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Search Press, Fall 2019

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Sarah Payne’s Quilt School
New ways to start patchwork and quilting
By (author): Sarah Payne By (author): Mats Ottosson
9781782217305 Paperback, Trade English General Trade CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Quilts & Quilting Oct 01, 2019
$23.95 CAD
Active 8.69 x 11.25 x 0.43 in 128 pages Search Press
Step into Sarah Payne’s world of sewing and learn from the expert the basics of quilting and patchwork.

In this fun and practical introduction to quilting and patchwork, well-known TV personality Sarah Payne leads you through a series of techniques to build up your skills.

Each chapter includes a number of different-sized step-by-step projects, including quilts, cushions, tote bags and table runners. Sarah discusses different shapes (squares, circles, triangles) and different techniques (applique, foundation piecing, English paper piecing) in turn. She also includes information on basting, layering, quilting and binding, as well as pre-cuts.

Filled with guidance and helpful tips and tricks, this book will equip you with all you need to know to get started on your quilting adventure. Put your skills into practice and at the same time create beautiful projects to keep or give as gifts.

First title by popular TV quilting demonstrator Sarah Payne.

Back to basics - start from scratch and learn from the expert.

Create beautiful projects to keep or give as gifts.

Sarah Payne is a popular quilting teacher, designer and TV demonstrator, well known on Create and Craft. She started crafting at a young age, under her mother’s watchful eye, but went on to study Economics and pursue a career in IT.

In 2011, Sarah decided to take a break and rediscover the creative side of her nature. She started by opening a fabric shop and training centre, before becoming a regular contributor to all the major UK quilting magazines. She has launched a successful range of quilting kits and now designs her own fabric range for Craft Cotton Company.

Sarah lives in Peterborough, UK. Her website is

Author Residence: Peterborough UK

Marketing: Email marketing to libraries and key accounts

Advertising in key craft magazines

Book reviews in Library Journal, Booklist and key sewing and embroidery magazines

Publicity: Press reviews and features in embroidery and needlecraft magazines

Featured projects in embroidery blogs

Review and feature on Mary Corbet’s

Advance promotions and reviews in Craft blogs and sites

For crafters who love instant-gratification projects, fashioning a quilt is almost out of the question, the work required too long-term and intricate. U.K.-based quilter Payne gets it, forestalling any notion of quilting-dropouts by focusing on quilt building-block shapes: squares, triangles, and circles. She packs a wealth of information intended for beginners into the first chapter, explaining terms like jelly rolls and layer cakes (nothing edible!). She also advises on choosing colors and emphasizes the much-needed accuracy of cutting, sewing, and pressing, all accompanied by close-up, step-by-step color photographs. The 15 designs themselves follow a similar pattern, with plenty of tips (e.g., remember thimbles are an option) and alternate layouts featured where appropriate. The biggest plus of this very accessible how-to on patchwork and quilting are the smaller projects that can be finished quickly, from a French braid table runner to a quilted handbag.—Barbara Jacobs, Booklist Nov 15 2019 issue

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