Posts tagged ‘books’

New Heather Ross Prints on Spoonflower

Heather Ross illustrated a sweet kid’s book called Crafty Chloe, written by Kelly DiPuccio. It’s about a girl who decides to make a present for her best friend despite naysaying from her other friends. Heather made another shop on the Martha Stewart Show to promote the book and demonstrate a project, and just like last [...]

Blog Tour: Sewing MODKID Style by Patty Young

Designer Patty Young has further rounded out her already-impressive resume with her new book Sewing ModKid Style, published by Wiley Craft. I am excited to play hostess to her blog tour today. Now, there have been books about sewing for girls, but Patty’s is unique in that it focuses on sewing with knits for girls. [...]

Miss Print

{ Little Trees Monochrome } Miss Print in the U.K. produces hand-screenprinted, environmentally fabrics, wallpaper, cushions, and lampshades. The fabrics are printed on a home decor weight linen-cotton or 100% cotton basecloth. The team of Yvonne and Rebecca Drury also have a book called The Printed Pattern which focuses on printing repeating patterns by hand. [...]

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Sew What You Love by Tanya Whelan

FreeSpirit fabric designer Tanya Whelan, of Grand Revival Design, is now an author too — her book Sew What You Love is fresh on store shelves. I welcome her today to introduce this unique sewing book, which, while infused with her clean, bright, sophisticated design sensibilities, offers an incredibly versatile selection of projects that can [...]

J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science: 10th Edition

The 10th edition of J.J. Pizzuto’s classic textbook Fabric Science (and optional Swatch Kit) was just released. I have the 8th edition. If you’re a student, you probably already have it and don’t need me to tell you about it. But if you’re just a freestyling fabric nerd like me, it’s an indispensible resource, and [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Lecien – St. Ives by Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke was Quilt Market to promote her new book, Quilting From Little Things, and new fabric collection with Lecien, St. Ives, which is inspired by the spirit of growing up in the late 70s-early 80s. The idea behind the book is to learn new quilting techniques in a low-commitment (and quilting-class-friendly) way with doll-sized quilts, then move [...]

Fabric Fives: Sarai Mitnick of Colette Patterns

I’m so thrilled to have Colette Patterns owner Sarai Mitnick stop by on the blog today to share her Fabric Fives. I got to meet her at Quilt Market and see her schoolhouse where she talked about her beautiful new book, The Colette Sewing Handbook. I learned several things: 1. That her name is pronounced [...]

Fabric Fives: Kathreen Ricketson, Author of Little Bits Quilting Bee

{ A view of Kath’s home studio … gorgeous! } I wanted to take a little breather from Quilt Market coverage today to host a blog tour stop for Kathreen Ricketson. Kath, as most readers of this blog know, is the founder of the crafting uberblog Whip Up. We’ve been pen pals for probably going [...]

Blog Tour: Deploy That Fabric

Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs is my new-Stash-book sister! Her book, Deploy That Fabric: 23 Sewing Projects That Use Military Uniforms in Everyday Life, is all about upcycling military uniforms to celebrate service members, and mixing these textiles with modern fabrics to create beautiful and awesome things for everyone. Of course, I have to zone [...]