Sew Much Fleece - 20 Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Projects for the Whole Family - NO LONGER AVAILABLE / OUT OF PRINT

by Karen M. Burns

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Take fabulous fleece beyond simple tied blankets. Imagine the possibilities for great gifts made from fun prints and super solids. You'll find many beginner-friendly patterns to choose from!

  • Create hats and wraps to wear for warmth, just-for-fun pillows for the home, and cozy stuffed toys for pets
  • Learn the ins and outs of sewing with fleece--from choosing the right machine needles and cutting tools to easy, no-finish-needed seaming techniques
  • Add texture with twin-needle ribbing, embellishments, and even no-sew options such as square knots and lacing

by Karen M. Burns
8.375" x 10.875"
Format Description:
full color; softcover w/pullout page
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Publication Date:
November 3rd, 2015
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This title is out of print; Returns accepted in resale condition only until September 29th, 2019
It’s cold outside so why not grab a copy of this book and sew up some warmth and love all in one project? There are 20 project which range from warm wearables to décor touches and even something for your furry children.

The first nine pages gets you ready to sew with fleece. It begins with an introduction from the author, goes to tools you will need and finally how to get started sewing with fleece. There are tips set off in framed boxes so be sure to read these to help you along the way.

Each pattern has a color picture of the item, followed by material and cutting lists. The instructions have graphics to help you make sure you are following the written words correctly. They are easy to read so you shouldn’t have any problem figuring out what the author intends. And if you need a template to complete the project, they are provided at full size.

There is one quilt pattern and it will be perfect for my charity guild to make. It has hexagons on it and they are very popular right now. There is a poncho and a wrap both of which will make quickly sewn presents for Christmas or birthdays.

If you like fleece but can’t think of what to do with it other than a scarf, you need this book. Once you see the ideas, your creative thinking just might keep you sewing long into the night as you come up with your own versions of these patterns.
Lovely addition to my library and full of inspiration! I made the hand warmers and will get material today to make the blanket, Hank the Hound, and the Pillow Lounger! The instructions for all the patterns are easy with lots of diagrams and tips, so I NEVER have to go "Huh? What do they mean?"

Karen was inspired as she was choosing the projects for this book, selecting interesting and fun ideas which come together quickly and don't require years of sewing experience. Perfect for me!
El tejido de punto sintético conocido como Polar Fleece es suave y cálido, no pesa y hoy día está de moda para confeccionar infinidad de prendas, frazadas y otros accesorios muy novedosos.
En este libro que ahora reviso me entero que además de producirse con poliéster y con otra serie de materiales reciclados como son los envases de plástico y otras fibras sintéticas, también se hace con fibras orgánicas como algodón y bambú.
Los proyectos en este libro son sencillos dado a que este textil se presta para eso pues las prendas sugeridas no requieren de medidas con precisión y exactitud.
La publicación incluye una sección muy clara y útil sobre herramientas a utilizar, manera de cortar el fleece y métodos de terminado y detalles que brindan diversos toques de creatividad para personalizar cada pieza.
Me gusta el diseño de capas y ponchos especialmente porque el trío de autoras le da énfasis a los cuellos y la caída de la tela. Hay varios accesorios muy simpáticos incluyendo un almohadón para la mascota y un juguete para la misma que se hace con los retazos del mismo.
En conclusión, si se desea experimentar con este género textil tan suave al tacto, este es un libro claro y útil incluso para quienes se inician en el mundo de la costura.

[translation] The synthetic knit fabric known as Polar Fleece is soft and warm, weightless, and today is fashionable to make plenty of clothes, blankets and other very novel accessories.
In this book now I understand that fleece can be made with polyester and a number of other recycled materials such as plastic and other synthetic fibers, also it made with organic fibers such as cotton and bamboo.
The projects in this book are simple given that this fabric is suitable for garments that because the suggested measures do not require precision and accuracy.
The publication includes a very clear and useful section on tools to use, how to cut the fleece, and finishing methods and details that provide various creative touches to personalize each piece.
I like the design layer and ponchos especially since the trio of authors gives emphasis to the necks and the drape of the fabric. There are several very friendly accessories including a cushion for the pet and a toy for the same is done with remnants of fleece.
In conclusion, if you want to experiment with this textile fabric so soft to the touch, this is a clear and useful even for those new to the world of sewing.
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Review from Online Quilt Magazine, March 2016

Fleece may be the new favorite fabric. It comes in 60" widths and doesn't shrink or fray, so there is no seam finishing to do. This book includes patterns for scarves, hats, wraps and ponchos, pillows, loungers and blankets, then our furry friends are catered for with cushions and toys for them. You'll need very few tools to work with fleece, in fact if you are already into patchwork, you'll pretty much have all you need. There are comprehensive hints and tips on sewing the fleecy garments and toys. The use of novelty rotary-cutter blades can create a variety of different edging or make perforations for even blanket stitching by hand. Each item in this book showcases different edgings or techniques and "Just a Thought" ideas to change the pattern slightly. The contributors, Linda Turner Griepentrog, Missy Shepler and Beth Bradley have produced a book full of lovely, cuddly ideas for using fleece, one that the whole family will love.

Karen M. Burns

An accomplished long-arm quilter, Karen M. Burns is a former member of Martingale's industry-leading acquisitions team. This group of crafting experts specializes in curating the highest-quality patterns by top designers in quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, and other crafts. Since its founding in 1976, Martingale has become synonymous with outstanding craft books, with more than 24 million books sold worldwide.

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