Kaffe Fassett uses the colorful Venetian island of Burano to form the backdrop of another stunning collection of new quilt designs from the Kaffe Fassett Studio.
In his words: In this 22nd installment of Kaffe Fassett’s ever-popular series of patchwork and quilting books, the quilts have been photographed on location in Burano, a tiny island in Italy’s Venetian archipelago, famous for its lace making but also for its brilliantly painted houses in a myriad jewel colors.
The colorful house walls, sometimes distressed and occasionally decorated with murals, form the backdrop, along with the canals, bridges, and boats of this special Venetian island, to another wonderful selection of Kaffe’s new quilt designs.
The collection of 19 quilts features both new fabric designs from the Kaffe Collective and some of his Classics. Let’s face it – you already can name a list of customers who want this book and love to “travel” with Kaffe!
Corey Yoder has created a multitude of projects which checks of all sizes. We all love them but how do you best showcase them as a design element? The cover quilt was enough to convince me that Corey has figured it out!
And the projects inside? Oh my….
This book is due to arrive in November so order now – and start a display of all of the checks in your shop. I bet you have more than you think!
Grab your favorite precut fabrics and whip up 15 easy projects from some of your favorite designers. Helpful photos, clear instructions, detailed step-by-step illustrations, and clever tips sprinkled throughout team up in a winning assortment of table toppers, wall hangings, and lap-sized quilts. And just like your favorite baking recipes, you’re sure to revisit and make these projects for years to come.
Just look at some of these darling designs:
This book is due to arrive any day so place your order now!
I was lucky enough to see an advance PDF of this book – and I am so glad I did! It is exquisite in every way! The photography, the instructions and the details make every project in this book a work of art!
From Zakka Workshop: Introducing beloved Japanese embroidery artist Yumiko Higuchi’s newest collection of motifs, showcased on a variety of purses, wallets, and bags. Inside, you’ll find an assortment of the simple, folk-inspired floral and animal designs stitched in Yumiko’s signature style, as well as nine lovely bag patterns inspired by the motifs. Beautiful step-by-step photos clearly explain Yumiko Higuchi’s favorite techniques for sewing bags, installing metal purse clasps, and making pompom and tassel embellishments. A helpful embroidery stitch guide outlines the eight basic stitches used to create the designs in this book. Full-size templates are included for all 20 embroidery motifs and nine bag patterns. Use these lovely embroidery motifs to make stunning, one-of-a-kind bags, or be inspired to design your own unique projects.
Just look what awaits you inside….
It is one thing to see this design, and a whole new experience when you see the stunning results when it is showcased in a purse!
Look how the dark background makes the design pop!
Yumiko recommends linen for all of her foundations. We have a wide variety of colors: essex linen. She recommends washing it before beginning your project.
And, all of the purse clasps are listed as companions to the book so you will be able to get everything you need to start making heirloom projects next month when the book arrives!
If you haven’t experienced Quiltmania yet, you should. It is just that – an experience! This magazine was started over 20 years ago in France and is published in English as well so we can savor every single word!
The English version includes pattern instructions in inches and 1/4″ seams so there is no conversion required. Not only are the projects stunning, the photography is so good you feel like you are visiting the quilts in their own locale.
The magazine is published six times a year and can be ordered in advance. Why not order some copies and start subscriptions for your customers today? This is an opportunity for your customers to view quilts that are a little quirky and fun. Who doesn’t love to see a new set of eyes step out of the box with traditional blocks?
For those customers who love Modern Quilts, Quiltmania publishes a quarterly magazine with them in mind – same beautiful photography and eye for detail with a modern twist.
Simply Vintage is also available quarterly and focuses more on smaller projects and handwork. Wool and embroidery take center stage – as well as wonderful home dec ideas.
Why not order an assortment of all three and let your customers choose their favorites?
In their own words: Kokeshi dolls are a traditional wooden doll, originating in the north-eastern region of Japan, and are the main source of inspiration for Megumi Mizuno’s book published with Quiltmania Editions. Alongside the well-known Daruma, another traditional Japanese figure representing a Buddhist monk, and a symbol of good luck and perseverance, Megumi has crafted an entire series of projects around these two iconic figures. A spectacular quilt plays the key role while a variety of smaller quilts and projects embellish an already magnificent centerpiece.
I immediately thought this was in a similar style as Yoko Saito – and there is a reason for that. Megumi Mizuno has been a student of Yoko Saito for over 20 years. She loves appliqué and the traditional Japanese universe that she interprets in her own, never-before-seen style. Megumi’s love of handwork can be seen throughout her work, not only through her detailed appliqué work, but through her embroidery and quilting, all of which are notable for their refinement.
This book is simply stunning! The quality of the paper and photography are reminiscent of a coffee table book. But, please make some of the projects! They are all translated into English as well – and give measurements in inches as well as metric.
Her eye for detail will have you looking at every pattern in a whole different way! She takes individual elements of a pattern and showcases it as an embellishment on a smaller project so the possibilities are endless. Even the zipper pulls are exquisite!
All of you who follow Yoko Saito will love and want this book!
Defined as: Boro (Japanese: ??) are a class of Japanese textiles that have been mended or patched together. The term is derived from Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired. Boro textiles could be stitched or re-woven together, with many layers often added for warmth.
I had never heard the term Boro but it is the perfect description of this technique! Combined with Sashiko, “mending” has become its own art form! The book is due to be released by C & T in December. Wouldn’t it be a great gift???
Doesn’t it remind you of crazy quilting – but the shapes are squares and rectangles? What a great way to learn traditional sashiko stitches! I remember my grandmother having patches in her sewing kit to repair the knees in our jeans. Keep a supply of these on hand to not only mend but to add a decorative touch to your next purse; clothing project; or quilt. Wouldn’t these be great borders on a quilt label???
The Handy Pocket Guide to Sashiko is the perfect companion to this book. It is selling so fast that it is hard to keep in stock but don’t worry – more are on order.
We also carry a wide variety of thread, flosses, kits and needles. Your customers who love redwork, will love this!