your home with this cheerful collection of fourteen quilting
projects. The great thing is that you can mix and match them
so you have a whole lot of items that go well together. Another
good thing is that all projects are labeled as suitable for
the "confident beginner" and you don't need many
items to make any of them. If you sew, you probably already
have most of the things you need, and many are marked optional
so you can get by without them. I know, for I don't have everything
on the list, either, but do a fair bit of this type of thing.
There is not much preamble apart from a short piece on working
with raw-edge fusible web and doing padded appliqué.
It is straight on with the projects, and many are not large
so make up quite fast -- great for beginners and anybody wanting
to make several. Choose from place mats, pillows, wall hangings,
runners, rugs, a wreath and more, including matching sewing
accessories. The theme is bright colors and happy things like
birds, flowers, suns, houses and butterflies, and makes me
think particularly of a kitchen or sun room. Each project
features written instructions with a few diagrams plus helpful
hints, a list of everything you need, size and level of expertise.
All the patterns are in a pullout in the center of the book,
and I would recommend this book to anybody who knows a bit
about quilting but is maybe not confident enough to tackle
a whole quilt. There is one in here as the last project in
the book, drawing on everything you have done and combining
all the motifs, which is a nice touch and, again, aimed at
the beginner. However, the cheerful bright motifs are going
to appeal to more than just the quilting tyro. Dig in and
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locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.