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90-Minute Fabric Fun

by Terrie Kralik

90 Minutes + Fabric = Fun! Make great gifts or add fashionable touches to your home decor in no time with these fast - and fun - fabric projects from designer Terrie Kralik. You'll get hooked on Terrie's time-saving techniques, which make it easy for you to create everything from runners and rugs to fabric bowls and boxes. 90-Minute Fabric Funfeatures: 25 quick and clever projects using locker hooking, braiding and fusible techniques. 300 color photos and illustrations to walk you through the techniques and projects. Embellishment guide that includes tutorials to make your own bows and tassels. Dozens of inventive tips to help you get the most from your projects and your fabric. Full-size box and bowl templates.

ABCs of Longarm Quilting

by Patricia C. Barry

Whether you favor precise plans and extensive details, or thorough concepts demonstrated via illustrations, everyone can learn from this diverse tutorial. This comprehensive long-arm quilting guide: Explains capabilities and generalities of long-arm machines Demonstrates basic techniques using pantographs and free-hand quilting Includes four projects and two patterns

Altered Style

by Stephanie Kimura

Dare to be Different Gone are the days of browsing through rack after rack of new fashions at the local store looking for the perfect shirt, pair of paints or accessory. Instead, take a "shopping trip" to your own closet, a friend's closet, consignment stores, thrift shops or the sale racks. InAltered Style, author Stephanie Kimura shows you how to transform everyday garments and accessories into personalized fashions that reflect your own style and show the world who you are. Your personality will show through with: More than 30 projects for creating purses, blouses, tees, jackets and more Ideas for embellishing with buttons, sparkly crystals, colorful fabric snippets, beads and anything you come across Simple techniques, such as basic sewing, folding, bonding and drawing With a little creativity and simple embellishing, you'll be on your way to updating your wardrobe with your own style and flair. Never again will you have "nothing to wear"!

American Farm Collectibles

by Russell E. Lewis

The landscape of American farming changed dramatically in the century between 1850 and 1950. Horse-drawn mechanical reapers replaced hand scythes used to harvest grain; later, the mechanical reapers were replaced by steam engine-powered threshing machines. Horses, originally used to pull the powerful machinery, were replaced with tractors. Eventually, all these systems became obsolete with the invention of self-propelled combines. These good old days of agriculture are represented in a wealth of antiques from the period. Collectors of antique farm pieces will love this fantastic reference, which documents popular collectibles such as horse hardware, tools, farm implements, kitchen items, advertising, seed catalogs, toys, and countless print items including John Deere manuals, calendars and magazines. Current pricing information for the collectibles accompanies over 1,000 photographs! The book also devotes an entire chapter to farm items from 1905. ·

Bead Embroidery

by Jane Davis

Revitalize classic embroidery stitches for a contemporary look simply by adding beads to your needlework. Learn how to embroider with beads on anything from bags and boxes to pillows and purses withBead Embroidery: The Complete Guide. Through thorough research, her own personal experience and a visual smorgasbord of 525 photographs and 265 how-to illustrations, best selling author Jane Davis teaches you 215 embroidery stitches - from the common to the uniquely rare. Whether a beginner or seasoned embroiderer, you will revel in this truly complete guide. You'll find: Comprehensive Basics section showcasing every stitch at a glance, plus tips on choosing the right beads, threads, fabrics and tools to ensure your needlework success. Extensive instruction on how to create 215 embroidery stitches, each presented with a photograph and how-to illustration showing options with or without beads. Impressive assortment of 20 fabulous projects for home decorating, holiday gift-giving or personal accessorizing.

Beading Basics

by Carole Rodgers

Discover the basics of beading and beyond! If you've been tempted by the beauty of beaded jewelry and home decorating pieces, but second guessed your abilities to learn the skills needed to create such tantalizing works, fear no more!Beading Basicsreveals all that's necessary for creating everything from a simple single-strand necklace to a more intricate netting stitch woven wind bottle covers. You'll discover: Essential information for choosing the right beads, supplies and tools, plus tips and techniques for working with wire, weaving on a loom and creating various woven chains. Easy-to-follow instructions with more than 175 how-to illustrations and 230 beautiful photographs showing every detail needed to create 40 gorgeous projects. An inspirational gallery of designs featuring the works of 11 of today's top beading artists. Beading Basicsis the one resource you need to get you on the path to becoming a talented bead artist.

