Country Threads Goes to Charm School - 19 Little Quilts from 5" Squares

by Mary Etherington, Connie Tesene
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Quilters, it's time to send all your adorable little precuts to charm school! From the owners of the popular Country Threads quilt shop and pattern company, this collection of designs is ideal for showcasing today's precut 5" squares. Enjoy a fun and lighthearted approach to quilting with projects such as "Take Turns," "Dress for Success," and "Wipe Your Feet."

  • Choose from 19 terrific quilts with traditional appeal--find something for everyone from confident beginners to experts
  • Make clever use of low-cost fabric packs
  • Finish these small quilts in a jiffy for a last-minute gift or a spot in need of decorating

by Mary Etherington, Connie Tesene
8.375" x 10.875"
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full color, softcover
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Publication Date:
August 10th, 2010
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I think the first thing I liked about this book was how the projects were named. "Don't Interrupt!", "No White Shoes After Labor Day" and "Wipe Your Feet" are just a few examples of the projects you'll find in this book. These ladies definitely share my sense of humour!
Most of the 19 quilts are wall hanging or table topper size, making for quick and easy projects. These are great little quilts to whip up for gifts and for learning a new technique, such as machine appliqué. They do use charm packs, and while I usually shy away from these projects since I never seem to have enough charm packs to complete a pattern, this is not the case with this book. These projects use a charm pack - not 2 or 3, but 1. You will need extra coordinating fabric for borders and backing, but only 1 charm pack. I like that! Also, should you not have a charm pack, each pattern gives alternate fabric requirements in a "Still Charming" sidebar.
This book would appeal to the quilter who likes to make up small projects which are simple, yet effective.

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Review from Stick Your Nose in a Book: Quilting Book Reviews by Jennifer Zoeterman

Here is Country Threads’ take on using 5" charm packs. Filled with 19 small quilts and table toppers, these are all very charming, fast, and manageable projects. The book also includes yardage if you prefer not to use charm packs. Mostly pieced, some with applique, using beautiful color combinations. A keeper!

Mary Etherington

Mary Etherington is a cofounder, with Connie Tesene, of the famed Country Threads Quilt Shop and a popular author. While officially retired from the quilt-shop business, Mary stays in touch with former customers through the Country Threads Chicken Scratch blog. She keeps busy by dog sitting, caring for her animals, tending many houseplants and succulents, playing piano at two churches and a care center, and sewing every single day.

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Connie Tesene

Since retiring in 2014 I have enjoyed the luxury of time--time for gardening, babysitting, volunteering, traveling, reading, feathering my nest, and sewing. My husband, Roy, and I still live in the home where we raised our three boys; it's a wonderful house but it is also 120 years old and always seems to need a remodeling project. I have an ambitious plan for a large gardening project in the spring and I can hardly wait to get that dirt under my fingernails. I'd like to be remembered as a maker of pies, quilts, gardens, art, fun, and home. What more could one ask out of life?

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