Amanda has authored several books for C&T Publishing.

  • The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book

    Creative free-motion ideas for traditional quilt blocks, borders, and more...

    Take the guesswork out of free-motion quilting with 155 fresh ideas, each handpicked for a specific space on a quilt. Popular author Amanda Murphy pairs unique free-motion designs with 30 well-loved quilt blocks, such as the Sawtooth Star and Drunkard’s Path. Pick and choose elements from each chapter (borders, sashing, motifs, and more) for an artful finish! This must-have reference includes an inspiring gallery of quilts, expert advice on domestic and longarm quilting, and complete instructions for a table runner project to hone your skills.

    • 155 quilting patterns to complement specific areas on your quilt

    • Free-motion pairings for 30 traditional quilt blocks, plus borders, sashing, freestanding motifs, and allover designs

    • Expert advice from author and BERNINA Quilting and Long Arm Spokesperson Amanda Murphy


    A coordinating app is available in the Apple App store and will be coming for Android soon.


    The Free-Motion Quilting Sampler is available as a download-able pattern from C&T Publishing.  It contains piecing instructions for every block in the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, making it a great project to hone one's quilting skills!


    Click here to purchase a signed copy of The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book!


    Click here to download The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler!


    Click here to join Amanda's Free-Motion Quilting Idea Facebook group!

  • Quilted Celebrations

    18 Designs to Capture Life’s Milestones with Needle & Thread

    Don’t let the important occasions in life pass you by. Quilt them! Gift meaningful milestone quilts for religious celebrations, graduations, anniversaries, important birthdays, and more. Best-selling author and fabric designer Amanda Murphy presents 10 projects and 18 designs to celebrate life’s hallmark moments. Space is cleverly built into the designs so you can personalize them with numbers, dates, messages, and signatures. Amanda’s patterns are simple to stitch and easy to mix and match. Incorporate embroidery, appliqué, elaborate quilting designs, or large-scale fabric prints with this ultimate resource for quilted gifts.


    • Celebrate life’s important moments, from birthdays and anniversaries to bar mitzvahs

    • 10 projects and 18 designs, easy to mix and match

    • Personalize it! Add names, numbers, dates, messages, and signatures


    Click here to purchase a signed copy of Quilted Celebrations!

  • Modern Elegance Coloring Book

    45+ Romantic Designs to Color for Fun & Relaxation

    Enjoy the art of coloring with this intricate coloring book featuring contemporary and elegant designs by Amanda Murphy. These illustrations, printed on high-quality, heavyweight paper, are ideal for framing and perfectly suited to coloring with colored pencils, fine tip markers, and even watercolors. Evocative of the Arts and Crafts era, designs include romantic florals, classical motifs, hypnotic watches and gears, and decorative patterns with a vintage vibe. Coloring even a few minutes a day can help you relieve stress and infuse much-need creativity into your busy life!


    • Basic color theory makes it easy to create masterpieces

    • Printed on heavyweight, high-quality uncoated paper with perforated edges for easy framing in an 8" x 10" frame

    • Fill in with colored pencils, fine tip markers, and even watercolors!


    Click here to purchase a signed copy of Modern Elegance!

  • Modern Holiday

    Deck the Halls with 18 Sewing Projects

    Dress up your home in something fresh for the holidays! These quilts and holiday decorations from designer/blogger Amanda Murphy take Christmas in a bright new direction that updates the traditional reds and greens with blues, pinks, and whites. 18 festive projects include 9 quilts and 9 home decorations: seasonal pillows, a tree skirt, advent calendar, Christmas stocking, and more.

    Images courtesy of C&T Publishing.


    Click here to purchase a signed copy of Modern Holiday...

  • Color Essentials

    Crisp and Vibrant Quilts...

    Free yourself from preconceived notions about color and get ready to push the creative envelope! This must-have book inspires you to experiment with solids to gain a deep understanding of how color functions. Perfect for both the adventurous beginner and skilled intermediate quilter, the 12 modern quilt projects show you how to create fresh combinations, vibrancy, and movement using different hues. To make the projects accessible, affordable, and stunning, author Amanda Murphy developed a pre-cut package of Robert Kaufman Fabrics that can be used in conjunction with this book.

    Images courtesy of C&T Publishing.


    Click here to purchase a signed copy of Color Essentials...

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