This book includes sashiko instructions, designs for foliage, flowers, boarders, geometrics, corners, medallions and backgrounds.  The 56 pages are easy to photocopy so you can resize and create your own designs. 



With their beautiful, soft sepia color range, contemporary Japanese quilts stand out for their sophisticated reinvention of patchwork and appliqué blocks. In Japanese Taupe Quilts, acclaimed textile artist Susan Briscoe offers a wealth of tips, techniques, and ideas for both the beginner and the experienced quilter.  Hardcover.  128 pages.



The possibilities are endless with this invaluable quilter's resource and inspiration, offering over 125 patchwork, appliqué and Sashiko designs. Modern Japanese quilting blends Eastern and Western techniques to create quilts of extraordinary style and beauty.  Hardcover



PARADISE STITCHED  - Sashiko & Appliqué Quilts- Sylvia Pippen

Tropical Splendor in Sashiko and Appliqué. Hand-stitch 6 vivid quilts inspired by tropical flora and fauna. Learn the secrets of successful Sashiko and appliqué. Options for both turn-under and fusible appliqué. Create designs from your own photos.  These glowing quilts bring together two of quilting's best-loved traditions: Japanese Sashiko and colorful appliqué. A large quilt gallery will inspire you to design your own Sashiko/appliqué creations.




Create stunning Japanese style quilts and projects with these easy to follow patterns and instructions. Includes popular Japanese design motifs and tips and techniques to learn traditional Japanese quilting such as sashiko. Choose from full-sized quilts to smaller projects including bags and coasters.  Soft Cover.  32 Pages.



Bring a garden of flowers inside your home. A master of fabric origami, Kumiko Sudo presents 20 new designs in fabric. They are interpreted not only on beautiful quilt blocks but in a fabulous array of fashion accessories, boxes, baskets, sewing kits and more.



A companion to Kumiko Sudo's Flower Origami: Fabric Flowers (#4846A) this is a set of four templates for cutting basic fabric-origami shapes - a circle, a square, a pentagon and an octagon - in three sizes.

Easy Japanese Quilt Style

EASY JAPANESE QUILT STYLE - Julia Davis & Anne Muxworthy

This is the perfect book for quilters of all abilities who want to evoke the simplicity of traditional Japanese décor in their homes. With 10 quick-to-stitch piecing and appliqué projects ranging from bags to wall hangings, and even Japanese dolls, anyone who loves beautiful Japanese fabrics will have plenty of excuses to indulge. Easy-to-follow step instructions and diagrams offer clever ways to use panels and large-scale patterns to best effect, with several variations and helpful advice on fabric choice throughout.  



I know you're going to love Susan Briscoe's new book, Japanese Quilt Inspirations.  This books is a practical guide to combining Japanese fabrics and traditional Oriental style with fast, super-easy techniques. Each of the ten quilts is made up in two different colorways for maximum inspiration, and shown both as hand and machine quilted designs.  The book is packed with projects for quilts, wall hanging, pillows and bags. 


Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece - Yoko Sato

The projects in this book use traditional patchwork techniques such as log cabin, hexagons, baskets, and stars, sewn in soft sepia and taupe fabrics. Featuring piecework, applique, machine stitching, hand stitching, and embroidery, these projects are a delight for anyone who loves doing needlework. You'll also discover large wall quilts as well as smaller projects, from fabric baskets and handbags to an apron and fabric cushions--all with enclosed paper patterns.  29 projects.


Strolling Along Paths of Green - Yoko Sato

Yoko Saito made beautiful bags and quilts with designs of wild grass and flowers.  Yoko Saito, a prominent quilt artist in Japan, is known for her exquisite designs and ingenious use of "taupe color." In "Strolling Along Paths of Green, Ms. Saito finds beauty in the most common trees and plants and interprets them in quilt projects in such a way that is uniquely charming. She offers 33 different projects, including 2 quilts made up of plants seen through the four seasons, pouches and many kinds of bags. (pattern sheets included).


BIG-PRINT PATCHWORK - Quilt Patterns for Large
Scale Prints
 - Sandy Turner

This book helps you discover how to choose, use, and highlight large-scale prints with simple tips and techniques.  Do you love large print fabrics but not sure how to use them?  Now you can create one-of-a-kind quilts!  Acclaimed teacher Sandy Turner shares her secrets for putting novelty, theme, and pictorial prints to use in spectacular fashion. You can choose from seven eye-catching projects and browse a gorgeous gallery for additional ideas.  Soft Cover. 80 pages.




MOON DANCE - Designer: Something Sew Fine / Cary Flanagan

An exciting new book of quilt patterns featuring "Moon" blocks!  Quilt artist Cary Flanagan will take you on an insightful journey behind the creative process of quilt design in this beautiful and inspiring book.  Using her pattern Moon Glow as a starting point, the result is 12 wonderful patterns that you can use to create your own masterpieces. 

The book contains detailed instructions and features a variety of fabric themes.  It is a must have for any quilter who loves a creative challenge and large scale panels!  It also contains details on making a design wall, fabric selections, teacher tips and more .  Also included are a gallery of quilts made using her designs.  If you have a special large print fabric that you haven't had the nerve to cut up, this book of patterns might be exactly what you have been waiting for!

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner.  Requires good rotary cutting
and piecing skills.



OMIYAGE - Kumiko Sudo

Kumiko creates 45 exquisite handmade gifts in fabric, each with a flair that is uniquely Japanese. Easy-to-follow patterns, beautiful photographs, and colorful step-by-step drawings help the projects come together quickly-many in less than an hour. Whether they are created in kimono silks or in contemporary cottons, these tiny boxes, purses, decorative toys, incense pouches, and good luck charms all make delightful gifts. 

$ 23.95


Mandy Southan takes the art of Shibori, in which fabric is bound, clamped or stitched before dyeing, and goes beyond the traditional blue and white to create fabrics in a fabulous array of colors, patterns and textures. Clear step by step photographs and instructions demonstrate how to use acid dyes and cold water reactive dyes. Techniques such as steam fixing, discharging on silk, space dyeing and much more are explained in full detail.

Cover Shibori for Textil Artists
$ 27.95

  • Combine traditional Japanese, African and Indian shibori methods with contemporary techniques to create textiles that are busting with rich, intricate patterns and bold color.
  • A range of techniques is covered - from tied and stitched to designs to ideas for wrapping, folding, clamping, pleating and binding. Simple and safe instructions for a range of dyeing techniques are also included.
  • Practical information is accompanied by clear instructions and diagrams, aimed at quilters, embroiderers, and textile artists of all abilities.
  • Stunning quilts and embroideries throughout demonstrate the full potential of the technique, alongside practical advice on turning your shibori textiles into beautiful quilts, hangings and textile art.



Furoshiki Wraps - Deb Cashatt & Kris Sazaki

It is a Japanese tradition to take your gift, your potluck dish, or even your daily essentials, and wrap it all up furoshiki-style. This ancient elegant Japanese art of enfolding objects in fabric is demonstrated with step-by-step instructions and a beautiful gallery of photos.


Japanese Flowers in Applique - Eileen Campbell

Eileen Campbell has skillfully captured the flowers of Japan in a single exhibition quilt. Here she shares easy-to-follow techniques for creating each of these amazing blooms, giving crafters everything they need to recreate her exquisite piece.


Kanzashi in Bloom -  Diane Gilleland

Kanzashi tsunami is the Japanese art of folding delicate squares of silk into three-dimensional flower petals. This takes the American interpretation a step further, presenting more easily executed flower designs as elements in a variety of fun, fashionable, craft projects. 



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