Decorate your home throughout the snowy season with 10 folk-art quilts and accessories! Choose from lap quilts, wall quilts, pillows, and table runners, all featuring favorite wintertime motifs. With easy projects and step-by-step instructions--and a little fun with giant rickrack--you'll be finished before the first holiday party!
- Projects feature fusible applique and easy wool applique stitched by hand or machine
- Themes include stockings, stars, trees, holly, and even reindeer
- Decorating tips throughout the book offer fresh ideas for your home
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From Kay Mackenzie, allaboutapplique.net
As the authors Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks say, "Adding just a few accents to a room can change the feel of that space from everyday to holiday." In that spirit, this book offers simple and charming quilts and projects to "keep your home well dressed for winter!"
Jeanne and Shelley should be experts in the field, since they live in Saskatchewan, Canada. Brrr!
The book starts out with basic information on fabric selection and preparation, then moves on to the authors' favorite special techniques. Included here are fusible-web applique, fusible-interfacing applique, working with wool, hand-embroidering, making vines, and finishing basics.
Then, onto the projects! There are detailed instructions for very cute pillows and wall quilts to welcome Santa and the season (you can see one on the cover), cozy lap quilts, cheery welcoming table toppers, a whimsical primitive wool runner, and tons of inspirational decorating ideas.
What I really like about these projects is all the words! Plus, the templates given in the book are full-size and already reversed for your ease of use in fusible-web applique.
From Barbara Rhoades, Amazon.com top 500 reviewer
If you are trying to get ideas for your Christmas list and want to start sewing now, this is a good book to have. There are lots of applique projects like wall hangings, pillows and quilts. There are also pieced projects. The patterns are at full size so no need to run to the copy shop. Each pattern has a color photo, finished block/quilt size and easy to understand cutting and material lists. There are a few graphics but not many as the projects are easy enough to follow without them. Pages on fabric preparation talk about "to wash or not to wash" the fabric and the special techniques section talks about applique types, working with wool and finishing basics.
If you want to get a jump start on Christmas sewing, this will be a book that will give you lots of ideas to make for your special people.
Shelley has been quilting for well over 20 years, having started when "quilting wasn't cool!" Both her grandmothers quilted in different styles and each passed on her knowledge and love of quilting. Shelley lives in beautiful Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. When she's not busy designing, quilting, working at The Quilt Patch, or walking a trade show, she enjoys shopping, home decorating, reading, and if there's still time left over, working in her yard.Visit Shelley's website
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Jeanne learned to sew as a young girl from her mom and her Auntie Alice. She grew up sewing garments for herself, and then moved on to sewing for her five children, often creating something original and unique. Quilting was a natural progression from garment sewing and continues to fill a need to create. Time to spend on other hobbies, such as basket weaving and woodworking, is becoming rarer as the number of grandchildren grows and work commitments increase. However, there is always time to sew.Visit Jeanne's website
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