Crafts & Hobbies

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    Tips for Quilting
    By The Staff Of The Old Coun
    (Good Books)
    This handbook for anyone interested in quilting, is full of hints, shortcuts, and practical know-how from experienced quilters. Reading it is like quilting beside an expert quilter and a trusted friend! The quilting experts at The Old Country Store, named "One of the 10 best quilt shops in the United... [READ MORE]
    That Dorky Homemade Look
    Quilting Lessons From A Parallel Universe
    By Lisa Boyer
    (Good Books)
    Fed up with feeling like you can't meet the standards of the Quilt Police? Do you want to quilt for comfort and pleasure -- and not to win some high-falutin' quilting contest? Weary of worrying about what others will think of your color choices -- or your pieced points? Or your applique stitches? That... [READ MORE]
    String Quilts
    10 Fun Patterns For Innovating And Renovating
    By Elsie M. Campbell
    (Good Books)
    Award-winning quilt maker, Elsie Campbell, loves to take homemade fabric yardage and turn it into stunning, pieced, string quilts, whose leftover yardage can then spawn an appliqued "sister" quilt. Ten patterns for all skill levels. String Quilts is one part innovation, one part thrift, and a whole lot... [READ MORE]
    Squares and Triangles
    13 Fun Patterns For Innovating And Renovating
    By Elsie M. Campbell
    (Good Books)
    Once again, expert quilt designer Elsie Campbell presents a book of quilt patterns that are one part innovation, one part thrift, and a whole lot of fun! Squares and Triangles, the second in Campbell's "Scrap Quilt Book Series," offers 13 basic but boldly sophisticated patterns. If you're a beginner,... [READ MORE]
    String Quilts
    11 Fun Patterns for Innovating and Renovating
    By Elsie M. Campbell
    (Good Books)
    Award-winning quilt maker Elsie Campbell loves to take homemade fabric yardage and turn it into stunning, pieced string quilts, whose leftover yardage can then spawn appliquéd “sister” quilts. After selling more than 10,000 copies, this beautiful book lapsed out of print. It is now available again, with... [READ MORE]
    Quilts among the Plain People
    By Rachel T. Pellman
    (Good Books)
    Discover why so many Amish and Mennonites, committed to a simple life, make beautiful quilts. This book looks at quilting in plain communities and the possible origins of quilt patterns popular among the Amish and Mennonites. Why do so many Amish and Mennonites who are devoutly committed to a simple,... [READ MORE]
    Quilts from two Valleys
    Amish Quilts From The Big Valley-Mennonite Quilts From The Shenandoah Valley
    By Phyllis Good
    (Good Books)
    Two hidden valleys—one in Pennsylvania, the other in Virginia—held vibrant communities and quilting traditions during the closing years of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century. How do the quilts made by the Amish and Mennonites in these tucked-away places compare? Includes photographs... [READ MORE]
    Stash Envy
    And Other Quilting Confessions And Adventures
    By Lisa Boyer
    (Good Books)
    Another book of quilting humor -- from the author of the ever-popular book "That Dorky Homemade Look!" Funny woman Lisa Boyer is an expert quilter. And she's determined to enjoy making quilts. In fact, she will not -- absolutely will not -- let the risk of making a mistake, or a less-than- perfect quilt,... [READ MORE]
    Amish Quilts
    30 Traditional Patterns and More Than 200 Inspiring Photographs of Amish Quilts
    By Kenneth Pellman, By Rachel T. Pellman
    (Good Books)
    Amish Quilt Patterns, which has sold more than 100,000 copies, offers full-size patterns of thirty of the more than two hundred quilts photographed in The World of Amish Quilts. Now, both books are available in one beautiful, inspiring volume. Quilters will relish in the beautiful, full-color photographs... [READ MORE]
    Proggy Menagerie
    20 Soft and Snuggly Rag-Rug Animals to Hook and Sew
    By Hayley Smith
    (Good Books)
    Learn the basics of the Proggy technique with step-by-step photo guides, then set your creativity free with the easy-to-follow patterns. In Proggy Menagerie, designer and author Hayley Smith provides a collection of adorable three-dimensional rag-rug projects that can be adapted for use as children’s... [READ MORE]
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