of bag.

Quilted Bags and Totes by Denise Clason

Anita Shackelford has some beautiful quilting in her new book "A Modern Mix: Machine and Hand Quilting". As she states in her introduction when she started quilting in the 1960's nearly every quilt was of a traditional style and was hand quilted. Anita now advocates a mixture of techniques, after all if you love quilting how many quilts can you finish by hand versus getting a machine to help you out. In her book she looks at ways that you can combine machine and hand quilting to create faster quilts.

For full details visit our New Books section

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