Here’s Part TWO of our big list of Handmade Holidays prizes this year. (Part One.) Our 9th Annual Handmade Holidays series begins tomorrow; visit every day for new tutorials, recipes, printables plus several chances to WIN.

Thanks to the following sponsors for making Handmade Holidays extra-fun: Sterling Publishing (Lark Crafts), St. Martin’s Griffin, F+W (David & Charles), author Kaitlyn Mirison, Workman Publishing (Quirk Books), C&T Publishing (Stash Books, FunStitch Studio), STC Craft (Stewart, Tabori and Chang), Tuttle Publishing, OLFA, My Modern Quilt Shop, Fat Quarter Shop, Fancy Tiger Crafts, Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, The Fabric Fairy, Fabricworm, Mad About Patchwork, Aurifil, Bluefig, Snapdragon Studios and Roost Books.


Stamp Stencil Paint: Making Extraordinary Patterned Projects by Hand

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Author: Anna Joyce
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

Textile artist Anna Joyce’s design process is intuitive, relaxed, and rooted in the belief that we should live with color and pattern every day. Inspired by vintage fabric, folk art, shapes in nature, and exciting new color combinations, Joyce’s distinctive projects showcase the beauty of the unexpected and the mark of the artist’s hand. In Stamp Stencil Paint, Joyce shares her signature hand-printing techniques and infectious enthusiasm for adding patterns to ready-made surfaces such as fabric, ceramics, paper, leather, furniture, walls, and more. Following beautiful step-by-step photography, crafters learn new, easy skills to stamp, stencil, and hand-paint wonderful projects for their homes, wardrobes, families, and friends.

Big Hook Rag Crochet: 25 Quick-Stitch Designs to Make Using Leftover Fabric

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Author: Dedri Uys
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Have fun with a craft that’s quick, easy, and eco-friendly! This great new crochet style uses a large hook—which works up fast, simple stitches—plus strips of fabric made from unwanted garments or a stash of leftovers. The result: a sturdy, textured weave that’s ideal for home accessories, garments, and bags. Crochet cozy slippers, accent rugs, cushions, a variety of baskets, placemats, and more. These crafty creations are durable, practical, and pretty, too!

Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday (with 40 Projects)

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Author: Heather Jones
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

For Heather Jones, inspiration can be anywhere. For her debut book, Quilt Local, she designed a collection of 20 quilts, each inspired by objects and places close to home—country roads, cityscapes, street signs—the landscape of her existence. Then, in a fascinating exercise in color theory and design play, she reworked each one in a second palette to show what a striking difference just a few basic changes can make.

Pattern by pattern, Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her process, sharing photographs of her sources of inspiration, sketchbook pages, and the finished quilts. In addition, she offers an accessible lesson in color theory as it applies to quiltmaking.

The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion: The Essential Guide from the World’s Most Famous Fabric Store

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Author: Mood Designer Fabrics
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

“Designers, we’re going to Mood!”

More than 10 years ago, Tim Gunn and Project Runway introduced millions of viewers to New York’s ultimate fabric mecca, Mood Fabrics. Now, the experts behind this fabric power- house bring their fabric and fashion know-how—plus their behind-the-scenes stories—to the sewing public. The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion is the ultimate guide for home-sewers, fashion students, aspiring designers, and Project Runway fans who want to learn everything they need to know to choose and use quality fabric. Drawing upon the expertise of the Mood staff, the book teaches readers the fundamentals—from where fabric is produced to the ins and outs of its construction—and features a fabric-by-fabric guide to cottons and other plant fibers, wools, silks, knits, and other specialty fabrics.

Donuts

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Author: Tracey Meharg
Publisher: Murdoch Books

Homemade, artisanal, and jaw-droppingly delicious, these 50 donut recipes put store-bought versions to shame. Try them sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, filled with jam or Chantilly cream, drizzled with honey, frosted with chocolate, and topped with salted caramel or an adults-only vodka-laced icing. There are even gluten-free and vegan options. But get ‘em while they’re hot, because they’ll disappear fast!

