Patchwork for Beginners by Pauline Brown
The techniques are simple enough for beginners--who get a wonderful introduction to the full range of hand and machine stitching required for perfect patchwork designs--but the bold and bright patterns are so beautiful that even more experienced sewers will find them irresistible. Follow the instructions and the gorgeous color combinations and make some of the most delightful gifts and decorative items for the home. Choose from several quilts, including one done in Amish style and another just right for a cot. Or, whip up place mats, cushions, and a wall hanging. Give yourself a special present: a sewing set and pincushion in honor of your new hobby. Plus: Christmas decorations, an evening bag, a toy cat and more!