Sewing should be fun, and Ayumi Takahashi’s patchwork projects embody a happy, playful approach. Known for both her distinctive combinations of patterned fabrics and her quirky interpretations of vintage style, Ayumi brings her signature approach to 19 sewing projects. Beginning with the basics, Ayumi discusses and demonstrates basic techniques in patchwork, paper piecing, raw-edged applique, and machine and hand embroidery. Then it’s straight into an appealing assortment of projects for the kitchen, home, family and friends. Along the way Ayumi shares her passion for color and pattern, and even demonstrates how to create unique patterns of one’s own by scanning images onto fabric for a truly personal touch.