Author(s): Stuart Hillard
This inspiring new book from the Sewing Bee's quilting supremo Stuart Hillard includes designs for 100 quilts. There are also patterns for 12 of Stuarts's favourite designs, and a basic techniques section with his tips and tricks for quilting perfection. Stuart has designed a huge range of blocks to enable to quilters make a collection of fantastic scrap quilts, either following one of Stuart's 100 'virtual layouts', or using their own layout. In addition, he has provided instructions and photography for 12 of his absolute favourites, so that readers can recreate the exact same quilt if that is what they want to do. Stuart Hillard is a well-known and well-loved craft personality, with a regular column in Popular Patchwork magazine as well as being a regular presenter on Create and Craft TV. He is known for being able to turn his hand to anything with his signature enthusiasm but his first love is quilting. Drawing on his many years as a teacher, Stuart has collected together all of his quilt hacks, tips, tricks and techniques as well as his 'rules' for successful scrap quilting. This essential reference is aimed equally at beginners attempting their first quilt, or experienced quilters looking for new inspiration. It's time to stop hoarding and start using up that stash!
Stuart Hillard has built a fantastic reputation as one of the UK's leading and most recognised quilt designers, teachers and home decor experts with over twenty five years experience and more than 100 published patterns to his name. Stuart is a monthly columnist with Sew magazine and Popular Patchwork. Instantly recognisable as the maverick star of the first series of BBC2's 'The Great British Sewing Bee', alongside Tilly Walnes and Lauren Guthrie, his approach is fun and fresh, inclusive and achievable. He has represented global companies including Coats Crafts, Bernina and Handiquilter at trade and consumer craft shows in Europe, the States and Australia.