Recreate traditional Scandinavian design style with over 40 gifts and accessories for the modern home. This book has a wide range of patchwork projects for yourself and your home, from quilted bags and purses to stylish cushions, table linen and quilts. Here you will find unique ideas for using fabric scraps and buttons to embellish, recycle or reinvent existing items. There is inspiration and techniques for all abilities, with simple appliqué for beginners and patchwork projects for experienced quilters. Author Trine Bakke talks you through how to get started with fabric selection and the features to look for in a sewing machine. She explains how you can make blocks in isolation and then bring them together into creative quilt projects, adding fillers, borders and breaks to complete the designs. She reveals how to make quilts by machine that retain the handmade quality so crucial in Scandinavian design. The 40 gorgeous sewing projects include ideas for simple handmade Christmas gifts, bags made from repurposed tea towels, and cushions using recycled shirts with ready-made button openings. Learn how to upcycle a ready-made blanket with appliquéd hearts, use up fabric remnants for wall art, and sew stylish quilts for all occasions. Plus get ideas for how to embellish with buttons, and use appliqué on clothes to add a personal touch. A detailed techniques section is ideal for beginners and experts alike, with additional advice on using rich, traditional colours and rustic fabrics in a modern way.