If you have an Amazon gift card burning a hole in your pocket or are looking for some inspiration, I’ve rounded up some more recently released sewing books.  I’m going to use the Amazon.com descriptions for each of the books, so learn more and see if any strike your sewing fancy!

 

Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes

Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes

In Stitch Savvy, there are 5 tracks (home decor, handbags, kids’ items, quilting and clothing), and each track has 5 projects that start simple and build up your skills. But wait, there’s more! Cross-referenced techniques allow you to skip around and explore certain skills. (You loved the box pleats in the Sashiko curtains? Check out the A-line skirt with the peek-a-boo pleat!) BONUS CD includes 13 PDF patterns for apparel, accessories and home decor, quilting guides and more!

 

Color, Block, & Quilt by Emily Cier

Color, Block, & Quilt by Emily Cier

Ever seen a super-auto-loco-ruption? How about a paleo-domus-esque? No? Well, learn how to make these and 2,206,264,748,501,248 more quilts in Color, Block & Quilt! Wait, really? Well, yes. Color, Block & Quilt gives a perspective on three different aspects of modern quilts — color schemes, block designs, and quilts — and then puts you in the driver’s seat to come up with your own unique combination. Choose one of 15 color schemes inspired by the varied beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Next, pick and choose from 15 brand-new modern block designs, ranging from whimsically swooping curves to art deco-inspired tilings. Finally, pick a quilt design to serve as a framework for your creation. You’ll have everything you need to fuse these elements together into a totally unique quilt project that’s unlike what any other reader of this book will ever come up with. Think of this as your map. Bring along a little bit of creativity and a fondness for modern quilts, be ready for some fun along the way, and once you’re done, you may just find yourself delighted with what you’ve created. For help in planning your quilts, check out the Color, Block & Quilt: Workbook

 

Ruby Star Wrapping by Melody Miller & Allison Tannery

Ruby Star Wrapping by Melody Miller & Allison Tannery

This is the ultimate resource for those who are as creative as they are willing to conserve. Ruby Star Wrapping inspires you to think resourceful, think reusable, think unusual when it comes to gift packaging. Raid the pantry for boxes, use old linens for pouches, and make beautiful accessories out of fabric and paper scraps—the projects here illustrate how to create beautiful, reusable packaging from the common materials in your home. With its thirty easy-to-make giftwrap patterns, this book reminds us of the wonderful creative potential inherent in the act of giving a gift. When wrapped with thought, beauty, and a little ingenuity, the packaging can be a gift in itself.

 

Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Photo tutorials show stitching in action for 50+ free-motion quilting designs to create modern quilts with classic style! Popular blogger and designer, Natalia Bonner, illustrates her instructions with detailed photos that make it easier to get beautiful results on your home sewing machine. Learn how to quilt all-over, as filler, on borders, and on individual blocks…using loops and swirls, feathers and flames, flowers and vines, pebbles and more! Includes tips for choosing batting and thread, layering and basting, starting and stopping, and prepping your machine are included.

 

Simply Solids by Annie's Quilting

Simply Solids by Annie's Quilting

The timeless beauty of solids comes to life in this book of classic and contemporary quilting patterns. The 12 exceptional projects in this guide blend the past and the present while using bright, contrasting colors, and mixing fabrics and hues creates endless combination possibilities. Concise diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions appeal to quilters of all skill levels and styles. Customizable designs include bed runners, bed quilts, table runners, pillows, and more.

 

 

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