Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Mix & Match 16 Paper-Pieced Blocks, 8 Holiday Projects
Paperback – July 1, 2017
Fabulous fun design for Christmas. With a little ingenuity, these designs could be adapted to year round, in fact some of them are seasonal more than Christmas – gingerbread men and polar bears, lending this book great appeal. Work from scraps using paper piecing and cut as you sew. This book provides a variety of whimsical projects such as place mats, Christmas stockings, table runners and more that are suitable to create for your own home, or to solve the gift-giving at Christmas. 16 paper-pieced blocks are mix and match providing much scope for a personal touch. There are 8 holiday projects. Simple fun designs with clear instructions, including photographs. (yarnsandfabrics.co.uk, 7/2/2017)
I know it's a little early to mention the ‘C' word but us crafters start early. Preparation is key and making sweet little projects such as the ones in this fabulous book will make your Christmas not only amazing but fun to.There are 8 projects from tree skirts to table runners, and 16 paper pieced blocks, such as Father Christmas, elves and snowmen to adorn your handiwork. There is something for everyone, so no one will feel left out.This bright and colorful book has easy to follow instructions and block templates. With advice on cutting and the actual paper piecing, even if you have never done it before, you simply cannot go wrong.Mary Hertel has put together a book full of inspiration and with ideas for decoration to your projects, you can guarantee that all your projects will be beautiful. (tracyshephard.wordpress.com, 7/10/2017)
If you aren"t comfortable with the paper foundation piecing technique, then this book offers plenty of guidance and tips to help make it easier for you. If you love to use the technique, you will really enjoy all the options given here. You can easily customise your own quilts, cushions and other items by adding a seasonal block, or followed the detailed instructions to make a complete item such as a tree skirt or Christmas stocking. The characters are so cute that you will be tempted to make them all. (Down Under Quilts, 181)
About the Author
Mary Hertel was an art instructor for 35 years. A lifetime sewist, Mary has more than 50 patterns in print and hundreds of paper-pieced blocks. She lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where she enjoys knitting, hiking, biking, and spending time with her two adult children.