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.
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 www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.
Reviews of other craft books by Debbie Shore
Covers and Cosies
Half Yard Bags