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Sewing Home Decor
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Shannon Dennis is a talented and prolific quilter and teacher who has been sewing since she was 7 years old.

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This is a hard cover, spiral bound book so the first thing is that it lays flat. You don't have to "weigh" it down or bread the binding to keep you place when you are trying to read a project and sew.

The table of contents shows four major sections: Getting Started, Techniques, Projects and Yardage and Cutting Charts. In the Techniques section, it is further broken down into Stitching, Hemming, Construction, Trims/Embellishments, Closure and Quilt Making. There is a DVD that is an audio version of this section. For those who are visual learners, this is a great tool. The Project section is similarly broken down into Bedroom/Pillows, Window Treatments, Around the House and Table Settings. There are lots of graphics to show off what the author is talking about and each technique is explained in detail. The projects have two "shadow" boxes: one is the techniques used and one is the materials needed. The cutting list and instructions are easy to read and follow. There are 35 projects plus the explanation of techniques and the overview of the basic equipment and supplies in this lay-flat book. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, there is something for everyone. -- Barbara Rhoades "Jackie of all Trades"


"The newest addition to Landauer Publishing's "basics & beyond" series, Sewing Home Decor is stuffed full of techniques and tips to get a beginning sewist on the right track to creating top-quality items for their homes. Author Shannon Dennis shares the how-to for 35 different projects, including curtains, pillows, window treatments, table settings and duvet covers.

Each project includes a techniques list, showing the range of skills you will use for it with page numbers to the corresponding tutorial on each technique. Dennis' instructions are straightforward and easy-to-understand. She includes explanations on sewing mitered corners, scallops, lapped zippers, welting, inverted box pleats and much more. Sewing Home Decor is a great addition to the sewing libraries of both the beginner and the experienced sewist looking to develop more skills. The techniques she includes are those that will be used in a variety of sewing projects, including sewing clothes and accessories. There are two extras with this book that make it a long-term resource: the yardage guide and the DVD. The last half-dozen pages are filled with formulas to help you figure out just how much fabric to buy if you want to recover you duvet, make a pet bed, sew bench cushions or a tablecoth. The included DVD is a compilation of short videos showing different techniques, particularly helpful for new sewists and for those of us who learn best visually." -- Teresa Coates "FabShopHop Blog"

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