Stitch-opedia: The Only Embroidery Reference You’ll Ever Need

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Author: Helen Winthorpe Kendrick
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

There is nothing as beautiful as a wonderfully-worked embroidery design, either used to adorn clothing or as an embellishment on a home accessory. Now a new generation is rediscovering the pleasures of the centuries-old craft. Written for beginners and experts alike, Stitch-Opedia describes in detail hundreds of embroidery stitches. Each stitch is grouped into sections that include: canvas work, crewel work, hardanger, pulled work, stumpwork and much more. Each stitch includes close-up, detailed color photographs, a full-color working diagram, and accurate written instructions. An extremely helpful alphabetical listing with close-up thumbnail photographs appears later in the book allowing the user to cross-reference each stitch.

With sections on materials and equipment, basic techniques, and a collection of motifs that can be either copied or transferred to fabric, this beautifully-designed, full-color book is sure to attract newcomers and experts alike with its combination of convenience and creative encouragement.

One large spool collection of the 50wt Festive Collection from Aurifil

(Aurifil is always open to international giveaways! Non-PO Box required.)

About Aurifil:
Aurifil is a market-oriented company dedicated to develop new products based on their quality and threads solutions. Established in 1983, Aurifi is an accomplished Italian company based near Milano, with a full-grown experience in producing superior quality cotton threads for professional and domestic quilters. Their company headquarters is the ground where new ideas generate original items, always more refined and advanced.

The fastest and most sophisticated technology is the strength to aesthetically manufacture all of their products and supplies that allows the company to be popular in the market. Their team provides assistance to all the quilting needs through a wide range of threads in several weights & accessories. The Quilters have all the tools to design unique creations.

Aurifil’s success is based on developing projects carefully looking for high quality and style. They commit to create contemporary products that will have a great appeal for everyone.

Quilt-opedia: The Only Quilting Reference You’ll Ever Need

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Author: Laura Jane Taylor
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Covering a wide range of techniques for both hand and machine quilting, this gentle guide uses clear step-by-step illustrations to walk the novice quilter from the very beginnings of choosing materials, preparing and cutting fabric, through to intermediate and advanced techniques like adding edgings and displaying their work. Useful troubleshooting tips are peppered throughout to help avoid common pitfalls. A directory of quilt blocks contains loads of ideas for variations, joining methods, and embellishments. Plus, invaluable instructions are given for how to draft blocks to fit the preferred size measurements of any project, big or small.

Also included are thirty projects complete with full step-by-step instructions, fabric requirements, clear photos and diagrams, plus pages of full-size templates. The hidden-spiral binding and full-color photographs and drawings make this a user-friendly resource that quilters will turn to again and again for information, as well as inspiration.

Sweet & Simple Patchwork Gifts: 25 Charming Projects to Make Using Classic Quilt Motifs

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Authors: Hisako Arai + Yoko Sanjo
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

This charming collection of delightful, easy-to-make patchwork projects, originally published in Japan, is perfect for creating gifts for loved ones. Using five classic quilt patterns—simple squares, hexagons, log cabins, stars, and polygons—the projects range from pincushions, potholders, and pillows to handbags, coin purses, and a variety of zippered cases that are quick to make. This is the perfect book for beginner quilters or veterans looking for small projects and fun ways to use up their fabric stash.

Whether you’re a newbie or a comfortable quilter, the projects, fabrics, and designs in this book will inspire you to create not one, but many of the projects to give as wonderful gifts!

2 – 17” x 24” Folding Cutting Mats from OLFA

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About OLFA + the Folding Cutting Mat:
OLFA is an industry leader in quilting and crafting tools. When you use OLFA cutting tools, you know that your cuts will be precise, and this will be reflected in the finished product.

When traveling to a class or retreat, a small mat is easiest to transport, but you crave the usefulness of a large mat. With the new OLFA Folding Cutting Mats, transportation is easy without losing the functionality of a full size mat. The wavy cut of the seam connects when unfolded to provide a continuously smooth surface for cutting. Be confident that you can cut anywhere on the mat, including across the seam, without any missed threads.

