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Christmas All Through The House
Chris Malone

Annies Craft Store (Distributed in the UK by Search Press)
31 July 2015 / ISBN 9781573679022
How-To Books/Quilting / Holiday: Christmas

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Decorate your home for the holidays with this book of twenty-one colorful contemporary quilting projects. Open the book and in the center is an insert containing all the patterns full size so you don't need a computer/printer/copier in order to begin the festive fun. The projects are all classed as confident beginner, which I take to mean somebody au fait with sewing but not yet a quilter. At the front of the book is a useful guide to what you need to buy and why, plus some of the techniques you will be using, a few stitch diagrams and hints on quilting and finishing. All the projects go well together, and are in a cheerful modern style. Santas, snowmen, wreaths, presents, trees and owls adorn wall hangings, table decorations, coasters, mug mats, tree decorations and more. This is a well laid out book featuring colored diagrams and easily readable short steps, large photographs showing the finished items in situ for each item as well as size, what you need and a cutting guide. For a book of patterns, this is a surprisingly beginner friendly book that will show quilting tyros the basics, while providing a houseful of fun attractive holiday decorations.

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2015