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Cushions and Covers: A Step-by-step Guide to Creative Soft Furnishings (Practical Home Decorating) [Hardcover]

Gina Moore
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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31 Oct 1997 Practical Home Decorating
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs explain all the basic techniques, from stitches and seams to mitring corners, inserting zips and adding eyecatching frills, fringes, tassels, buttons and ties. Suitable for soft furnishers of all levels of skill, this invaluable book combines practical tricks of the trade and advice on home decorating with a host of stunning design ideas to give your home more character and style.
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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest (31 Oct 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0276423283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0276423284
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 22.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gina Moore is a soft funishings expert who has worked with Jean Muir and now runs her own soft furnishings business and fabric shop. Her first book, 'Natural Fabrics' was a great success and was written in conjunction with Ian Mankin. Gina lives in Islington, London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That covers it ... 9 July 2006
Format:Hardcover
If you want a concise, yet comprehensive reference guide to everything from sofa cushions to sofa drapes and from table cloths to table covers, look no further: Gina Moore's book will show you all you need to know. There are short, but very informative chapters on assessing and measuring your furniture, choosing the right colours and fabrics, etc., as well as nicely illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of stitches and seams. The last two thirds of the book are dedicated to individual projects. Here again, everything is illustrated with step-by-step photographs, and all instructions are clearly written und easy to understand, even for sewing novices. Most importantly, though, all projects serve as templates, too, and can effortlessly be adapted to suit personal needs and tastes.

Gina Moore manages to make cushion and cover making look easy and fun, offers a host of ideas to the experienced and the beginner alike, and supplies the reader with enough inspiration to turn it into a fully-fledged hobby (if it isn't already.)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars cushions and covers 5 Nov 2009
Format:Hardcover
the book has all the detailed information i want, and i was very pleased with the instructions on zips. however you do have to switch back and forth for various information.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good. 25 May 2011
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a good book. simple, clear to understand and i can make things from this despite i can barely thread my sewing machine without requiring help.
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