Game Day: 50 Fun Spirit Fleece Projects to Sew

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Author: Cindy Cummins
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Get your game on with fifty fun fleecy projects to sew! Fleece is a super fabric-available in a ton of colors, prints, and types. There’s blizzard fleece, micro fleece, and the newer cuddler fleece-there are SEW many types to choose from. With so much product to choose from in the fabric stores, particularly team-licensed prints for favorite professional sports teams and many university and high school teams, the time is right for a guidebook that addresses the super-easy sewing techniques needed to create your own “go team” spirit gear.

In addition to the projects, included are chapters on choosing the right fleece variety, tools, and (new) notions for fleece sewing, and easy sewing and serging techniques to help the sewer create these exciting and fun projects. The over fifty easy projects are designed for Tailgating, Game Time, Men & Women, Kids & Baby, Man’s Best Friend, and even includes some No-Sew projects as well.

Filled with a wide array of ideas for everything from scarves to blankets to totes to diaper covers, you’ll always have something handmade to show off on game day. This book is sure to please sewers and sports fans alike with it’s endless possibilities for fun ways to sport their team colors.

The Spoonflower Handbook: A DIY Guide to Designing Fabric, Wallpaper & Gift Wrap with 30+ Projects

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Authors: Stephen Fraser, Judi Ketteler + Becka Rahn
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

Designing fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap used to be the stuff of dreams. Only a few select creatives got to do it, and it required formal training and significant financial investment. But times have changed, and today anyone with a computer, Internet connection, and idea can upload a file and order their own fabric or paper, printed affordably one yard or more at a time. At the forefront of this revolutionary DIY movement is Spoonflower, a North Carolina startup that produces designs for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide—24 hours a day/seven days a week to keep up with demand.

With step-by-step tutorials and projects that span a wide spectrum of skills, The Spoonflower Handbook is written for both new and experienced users of this print-on-demand technology. Covering everything from equipment to software to working with photos, scans, repeats, vector files, and more, it is an essential guide to a booming new creative outlet.

The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home

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Author: Kristine Vejar
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color—the insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts. Demystifying the “magic,” Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.

Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops: A Bend-the-Rules Primer

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Author: Rebecca Ringquist
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques.

Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the “proper” way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread freeform, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments.

Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe

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Author: Natalie Chanin
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe by Natalie Chanin is a companion to the Alabama Studio Series: Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. In this final volume of the four-book series, Chanin offers, by popular demand, three new core patterns—the A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, the Long and Short Wrap Skirt, and the Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan—and a guide to customizing garments to fit and flatter. For ease, convenience, and to ease its ecological footprint, this book comes with a CD rather than paper patterns. The disc contains patterns for all of the garments from the previous books in the Alabama Studio series with additional sizing for XXL, the three new patterns, plus five Alabama Chanin stencil designs, including the Polka Dot in three sizes, the popular New Leaves, and the classic Magdalena (all for readers to print as needed for their individual sewing purposes). Printed and bound in the USA.

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously

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Author: Sherri L. Wood
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood’s scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker’s unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood’s own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.

One $25 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

(International winners OK.)

About Fat Quarter Shop:
Fat Quarter Shop is made up of people who not only know and love fabric and quilting, but want others to love it as well. They are friendly and professional, and they want to help you make the best of your quilting and sewing projects! Taking care of their customers has always been their top priority.

You can always count on Fat Quarter Shop having the newest collections of quilt fabric along with the newest patterns, books and other products. From fabrics and patterns by the biggest names in quilting to special quilt kits and exclusive clubs, we are adding new items every day!

And don’t forget, they always have the largest online selection of fat quarter bundles!

Materially Crafted: A DIY Primer for the Design-Obsessed

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Author: Victoria Hudgins
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

Design enthusiasts are bombarded with beautiful inspiration at every turn, but many lack the foundation necessary to re-create their dream projects. Materially Crafted is a must-have guide for design mavens seeking to develop their DIY chops, even if they’re embracing their crafty side for the first time. Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materials—from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and paper—and presents more than 30 easy projects to get everyone started.

