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Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays: 30+ Seasonal Patchwork Projects to Piece, Stitch, and Love Paperback – August 7, 2012
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(quiltdad.com). He participates and moderates a number of online craft swaps, blogs at Feeling Stitchy, writes for Fat Quarterly, and designs for Moda Fabrics
Top Customer Reviews
Eye-catching layout, clear instructions, and simply a great variety of beautiful, approachable projects!
I was delighted by the range of the projects in Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays. Of course there were quilts, but there were also many other types of holiday decorations and treats, like toys, an advent calendar, bunting, tree skirts, pillows, stockings and more. There were also five "mini projects", all for ornaments, which are perfect for me to stick in my purse and work on when waiting for appointments.
When I was trying to decide what to make first, the Milk and Cookie Mats really caught my eye, with its green triangle stacked tree and festive red border. It really didn't take much time at all, maybe a couple of hours and I am a novice quilter. It's the perfect thing to put milk and cookies on for Santa (plus some carrots for the reindeer!). I can't wait to make the adorable Stuffed Elves from Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays next, they are so cute!
Of the 30 plus projects and various techniques, the ones that I cannot wait to dive into (got to get started now!) are: 'Read Between the Lines' pillows, using strips and squares to spell out words of your choice, (a construction chart is given for each letter of the alphabet); reverse applique pillows; patchwork ornaments, (One of my favorite gifts to give each year. Use them to adorn packages!); insulated table runner; milk and cookie mats, (on the cover); gift card holder ornaments, (once the card is removed it still has a purpose!); drawstring wine bag; small notebook cover, (perfect to carry in your purse); Antarctic pillows, (whimsical penguins and polar bear); appliqued tea towels, (adorned with sweet ric-rack); patchwork cover for a body pillow; and three quilts! There are projects featuring Autumn, Valentine's Day, birthdays, bags, non-holiday altogether, dolls, and bunting to spell out whatever you choose. With the exception of the designs featuring typical holiday icons, changing the fabric colors will serve to make the projects "holiday neutral."
John Q. Adams, who compiled the designs, gives instructions in the front of the book in a friendly conversational manner. He begins with "the basics," here he explains fabric selection, choosing color and print scale, and explains cuts/measurements.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book specifically for the maple leaf quilt pattern. However there are several patchwork projects that I would like to make.Published 10 months ago by PFaith
The package arrived in excellent condition and was exactly as promised.Published 16 months ago by Grandma
Contained exactly what I wanted and more. Great for any level of sewer/quilter.Published 20 months ago by superauntshelly
I love this book and the variety of projects and techniques used. Great holiday inspiration!!Published 21 months ago by Melissa Donovan
Detailed instructions included in this book for making all quilts. Shows several variations included for each quilt using different types of fabrics. Great buy.Published on January 2, 2014 by Embroidery49
I love this book. I wanted it for the holiday ideas. I am not happy I had to buy it a second time since I never received the first one. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Kelly S.
This book presents examples with lots of photos to create each patchwork. The step by step guide helps a lot too.Published on July 11, 2013 by Rodrigo Marcon Sanches
All of the projects are very cute and not so complicated that a fairly newbee sewist can't handle. The pictures are inspiring and the instructions are clear. Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by Terry L. Thompson