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Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece

29 Stitched Projects from Yoko Saito

Yoko Saito


Quilt authentically with quilt artist Yoko Saito’s Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece, which explores traditional folk themes and interprets them with a vintage yet modern feel. Discover 29 projects inspired by classic patchwork blocks such as log cabins, hexagons, baskets, and stars, sewn in the signature soft sepia and taupe fabrics popular with today’s Japanese quiltmakers. Featuring piecework, appliqué, machine stitching, handstitching,
and embroidery, these projects will delight all needlework lovers. Full-size paper patterns are enclosed for projects including wall quilts, fabric baskets, handbags, cushions, and even an apron.

Yoko Saito’s meticulous stitching, improvisation, and use of odd-shaped pieces exemplify wabi sabi, a Japanese aesthetic of authenticity and simplicity.

Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece invites all needle artists to create beautiful and practical quilted projects designed by a master quilter.

Paperback • 152 pages 7 ¼ x 10 in (184 x 254 mm)