By The Bundle by Emma Jean Jansen
Turn Pre-Cuts to Patchwork in 12 Fat-Quarter Friendly Quilts
Untie the bow....
No quilter can resist a stack of beautifully coordinated fabrics neatly folded into a bundle and tied with a bow. Quilters are left with just a “taste” of many fabrics, but often think they don’t have enough to sew an entire quilt. Not true! Australian fabric and pattern designer, Emma Jean Jansen, inspires you to create any of her 12 quilts specifically designed to showcase these fabulous cuts - whether they’re from a single fabric collection or a custom shop collection of many fabric lines.
Emma demonstrates quick piecing methods, raw-edge applique and freezer paper foundation piecing to achieve stylish, modern quilt designs. The inspiring patchwork projects are photographed in Emma's native Australia, and ranges from the bold and geometric to the elaborate–but all projects focus on how to use those beautiful bundles of fat quarters.
With Emma’s guidance you’ll learn how to cut your fat quarters to maximize usable fabric. She also shares her tips on how to combine your bundle fabrics with crisp solids to achieve maximum contrast. Photographed within sweeping Australian vistas, the quilts are so refreshing that you’ll want to sew all 12 of them!
So go ahead...buy the bundle at your favorite quilt shop, or reach for those in your stash. No longer will you simply buy and stash fat quarters - you’ll be able to use these bundles to create stunning, contemporary quilts!