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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback HB folder with PB book and 80gsm template sheets in a pocket
  • Publication: 31 May 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219743
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 128
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £15.99

The Crafty Gentleman's Guide to Modern Paper Piecing


by Mike Aspinall

Book Description

Have you heard of paper piecing and wanted to give it a go, but didn't know where to begin? Or are you a keen quilter looking to create intricate patchwork designs, but have struggled to create perfect, sharp shapes and corners? Here's the book for you!

The offspring of foundation piecing, paper piecing involves stitching fabrics over an outlined paper base; by layering the fabrics in a particular order over the guidelines, then following the lines with your sewing needle, you can achieve seamless edges and joins in all your patchwork projects.

In this fabulous guide, Mike Aspinall (The Crafty Gentleman) demystifies the technique and shares his secrets for achieving perfect results. Starting with the key materials and tools you need, you're then guided through a series of designs ranging from very easy to the more complex, with each motif demonstrating a new paper piecing technique. Every design features illustrated step-by-step instructions, and has a corresponding full-size template in the book-folder's pocket ready for you to cut out and stitch on to right away!

Practice your new skills by making the 7 gorgeous corresponding projects inside from a cushion and a  tote bag to a stunning contemporary quilt! Each project includes advice about how to change-up and incorporate the other designs in the book too, so you can mix-and-match and make an item that suits your style.

The Crafty Gentleman's Guide to Modern Paper Piecing is the ideal book for any beginner quilter looking to hone their patchwork skills, and for the more experienced to create flawless, cutting-edge quilt pieces.

About the Author

About Mike Aspinall

Mike Aspinall is 'The Crafty Gentleman' and a self-confessed craft addict. He believes passionately that crafting is not just for women, so he set up his blog to celebrate the diversity of making things (and to hopefully encourage a few more men to into the world of crafts). He posts original DIY & craft projects, recipes, tips and crafty inspiration, all from his home in Nottingham, UK.

Mike is one of the UK’s most popular craft bloggers and has been shortlisted for awards with Pinterest, Mollie Makes, Craft Business and more. Through his blog, he's been lucky enough to be elected as the UK Singer Sewing Brand Ambassador and the UK Ambassador for Cricut.

As well as appearing on British national television including Channel 4, and on popular crafting channel The Craft Store (formerly named Hochanda), Mike's work has been featured in The Guardian and The Telegraph. He has taught craft workshops across the country and internationally, and has collaborated with numerous brands and celebrities.

He continues to share his designs with his followers via his website: www.thecraftygentleman.net

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