C&T recently sent me two books I especially like, so here’s a little overview of each of them.
First, Sew Very Easy Quilt Favorites has a number of unique but easy quilts that could be made by a confident beginner. Or by the likes of me because sometimes I just want a quick quilt that looks harder than it is 😉 For example:
As with other C&T books I’ve read, Sew Very Easy has clear instructions and illustrations. I’m thinking C&T must have some good editors, because I see that their books are consistently easy to use.
In this book, I especially like the clear illustrations showing how to join strips end-to-end with a diagonal seam. Does anybody else remember how hard that was to figure out initially? Similarly, there are clear illustrations wherever seam intersections might “look funny” to a less-experienced quilter. I’m impressed that someone who obviously has a lot of quilting experience is still aware of how confusing some of these things can be for others. For example, there’s an excellent explanation of how to do partial seams on this otherwise-simple quilt:
Also, the book has both modern and traditional quilts, which broadens its appeal. Here’s my favorite traditional-appearing quilt from the book:
I’ll be making some of the quilts from this book, and I expect I’ll learn a thing or several–that always enhances the fun!
The other book that I love is called Paper Piecing. It’s the cutest little book and, despite its size, has complete instructions for paper piecing, including more than one method! That said, this is not really a “beginner” book, because the blocks are relatively complex.
This book would make a great little gift for a friend, or for one of those “infamous” Dirty Santa swaps at a guild Christmas party 😀
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