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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 March 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920545
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 96
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $16.95

Fun with Fat Quarters

$16.95

15 step-by-step projects with essential techniques to kick-start your sewing by Wendy Gardiner


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Book Description

Brush up on your sewing skills with Wendy Gardiner and get sewing again! Previously published in 2015.

Sewing guru Wendy Gardiner brings you this comprehensive guide to sewing with fat quarters. Delve into a brilliant techniques section, guiding you through a variety of essential techniques, from inserting a zip and sewing buttonholes to creating patchwork. Each is fully explained and combined with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography.

Once you have brushed up on your sewing skills it's time to get sewing. Choose from 15 inspiring projects: from doorstops and drawstring bags to tablemats, aprons and cushions. Each fun fat-quarter project contains colourful photographs, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and a stash of handy hints and tips. Whether you have treated yourself to a fat quarter bundle or are using up leftover fabric, there is a project for you. Full-size traceable templates are supplied at the back of the book.

Previously published in 2015 (ISBN: 9781782211464).

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
What is a fat quarter? 8
Materials 10
Tools 12
Techniques 16


PROJECTS 40
Fabulous flowers 42
Drawstring bags 46
Reversible bag 48
Quilted Cosmetic bag 50
Doorstop 54
Party clutch 58
Retro mini-pinny 62
Diamond-star mat 66
Al fresco placemat 68
Tucked and stitched pillow 72
Disappearing nine-patch bag 76
Draught excluder 80
Pillow with piping 82
Baby playmat 86
Pretty pinafore 90


Templates 94
Index 96

About the Author

About Wendy Gardiner

Wendy Gardiner is a writer, teacher and author. She has been editor of several leading sewing magazines and written 22 books including The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style, Take Two Fat Quarters: Home, Take Two Fat Quarters: Gifts and most recently The Sewing Machine Manual. Wendy has made several YouTube videos for leading haberdashery and pattern companies. She runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends, teaches a weekly class and writes articles for various magazines and her own website. Wendy organizes the extensive workshop programmes for the Festival of Quilts and the Knitting & Stitching Shows. She has a strong reputation and fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for dressmaking and machine sewing. Wendy lives in Hampshire, UK.

Visit her website: www.wendygardiner.co.uk

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