Let’s get fussy about fabric! Maybe it’s the rich colors…or the tactile feel…or the fashion vibe it brings to the mix. Fabric has an uncanny ability to transform a project, evoke a mood and deliver a whole, new level of satisfaction to today’s sewist. Intentional Piecing, a sewing workshop in a book from renowned sewer Amy Friend, shows you how to make fabric the star of every project with the hot technique known as fussy cutting. What to stash and why. How to make it look seamless. Where to find creative inspiration. These are the fabric-related topics you’ll explore with one crafty lady aptly named Friend!
“Cut” the aggravation and sew gorgeous quilts and projects. Intentional Piecing offers page after page of best tips and techniques to ensure your success. You’ll learn the best methods to fussy cut manufactured fabrics and work effectively with selvages and stripes.
- 12 unique, modern quilt patterns including 5 smaller projects such as a tote bag and magnetic pin tray
- Super-clear instructions and 90 detailed illustrations
- 100 beautiful, inspirational photographs set in pastoral New England
- An entire section of the book devoted to the types of must-have fabrics for your stash
Be one step ahead of the Fussy Cut trend. Intentional Piecing is the first book of its kind, focusing on the popular Fussy Cutting trend. That means you can tell all your friends how to do it. Or, you can keep these insider sewing secrets to yourself as you create quilts and projects that will garner rave reviews!
"Learn how to showcase your favorite fabrics in spirited, dynamic ways."—Quilters Newsletter Magazine
"We live for fabric so we want to do each of our prints justice when we use them in our projects. Amy Friend's new book, Intentional Piecing, is focused solely on making those designs really shine."—Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine
Amy Friend is an award-winner quilter and a former museum curator. A member of the Modern Quilt Guild, Amy enjoys paper piecing and modern quilt design. She blogs at www.duringquiettime.com. Her first book, Intentional Piecing: From Fussy Cutting to Foundation Piecing, was published in May, 2016.