New Quilting books

by on September 20th, 2012
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Personally, giving quilts as gifts is a much fun as making them.  There is a lot to choose from if you’re looking for quilts for babies or young children, but finding ideas for quilts that would appeal to tweens or teens can be a challenge.  They love the bright colors, but don’t want “babyish” quilts.  Two new titles in our collection have some great ideas!

Let’s Pretend: Whimsical Quilts for Kids by Cynthia Tomaszewski, published by That Patchwork Place.  Combining applique with traditional piecing, Tomaszewski has created seven wonderfully bright and cheery quilts for older children or pre-tweens.  A ten page introduction to bot quilting and hand applique is followed by well written and easy-to-follow instructions for each project.  With bright illustrations, full size templates and full page color photographs of each project make each of these quilts look as much fun to make as to give.


Cherished Quilts for Babies and Kids – From Baby & Kid Projects to High School Graduation Gifts, from the editors at American Patchwork & Quilting.  This huge, spiral bound collection of 30 fun and colorful projects is sure to contain something for everyone!  It is divided into three sections: babies, kids, and teens. Easy to follow cutting guide and step by step piecing directions are enhanced with clear illustrations and photos.  There are a few non-quilt projects mixed in to each section as well.  Note though that this book assumes some experience with both machine and needle-turn applique, although at the back of the book there are simple instructions for how to do both, as well as how to bind your finished project.


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