Peppered with Hudgins’s tips for “merrymaking the everyday” (using simple DIY ideas to live life more joyfully) plus inspirational photos of projects created by other prominent bloggers, Materially Crafted is an indispensable guide for a new generation of design enthusiasts looking to DIY their own distinctive style.

Window Treatments with Style: Fresh Ideas and Techniques for Upstyling Your Windows

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Author: Hannah Stanton
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

For sewers who have mastered the basics, home decor items such as curtains, shades, and drapes are some of the easiest things to make. Combining clear, accessible tutorials with practical advice on choosing, styling, and sewing fabrics, Window Treatments with Style is packed full with the latest contemporary ideas for window treatments. Beautifully illustrated tutorials and easy-to-follow instructions cover a wide range of techniques, arming you with the skills and confidence to tackle your own projects, whether you’re looking to make cute café curtains or stylish Roman shades.

Packed with yardage charts, measuring tips, and straightforward directions, Window Treatments with Style also includes a number of engaging case studies that provide valuable insight into the various challenges faced by other nonprofessionals. The eight case studies provide practical examples?explaining the fabric and color choices, design challenges faced, and offer useful money and time-saving tips. Learn how to work with sheer fabrics to create a delicate look for your bedroom; master the art of covering a cornice board; and get tips on customizing store-bought shades to suit your unique style. This comprehensive guide has all the instructions and inspiration you need to get stunning results.

Tote-ally Amazing Bags: 30 Quick and Easy Bags to Make for All Occasions

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Author: Helen Angharad Henley
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

The tote bag in its humblest form is a simple rectangular bag with two handles, but the possibilities offered by the style are limitless. This colorful book guides the reader through all the possible incarnations of the tote bag, from children’s bags and simple grocery totes to stylish shoulder bags in contemporary fabrics, with patterns ranging from the fun to the functional. With more than 30 projects complete with colorful photos and full-size patterns, this book imparts lots of useful tips to help you achieve a truly professional finish. Techniques cover all the basics of machine sewing and finishing, from straight seams to topstitching, as well as detailed instructions on the specifics of bag construction, handle making, patch and zipped pockets, and interlining. And the styles in this book range from appliqué to stenciled designs using fabric paint, giving you the freedom to design the tote-ally amazing bag of your dreams!

One $25 Gift Certificate to Fabricworm

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About Fabricworm:
Fabricworm.com sells modern fabric for quilting, apparel, home decor and many other craft items. We carry one of the largest selections of organic cotton fabric and imported fabrics on the world wide web. Whether you’re sewing for boys, girls, or yourself, you’ll find a beautiful curated selection of whimsical prints, as limitless as a child’s imagination.

The Serger’s Technique Bible: The Complete Guide to Serging and Decorative Stitching

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Author: Julia Hincks
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

For fast and professional edging, hemming, seaming, and decorative stitching, you simply can’t beat a serging machine. This all-skill-level book is the perfect guide to make sure you get the most out of your new machine (or out of that old serger that you’ve never got the hang of!). Photographs and step-by-step instructions guide you through the essential techniques, showing you how to set up your machine, how to adjust the settings to get the best results on a range of different fabrics, and how to edge your fabrics quickly with perfect results. Try out different feet for your machine to help with gathering, attaching piping, elastic, and beading. Within the chapters there are troubleshooting tips and quick fixes for skipped stitches, snapped threads, and uneven stitching. The quick construction section will take you through a range of projects to help practice and perfect your skills.

Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style: Key Pieces to Sew + Accessories, Styling, and Inspiration

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Author: Lotta Jansdotter
Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book

When Lotta Jansdotter steps out in one of her signature outfits, fans always ask, “Did you make that yourself?” Often the answer is, “Yes, and so can you!” With that in mind, the style icon created Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style, a pattern book/inspiration guide anchored by five easy, versatile sewing patterns—skirt, dress, blouse, pants/shorts, and jacket/coat—and highlighted with quick DIY accessories, including hats, bags, scarves, and jewelry.

Photographed over the course of a year in her life in New York, Tennessee, India, and Sweden and organized by season, Jansdotter shares her sources of inspiration and how she and her friends mix and match her key pieces while working, play- ing, resting, and traveling. Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style brings Jansdotter’s infectious and sought-after sense of style to new followers and longtime devotees alike.

