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We're very proud of the amount of information and ideas we produce here at Sew4Home. Every weekday you'll find a new and inspiring post. But... we certainly don't claim to have a corner on the market. There are a lot of great books out there with all kinds of fun things to learn and do. Our Sew4Home Creative Bookshelf was overflowing and we thought it would be great to share a few good reads with you. We put together six books we think you'll love. There are four great project books from our friends at C&T Publishing, and two color and design books from our personal collections. All the books are brand new and looking for a place on the shelf of one lucky Sew4Home winner.
Our thanks to C&T Publishing for originally providing the four project books. We've listed links to the C&T site where all of them can still be ordered, most as both eBooks as well as printed book/eBook bundles.
Oh Sew Easy Table Toppers - 27 Projects for Stylish Living by Jean and Valori Wells
From placemats to table runners to tablecloths of all shapes and sizes, this book has what you need to dress up every table in the house. There are no patterns needed, just easy step-by-step measuring and cutting instructions. Their section on measuring for square, rectangle and round tables is great. You'll learn how to calculate the surface as well as the drop. There are also a variety of edge binding techniques shown. And, as the title spells out, 27 inspiring projects to put your new knowledge into practice right away.
From C&T Publishing, Oh Sew Easy Table Toppers is available online as both an eBook as well as a printed book/eBook bundle.
Indygo Junction's Needle Felting - 22 Stylish Projects for Home & Fashion by Amy Barickman
We adore Amy's style. You may remember our review of her great Vintage Notions book. In this Needle Felting book, Amy makes it all look so easy to learn and fun to do. We've been wanting to try our hand at some needle felting projects here at S4H, and this book is part of the inspiration. You'll find complete instructions for hand and machine techniques using a variety of fibers, including techniques for both dry and wet felting. The projects are a lovely variety of pretty things to wear, bags to carry, funky jewelry, pillows, runners, bowls and more.
From C&T Publishing, Needle Felting is available online as both an eBook as well as a printed book/eBook bundle.
Free-Motion Machine Quilting by Don Linn
Known in the industry as "Mr. Quilt," Don knows how to teach you to quilt like a pro. His machine quilting exercises are done using standard table-top sewing machines, not a free-standing long arm machine. You can learn to use your own home machine to master a variety of techniques, including perfectly stitched points, absolutely straight lines, and smooth curves. Don has also put together an indispensable visual troubleshooting guide to common machine quilting problems and solutions. And, he's included 50 quilting designs to practice with to gain the confidence to eventually draw your own.
From C&T Publishing, Free-Motion Quilting is available online as both an eBook as well as a printed book/eBook bundle.
Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Dyeing by Lynn Koolish
Everything you need to know about creating fabulous hand-dyed fabrics is right here: what supplies to get, the best basic techniques to try, and how to achieve different visual effects. Lynn gives you 12 can't-miss techniques for adding custom color to fabric, clothing, linens and home décor. There are tons of step-by-step pictures to help you learn the techniques that will produce rich results with minimal time and effort. You'll be creating exciting color blends, patterns, and textures in no time. All you need to get started is this book, a few supplies, a measuring spoon, and some plastic containers.
From C&T Publishing, Fabric Dyeing is currently available online only as an eBook.
Trading Spaces Color
If you love Sew4Home, you know we love COLOR! This classic book is from the hit 2000-2008 series, Trading Spaces. It tours more than 20 Trading Spaces locations across the U.S. to show you how the right color combinations can make all the difference in how a room pleases the eye and packs the right emotional punch. The before-and-after photos show you the simple color strategies that can help you change the mood, look and attitude of a single project or an entire room. There are also a lot of great tips from making a lamp to choosing the right brushes and rollers to upholstering your wall.
From Meredith Publishing Group, Trading Spaces Color is no longer in print and can be hard to find, but we did find a few copies still available at Amazon.
Apartment Therapy Presents Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Real Design Solutions
264 pages of inspiration from the creators of Apartment Therapy, a dynamite web site that attracts more than 3 million visitors a month. Their mantra: "Your home is the one space on earth that you call your own. You owe it to yourself to make it as beautiful, organized and healthy as you can." This book features 40 homes decorated by real people. Over 400 photos show details of all sorts in all kinds of spaces, from a tiny rental in Brooklyn to a condo in San Diego to a ranch-style in Miami. Each home profile includes floor plans, detailed resource lists, and "how I did it" explanations from the renters and owners who created fresh and entirely original interiors.
From Chronicle Books, this is the largest of the three Apartment Therapy titles. You can order it online from Amazon.
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