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A reference and ideas book for those interested in quilting and patchwork, which details a variety of traditional and modern techniques, with a special focus on quick and shortcut techniques plus a gallery of contemporary and historic quilts.

Encyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Technique by Katharine Guerrier, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

On-Point Patchwork

On-Point Patchwork: Fuss-Free Diagonals using the Omnigrid On-Point Ruler by Donna Lynn Thomas

QUILT_FLORES_PAJAROS - Laura alcañiz - Picasa Web Albums...appliqué patterns!

My Whimsical Quilt Garden: 20 Bird & Flower Blocks to Applique from Piece O'Cake Designs: Becky Goldsmith, Linda Jenkins: Ama.

Candy Dots quilt

Patchwork Palette No-Fail Color Plans For Captivating Quilts - Softcover

This is a very strong bestselling title - new in paperback. A ground-breaking book when first published in 2003, it is now a classic for all those involved in the textile world. It features exciting, innovative and modern machine embroidery from one of the most accomplished writers on the subject.

Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery - by Maggie Grey: experimental or unusual materials, highly textured low-relief embroideries and high-relief textiles, constructions etc. with clear diagrams and detailed instructions.

Lets you create embroidery with needlework technique of crewel embroidery. This book lets you explore a diverse range of stitches in an array of colours with designs that include animals, fruit and flowers. It contains projects ranging from cushions and purses to larger projects such as waistcoats, workboxes and firescreens.

Crewel Embroidery by Sue Hawkins, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Martingale - Wonder Blocks eBook

Wonder Blocks: Stack, Cut, Sew, and Go (That Patchwork Place) - deal northface

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Ruth B. McDowell's Design Workshop: Turn Your Inspiration into an Artfully Pieced Quilt: The master piecer teaches you to design unforgettable art quilts from your own images. Companion to her piecing book.

Pat Trott shows how to bring embroideries to life by creating many different raised stitches. French knots, tufting, stem stitch, whipped spider's web and woven picot are just some of the techniques she explains, showing how to build up scenes and pictures.

Three-Dimensional Embroidery Stitches by Pat Trott, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Helps you learn how to take an ordinary quilt and turn it into a spectacular heirloom with designs such as: art deco motifs, flowers, and Japanese crests - for hand or machine quilting, applique, and embroidery. This title also features expert hints and tips for showcasing your work in individual blocks, medallions, and open spaces.

Sophisticated Stitches: Designs for Quilting, Appliqué, Sashiko and Embroidery

The Scrap Look: Designs, Fabrics, Colors and Piecing Tech... https://www.amazon.com/dp/0914440861/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_pORtzbQ1XP21R

Scraplook: Designs, Fabrics, Colors and Piecing Techniques for Creating Multi Fabric Quilts

Color Moves: Transfer Paints on Fabric - Linda Kemshall (673)

Color Moves: Transfer Paints on Fabric - Linda Kemshall

The Best Sewing Books as recommended by the So Sew Easy readers.  Lots of great reference and inspiration here.

Best sewing books as recommended by our readers

The best sewing books as all personally recommended by the So Sew Easy readers. Every keen sewer needs a sewing reference library so start with these books

Gives a summary of the various types of white needlework likely to be encountered. This book shows details of the techniques and gives an account of such diverse types as Dresden work, tambourned muslin, Ayrshire embroidery, Mountmellick and Richelieu work, broderie anglaise, quilting and stringwork.

Ayrshire and Other Whitework : Margaret Swain : 9780852635896

Crazy quilting neednt be sheer madness - thanks to the simple techniques covered in this excellent book. In Beaded Crazy Quilting readers learn the ins and outs of adding bead and ribbon work to this popular style of quilting. This format focuses on a single elaborate project that is the culmination of a series of smaller projects aimed at teaching various techniques. Step-by-step instructions, i...

Beaded Crazy Quilting by Cindy Gorder, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Shows you how to add dramatic depth to your landscape applique quilts using easy-to-follow techniques. This book also helps you learn how to create your landscape quilt with easy-to-master techniques, including invisible machine applique, free-motion stitching, and fabric dyeing and painting.

Radiant Landscapes by Gloria Loughman, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.