Linda and I are happy to announce the expanded 2nd edition of Piecing the Piece O' Cake Way! This book is packed with new quilts, improved techniques, and color information made easy.
Inside you will find a complete guide to quilting basics including sewing scant quarter-inch seams, cutting fabric that’s larger than your cutting mat, sewing perfectly placed points, and much more. From planning your quilt to binding it, you will learn the most effective way to do patchwork.
Both beginning quilters and those with more experience will appreciate the sections on fabric, color, and tools and techniques. The quilt projects are presented in order, beginning with simple strips, squares, and half-square triangles. Once you master those techniques, you can stretch your skills with diamonds, curves, and improv piecing.
This book includes 10 colorful projects designed to enhance your quilting skills. This handy book lies flat for easy reference while you work. Click here to go to my blog where you can see 9 of the 10 quilt projects from the book.
Say hello to Wool Applique, the Piece O' Cake Way!
Wool is a sumptuous fabric. The colors are rich, the texture is inviting. Wool is particularly interesting when it is mixed with cotton and/or linen fabrics, as we do in this book. Inside you will find 12 cheerful projects that include wall quilts (small and large), a foot warmer for the bed, small kitchen quilts, a table runner, a zippered pouch, and more. Click here to see a video showing you whats inside the book.
Click here to see photos of all of the projects in this book.
This book is full of helpful information and pretty patterns that both beginners and more experienced sewers are sure to enjoy. You will find many helpful tips on the nature of wool and how to applique it.
We recommend that you applique wool shapes with a blanket stitch and either wool or perle cotton thread. This keeps the focus on the applique itself, rather than on the stitches used to sew the shapes down. Included are detailed illustrations for how to sew a blanket stitch, and how to sew neat and tidy inner and outer points.
Be inspired with 55+ designs by Piece O’ Cake Designs, Geta Grama, and Patty Prann Young. You'll find a wide variety of designs to spark your creativity.
The designs are suited to coloring with colored pencils, fine tip markers, and even watercolors. There are intricate swirling designs, sweet, modern, and exotic designs, and whimsical birds, flowers, and animals. The illustrations are printed on high-quality, heavyweight un-coated paper. Edges are perforated for easy framing in an 8" x 10" frame.
I think that you'll discover that Coloring even a few minutes a day can help you relieve stress and inject creativity into your busy life!
This needle threader will thread very fine needles (size 9-12). The case slides open to reveal a clever mechanism. Simply insert the needle and lay the thread in the groove. Pressing lightly on the lever directs a shaped pin into the thread through the needle eye.
It's important to put the needle in correctly! Click here to see a video of how to use this threader. The package also includes instructions.