Use and Ornament

The History and Future of Improv Quilting


Open the door to creative freedom with Nick Ball’s improv quilting techniques

This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2024.

ISBN: 9781940655499 Category:

Ball Nick


Throw away your patterns and let your imagination soar! Nick Ball’s techniques will offer a liberated approach to sewing and open up a world of creative possibilities. As you experiment with textures, shapes, colors, you find your own creative way of quilting. A great resource that takes the reader through a journey of the many facets of quilt making expertise, from preparation, through the elements of design, to completion with the perfect balance of guided instruction and creative freedom.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 21.59 x 27.939999999999998 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 5 September 2024
Number of pages 176
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.59 x 27.939999999999998 cm
Weight 300 g


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Nicholas Ball is an improv quilter from Cardiff, South Wales. After graduating Art School in 2006, it would be some six years before the quilting bug bit. With a passion for improv quilting, Nicholas' aesthetic is an organic one, preferring to sew without the use of patterns or templates. He takes a lot of inspiration from the natural world and his Vegetable Patch quilts showcase his love for liberated sewing.