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Books We Love

 

Cotton + Steel Coloring Book

 

$15.98; Fat Quarter Shop

 

Welcome to Cotton + Steel's innovative world of art, whimsy and wonder! In the Cotton & Steel Coloring Book, the design team from the vintage-meets-mod fabric line brings its one-of-a-kind style to the coloring page. Explore intricate Japanese-inspired motifs and quirky antique telephones and typewriters. Add a pop of color to primitive wildlife art and rustic feedsack prints -- all original, authentic and ready for you to create your own fabriccollection!

 

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Terrific T-Shirt Quilts: Turn Tees into Treasured Quilts


by Karen M. Burns


$18.99; Martingale


Transform your favorite tees into a fantastic quilt -- even tiny infant tees, sweatshirts, sports jerseys, and super-stretchy dance wear can be part of the mix! Extra-large logos? Pockets and embellishments? No problem! Preserve favorite memories with themed quilts such as sports, school pride, travel and adventure, music, and more in sizes ranging from lap to bed sized.

 

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Know Your Needles


by Liz Kettle


$8.50; Landauer Publishing


Fiber artist and author Liz Kettle helps you confidently answer the question, "which needle should I use?" and offers insight into 30 of today's most commonly used hand and machine sewing needles. Learn how various needles differ and why, then learn to choose the correct needle for your project to ensure stitching success.

 

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