Big-Print Quilts

by Karen Snyder

Today's marketplace is flooded with trendy large-scale prints from design visionaries including Amy Butler and Heather Bailey. Big-Print Quiltscomes to your rescue, helping you turn your longing looks at today's impressive large-scale floral or novelty fabrics into great ideas and actions for making the most of these innovative prints. This book features 15 projects for every quilting skill level, plus, charts to help you stitch your way through varying fabric scales. Big-Print Quiltsgives you license to quilt big, and not look back!

Creating Lampwork Beads for Jewelry

by Karen J. Leonardo

CREATE - DESIGN - WEAR From tiny glass beads and pendants to rings and necklaces,Creating Lampwork Beads for Jewelryteaches you how to create them all. Lampwork artist Karen J. Leonardo and her network of fellow artisans share their secrets for creating stunningly beautiful lampwork beads. In addition, these talented artists give you complete instructions for incorporating the beads into your own artistic jewelry pieces. Ideal for beginning, intermediate and advanced lampwork artists,Creating Lampwork Beads for Jewelryfeatures: Guidance and tips for setting up your studio and selecting the proper tools Detailed instructions with step-by-step photos for creating 16 different lampwork beads 14 jewelry designs to incorporate your beads into necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and pins

Custom Slipcovers Made Easy

by Elizabeth Dubicki

Easy Slipcovers? Absolutely! Do you have the sewing skills, but aren't quite sure you can handle a full-blown slipcover project? ThenCustom Slipcovers Made Easyis for you! Author Elizabeth Dubicki walks you through the measuring, fitting and construction, step-by-step, to ensure you achieve the results you are looking for. There's nothing left to guesswork, with chapters on: Choosing a style of slipcover and appropriate fabric for your project How to measure and calculate yardage Making welting, cushion covers, slipcover shells, skirts and zipper closures Fitting and finishing techniques Ten project ideas, incorporating more than 25 techniques will help you get started. And once you've mastered the techniques, you'll be transforming your "old favorites" into new favorites!

Fat Quarter Fun

by Karen Snyder

Gives you more for less with 15 patterns, variations and instructions for one low price - patterns alone typically cost $6 - $10 each Fat quarter bundles are all the rage because there are plenty to go around, they're affordable, and often come in the latest fabrics Recent quilting surveys show fat quarter quilting is where it's at for many of today's quilters. Fat quarter bundles are a guilty pleasure many quilters can afford to indulge in, and this follow-up to the popular guide Bundles of Fun shows you how to make the most of your investment. It features detailed instructions for making a quilt from start to finish, explained in 150+ step-by-step photos. Discover what you can create with a few or a lot of fat quarter bundles, in the 15+ featured projects.

Knitting The Complete Guide

by Jane Davis

Some books are nice additions to a library, and others are cornerstone selections. This book is one of those foundational references you can rely on for years to come. From its easy-to-use lay-flat format, to the collection of 200 pattern stitches, this book is a quick and easy guide to all things knitting. The techniques and insight you glean fromKnitting - The Complete Guidecan be applied to any project, such as the socks, gloves, hat and sweater projects featured inside.

Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles

by Allan Petretti

Now in its 11th Edition, Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide is the one resource that legions of collectors have turned to as their definitive source for identifying and valuing nearly a century of treasures. This expanded and updated edition - four years in the making - is the best volume yet. In addition to current collector values, descriptions and photos for thousands of items, this edition contains more than twice as much color as in the past - 160 color plates in all - loaded with crisp clear photos of the most-desirable Coca-Cola collectibles. New and expanded color sections feature trays, calendars, bottles, the "Diamond Design" from the 1960s and much more. New guidelines for grading and evaluating items, along with a variety of resources to help both new and experienced collectors, will prove invaluable. This new volume is truly the ultimate resource for answering your Coca-Cola collecting questions.