One $25 Gift Certificate to My Modern Quilt Shop

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About My Modern Quilt Shop:
My Modern Quilt Shop launched in 2012 to fulfill a long-time dream of owning a fabric shop. Find fabrics, patterns, notions and more!

Gertie’s New Fashion Sketchbook: Indispensable Figure Templates for Body-Positive Design

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Author: Gretchen Hirsch
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

For Gertie’s New Fashion Sketchbook, Gretchen Hirsch teamed up with illustrator Sun Young Park to reinvent traditional figure templates—known as croquis—for the 21st century. Instead of the unnaturally skinny, tall, and frequently off-balance croquis the fashion industry has been sketching on for decades, this game-changing alternative presents hundreds of realistically sized and proportioned female forms in balanced, lifelike poses. In addition, Park has rendered the croquis with multiple tracing lines, allowing the sketcher to follow the lines that most accurately reflect the body shape desired. Also included are an overview of the design and sketching process and a visual history of garment component styles, all to make it easier to create fashion sketches for women of all shapes and sizes.
– A body-positive sketchpad to help you achieve your fashion design dreams.
– Loaded with more than 300 figure templates that are proportionally true to the female form and adaptable to different body types, plus helpful sketching tips and resources.
– A breakthrough for aspiring and experienced designers tired of the industry standard of sketching clothing on female figures that are unnaturally skinny and tall (and sometimes even off-balance).
– Printed in a special ink that fades away when you photocopy it.

The Sewing Machine Embroiderer’s Bible: Get the Most from Your Machine with Embroidery Designs and Inbuilt Decorative Stitches

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Author: Liz Keegan
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Here is all the help needed to get the most out of your sewing machine’s embroidery functions, including details about the types and formats of available designs, how to get these designs off the internet and onto your machine, how to stabilize your fabric, which threads and needles to use to get the best results, and of course how to use the patterns creatively for stunning results. It also provides guidance for making use of the built-in embroidery stitches that modern sewing machines offer, but which are mostly forgotten about and underused. The focus is non-brand specific, so you can follow along no matter what model you have. A comprehensive section covers the details of editing, organizing, and saving your designs to transferring designs between your computer and sewing machine, downloading from the internet, and much more.

Also included are step-by-by step instructions showing how to create a wide variety of embroidery designs from heirloom, free standing, 3D, fancy lettering, trapunto, and everything in between, plus how to use and place your designs exactly where you want them on any project. “Idea Files” provide inspiration with close-up images of the designs used in a variety of ways. With expert advice about what to look for when buying a new machine and a troubleshooting section for solving common mistakes and problems, this guide will help you get the most of out of your modern sewing machine.

Wild Things to Sew and Wear: 15 Animal-Themed Garments and Accessories for Your Little Critters

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Author: Molly Goodall
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Everyone has a little wildness inside; now you can make these charming animal- inspired designs so your children can have the fun of wearing it proudly on the outside! This collection of 15 animal-themed garments and accessories includes easy-to-follow patterns to suit all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and in a range of sizes. These are simple, bold, and playful clothes that your child won’t want to take off. Learn how to create adorable wearables in the shape of woodland animals, wild animals, and farm animals, including a lion or fox coat, an owl hat, a leopard skirt, kitten mittens, and more. A comprehensive techniques section shows you how to lay out the pattern pieces on the fabric, transfer markings, and cut with confidence. The combination of classic tailoring techniques mixed with contemporary styling makes for timeless garments sure to be treasured for years. As an added bonus, a pattern CD is also included!

Sew!: Exclusive Cath Kidston Designs for Over 40 Simple Sewing Projects

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Author: Cath Kidston
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Sew! is a treasure trove of simple projects all made using Cath Kidston’s popular printed fabrics. Reflecting her love of vintage-style patterns, the fabrics feature fresh colors in delightful and unexpected combinations. There are 43 fun and useful projects, all shown in stunning, close-up photographs complete with full-size pattern and on an enclosed sheet for each project, step-by-step instructions and templates.

