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Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters Paperback – May 1, 2010
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From a belt to a handbag, from children's gifts to a faux pillowcase dress, and much, much more, Small Stash Sewing gives you 24 sewingprojects to make unique pieces that showcase your favorite, longed-for designer fabrics.
If you're a veteran sewer looking to use up your existing stash of fabrics or are new to sewing and want to experiment with designer fabrics without breaking the bank, Small Stash Sewing gives you the skills and know-how to create stunning pieces that will inject new life into your home and fashion style.
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Amy Butler wrote the most amazing, heartwarming foreword for this book. You can tell Amy admires Melissa's creativity and creative soul, which just made me smile. Melissa seems like such an open, humble shining star!
This book includes such categories as To Wear, At Home and For Kids. The variety of projects offer challenges for beginners and more veteran sewists, making it a well-rounded book.
The "To Wear" section includes projects like a ruched patchwork belt, a spiced up tee for guys, even custom shoelaces, which would really liven up my gray Converse. The adorable necklace with the pretty ribbon closure is a very artsy, girly project that can be made in probably an hour. I love Melissa's strapping bag because it looks like just my size. (I'm not a big fan of large purses, or leather purses, or designer purses.) I love the way she combined the light blue wale corduroy for the sides with the quilting cotton gusset and straps, which would also look cool as a pieced strap.
The "At Home" section includes a very hip argyle embellished pillow, a fabric-covered magnetic frame for your fridge, a gorgeous apron, and a cool bath mat, which is a couple fat quarters pieced over an old bath towel to spice up that old towel. I also loved the daydreamer lap quilt, a clever way to embellish a strip-pieced quilt top. The Cute-as-a -Button-Clock is a fun way to show off a favorite fat quarter and coordinating buttons from your stash.Read more ›
I was expecting a book with projects that mainly used fat quarters (only) but find that many of the projects need a great deal of extra fabric (often the bulk required for the project) and the fat quarter is only an accent.
The projects in themselves were also a let down, one is a pair of shoe laces! And others, like the yoga pants and band tee could be considered embellishment at best.
There isn't anything in here that an experienced, or even intermediate, sewer couldn't sew without this book. It would not be a terrible source book for a newbie looking for ideas but far from what I was expecting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have perused this book several times but have given myself a goal of finishing the projects I have started. Therefore, my opinion isn' worth a dime.Published on February 27, 2014 by Elizabeth M. Fraase
I was really excited to receive this book after flipping through it in the online sample pages. However, when I received the book I was very disappointed. Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by Emily James
I have never written a negative review about any purchase I have made on Amazon as I am generally so pleased. Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by Venucia
This book has several projects that allow parents of young children to make useful things for their babies, young children and their home using leftover fabrics.Published on January 20, 2013 by M. J. Dana
so many cute ways to use up pieces and parts of material. Made quiet a few. It's so great to look for those small projects.Published on January 12, 2013 by jacquie Gariano
This book has so many cute projects! Not everything in it uses just fat quarters, but it is great for dipping into your fabric stash and using what you have (which in my case is... Read morePublished on November 22, 2012 by laurajo06
I borrowed this book from my local library in hopes that I would like it enough to buy it. Since checking it out, I am so glad I did not purchase it. Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by FancyGantz
I am a beginner sewer so this book is perfect. I also have an obsession with fat quarters! This was inspiring I can't wait to get started on my projects!!Published on June 9, 2012 by Hhp235
many great ideas - just wish I had the time to make them all.
delivery was prompt, quality was great -
many ideas for us many crafters