Posts tagged ‘Reviews’

Hand Quilted With Love by Sarah Fielke

Hand Quilted With Love by Sarah Fielke Cico Books buy on Amazon | buy directly from Sarah in Australia I’ve been thinking a lot lately about “collections” as applied to designing things like fabric and projects for books — why we make them and how consumers respond to them. Having a theme can serve as [...]

A Field Guide to Fabric Design Is Out!

It’s official, the book is OUT! Pre-order-ers got their copies last week, and now it’s shipping immediately from Amazon. I received three boxes full this weekend, and I have to say that even though I have had an advance copy for some time, nothing prepares you for the thrill of seeing a big stack of [...]

Recommended Books

Here are 15 fabric-related books that I’ve loved or have put on my wish list. If you enter Amazon through these links and make a purchase (any purchase!) I get a small commission, which will go towards more books to review here on the site … hooray! Related posts: Book Month: More Surface Design Books [...]

Review: Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love

This is part II of Hillary Lang’s blog tour. See here for part I, the giveaway! — Kim K. Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love by Hillary Lang STC Craft, 2010 If, like me, you’re one of the legions of longtime fans of crafting blogger/goddess Hillary Lang and her influential work at Wee [...]

Blog Tour: Anna Maria Horner’s Handmade Beginnings — LIVE from Quilt Market!

{ Anna Maria in her maybe-award-winning-again booth at Spring Quilt Market } I’m sure you’ve learned all about Anna Maria Anna Maria Horner’s new book, Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby, on all the fantastic blogs that have hosted her earlier blog tour stops. If not, well. Let me tell you. Handmade Beginnings, [...]

Book Month: V&A Pattern Collection

V&A Pattern Four-Volume Set V & A Publishing, 2009 (distributed in the U.S. by Abrams) This was a great year for pattern sourcebooks, and I don’t think it can get better than the new series from The Victoria & Albert Museum. The first series, available individually or as a box set, includes the Fifties, Indian [...]

Book Month: Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee

Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist by Meg McElwee, Interweave Press, 2009 If, like this reviewer, you had a baby a few years ago and revived your interest in crafting at the same time, you might remember seeing patterns on a blog called Montessori By Hand. Ring a bell? Meg McElwee was [...]

Review: Amy Butler Softwares

Kevin Kosbab of Feed Dog Designs, our senior PC-using correspondent, reviewed Electric Quilt’s Stash software for us last month. He’s back today with this very helpful and thorough review of Amy Butler Softwares, which was released in May 2009. Amy Butler Softwares is a collection from the Electric Quilt Company of 22 quilt, home dec, [...]

My Big Digital Fabric Printing Experiment

Earlier this year Fabric on Demand joined the pioneering Spoonflower in offering affordable digital fabric printing over the internet to the everyday crafter. Soon after, two more services popped up, Karma Kraft and Eye Candey. (Full disclosure: the latter two are also True Up sponsors.) I had a single design printed by all four services [...]