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emsf[1].jpg (8641 bytes) k51995 Embroidery Machine Essentials - Fleece Techniques - Embroidery machines have captured the imagination of sewing enthusiasts everywhere—and now, Jeanine Twigg’s second Companion Project Series book combines fleece—the most in-demand fabric—with embroidery! Fleece offers the perfect canvas for embroidery creativity. Twigg has teamed up with industry expert Nancy Cornwell to present another exciting fleece adventure.  As she did in her three best-selling books Adventures with Polarfleece®, More Polarfleece® Adventures, and Polar Magic, Cornwell begins with the basics—covering the “how-tos” for machine embroidery success. She then cleverly explores new territories as she uses embroidery designs to create surface interest with a variety of techniques, such as trapunto effects, “embossing,” appliqué, and terrific new ways to take advantage of embroidery and fleece to create surface texture. $19.95
stit[1].jpg (6821 bytes) k52799 Embroidery Machine Essentials - Embroidery machines are the hottest trend in home sewing, with over 400,000 machines in use. The possibilities are endless when it comes to embellishing everything from kids’ wear to table linens. This guide provides essential information that goes beyond the basic instruction manual for owners of a home embroidery machine or combination sewing-embroidery machine.   Taking the guesswork out of using a home embroidery machine, this book covers the entire embroidery process from choosing designs, threads, stabilizers and needles to hooping, design placement and stitching techniques. Simple projects are made easy with step-by-step instructions, allowing readers to experiment with their new skills and embroidery techniques. A handy troubleshooting section helps solve problems along the way. Includes a bonus CD featuring 6 exclusive embroidery designs digitized by award-winning Lindee Goodall, owner of Cactus Punch®. $27.99
trav[1].jpg (7986 bytes) k52195 Made for Travel - Mary Mulari’s new book presents easy-to-make accessories for everyday trips and special journeys. Readers will find clear instructions for more than 50 clever projects such as totes, security bags for valuables, shoe bags, a map holder, seatbelt cushions, and more. Some of the projects can even be made out of potholders, dinner napkins, placemats, or table runners. Several projects are designated as “Sew-Easy” for quick results.  Extra features include instructions for adding pockets to clothing for safe travel, travel hints from seasoned travelers, and kits to make for first aid, comfort, office, and car supplies. $21.95
scwd[1].jpg (9463 bytes) k51995 Sew the Contemporary Wardrobe for 18 inch Dolls - Expert sewer of clothing for 18-inch dolls, Joan Hinds, is at it again, this time with fun, hip, trendy, and fashionable clothes for some of today’s most popular dolls!  This great new book provides 35 patterns for clothing and accessory items that can be mixed and matched to create an infinite number of outfits to fit the ever-popular 18-inch dolls. The wardrobe includes all the latest fashion items for girls, such as a jean jacket, flared jeans, all styles of t-shirts, special occasion dresses, nightwear, purses, and hats. Suggestions for other fabric, embellishment, and color changes are given to help the reader personalize the wardrobe for each doll.  The book is beautifully illustrated with 50 photographs and more than 200 illustrations to guide the reader through the sewing process. Each pattern is full-size and on pull-out tissue sheets—no need to trace or photocopy patterns! Also includes tips throughout for helping children sew the outfits themselves. $19.95
mnsyh[1].jpg (7578 bytes) k51695 Sewing with Nancy 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew for Your Home - Any time is a good time to sew!  This exciting new book from the host of America’s top-rated PBS sewing program features more than 25 soft-furnishing projects for every room of the home that can be completed even by those who only have 10, 20, or 30 minutes to spare. Sewers of all skill levels will learn to create a quilt and lampshade for the bedroom, a table runner and napkins for the kitchen, a machine mat for the sewing room, crib sheets for baby’s room, and more. Step-by-step instructions expertly guide sewers from choosing fabrics through finishing each project. $16.95

Crazy Quilted Heirlooms and Gifts - Join J. Marsha Michler on another exhilarating journey through the wonderful world of crazy quilting as she presents 30 attractive crazy quilt projects for the wardrobe and home. Detailed instructions along with illustrations and colorful photos allow quilters of all skill levels to create exciting and unique projects such as curtain tiebacks, placemats, potholders, notebook covers, bibs, silk ties, gift bags and an elegant silk stole.

Explore a variety of sewing techniques, such as needle art and embroidery stitches, while bringing a new perspective to the beautiful tradition of crazy quilting.

Krause52395crazyquilts.jpg (51192 bytes) k52395 Crazy Quilts by Machine 

Crazy quilts are traditionally pieced and embellished with hand methods, but now you, regardless of your skill level, have an all in one resource for creating crazy quilts solely by machine or by combining hand and machine methods.  Besides providing four machine piecing and patching methods, this lavishly illustrated volume includes: An encyclopedia of machine embellishments suitable for any machine that will do straight and zigzag stitches, complete instructions for 20 original, unique crazy quilted projects, designs for bed, wall, and children's quilts, throws, table covers, and pillows, full size templates. 


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