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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 November 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217626
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £7.50 (6 available)
  • Size: 210x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 360
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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Sew Cute Quilts & Gifts


30 lovely bags, quilts and accessories to stitch, appliqué and embroider by Atsuko Matsuyama

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Book Description

Make 30 colourful quilts, bags and accessories using patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, beading and other techniques.

A colourful collection of quilts, bags and accessories from talented designer Atsuko Matsuyama, this book showcases the author's inspiring use of colour and retro design style. With over 30 projects to choose from, you can create multifaceted designs using patchwork and appliqué, along with embroidery, beading and other special embellishments.

Try your hand at some of these sweet, scrap-friendly projects: the Dancing Flowers Purse, Yoyo Bucket Bag, Blooming Flowers Quilt, Strawberry Blossom Wreath, Dancing Dresses Quilt, Sunbonnet Sue Mini Quilt, Pastel Hexagon Purse and Strawberry Ruffle Pouch. Step-by-step instructions are included for all projects along with lovely illustrations and beautiful photographs showing the finished items.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5


Flat Zippered Pouches 8
Strawberry Ruffle Pouch 16
Round Fruit Pouches 22
Yoyo Bucket Bag 28
Dancing Flowers Purse 40
Pastel Hexagon Purse 46
Hexagon Pouch Trio 52
Lavender Clutch 58
Puffy Pouch 62
Vintage Lovers Phone Case 68
The Best-Dressed Bag 74
Crazy Quilt Pencil Case 80
Crazy Quilt Zip Pouch 84


Strawberry Blossom Wreath 98
Strawberry Corsages 104
Fresh & Sweet Framed Mini Quilt 108
Yoyo Grape Ornaments 112
Grape Corsages 116
Blooming Flowers Quilt 120
Dancing Dresses Quilt 126
Sunbonnet Sue Mini Quilt 132
Vintage Panel Drawstring Pouches 136
Vintage Panel Playmat 142
Basic Quilting Techniques 145
Stitch Guide 152

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About the Author

About Atsuko Matsuyama

Atsuko Matsuyama is one of Japan's leading quilt artists and fabric designers. In 1989, she opened her quilt studio, A-Two. She often exhibits her work at the Tokyo International Quilt Festival and she makes regular television appearances. Matsuyama also designs fabrics for Yuwa, Japan. Atsuko lives in Tsuchiura, Japan.


Customer review

Oh my goodness!

What a fabulously delicious craft book and one I would recommend to anyone who has a little experience of patchwork and with using templates that you need to add the extra 1/4" to.
In saying that, the templates are full size no scratching about trying to remember how to set the copier up or worse, paying for enlargements so well done for that.

There are projects for everyone's time allowances from beautiful pieced and appliqued quilts (and mini ones) to quick and easy zipper pouches.

I have decided to make a wreath ready for Christmas by swopping strawberries to holly berries and I'm looking forward to showing it off to all my friends and family.

Bags, purses, phone cases and even gorgeous corsages to sew, the choice is quite incredible.
I can thoroughly recommend this wonderful book to all crafters!

I was lucky enough to win my copy in a draw with SearchPress and I'm grateful for that chance to own this book and review it.

Simply Sewing

Step into designer Atsuko Matsuyama's colourful, quirky world and create over 20 projects using patchwork, applique, embroidery, beading and other crafts. The book's scrap-friendly makes include the Dancing Flowers Purse, Yoyo Bucket Bag, Blooming Flowers Quilt, Strawberry Blossom Wreath and Pastel Hexagon Purse. Make them in a palette of pinks, blues and reds to match Atsuko's fun retro aesthetic.

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