A Quilter's Mixology: Shaking Up Curved Piecing by Angela Pingel

By Angela Pingel

Follow the "Drunkard's Path" to curved piecing!

You'll detect an advent to curved piecing through one basic block--Drunkard's course. writer Angela Pingel demonstrates how this unmarried block could be prepare in quite a few styles that glance totally varied in each mixture. Drunkard's direction can create a sinuous striking line like its namesake or curved motifs that shape teardrops, arabesques, plants, and different discrete shapes.

Dive deep into the fundamentals of curved piecing after which discover quite a few tasks together with extensive quilts, child quilts, pillows, and a desk runner. locate inspiring new how one can use that previous favourite, Drunkard's course block, to create quilts that glance new and assorted. A Quilter's Mixology is the correct "next-step" booklet geared in the direction of intermediate quilters or quilters searching for the subsequent problem.

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The Magic Pattern Book: Sew 6 Patterns into 36 Different by Amy Barickman

By Amy Barickman

Domestic stitching is booming back. encouraged by means of websites like Etsy, Craftsy, Pinterest, and CreativeBug, via the continued approval for Project Runway and different style exhibits, and by way of the ever-growing DIY flow, there are greater than 35 million sewists in the US. Now, for this new new release that desires to make their very own outfits, convey their model experience, glance nice, be creative―and get monetary savings, to boot―comes Amy Barickman’s The Magic development Book, an illustrated advisor to making a exclusive dresser from six magic patterns.

What makes a stitching trend magic? It’s an easy equation: One “magic” trend may be remodeled into six diverse looks―for instance, The Skirt (pattern B) yields an A-line skirt, a maxi skirt, a pleated hem skirt, a pencil wrap skirt, a flared bias skirt, and a ruffled mini. Then comes much more magic―there are six magic styles in The Magic development Book, leading to thirty-six diversified appears. Following each one glance are feedback for particular materials, a lot of them repurposed goods, for a complete of 216 clothing and components. The ability point is easy, and styles are bundled onto a CD in an envelope at the back of the booklet, and in addition discovered on-line (to be downloaded and published out on 81/2" x 11" paper).

What makes a booklet magic? one other basic equation: nice worth, an exceptional promise, a very good package deal, and a superb writer.

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Holiday Paper Crafts from Japan: 17 Projects to Brighten by Robertta A. Uhl

By Robertta A. Uhl

Vacation Paper Crafts from Japan comprises easy-to-follow directions for making seventeen certain seasonal crafts encouraged by means of washi, the attractive conventional paper hand-crafted through artisans all through Japan. colour photos convey comprehensive tasks, in addition to inventive methods for exhibiting them.

Holiday Paper Crafts from Japan contains such unique initiatives as present bins, embellishes, poinsettia and angel undefined, calendar magnets, wreaths, stars and lots of extra. unharness your internal crafter and notice the fantastic international of washi!

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