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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars

Stack the Deck Revisited: Updated Patterns from Stack the Deck!

The specs of ‘Stack the Deck Revisited: Updated Patterns from Stack the Deck!’ are:

  • Publisher: That Patchwork Place (2010-12-07)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604680318
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7×8.2×0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

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“Revisit Karla…again!”

“how does she do that?” and she clearly shows us how. Roll of the dice hit home for me, it is bright and crazy and has… Read more

“Contemporary Crazy Quilts”

I love her books! Karla always finds quick and easy ways to create beautiful quilts! Her method of working with decks of fabric, keeps me interested as if I was reading a mystery, because the blocks appear as you cut and shuffle the decks.The… Read more

“easy, peasy”

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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars

A Kid's Guide to Sewing: Learn to Sew with Sophie & Her Friends  16 Fun Projects You'll Love to Make & Use

The specs of ‘A Kid’s Guide to Sewing: Learn to Sew with Sophie & Her Friends 16 Fun Projects You’ll Love to Make & Use’ are:

  • Publisher: C&T Publishing / FunStitch Studio (2013-08-01)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607057514
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9×7.4×0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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“Wonderful guide!”

I purchased this for my granddaughter on a friend's recommendation – and I actually bought one for myself too! The instructions are clear – the pictures help a lot – and there are things that I never knew – hints and tricks for sewing – that are… Read more

“Great book”

I ordered 3 sewing books, and this and another were great. My First Sewing Machine Book was a waste of money. This one has great pictures and is written on the kids' level, which is nice. I think it's cool they write it from a child's perspective. My… Read more

“The best of the beginner (kid) sewing books”

I looked at a lot of sewing books for my granddaughter and this seemed the best. Its emphasis is on machine sewing with a lot of information in an easy to understand format and sewing projects that are fun and easy to comprehend. It describes the parts of… Read more

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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars

Quiltmaking by Hand: Simple Stitches, Exquisite Quilts

The specs of ‘Quiltmaking by Hand: Simple Stitches, Exquisite Quilts’ are:

  • Publisher: Breckling Press (2004-04-01)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097212182X
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9×8.8×1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

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“Yesterday’s techniques for today”

“real” quilter until I had bought the sewing machine. All the books and magazines seemed to be completely geared up to machime piecing and so I felt… Read more

“THIS is the book I’ve been looking for”

I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw this book title. I hadn't been able to find much about hand piecing and, though I was very interested in piecing my quilt tops by hand (for all the reasons the author goes into in this book!), I lacked… Read more

“Jinny Beyer Quilt Making By HAnd”

I hand piece and hand quilt virtually everything—I'm a luddlite, I guess, and when I first began to quilt I quickly realized that I detest sewing machines—-what's the point of production sewing, exactly? This is a lovely book, with lots of great… Read more

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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars

The Magic of Quiltmaking: A Beginner's Guide

The specs of ‘The Magic of Quiltmaking: A Beginner’s Guide’ are:

  • Publisher: Martingale and Company (2004-06)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156477502X
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8×8.4×0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

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“Great beginner’s book”

I finished reading the book this morning and am impressed that the authors have covered just about everything anyone needs to know to start the hobby of quilting. Their tips were great and the text is very understandable. In fact, I recommend this book… Read more

“A Beginner’s Guide is just what I need”

I've recently ventured into the world of quilting (whatever took me so long?) and turned to a book, rather than a class, to learn more about the tools required and the techniques used. I initially borrowed a copy of this book, but very quickly realised… Read more

“Great book!”

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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Japanese Country Quilting: Sashiko Patterns and Projects for Beginners

The specs of ‘Japanese Country Quilting: Sashiko Patterns and Projects for Beginners’ are:

  • Publisher: Kodansha USA (1990-07-15)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870119362
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4×5.9×0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

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“Great book for starting off in Sashiko Quilting”

Traditional Japanese country clothes were quilted for warmth. The quilting patterns on the natural indigo dyed hemp or cotton are called sashiko and often take the form of repeating, geometric patterns.Karen Matsunaga gives a nice background into… Read more

“a good reference”

I found this book to be a useful introduction to sashiko. It begins with a history of the craft and shows examples of how sashiko has been used in the past. It goes on to introduce a good variety of stitches, with reasonably easy-to-follow directions and… Read more

