Patchwork and Quilting

A Maker's Guide

$35.00

One of two volumes in the new ‘Maker’s Guides’ series, which introduces handcraft traditions from around the globe through artefacts from the V&A’s world-class collections and step-by-step projects accessible to all.

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Patchworking & Quilting: A Maker’s Guide contains 15 beautiful step-by-step projects for crafters at all levels. Each one takes its cue from a different historical tradition – from English wholecloth quilting to Indian kantha, from Japanese boro patchwork to the improvisatory strip-pieced quilts of North America. Projects include classic English paper-piecing blocks; a bed cover in the iconic log cabin pattern; a graphic quilted wall hanging inspired by Amish designs; a pincushion inspired by the exquisite cord quilting in an early 19th-century corset; a wraparound cushion cover that uses the techniques and designs of classic Korean wrapping cloths; and a small bag made with the vibrant appliqué technique from Panama known as mola. Designed by teachers and practitioners at the leading edge of today’s craft revival, the projects are both functional and fashionable, and include tips on how to take next steps towards developing your own designs.

This modern maker’s guide will inspire all readers with the confidence to express their creativity through the age-old crafts of patching and quilting.

Additional information

Weight 708 g
Dimensions 20.8 x 26.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2017
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 20.8 x 26.4 cm
Weight 708 g