Category Archives: Books!

501 Quilt Blocks (book review)

Although I have quite an extensive collection of quilting books, I still have a soft spot in my heart for the very first book that started my quilting library. I don’t know if it is just because as the only quilting book in my possession at that time I perused it so much until I […]

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It’s a wrap! (Book review)

At times I feel like taking a break from “regular” quilting and try my hand at a small project in order to learn a new technique. Sometimes these creative breaks require time and patience, but at others learning a new technique can be incredibly easy!

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Omiyage: Handmade Gifts in the Japanese Tradition

“Omiyage” is the Japanese word for gift, and with her book Omiyage : Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition, best-selling author Kumiko Sudo has outdone herself again! This time she turns her attention to 43 absolutely beautiful handmade fabric gifts: Temari balls, pincushions, pockets, pouches, good luck charms, evening bags… even a marvelous little […]

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Hexagon Craze

In doing some housekeeping over at Angie’s Bits ‘n Pieces I found some book reviews we decided to remove from the website a while back. Since they deal with some of my favorite books, I thought I would share them here. I hope you find them useful. 🙂 Here goes the first.

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Floral whimsy

I actually did spend some time over the holiday weekend sewing the quilt design that was the subject of my last post.

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Aha! moments

Earlier this week I stopped by the post office to pick up a fun package sent by the Electric Quilt Company, with copies of my recently released book and a few other goodies. Love the larger format. LOVE the spiral binding! 🙂

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Book reviews: The Sewing Machine Guide

Earlier this year we decided to do some major housekeeping on our website. We restructured the sections and put in a better navigation system.

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Innovative Piecing

A few days back I wrote a post about the Rodale’s Successful Quilting Library and how happy I am to have now collected all 15 books in this series. Eldrid left a comment asking for further information on what the book Innovative Piecing (Rodale’s Successful Quilting Library) was about. So this is a short review […]

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Book Recommendations for Fabric Dyeing

Today I would like to address a comment left by our friend Irene on my last post, The Best Quilting Library. Irene asked if any of the books in this collection cover the basics of fabric dyeing.

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The Best Quilting Library

I love books. Both reading and collecting them. Hey, I come from a family of bookworms… what can I say? I have a large collection of contemporary fiction, and a very respectable assortment of glossaries and dictionaries. (Yes, I am one of those people who enjoys *reading* a dictionary). And, naturally, I have a pretty […]

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Baby Booties

I am not really that much into baby projects. I don’t really like the *typical* soft pastels used traditionally for baby quilts and other projects, and the few baby quilts I have made in the past have always been bold and bright.

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On My Wish List: Crafting a Meaningful Home

I know, I know… I just got some new books and here I go, still craving for more. But just read on and you’ll understand why I just HAVE TO have this one!

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‘Tis the Season…. Fa la la la!

As you may (or may not!) have noticed, I took a few *personal days* off from blogging. Since I spend so much time on the computer drawing, writing, tweaking the website, etc., every now and then I find it is IMPERATIVE for me to stop and actually do some sewing! Otherwise none of this makes […]

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