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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback + 2 fold-out pattern sheets in back pocket
  • Publication: 17 January 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217329
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 325
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: $26.99
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Take Two Fat Quarters: Gifts


16 gorgeous sewing projects for using up your fat quarter stash by Wendy Gardiner

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Book Description

A fabulous new series using leftover fat quarters to create 16 gorgeous items.

Who knew just two fat quarters can be used in so many ways?

For the birthday that's on the way, or a festive holiday that needs more sparkle, conquer that pile of odd fat quarters you've stashed away and make 16 fun gifts for your loved ones from children’s clothes and toys, to bags and make-up pouches.

Start off with an easy-to-follow crash-course on the essential techniques you'll need from adding a zip and bias binding to creating patchwork. Then, jump straight into your stash and get stitching! Each project includes inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips from popular best-selling sewing expert, Wendy Gardiner.

Ideal for sewists of all abilities, this is the ultimate, affordable stash-busting project book that will get you making practical, colourful items too.

Table of Contents

- seaming 16
- patchworking 18
- quilting 21
- free-motion embroidery 24
- appliqué 25
- using twin needles 26
- decorative stitches 27
- adding trims 28
- adding piping & bias binding 30
- adding a zip 32

Two-Tone Tote Bag  36
Cosmetic Pouch  40
Make-Up Kit Roll  44
Super Summer Shorts  48
Scissor Keep  52
Pin Cushion in a Cup  54
Sleep Easy Neck Cushion  56
Sleep Eye Mask  58
Tablet Case  62
Retro Purse  66
Flying Geese Lunch Bag  72
Tots Trapeze Dress  76
Christmas Crackers  80
Stitch-and-Flip Zipper Pencil Case  84
Two-Tone Teddy Bear  88
Vintage-Style Christmas Stocking  92


About the Author

About Wendy Gardiner

Wendy Gardiner is an internationally accredited sewing guru. She has held the role of editor at several leading sewing magazines, including Vogue Patterns and Sewing World; written 17 books, most recently The Great British Sewing Bee: From Style to Stitch; presented nearly a dozen DVDs on sewing; and is a tutor. In addition, Wendy is the brand ambassador for The McCall Company; works with leading exhibition organizers to produce extensive workshop programmes; and teaches and makes guest appears on Create and Craft and Sewing Quarter TV. She also runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends and writes projects and technique articles for various magazines and her own resource website, which is packed with tips, techniques and projects. Through all of this, Wendy shares her passion for all things to do with sewing in her much-loved enthusiastic and friendly manner. Wendy lives in Hampshire, UK.



If like me you have more than few fat quarters then this book will be one for you.

The projects are cute, colourful and useful and as the title suggests, ideal for gifts.

From toys to children's clothes there is something for everyone.

I loved that,was design has a contrasting fat quarter that not only compliments the project but it also gives it an added quirkiness and depending on your fabric choice it will be pretty or retro.

This book is perfect for beginner sewists, as the projects are quite simple, that said, there are many useful techniques that will advance your sewing skills.

There are full sized pattern sheets included, and with easy instructions, accompanied by visual step by step hints and tips, so you really cannot go wrong.

Highly recommended by me!

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