Brighten your holidays with a timeless collection of 13 cheery projects! In her distinctively beautiful style, Cheryl Almgren Taylor presents a festive follow-up to her popular book Deck the Halls.
- Spruce up your home with pieced and fusible-applique projects such as table runners, wall hangings, a bed runner, pillow, and Christmas-card holder
- Create holiday motifs ranging from a delightful children's Christmas pageant to stockings, poinsettias, candy canes, ornaments, and more
- Find exciting ideas for gift giving, including special gifts with elegance and sparkle
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Cheryl Almgren Taylor is the master of cozy-looking fusible applique projects. Her distinctive style is fairly traditional and, much like in her 2009 title Deck the Halls, the 13 designs in this book reflect that in the iconography used: poinsettias, angels, candy canes, shepherds and sheep, holly, baubles, gifts, stockings, Christmas trees and so on. There are some nice ideas, including wall hangings, table runners, bed runners, cardholders, large quilts and pillows, and a substantial 'Quilt making techniques' section that should make it approachable for all levels of abilities. The bulk of the projects use Cheryl's specialty of fusible applique but there is the odd bit of piecing thrown in for good measure. For me, the most attractive projects are the "Candy Canes" table runner, the "Night Before Christmas" quilt and the "Christmas Pageant" wall hanging.
Cheryl Almgren Taylor
Cheryl Almgren Taylor learned to sew at the age of 13 but didn't begin quilting until 2000. Soon after creating her first quilt, she began designing her own patterns. Her first pattern series, Storybook Snugglers, debuted in 2007 and was followed by a book of Christmas quilts, Deck the Halls, in 2009, all published by Martingale & Company. Her beautiful work has also appeared in publications such as Quick Quilts and McCall's Quilting.
Cheryl's favorite quilting technique is fusible-web applique with a machine blanket-stitched finish. She loves the ease of construction that this technique allows and the design possibilities available with applique. In addition to designing, quilting, and teaching in various parts of the United States, Cheryl enjoys a career in public education and is also a pastor's wife.
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