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Quilted Covers and Cosies
Love To Sew Series
Debbie Shore

Search Press
15 October 2015/ ISBN 9781782212546
How-To Books/Sewing

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


There are many items that require a cover to perform at their best, or covers may merely to act as a case to prevent damage. Why not make these items yourself and make them attractive to match your décor? They also make great gifts. As does this book if you can bear to part with it.

This is a good book for those who have not done quilting before to practice some different skills, and at the front is a section where you can learn the basics. Get to grips with piping, quilting essentials, making bias binding to match your project, mitring corners and more before tackling a project. Total sewing beginners are advised to learn the fundamentals elsewhere, but this is not intended to be that rudimentary. Projects list what you need and have written instructions with a few photographs of the item in progress for tricky parts, although not with every item. Templates for appliqué etc are at the back, but mostly it is a case of measuring out simple shapes while you learn about wadding, stitching methods and appliqué. As well as tea and egg cozies, you can find a mug hug, covers for hot water bottles, tablets, books and cellphones, and fun ways of hiding away toilet rolls, tissue boxes and your sewing machine. My favorite has to be the caravan shaped cover for a toaster! The style is modern and bright, with playful designs featuring birds, beach huts, trees and umbrellas. This is a great way to learn about quilting and shows that it isn’t all about large projects like bed covers, but can be used to make many smaller items more interesting.

If you cannot find a good range of sewing and quilting materials locally try for a list of suppliers.

Reviews of other craft books by Debbie Shore

Making Cushion Covers
Quilted Covers and Cosies
Half Yard Home
Half Yard Christmas
Sewing Room Accessories
Half Yard Vintage
Half Yard Bags & Purses

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making Jewellery and
Reviewed 2015