Containing 15 fresh, fun fat-quarter projects, from doorstops and drawstring bags to tablemats, aprons and cushions, this book is ideal for sewers of all abilities. It starts with a comprehensive techniques section, guiding you through a variety of useful techniques, from inserting a zip and sewing buttonholes to creating patchwork. The techniques are fully explained and are combined with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. The book then leads on to the projects; each contains inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips. Each project is made from fat quarter fabric, but there is no reason why you can't cut your own or use up some of your cherished left-over stash fabrics instead.
Internationally accredited sewing machine expert, Wendy Gardiner, has been editor of leading sewing magazines, Vogue Patterns, Sewing World and Sew Hip and has produced major books and DVDs on sewing, which she passionately promotes as a fun, affordable hobby. She runs a sewing resource website, www.isew.co.uk which is packed with projects, tips and techniques. Wendy also teaches, runs creative sewing weekends and is a regular guest presenter on shopping channels Ideal World and Create & Craft TV.
Introduction 6 What is a Fat Quarter? 8 Materials 10 Tools 12 Techniques 16 Projects 40 Fabulous Flowers 42 Drawstring Bags 46 Reversible Bag 48 Quilted Cosmetic Bag 50 Door Stop 54 Party Clutch 58 Retro Mini Pinny 62 Diamond Star Mat 66 Al Fresco Placemat 68 Tucked and Stitched Cushion 72 Disappearing 9-Patch Bag 76 Draught Excluder 80 Cushion with Piping 82 Baby Playmat 86 Pillowcase Dress 90 Templates 94 Index 96