C&T Publishing is a craft book publisher with a range of books across many subjects including quilting, sewing, embroidery and more. Inspired by their innovative authors they create beautiful books that ignite imagination.

Adventures in Improv Quilts

Improv expert Cindy Grisdela shares the design principles and construction strategies for successful quilts every time. Explore three different ways to create improvisationally, from the easiest—using one block in different colors and orientations—to combining block units using various techniques—to aspirational, free cutting the entire quilt and designing it on the wall before sewing. Finished creations result in one-of-a-kind artwork! 96 Pages

All Things Quilting With Alex Anderson – From First Step to Last Stitch

From first step to last stitch, learn to quilt the Alex Anderson way! Internet and television personality Alex Anderson’s “big book” of quilting includes indispensible, straightforward advice—essential tools, binding basics, and easy-to-understand piecing and applique. Become a master of hand and machine quilting, and finish with professional touches that will turn you into a confident, lifelong quilter. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, this must-have compendium will find a permanent home next to your sewing machine!

All-in -One Quilter’s Reference Tool (2nd Edition)

How big is a twin-size quilt? How many squares can you cut from the amount of fabric you have? What’s the best way to sew a mitered border? How do you make bias binding? The All-in-One Quilter’s Reference Tool gives you fast answers to these and dozens of other quilting questions. Now this indispensable guide has been updated to include more answers, more techniques, more quilt settings, and more blocks than ever before. 72 Page colour

Beaded Embroidery Stitching

Add dimension and luster to your sewing projects! Inspired by the magic of beads, buttons, and charms, Christen Brown shares 8 stunning beadwork projects from brooches and bracelets to wallhangings. A handy visual guide to 125 bead embroidered and bead woven stitches categorizes each stitch by style, with a second alphabetical index to keep at your fingertips. A robust project gallery will inspire crafters of all skill levels, from embroiderers and sewists to crazy quilters, mixed media artists, and jewelry makers.  160 Pages

Boro & Sashiko, Harmonious Imperfection

30+ authentic stitch patterns, 9 projects. Combine hand stitches to create dramatic, unique designs and learn to embrace imperfection, admiring the utilitarian beauty of every stitch. “Shibaguyz” Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby invite you to try your hand at boro, the traditional Japanese art of mending and quilting, and more than 30 authentic sashiko designs. Stitching lessons are true to tradition, inspired by historical works by Japanese masters. This guide in sashiko and boro includes patterns, stitch how-tos, and needle-threading and knotting tips. Put your handwork to good use with 9 contemporary projects like a sashiko sampler wallhanging, reversible knot bag, or a kimono-inspired jacket! With step-by-step instructions, even beginners can embrace the art of visible mending. 176 Pages

Charm School – 18 Quilts from 5″ Squares – A beginners Guide

Mind your p’s and q’s… precuts and quilt blocks, that is! Popular designer Vanessa Goertzen puts charm squares to the test with 18 projects using precut 5″ x 5″ squares. Start with fresh, simple blocks and build your skills to sew versatile snowballs, stars, flying geese, and more. Using precuts from your stash or cutting your own charms from scraps or yardage, you’ll learn tips to take the guesswork out of piecing. Quilters of all types will fall in love with these quick, clever, and clean designs! 128 Page colour

Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting

Learn how color, thread, and motif come together to create the quilting of your dreams! Machine quilters can get free-motion tips to boost your confidence. Make your thread a design element.

Create Landscape Quilts – A Step-by-Step Guide

Meri Vahl shares her simple yet unique method for quilting realistic nature scenes and villages from fabric. Using photographs from her travels, the author explains how to achieve stunning scenery with lifelike details. With techniques like fabric collage and tulle overlay, even beginners will learn to quilt majestic mountainscapes, charming buildings, and realistic people. A stunning gallery of quilts—some named best in the world—will inspire you to bring your own travel photos and art quilt ideas to life. 112 Pages

Design, Make, Quilt Modern

Take your modern quilt designs from concept to completion with practical advice, color and fabric ideas, quilting tips, and more. Includes four modern quilts patterns from award-winning quilt designer Heather Black.

Diamond Star Quilts – 12 Skill-Building Projects

Make majestic star and diamond quilts with no inset seams! 12 projects and techniques for constructing eight-pointed star quilts from diamonds. Build your skills as you start with basic patterns and move to advanced designs.

DIY Guide to Tie Dye Style – The Basics & Way Beyond

Take tie dye to the next level with this in-depth visual guide! Capture bursts of color in intricate waves and patterns with expert tips from the women behind PrettyLifeGirls. Move beyond the basic t-shirt, and tie-dye sweats, masks, home decor, and so much more. Start simple with standard binding patterns, and then skill build to more advanced techniques. Includes 20 projects with step-by-step instructions guaranteed to make you fall in love with the art of tie dye! 112 Pages

Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art

Create one-of-a-kind embroidery art using simple techniques! Best-selling author Aimee Ray of Doodle Stitching fame is back with the fresh motifs and contemporary inspiration her fans have come to love. With Aimee’s help, you’ll move beyond the pattern to reflect your artistic self—making hoop framed embroidery art, decorative keepsakes, pillows, patches, charms, and fabric scrapbooks. Create artwork you’ll display in every room of the house! Mix and match motifs and personalize wall art with lettering and numbers. With 20 projects to personalize, Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art will intrigue both beginners and seasoned embroiderers. 128 Pages

Felt Flower Workshop

Learn to make felt plants and flowers so rich with detail; they look freshly picked! Aimed at absolute beginners—the book starts with an overview of basic techniques and then progresses on to simple lessons for making flowers, plants, leaves, and branches. Each lesson comes with a detailed reference photograph, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, and pattern. Once the lessons are complete, the reader can progress onto a series of beautifully-designed projects (featuring the plants and flowers previously practiced). Each project is introduced with a styled photograph showing the item in an attractive modern setting along with easy instructions for assembly. 128 pages

Foolproof Flower Embroidery – 80 Stitches & 400 Combinations in a Variety of Fibers

Explore your stitching versatility with this comprehensive guide by learning to use any thread and embroidery stitch you desire! Jennifer Clouston shares how to make the most of the thread you already own by introducing hundreds of stitch and fiber combination options to create your own unique flower garden. From textured stems and leaves to colorful bunches of flowers- your end result will look and feel like a true artistic and organic garden.

Free Motion Meandering A Beginner’s Guide

Angela Walters teaches 8 freemotion machine quilting meandering stitches for beginners, plus variations of each. Learn to disguise mistakes and transition between quilting designs with ease. 80 Page Colour

Free-Motion Combinations

Start free-motion combination quilting and take your projects to the next level with bestselling author Christina Cameli. Perfect for quilters who are comfortable with allover and repeated designs, this comprehensive guide will build upon these simple skills so that quilters have the confidence to combine designs the way professional quilters do. Learn essential skills like echoing, building up, following along, managing tight spots, moving around the piece, and so much more. Practice important allover designs (spirals, wavy meandering, branching, designs, paisleys, and pebbles) then start your combination journey with both simple and fancy motifs. Try your hand at these 30+ combined designs, and then move to create your very own custom designs and compositions. 112 Pages