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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback + 1 fold-out pattern sheet in back pocket
  • Publication: 01 March 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217312
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 325
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £9.99
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Take Two Fat Quarters: Home

£9.99

16 gorgeous sewing projects for using up your fat quarter stash by Wendy Gardiner

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Book Description

A fabulous new series using leftover fat quarters to create 16 gorgeous items.

Who knew just two fat quarters can be used in so many ways? Conquer that pile of odd fat quarters you've stashed away and make 16 fun and practical items for your home.

Start off with an easy-to-follow crash-course on the essential techniques you'll need throughout the projects from adding a zip and bias binding to creating patchwork. Then, jump straight into your stash and get stitching! From slippers and aprons to bowls and cable-tidy caddies, there's plenty of inspiration to get you decorating your home with your own stunning handiwork. Each project includes inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips from sewing enthusiast, Wendy Gardiner.

Ideal for sewists of all abilities, this is the ultimate, affordable stash-busting project book that will get you making practical, colourful items for your home.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
WHAT IS A FAT QUARTER
MATERIALS
TOOLS

ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES 
Seaming
Creating a buttonhole
Patchworking
Quilting
Free-motion embroidery
Appliqué
Adding a zip
Using twin needles
Adding trims
Adding piping & bias binding

THE PROJECTS
Cafetiere Cosy & Coasters
Reversible Placemat
Four-Patch Coasters
Oven Glove
Hanging Hoop Organizer & Flower Wrist Pincushion
Flower Power Pillow
Coiled Fabric Bowl
Top Tech Pillows
Summer Slippers
Craft Basket Liner with Pockets
Duffle Knitting Bag
Cable Tidy Caddy
Gardener's Apron
Two-Bottle Bag
Dotty Notebook Cover
Twisted Tuck Cushion

INDEX

About the Author

About Wendy Gardiner

Wendy Gardiner is an internationally accredited sewing guru. She has held the role of editor at several leading sewing magazines, including Vogue Patterns and Sewing World; written 17 books, most recently The Great British Sewing Bee: From Style to Stitch; presented nearly a dozen DVDs on sewing; and is a Craftsy.com tutor. In addition, Wendy is the brand ambassador for The McCall Company; works with leading exhibition organizers to produce extensive workshop programmes; and teaches and makes guest appears on Create and Craft and Sewing Quarter TV. She also runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends and writes projects and technique articles for various magazines and her own resource website www.wendygardiner.co.uk, which is packed with tips, techniques and projects. Through all of this, Wendy shares her passion for all things to do with sewing in her much-loved enthusiastic and friendly manner. Wendy lives in Hampshire, UK.

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As always with Wendy Gardiner books you get a lot of inspiration with the projects she chooses to give us. Take Two Fat Quarters: Home has 16 gorgeous projects for the home which would also make excellent gifts for friends and family. The Spa Slippers are amazing, as is the Flower Power Pillow, and each project is beautifully presented with full instructions and handy hints and tips to get the best results from your sewing.

Each page has full colour photographs with step-by-step instructions and techniques. There is a pattern sheet included and an abundance of helpful information, from tools to adding bias binding. These books are fabulous for a beginner, but of course the advanced sewer can adapt each project to personalise them for their specific requirements.

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