16 February 2014

Strip Savvy {Book Review}

Calling all Jelly Roll and strip fabric lovers. This book is for you!
Strip Savvy is the gorgeous new book by Kate Henderson. It contains 18 fun, vibrant projects focused on using 2 1/2” strips.

This book begins with a general section which has excellent diagrams on basic quilt making and piecing techniques. From choosing background fabrics/prints, to quick and special piecing techniques, this section covers all bases and is an excellent reference.

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The projects are divided into Quilts with Borders and Borderless Quilts. When deciding if a quilt needs a border, Kate gives shares ideas on different types of striking borders which can be used along with instructions on how to go about measuring and creating these borders.

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The quilts are all vibrant and beautifully photographed, which I think is very important when purchasing a quilt book. The instructional diagrams are in colour which aide the sewist when piecing their blocks or quilts.

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Strip Savvy is a wonderful book for the 2 1/2” strip (jelly roll) enthusiast. We all have have jelly rolls on our shelves, which we just bring ourselves to unravel. Strip Savvy has 18 projects which will no doubt inspire the creation of beautiful quilts, rather than letting our jelly rolls sitting idly on shelves.
Visit Kate Henderson at her blog Two Little Banshees.

How many jelly rolls do you have sitting on your fabric shelves right now?

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  1. I don't have any jelly rolls:( I have thought about getting one but need a project

  2. Thanks for the lovely words about my book, so glad you love it!


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