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Book Review: The Little Things in Life

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

The Little Things in Life

The Little Things in Life
Heather and Elissa Willms
Kansas City Start Quilts; $26.95


As the summer winds to a close, I often look for a quick project, something that will give me a sense of accomplishment if my sewing days wane. I found lots of choices in The Little Things in Life from mother/daughter design team Heather and Elissa Willms. My list includes cord wrap for all the many cords lining the floor behind a table, a small notebook and adorned with embroidered circles. Some of the extras you will find are how to rust fabric and how to make salad in a jar.

You can look for the book at your favorite quilt shop or book retailer. Here’s a link to Amazon  if you would like to learn more about the book.

Book Review: The Best of Sew Simple Magazine – Over 50 Quick Projects

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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The Best of Sew Simple Magazine: Over 50 Quick Projects
Leisure Arts; $18.95

I don’t know about you, but I often pick up Sew Simple on the newsstand. It either has a project I want to try or something that I think would be good for my nieces who are relatively new to sewing and quilting. This book includes projects ranging from totes to quilts to home dec with a few fun things included. I think the fabric drink umbrellas will be perfect for next summer’s barbeque, the funky pillowcase will be great for several on my holiday gift list, and the java jacket is bound to find its way into a stocking or two. If you’re looking for some quick and fun projects, this is a good source. And, a bonus for those new to sewing is the supplies and techniques section.

Here’s a link if you’d like to add it to your library.

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