I cut a great many fat quarters in the course of a week, but what exactly can you do with a fat quarter apart from admire it.
Well, I've found a book.... 'Small Stash Sewing 24 Projects using Designer Fat Quarters' written by Melissa Averinos with a Foreword written by Amy Butler.
It's all about using fabric... fat quarters... smaller pieces.... tiny pieces, your favourite pieces and incorporating them into sewing projects that you'll live with for a while.
Melissa is a fabric designer, she has a blog YummyGoods where you'll find links to all kinds of things especially her animated unicorn stories. (psst! They work well with the cushions.)
This book represents the way she loves to sew and her 'new' belief that maybe fabric is made to be used and not just to hoard.... this book is to get you over that paralysis that comes from gazing at beautiful fabric and not being able to decide what to do with it apart from drag it out of the cupboard to look at and hold. Beginning to recognise the symptoms of a little fabric obsession?
This is a light-hearted book, a can-do kind of book with instructions for creating belts, for modifying t-shirts, for adding fabric to trousers legs to either lengthen them or just to stylise. There are patterns for bags,
Lovely curved shape...
Cute unicorn and moon cushions ...
the perfect cushions to have adventures with..sachets and braided fabric necklaces and even suggestions for prettifying a wicker basket with a 'Fancy Fabric Liner'.
There are lots of ideas for using fabric to brighten up your home, your life and your loved ones.
So, to celebrate my blog moving home I thought I'd have a giveaway of this book. To join in all, you need to do is leave a comment on this post by Friday 30th July. I'll use the 'random number generator' to select a number and the lucky person that made the comment that corresponds with the number will be the winner. (Does that make sense?) I don't mind where in the world you come from so long as the struggling postie can get there :)