Patchwork, Please!

Patchwork, Please!

Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give

Book - 2013
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"Ayumi Takahashi shares 19 playful-but-practical patchwork sewing projects for the home"-- Provided by publisher.
"Sewing should be fun, and Ayumi Takahashi's patchwork projects embody a happy, playful approach. Known for both her distinctive combinations of patterned fabrics and her quirky interpretations of vintage style, Ayumi brings her signature approach to 19 sewing projects. Beginning with the basics, Ayumi discusses and demonstrates basic techniques in patchwork, paper piecing, raw-edged applique;, and machine and hand embroidery. Then it's straight into an appealing assortment of projects for the kitchen, home, family and friends. Along the way Ayumi shares her passion for color and pattern, and even demonstrates how to create unique patterns of one's own by scanning images onto fabric for a truly personal touch"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781596685994
1596685999
Branch Call Number: 746.46 TAK
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm

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ThiefGirl
Jul 12, 2017

I liked the fun color and fabric combinations and the 50s aesthetic on the fabrics. The author also had a great section on color and pattern matching. There were a lot of different projects for the kitchen, kids, travel, home decor, and her sewing instructions were very detailed. However, as pretty as everything was, there weren't really any projects I felt a burning need to make myself.

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pattyskypants
Dec 25, 2013

Are you kidding me? All these patchwork books that are coming out now all have the same projects in them and the first or last chapter is entirely devoted to how to sew and give me a break! I give it one star because I like the fabrics the author used. I just hope the library isn't getting rid of the older, more substantial quilting books to make room for this kind of frippery.

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