By Meg McElwee
(Interweave Press, Paperback, 9781596681613, 160pp.)
Publication Date: January 2010
Resurrecting the art of appliquéa technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto clothing, bags, quilts, and other creationsthis enlightening resource provides today’s generation of sewists” with a technique that can be combined with embroidery, beadwork, buttons, ribbons, and more to imbue works with a creative and personal style. Ideal for those with some sewing experience looking to break away from the restrictions of traditional patterns, this guide offers the details for both hand and machine appliqué techniques, as well as a history of appliqué and how it was rediscovered in the fiber arts. Featured are 20 modern, stylish sewing projects ranging from aprons, skirts, pillows, and totes to a duvet cover, wall clock, blouse, baby quilt, and scarf. With step-by-step instructions, color photographs, and comprehensive how-to embroidery instructions, this is an all-in-one resource and guide.