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Beginner's Guide to Quilting: 16 projects to learn&hellip by Elizabeth Betts
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very basic, 1 Nov 2013
I don't consider myself to be an experienced quilter, not by any stretch, but even I found this book far too basic and the projects inside were a little boring and uninspiring.

If you are a TOTAL quilt novice (literally, never quilted!) then this would be a lovely book to kick off with but if you've done a bit of quilting already I would go for something more challenging.

It is full of brilliant information for the absolute beginner though. It's not a bad book, it is just very very basic.
The Bag Making Bible: The Complete Guide to Sewing&hellip by Amy Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of info!, 1 Nov 2013
This book really does contain just about everything you need to know in order to make your own bags. Bear in mind though, that there aren't that many patterns in it so you do need to have the imagination to design your own style of bag and then use the techniques in this book to make it. It doesn't spoon feed you, but it gives you all the information you need to execute your own ideas.
25 Ways to Sew Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm &hellip by Brioni Greenberg
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I was really quite disappointed with this book for a few reasons. Most of the quilt designs are very intricate and would involve hours and hours of sewing time. If you have the time to spend and want complicated patterns then you might like it though, but I don't. My main gripe though with the patterns is the amount of fabric involved. Some of the designs require yards and yards of fabric and multiple jelly rolls and layer cakes which must mean that there is quite a bit of wastage with each quilt. For example, one quilt requires 10 charm packs and 2 jelly rolls (which would cost approximately 160) and that's before you start buying backing fabric, binding and batting! That sort of cost… Read more

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