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BOOK: The Applique Book by Casey York

BOOK: The Applique Book by Casey York

By on Mar 15, 2016 in Books, Giveaway | 0 comments

Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop for The Appliqué Book: Traditional Techniques, Modern Style by Casey York! Casey York has followed up her first book, Modern Appliqué Illusions, with a comprehensive guide for applique technique called, The Appliqué Book. In her new book, Casey covers seven different appliqué methods including: needle turn, raw edge, reverse...

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The Magic Pattern Book By Amy Barickman – Book Review

The Magic Pattern Book By Amy Barickman – Book Review

By on Oct 16, 2014 in Books | 83 comments

“In planning and designing your own clothes, you need first to know your type, what to emphasize, and what to subdue. And then you should have a good, reliable style magazine, a full-length mirror, and a determination to persevere until [the] right effects are obtained.” – Mary Brooks Pickens 1920 The focus of The Magic Pattern Book by Amy...

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Present Perfect by Betz White – Book Review

Present Perfect by Betz White – Book Review

By on Oct 14, 2014 in Books | 18 comments

Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew & Bestow by Betz White features a fabulous array of sewing projects with gift giving in mind. Just in time for holiday sewing! Betz’ intro to the book lovingly shares the story of her mother’s love of sewing for her and of teaching Betz to sew. The ultimate gift! One I cherish as well, in my case the gift was given to...

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Essential Sewing Reference Tool by Carla Hegeman Crim – Book Review + Giveaway

Essential Sewing Reference Tool by Carla Hegeman Crim – Book Review + Giveaway

By on Mar 7, 2014 in Books | 87 comments

The Essential Sewing Reference Tool: All-in-One Visual Guide by Carla Hegeman Crim captures in a single volume answers to our what-is-this and how-do-I-do-that questions we often ask ourselves while sewing. Whether you’re a veteran sewist or new to the craft, this handy all-in-one guide covers the nuts and bolts of sewing tools and techniques with easy to...

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First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli

First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli

By on Sep 29, 2013 in Books | 187 comments

First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli is a fabulous new book that combines learning to free-motion quilt with a clever idea of how to get in the practice time that will hone your skills. As the author points out in the introduction, many of us get hung up on finding an accessible approach to learning and practicing free-motion quilting. I love the...

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