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Books We Love

 

 

Teach Me to Sew Triangles


by Pat Sloan

$26.99; Martingale

Designer Pat Sloan teaches all you need to know to create triangles with ease. You'll discover 13 different ways to sew triangles--at least one method will be just right for you! Learn to successfully sew half-square and quarter-square triangles, 60-degree triangles, flying geese, and more. Once you're an expert, showcase triangles in 12 exciting patterns, ranging from small wall hangings to lap quilts to a bed-sized design

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Go Big, Go Bold -- Large-Scale Modern Quilts


by Barbara Cain

$24.95; C&T Publishing

A quilt in one weekend! Indulge in your favorite hobby when you piece graphic, bold blocks. Blogger Barbara Cain invites you make simple patchwork scaled to dynamic proportions, so pattern pieces are quicker to cut and easier to sew. Each of the 10 beginner-friendly, big-block quilt designs features two sizes and six colorways for 120 striking possibilities! Use elements from the quilt top to make a coordinating pieced quilt back. Maximize your time when you make and gift these modern quilts, which can be assembled in a weekend.


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Simply Color: Blue


by Vanessa Christenson

$16.95; Lucky Spool

Who can resist the thrill of a new box of crayons? Not us! You won't be able to resist this sweet series of books by designer Vanessa Christenson. Featuring simply one or two colors along with a neutral, the six projects in Simply Color: Blue are created with the calmness of blue in mind, but can easily be swapped out for your favorite color instead. Simple constructions techniques make these fast and fun projects perfect for a quick yet sophisticated finish. Unleash your creativity, get inspired, and stitch up your own rainbow of projects.


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