“Japanese Country Quilting – substance over style”

This book works fine as an intro to sashiko history, though it's not as useful as other books for detailed how-to images of the stitching. The projects are cute but the line drawings with them are sometimes hard to understand for the beginner sewer… Read more

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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Quilting: Techniques for Beginners: Your Ultimate Step by Step Easy to Follow Picture Guide to Mastering Quilting for Life in 20 Minutes or Less

The specs of ‘Quilting: Techniques for Beginners: Your Ultimate Step by Step Easy to Follow Picture Guide to Mastering Quilting for Life in 20 Minutes or Less’ are:

  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2015-04-09)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 151182557X
  • Product Dimensions: 9x6x0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds

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“Beginner’s Guide in Quilt Making”

I remember when I was young, I would sit and watch as my grandma made these beautiful quilts. She explained that there was a meaning for each patch she chose. Now that I have a child of my own, I want to start the tradition of making our own family quilt… Read more

“Very good.”

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“Basic quilting”

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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Folded Star 8-inch Circle Hot Pad Pattern: With Custom Interfacing Template and Easy Instructions for Machine Sewing

The specs of ‘Folded Star 8-inch Circle Hot Pad Pattern: With Custom Interfacing Template and Easy Instructions for Machine Sewing’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Plumeasy Patterns
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8x8x0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0 pounds

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“Five Stars”

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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Easy Machine Paper Piecing: 65 Quilt Blocks for Foundation Piecing

The specs of ‘Easy Machine Paper Piecing: 65 Quilt Blocks for Foundation Piecing’ are:

  • Publisher: That Patchwork Place (1993-12-01)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564770389
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6×8.2×0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

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“Foundation piecing made very easy.”

Not only does this book provide 65 different block patterns,but you also get complete, easy to understand instructionsand hints for foundation piecing. With many sample quilt ideas and instructions, you'll want to get started right… Read more

“Good variety of patterns and applications.”

I bought this book 15 months or so ago and loved it from the start. What look to be complicated and tricky designs are really straight-forward. There are coloured pages of striking combinations to demonstrate possibilities along with instructions if you… Read more

“A GREAT book for quilting..simply the best!”

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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.5 out of 5 stars
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TAOindustry 40 Variety Embroidery Thread - Best For Personalizing, Quilting, Monograming, Customizing all + Free Color Card Matching to Brother Color Catalog. 550Yards

The specs of ‘TAOindustry 40 Variety Embroidery Thread – Best For Personalizing, Quilting, Monograming, Customizing all + Free Color Card Matching to Brother Color Catalog. 550Yards’ are:

  • Manufacturer: TAOindustry
  • Product Dimensions: 13×8.1×2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds

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“Gorgeous, high quality embroidery thread”

“like” certain threads and don't like others,… Read more

“Pretty colors but spool design is not ideal”

Customer Video Review Length:: 0:27 MinsI was very pleased with vibrant colors of these embroidery spools. I also liked the weight of the thread and its strength. I use these spools either directly on my sewing machine spool holder or using a stand alone cone thread… Read more

“… was fast ordered 24 and I get 27 very happy and satisfied with the product”

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Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.5 out of 5 stars
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First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide: Learn By Doing - Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects

The specs of ‘First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide: Learn By Doing – Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects’ are:

  • Publisher: Creative Publishing int’l (2014-06-01)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589238044
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9×8.4×0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

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“If I had a friend that didn’t want to spend the time or money on classes I would recommend this book”

I learned to sew from taking classes, after reading many different how-to books. If I had a friend that didn’t want to spend the time or money on classes I would recommend this book. The tone is straightforward and easy to follow (not weird or… Read more

“Great book for learning to sew- child or adult!”

I have always wanted to learn to sew and could never quite figure it out on my own. This book is brilliant!! It defines all the sewing terms you need to know and starts you with the very basics. Who knew I had been sewing buttons on all wrong. I was… Read more

“BASIC SEWING INSTRUCTIONS”

I am a new beginner sewer. This book provides very BASIC info. In fact, it may be too basic. However, I will learn from the info, even though I thought it would be a little more in-dept. There are multiple colored photos as illustrations. Good index… Read more

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