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06 May 2013

Best Ever Applique Sampler from Piece O'Cake Designs {Book Review}

Best Ever Applique Sampler from Piece O'Cake Designs by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkis is a welcome addition to my quilt book library. From the moment I saw the front cover, I was smitten. Yes, smitten is the perfect word.


The Best Ever Applique Sampler by Piece O Cake Designs


It is a "must have" book for anyone wanting to learn the art of applique.
Best Ever Applique Sampler from Piece O'Cake Designs begins with the basics – supplies, fabric preparation, fabric requirements, seams allowances, borders.

We learn about the importance of colour, contrast and value. Designs on the fabric are discussed and we learn about auditioning fabrics and choosing the right fabric.

Beautiful images and step by step instructions make this book a joy to leaf through and to learn all of the in’s and out’s of this skill.


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The appliqué patterns are numbered to indicate the stitching sequence. Begin with appliqué piece #1, and work your way through the block.


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It includes 5 beautiful projects and 9 blocks to mix, match and design your own quilts, table runners or wall hangings.


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They're all sweet, bright and I'm anxious to get started – to create some beautifully appliqued little quilts to brighten up my sewing space.

If you want to learn applique, you can’t go past Best Ever Applique Sampler from Piece O'Cake Designs.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous book... another to add to my list of wants....
    Hugz

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