Don’t you just love it when an author comes up with a fun and easy way to make a quilt? Shannon Brinkley’s Scrappy Bits Appliqué gives you lots of options for creating fun quilts. Her method uses cut-up bits of fabric that are fused to a background to create colorful and graphic quilts. The book includes everything you need to know, so even if you’ve never done any kind of appliqué, you’ll be able to make these quilts (or design your own).
Shannon also provides fabric requirements and cutting instructions for multiple sizes so you can make the quilts any size you like—what a bonus.
Isn’t this fox adorable? You can hang it on the wall or use it as a lap quilt. The author was inspired by The Little Prince. I can just imagine snuggling under this quilt while reading the book to a little one.
Conjure up your wanderlust with this map of the world. Or inspire your kids by hanging it in their bedroom.
If you want to try something smaller, how about a pillow? These Fallen Leaves throw pillows are just the thing to start with.
So get out your scissors or rotary cutter and snip your way to Scrappy Bits Appliqué.
When you read Modern Prairie Sewing, you might notice a few exclamation points. Embrace them; this is the spirit of the author, Abigail Long. She is truly excited to teach you to sew and to share these skills, ideas, and the journey. She embraces life and plenty of new adventures, and is inviting you along on the trip. And she wants the creative process to be both fun for you and easy. She’s kept the explanations simple but made the projects desirable and useful.
I’m not sure what you expect when you think of the prairie. Easy, relaxed, casual, comfortable? Check, check and double check. But whatever you think, Abi is certainly not inviting you to be invisible. Shades of brown aren’t her thing. Scarves and belts have purpose – making you stand out! And do you think you won’t get noticed with that big 3D flower on your purse? Oh, but you will. Be sure you’re ready to make a statement, and take pleasure in ending that statement with “I made it!”
Modern Prairie Sewing will be available for purchase in August, 2014.
Hello! My name is Kelly McCants, aka Modern June. I’m here to introduce my new book, At Home with Modern June! I’m known for working with specialty fabrics such as oilcloth, laminated cotton, and chalk cloth, but I love all fabrics!
Inside At Home with Modern June you’ll find projects using fabrics both old and new, slick and soft, common and specialty. I love to reupholster, remake, repurpose, there are 27 vintage-inspired projects in my book with which you can do just that! I’ve included some no-sew and staple projects for fast and easy DIY fixes. There are also tried-and-true favorites such as quilts, aprons, and shades.
Giveaway time! Enter to win a copy of At Home With Modern June AND a bundle of chalk cloth to get you started on your own no-sew chalk cloth placemats! Enter by leaving a comment below telling us what you’d like to sew up for your new home project!