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More About This Title ¡Patchwork!


Patchwork, also known as pieced work, simply involves sewing together cut pieces of material to create a larger design. This book presents Cath Kidston’s new,  innovative take on traditional patchwork, which combines established techniques with a more contemporary approach. Mixing her own distinctive prints with vintage fabrics, she has designed 30 original and irresistible projects including not just the pieced quilts that you might expect, but also numerous accessories and home furnishings: bags, cushions, pillowcases, a dog bed, and even a toddler’s toy ball. Many of the projects in this guide can be made out of the scraps and leftovers that crafters accumulate, thereby putting all those odds and ends to perfect use. There is a wide range of techniques—from simple machine piecing to more complex patchwork—which makes this is a wonderful book not only for beginners but also for advanced sewers who want to tackle more challenging patch projects. To get you started, the book includes pieces of seven different printed fabrics and instructions to create either a calico bag or a cushion. Each project is shown in detail with color photographs, clearly written instructions, and explanatory diagrams.


Cath Kidston is one of the UK’s leading and most loved designers best known for her vintage-inspired, colorful prints for the home. She has more than 40 retail stores and concessions in the UK, plus more in Ireland, Japan, and South Korea. Cath Kidston Ltd is one of the most influential and original design companies to emerge from the UK in recent years. As founder and creative director, Cath was awarded the MBE for services to business in 2010. Pia Tryde is a photographer for magazines and books, including the Cath Kidston series, The Cutting Garden, House Beautiful Decorating with Fabric, Pure Style Home & Garden, and Vintage Style.