Free Pdf The Modern Quilt Workshop: Patterns, Techniques, and Designs from the Funquilts StudioAuthor Bill Kerr –

Prepare to be inspired This book shows novice and expert quilters alike new ways of planning, designing, and constructing contemporary quilts The Modern Quilt Workshop takes you through every step of making a quilt, encouraging you and challenging you along the way YouÆll learn basic principles of quilt design, as well as new technical skills that will make your quilts beautiful, durable, and fun to makeNever before published, these breathtaking patterns were created to help you learn specific design and technical skills Want to learn how to piece circles flawlessly? Need to finetune your color choices? Confused about how to choose quilting patterns? Follow the stepbystep diagrams and youÆll be mastering new design concepts and innovative techniques with each new projectEach of thequilt projects shows the level of difficulty, lists the skills youÆll learn, and shows how each quilt might look in different color combinationsDesign tips in each chapter teach you what to look for in fabrics, or options for how to quilt the quiltMeasurements and yardage requirements are provided forsizes, from baby quilts to bed quiltsCutting templates, and tips for using them, are includedA thorough section on quilt construction and assembly helps even the firsttime quilter learn the basics of cutting, piecing, aligning seams, thread color selection, choosing batting, quilting, and binding Beginning quilters will love the simple, yet sophisticated, patterns that can turn a pile of cotton fabric into a work of art Advanced quilters will hone technical and design skills, as well as master new techniques, such as improvisational piecing and working with sophisticated color palettesWhether you wish to create a treasured family heirloom or a beautiful gift for a friend, these unique patterns will inspire you to try something new

10 thoughts on “The Modern Quilt Workshop: Patterns, Techniques, and Designs from the Funquilts Studio

  1. Jane Jane says:

    just finished a queen-sized plain spoken, and it's beautiful! i love using solids, which i've never thought much about before. the quilting also inspired me to dust off my free-motion foot and learn how to do it, and honestly, it's opened a whole new quilting door for me. i'm not sure whether i'll make another from this book anytime soon, but it's totally worth it just for the inspiration.

  2. Sheila Sheila says:

    This is one of the titles recognized as the introductory book to modern quilting.

  3. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I reluctantly had to take this back to the library, but I read through all of it once and was starting to study the directions more in detail—it's a really great resource for the kind of quilting I hope to do one of these days. The directions are good (or, at least easy to read—I haven't actually tried to make anything based on them yet) and I like the philosophy and attitude of the husband-wife team who wrote it!

  4. Claire Claire says:

    I viewed one of Weeks Ringles' classes on modern quilt design on Craftsy and enjoyed it. She referred to several books for more information on various techniques, and this was one. It is valuable as a resource for techniques and for design decisions. Each pattern is shown in the colors they actually made up and in several other potential colorways. Valuable to see the contrast. For those who want them, there are patterns too.

  5. Liz Liz says:

    I got this for Valentine's Day - it came early and I opened it thinking it was a textbook for my husband. Whoops!

    I love this quilt book and while I haven't made anything from it quite yet (a few other projects are blocking my path) I am really trying hard to move forward so I can make a modern quilt of my own!

  6. Lynnea Taylor Lynnea Taylor says:

    OK Wow. These quilts are gorgeous. I have wanted to quilt for ages now but shied away mainly because I thought I'd have to start out learning all the classics and traditional blocks, which I was not inspired by. This book has quilts for beginners up to advanced with great instructions. I am hardly able to contain myself till I can start working on several of them.

  7. Melissa Melissa says:

    I don't know anyone who can show me quilting and sewing basics in person, so I need to gather what I can from books and the internet. I like the instruction given here and also more than a fair share of the patterns. They range in difficulty, so that's nice too.

  8. Tammy Sadorus Tammy Sadorus says:

    Gorgeous displays of samples - from easy to hard - very inspiring to say the least.

  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    Plain Spoken is, by far, my favorite pattern.

  10. Chelsie Chelsie says:

    So many quilts, so little time.