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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2009
I have had this book long enough to start making things from it.
There are ERRORS, - on PAGE 40 you will need 12 white squares not 10;
PAGE 52 states that the Momoyama holdall has a finished size of 28 x 45 - it ends up around 16 x 14 (thank goodness)and I believe that the cutting instructions for the lining fabric contains the 2 panels measuring 3" x 16" shown in the diagram on page 53 as being made from the main fabric.
PAGE 84 the blocks say to square up to 10" - but the cushions made from the same blocks (p87) clearly square up to 9"......just be sure to read and make sense of anything you make from the book before you start cutting.
Who proof read this? Did anyone?
I think some of the instructions for making the beautiful squishy bags could be clearer. More diagrams and possibly a bit of step by step info would have improved this area.
I really like all the bags, the needlecase, pincushion, scissor case and purse, the geisha girls are lovely, so a worthwhile book showcasing Japanese style fabrics - just be aware there may be other errors so take care when working your way through these items don't cut before you're sure what you need.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 22 August 2009
This beautifully produced book is a wonderful addition for every patchworker/quilter's library. The projects are so tempting, the instructions clear and accurate, I wanted to start making something as soon as it arrived! And of course,the usual excellent service fom Amazon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 25 September 2010
The ideas and pictures in this book are wonderful and I have made the pin cushion, needle case and Momoyama bag. However, I find the instructions very difficult to follow. There is not enough information in the instructions and I think the authors take for granted a higher level of knowledge than the reader might have. I have just tried to do the Hoko bag and am totally frustrated as to how to piece the windmill construction together - it just does not make sense!!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 2009
I bought this book at Sandown Quilting Championships from Ann Muxworthy one of the authors and what can i say. The photographs are really beautiful and although the panel used on the front cover of the book has sold out there are plenty more similar ones to chose from in shops and on the internet. The instructions are simple to follow and there are many projects to make from small purses, pin cushions etc to larger items like wall hangings and bed quilts for the more experienced. After many years of quilting I always stayed clear of japanese fabrics but when i saw how beautiful they were and their depth of colour, I just had to give them a go and bought many fabrics and the book home with me from the show. I have to say, I would like to make all of the things in this book and maybe one day i will.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 6 September 2009
My daughter bought this book and was very impressed with it and thought it may interest me. I share her impressions and agree that it it very well illustrated and the instructions are easy to follow. I am looking forward to making the holdall and then the cushions. There are also many small projects suitable for presents. I would thoroughlly recommed this book.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2009
I got this book originally because I wanted to make myself a new handbag using some of my stash fabrics. Having seen the whole book, I want to make everything! The photography is beautiful, the instructions easy to follow, and the fabrics make you want to go out and shop for everything Japanese! And I love the Geisha dolls. Lots of my friends and family will be getting stuff made from this book. Definitely worth the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 18 October 2009
Beautiful book with some lovely projects to make. Pity fabrics are not easily come by in the UK and some are even discontinued. So making them exactly the same is virtually impossible. Nevertheless the 40 triangle bag is brilliant to make in whatever fabrics are to hand.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2009
Being a fairly new quilter, I have fallen in love with Japanese fabric, and this book will help me no end to use up some of my stash!! An excellent product, with good delivery and very good price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 October 2009
I purchased this book from Amazon after seeing it at the Birmingham NEC Quilt Festival. The book is excellent, the instructions easy to follow and I am looking forward to making the chinese dolls.
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on 2 December 2010
I bought this book for my mum for her birthday as she's both interested in quilting AND Japanese themed items and the title promised both of these things but I didnt take advantage of the "read inside the book" online facility before I bought it (I didn't spot it before I bought it!) but upon receiving it I had a quick look through it and was quite delighted with the purchase!

This little book isn't simply about quilts, it covers a multitude of subjects from quilts to wall-hangings and decorative objects, dollies to handbags/tote bags and cushions - all with a Japanese theme and all beautifully illustrated with full, illustrated instructions with full colour drawings and line diagrams. Although I'm no expert (I don't quilt/craft at all) it looks easy enough to follow for even a novice quilter/crafter to follow and certainly interesting and involving enough for the seasoned and hardened quilter/crafter to find something to interest him/her.

All in all it's a charming, well-produced little book with nicely thought-out projects which is a treat to read through and well worth the money. Highly recommended, especially for Japanophiles!! :-)
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