99% of orders dispatched within 24hrs, delivery times may vary.

Please note our warehouse and customer service department will be closed from Monday 29th June until Monday 6th July 2020.

During this time we will not be able to process any orders. To ensure you receive your books before we close please send in your order no later than Thursday 25th June.

Adding item to the basket

× Item added

This item has been added to your basket.

Proceed to checkout
US Flag Australian Flag
Search the site...

  • Publisher: Lucky Spool Media
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 24 April 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781940655376
  • Stock: 42 in stock
  • Size: 203x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £23.99
Download jacket image

Inspiring Improv


Explore Creative Piecing with Curves, Strips, Slabs and More by Nicholas Ball

Add to Basket
Book Description

Explore the freeing power of improvised piecing with Nicholas Ball in his first book, Inspiring Improv. Learn his step-by-step technique based process to explore six fundamental piecing structures. Practice how to stitch fabric together in an improvisational manner to create blocks or sections before using them to sew unique quilts all your own.

Improv piecing doesn't have to mean chaotic end results. Look to the eight original projects included to see how to create sophisticated quilts with structure focusing on repeating blocks or large scale scrappy designs. Follow along as Nicholas walks you through his original inspiration and follow his plan through to finished pieces, as he discusses which combination of his core piecing methods he used and how to achieve showstopping, exciting work.

From simple strip piecing through to complex circles and rings, you will be eager to experiment making slabs, gentle curves, insets, triangles and even 9 patch and Log Cabin stacks, and then use them as a stepping stone to sewing original full sized designs.

About the Author

About Nicholas Ball

Nicholas Ball is an experienced quiltmaker from Cardiff, South Wales. He has contributed to blogs, magazines and sewalongs and specializes in improvisational piecing. He is a regular instructor at The Quilting Company website and on the Quilt Monkey website. You can find him at www.quiltsfromtheattic.wordpress.com.


Cut & Alter

Read the full review here

What can I say - I love this book!  I like the style it is written in - it is full of information but not dogmatic, which is the way I like to teach. 

As I turned the pages I would think "Oh this is my favourite"  before seeing the next one and thinking "No, this IS my favourite".
The section on techniques is very informative and can be followed as is or as a jumping off point for you to head in a totally different direction.
I really am on a journey into improv and the many books on this topic, including this latest addition, on my shelf can testify to this!  I definitely view them as resources and inspiration which I will delve into frequently over the coming years.

Add to Basket Printer friendly version

Customers who bought Inspiring Improv, also bought...

Jelly Roll Quilts

Jelly Roll Quilts

By Pam and Nicky Lintott

Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags

Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags

By Akemi Shibata

Quilted with Love

Quilted with Love

By Sarah Fielke

Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts

Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts

By Pam and Nicky Lintott

Also by this author:

Use and Ornament

By Nicholas Ball

We use cookies to personalise your experience and to analyse our traffic. Do you want to allow all cookies or view and change settings?