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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
  • Series: Take Two Fat Quarters
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Take Two Fat Quarters: Home


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

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Book Description

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


Creating a buttonhole
Free-motion embroidery
Adding a zip
Using twin needles
Adding trims
Adding piping & bias binding

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


About the Author

About Wendy Gardiner

Wendy Gardiner is a writer, teacher and author. She has been editor of several leading sewing magazines and written 22 books including The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style, Take Two Fat Quarters: Home, Take Two Fat Quarters: Gifts and most recently The Sewing Machine Manual. Wendy has made several YouTube videos for leading haberdashery and pattern companies. She runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends, teaches a weekly class and writes articles for various magazines and her own website. Wendy organizes the extensive workshop programmes for the Festival of Quilts and the Knitting & Stitching Shows. She has a strong reputation and fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for dressmaking and machine sewing. Wendy lives in Hampshire, UK.

Visit her website: www.wendygardiner.co.uk


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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, then jump straight into your stash! Each project includes inspiring photos, hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips.

Customer Review

This book is mostly aimed at those with a sewing machine but there are a couple for hand sewing, such as those on the front cover and a wrist pin cushion.

All the projects have extremely helpful pictures and well written, detailed instructions. It also comes with a very helpful and practical template sheet tucked into the back flap.

It is a very well written book with detailed instructions. A thoroughly enjoyable book, I loved it!


I absolutely love this book. The instructions are simple, easy, and clear. The variety of projects in the book is great too.

I'm now waiting for my delivery of fat quarters so I can get started!

Customer Review

This book contains projects for the kitchen, garden and craft room which can be made using only two fat quarters each. The items are beautifully showcased with easy to follow instructions, hints and tips, and all the information needed to complete each project. Full sized templates are included in the back of the book. Ideally suited to beginners, though more experienced crafters will still enjoy this book.


I received my copy of Take Two Fat Quarters: Home this week, and it's met all my expectations and then some!

Each design has colourful pictures and simple, easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. It also features a lot of techniques and different bits of helpful advice, making it an excellent book for beginners as well as those with more advanced skills.

I love that each item requires minimal materials aside from fat quarters (which I sometimes struggle to use up due to lack of ideas - not any more!) They are all relatively quick and easy to make by the looks of the guides, but are all stylish and useful for anywhere around the home.

Can't wait to sit and try some of these designs out!


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.


Fabulous book, that gives clear explanations of sewing techniques and stitches, to help the beginner at sewing. I have learnt a lot from just reading the step-by-step guide, and looking at the beautiful photographs. The book contains 16 projects, which are well explained, with clear instructions. The book has a pocket inside the back cover, where there are lots of patterns, making this a wonderfully useful, and delightful book. It comes highly recommended!

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