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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 11 January 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214489
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: £7.99
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Love to Sew: Quilting On The Move


with English Paper Piecing by Alistair Macdonald

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Book Description

18 beautiful, quick and easy portable hand-sewn patchwork gifts to make using English paper piecing.

English Paper Piecing (EPP) is a popular and easy method of creating beautiful, hand-sewn patchwork designs. The fabric is cut and folded over a paper template and the resulting shapes are stitched together by hand, making it ideal for sewing whether you're on the move, or at home. 

Successful and established author Alistair Macdonald provides 18 fabulous projects, including a lovely baby’s play mat, a stylish gentleman's scarf, a useful hobby bag, a tea cosy, a gorgeous tote bag and a make-up purse. All the patchwork is done by hand sewing, using the English Paper Piecing method in fresh, bright cottons and with clear, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. There is some machine sewing for putting projects together, but you can hand sew if you prefer.

Actual size templates for every project are included.


Table of Contents


Basic techniques


  1. Hobby Bag
  2. Organizer Pincushion
  3. Make-up Bag
  4. Tea Cosy & Egg Warmers
  5. Gentleman’s Scarf
  6. Peg Bag
  7. Tablet Case
  8. Coat Hanger & Scent Bag
  9. Christmas Table Runner
  10. Hot Water Bottle Case
  11. Book Cover
  12. Tote Bag
  13. Baby's Play Mat
  14. Sparkly Evening Purse
  15. Christmas Bauble
  16. Storage Baskets
  17. Pyramid Doorstop
  18. Tweed Tablet Rest
About the Author

About Alistair Macdonald

Alistair Macdonald studied fashion design at Central St Martins School of Art and Design in London and set up his own womenswear label, House of Alistair, in 2008. Working from his own studio in London, UK, Alistair now works on a wide variety of projects including high fashion, film costume and a very successful haberdashery and giftware collection available at Gifted with a highly creative imagination, he is known for his fun, quirky and stylish creations.

Alistair lives in London.


Postcard Reviews

The best book for beginner sewists, which uses the simple art of paper piecing that everyone can do.

18 wonderful projects with simple step by step instructions, and with the inclusion of templates makes this a book for mindful sewing.

Paper piecing is a hand sewing technique, which involves cutting shapes of paper and wrapping your chosen fabric and stitching them together to make stunning and useful items. Cushions, bags book covers and quilts

I actually started paper piecing when I first learned to sew, and started making a small lap quilt which when I eventually finished was a king-sized quilt which now adorns my bed and is very warm... This craft is very addictive so be warned.

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