Books

Handmade Hostess by Kelly Lee-Creel and Rebecca Soder – Book Review + Giveaway

Handmade Hostess by Kelly Lee-Creel and Rebecca Soder – Book Review + Giveaway

By on Apr 1, 2013 in Books | 18 comments

Handmade Hostess: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for Unforgettable Entertaining is a fun new book by Kelly Lee-Creel and Rebecca Soder. Kelly blogs her creative work at Ever Kelly and released Storybook Lane, her first collection for Andover Fabrics, last year. What’s so cool about this book is that Kelly and Rebecca are sisters. The party scenes portrayed in the...

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Winner – Stitch Savvy Blog Tour Book + Fabric Giveaway

Winner – Stitch Savvy Blog Tour Book + Fabric Giveaway

By on Jan 29, 2013 in Books | 2 comments

Did January really just go by that fast! It’s been crazy, crazy busy around here. Both work and fun. Part of the fun was the completion of the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild’s twin bed quilt for the Austin Children’s Shelter. We were sent 10 blocks from the QuiltCon challenge to create the quilt. I’ll do a follow up post featuring all...

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Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes – Book Review + Giveaway

Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes – Book Review + Giveaway

By on Jan 10, 2013 in Books | 336 comments

Stitch Savvy is a new book by Deborah Moebes of Whipstitch. It combines Deborah’s talent for teaching sewing with 25 projects that include home decor, quilting, bags, and clothing. Each category contains 5 projects that progress from Level 1 (basic skills) to Level 5 (advanced sewing techniques). A fun twist on the concept of building your skills is a section...

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Improv Sewing Book Giveaway + Free Pattern

Improv Sewing Book Giveaway + Free Pattern

By on Sep 28, 2012 in Books | 87 comments

Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques features 101 fast, fun, and fearless projects for dresses, tunics, scarves, skirts, accessories, pillows, curtains and more! The arrival of knits at Pink Chalk Fabrics has prompted a lot of discussion about quick and easy garments using this very forgiving textile. Perfect timing that Storey Publishing has...

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Skip the Borders Blog Tour + Giveaway

Skip the Borders Blog Tour + Giveaway

By on Sep 17, 2012 in Books | 241 comments

Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts is a teacher, pattern designer, and founder of the Philadelphia chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. Julie’s motto is “One girl on a mission to make life better with fabric!”. She accomplishes this and more with Skip the Borders, her first book for Martingale. The theme of the book is borderless quilts, divided into 3...

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