All the techniques are clearly explained in an introductory wealth of fantastic ideas and tips for variations, allowing you to customize the basic designs are you wish!

The Complete Guide to Machine Quilting: How to Use Your Home Sewing Machine to Achieve Hand-Quilting Effects

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Author: Joanie Zeier Poole
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

This book will show you how you can get the most out of your sewing machine while quilting, from working easily with different weights of batting and fabric, to great time-saving tricks, and how to add a cornucopia of decorative stitching effects.

For those new to the wonderful world of quilting, you will find all the help and advice you need to get started. Whether you have just completed your first piece of patchwork and find quilting a daunting prospect, or have been quilting your own work for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of machine quilting, inspiring new design ideas and finishes along the way.

The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible: Get the Most Out of Your Machine—From Using Basic Feet to Mastering Specialty Feet

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Author: Wendy Gardiner + Lorna Knight
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Whether you are a beginner or have been sewing for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of your sewing machine, simply by changing the feet.

– Everything you need to know about feet attachments, from basic feet such as the zigzag foot to specialty fabric and technique feet that will help you invent new design ideas for your sewing projects.
– Work effortlessly with a full range of fabrics, learn great time-saving tricks, and experiment with a range of decorative effects by following the authors’ creative “ideas files.”
– Includes a guide to needle, thread, and fabric choices and buying advice for choosing basic, mid-range, and top-end sewing machines, embellishers, and sergers.

One $25 Gift Certificate to Bluefig

(International winners OK.)

About Bluefig:
Bluefig was founded in Vancouver, Washington with the intent of perfecting an ergonomic method for travel for the sewing and quilting community. In the early 2000’s Bluefig began experimenting with different solutions for carrying larger and heavier sewing machines to class and guild meetings, all the while seeking a classic styling that complimented the lifestyle of the sewing and quilting enthusiast. As a result of a year’s work, Bluefig launched the TB19 wheeled travel bag to dealers across the US. Attending International Quilt Market in Houston, Bluefig was recognized as an innovator in the industry that gave a more suitable opportunity for those to travel with their machines. Year after year since, Bluefig has continued to push the envelope in design and aesthetics to deliver functional, elegant, and fun accessories to the quilting and sewing lifestyle consumer.

Bluefig believes in the saying “Do something creative every day.” The popularity of sewing and quilting classes is skyrocketing, allowing classes to be more readily available for all ages. Bluefig helps make the transportation of your sewing machine and notions to class easy and elegant. The designers in Vancouver, Washington are busy creating new and unique products for the creative every day.

The Upholsterer’s Step-by-Step Handbook: A Practical Reference

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Author: Alex Law
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Whether you’re re-covering some simple dining chairs or restoring a family heirloom, this book contains all the tips and techniques you’ll need to complete your upholstery project in an easy-to-understand format. The clear illustrations and inspiring photography throughout the book enables you to confidently create (or re-create) gorgeous statement pieces of furniture for your home. From assessing the work, to estimating your materials, to planning the order of work, you will learn how to follow a logical method to get the job done. Covering both traditional and modern techniques in great detail with step-by-step directions accompanied by clear illustrations, you will be able to achieve professional results no matter the size or scale of the project. Information on upholstery tools and materials, furnishing fabrics, and trimmings available will help you build up your workshop, and sections on simple woodworking techniques, repairs, and surface finishes ensures that The Upholsterer’s Step-by-Step Handbook by Alex Law is the ultimate one-stop reference for the amateur upholsterer.

One $25 Gift Certificate to The Ribbon Jar

(International winners OK.)

About The Ribbon Jar:
Ribbon and trim by the yard: elegant and fun, soft and shiny, velvet and vintage.

The Ribbon Jar hand-picks the finest ribbons and trims from around the world to bring you fresh designs, funky retro patterns, lovely vintage trim, and of course the classic staples: silk, satin, velvet, grosgrain, Italian, herringbone and ric-rac.

Giving a gift? Our curated jars of ribbon make wonderful gifts for the crafty friends in your life, or you can create a custom jar with the ribbons of your choice!