Positively Crochet!

by Mary Jane Hall

Positively Crochetlives up to its name with plenty of crochet projects and powerful messages for positive living. This playful, project-focused guide concentrates on the patterns and stitches used to design the 50+ fashionable projects in this book, which include scarves, shrugs, sweaters, hats, purses and belts. In addition to trendy garments and accessories, you will discover pairings of design tips with inspirational insight, useful for improving crochet skills and making the most of every situation life delivers.

Quilt with Confidence

by Nancy Zieman

The inspiring and encouraging tone of this book will make you feel like you've been quilting your entire life! From the nation's favorite sewing teacher comes tips and step-by-step instruction for getting started quilting, from selecting tools, to rotary cutting techniques and edge-jointed seaming, you get it all!

Quilting The Complete Guide

by Darlene Zimmerman

It's Everything You Need to Know in One Book Let trusted teacher and expert Darlene Zimmerman teach you everything you need to know about quilting! Features include: Step-by-step instructions clearly outline techniques and tips for rotary cutting, sewing, pressing, piecing, hand and machine applique, layering and basting, block settings, borders, sashes, bindings, quilting, edge finishes and quilt care. Quick Reference Guides make it a snap to pick the perfect batting, use simple formulas and create your own binding. Color-coded page headers break topics into easy-to-navigate sections, including Tools and Supplies, Techniques and Tips, Finishing Techniques, Quilting TLC and Reference Information. Compact, lay-flat format lets you keep your hands free from quilting and is the perfect size to take along the classes, retreats or your favorite quilt shop. Whether you've quilted for years or are just getting started,Quilting: The Complete Guideis sure to become your favorite reference book!

Simply Silk

by Mary Jo Hiney

This book uncovers the mystery of silk, and demonstrates techniques for bringing out its cooperative nature, and offers inspirational poetry, prose and spiritual expressions. As silk rapidly gains ground as a creative fabric choice. Simply Silkprovides a unique approach to transforming this delicate fabric into an easy-to-use material. In addition, this innovative guide also teaches you how to use fabric transfer, machine-stitched wording, rubber stamps and other techniques to create 20+ projects including slippers, chair covers and picture frames.

Traditional Quilts with a Twist

by Maggie Ball

Breathe New Life into your Favorite Traditional Blocks Take the Ohio Star, Trip Around the World and Bear's Paw blocks from "been there and done that" to fresh and fabulous new heights withTraditional Quilts with a Twist. Author Maggie Ball gives these blocks a modern makeover and teaches you how to tweak the designs with the right colors, fabric choices, value placements and settings to bring a spotlight-grabbing twist to your favorite blocks. Traditional Quilts with a Twistgives you: Comprehensive instructions for quilting basics Patterns that progress from easy to challenging 20 projects in various types and sizes, ranging from tote bags to queen-size quilts Clear, concise instructions accompanied by full-color photos and illustrations You'll fall in love - again - with the time-tested favorite blocks inTraditional Quilts with a Twist.

Wire Jewelry Workshop: Techniques for Working with Wire and Beads

by Susan Ray

Great variety of techniques gathered by an impressive panel of beading experts Provides detailed instructions to put to use, and then post on beading blogs for others to learn from Beading basics never go out of style, because like many beaders, you are always looking for ways to efficiently and creatively design projects. This must-have guide covers essential skills including chain maille, cutting wire, making P loops, bending wire, making eye loops, jump rings, and using a wrapped bead link technique. Among the 20+ projects featured in the book, you will discover instructions for earrings, chokers, necklaces, pendants and more, all designed by the author and other respected jewelry artists.

Wisconsin Quilts

by Ellen Kort

Wisconsin Quiltsshowcases one hundred antique quilts. Organized chronologically according to the age of the quilt, the book is in part a history of a Midwestern state from its settlement in the 1800s to the middle of the twentieth century, told through the eyes of the women and their families who made the quilts. Each quilt, some traditional, others innovative, is a testament to creativity and perseverance and reflects the common experiences of a young country, first, as it was being settled by waves of immigrants, and then as it matures through war, both civil and foreign, economic depression and the more mundane events of the daily lives of its citizens. Quilters will have an opportunity to create their own versions of these heirlooms with the added instructions for 8 quilt blocks.

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