School of Sewing: Learn it. Teach it. Sew Together. 12 Beginner Projects. School of Sewing allows you to follow in the footsteps of a group of beginners who shared one goal- to learn to use their sewing machines. This book is an engaging, detailed lesson plan designed to guide you along that same journey, whether you are learning alone or as a group. It begins with easy-to-follow instructions for how to use a sewing machine and advice on buying fabric and tools and then progresses through 12 projects- one three-hour lesson a month, perfect for friends to learn together. Your own School of Sewing will be proud to show off or to gift these trendy projects, which include a pillowcase, zippered pouch, tote bag and patchwork quilt, each with optional details for "extra credit." You'll learn: Sewing machine types, recommendations and how to shop for the machine of your dreams. Fabric selection and color theory how to navigate the fabric store, including interfacing, notions and fabric types. Essential sewing supplies to get you started with the right gear how to trouble shoot problems when they occur. Professional finishing techniques numerous sewing skills, including zippers, ruffles, buttonholes, pleats, binding, sewing a curve and machine quilting. How to sew 12 beginner projects, using step-by-step photos. Tips and advice from fellow beginners in a fun, approachable and relate able way.
Let’s get fussy about fabric! Maybe it’s the rich colors…or the tactile feel…or the fashion vibe it brings to the mix. Fabric has an uncanny ability to transform a project, evoke a mood and deliver a whole, new level of satisfaction to today’s sewist. Intentional Piecing, a sewing workshop in a book from renowned sewer Amy Friend, shows you how to make fabric the star of every project with the hot technique known as fussy cutting. What to stash and why. How to make it look seamless. Where to find creative inspiration. These are the fabric-related topics you’ll explore with one crafty lady aptly named Friend!
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Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing
In a sea of quilting project books, Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing stands alone. Drawing together many disparate strands, this comprehensive guide offers up a deeper exploration of this precision patchwork craft, providing everything quilters need to know on a practical level to begin navigating fussy cutting and English paper-piecing (EPP). The most comprehensive guide to English paper piecing on the market today, including history of the craft, artist profiles, and more! Patterns for original rosettes on which to learn the practicalities of EPP are shown step-by-step, covering everything from templates, paper choice, magic mirrors, how to mock up layouts, glue/thread basting, and more. Finished examples exemplifying mastery of the skills learned in the book & unique secondary designs within the quilts that demonstrate the fussy cut and rosette piecing techniques. Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing is not just a how-to text on English paper piecing. While any book on English paper piecing must cover the instructional aspects, Flossie Teacakes offers a softer, warmer approach, exploring the craft on a more tactile paper-and-fabric level and including stories and inspirations this wonderful craft. Author Florence Knapp explores of the craft over a series of interviews and a journey back in time. She captures the elements that make it so much more than a simple technique guide, giving meaning to the act of English paper piecing for those who are intrigued as well as to quilters who are already hooked. As if that isn't enough, there's icing on the teacakes in the form of original paper-pieced rosettes and show stopping quilt patterns included to practice and show off your EPP skills. 128 pages