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The Art of Boutis: 20 French Quilting Projects
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 22 January 2014
I first came across Boutis Embroidery when I enrolled on a 1 hour class at a Knitting & Stitching Show and it rather intrigued me. I bought a magazine that had some in, and that was a little different, because it used coloured threads under the white material which was really effective.

Then I stumbled across this book. The picture on the cover was enough for me to buy it - that bag!!!!! On receiving it, I found there were lots of projects on all sorts of things; for special occasions, items for women, items for the home.

The diagrams and instructions are nice and clear, and at the back are all the full size templates on a large sheet of very good quality heavy paper that you can take out and cut up. Would have been nicer if it had been in a pouch on the back cover, but that's my only niggle. Boutis is actually very, very simple, but because of the effects you get it looks really complicated. The complexity of the projects vary from nice and simple to really long, time consuming ones to keep you quiet on those long winter nights. Using just running stitch, and back stitch you can create some really impressive designs. A great book!

The great thing about boutis is, if you can't afford the very expensive white bastiste fabric you can use a good quality sheet instead and still get a great effect.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2014
I absolutely love this book. Like another reviewer I bought it for the cover photo, but without exception I really like all the projects. My favourite has to be the baby quilt which I will be making for my grandaughter.
Service form Amazon was 1st rate book delivered within 24hrs
As you can tell I'm delighted with my purchase
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 May 2014
At last a book solely on Boutis. There don't seem to be many about, and this one is well worth acquiring. Clear instructions and lovely projects. Can't wait to start my first one!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 2 December 2013
Full of beautiful projects, but some knowledge needed as the techniques are not fully explained. However, the projects are great for a beginner in this type of quilting.
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on 27 December 2014
Beautiful patterns but I did not find the instructions at all clear, especially the ones regarding the stuffing of the patterns.
I have been quilting and sewing for many years and I think this is one of the poorer books regarding instructions. It was only
after several practice pieces that I felt comfortable in attempting the quilt. I would not recommend this for anyone without previous experience.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 12 January 2014
Love this book can't wait to get started on some of these projects. I want to give it a try by sewing machine.
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on 6 July 2014
A variety of projects with all of the templates, comprehensive instructions, alternatives and suggestions. Easy enough for beginners but Intricate enough for those with more experience. I am currently making the ring cushion. Why not 5 stars? Nothing is perfect.
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VINE VOICEon 18 December 2014
This is a lovely book, which I am enjoying using. However, I would have found it more useful if some of the techniques described were either illustrated or better described (hence only the four stars) I think this is one for the more experienced.
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on 23 September 2014
a really lovely book. The only problem is that I am having some difficulty trying to purchase
the materials for this lovely craft.
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on 18 April 2015
This is the best of a limited choice of books on Boutis in English. Clear instructions and easy projects to get started with.
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