I Love Patchwork: 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew (Paperback)

21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew

By Rashida Coleman-Hale

Interweave Press, 9781596681422, 159pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

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Description

Offering a modern approach to traditional fabric design, this charming instructional illustrates how to create sophisticated patchwork projects by combining linen and print fabrics using simple quilting procedures. Presenting a diverse collection of projects--many inspired by the Japanese zakka aesthetic--such as a travel sewing kit, sewing machine cover, table runner, apron, eco bag, towels, calendar, lap quilt, tote bag, pillowcase, and shoulder bag, all designs are fun, functional, and easy to master. Combining sewing, applique, quilting, and patchwork techniques with thoughtful advice on how to select, work with, and care for linen, this colorful handbook is brimming with sophisticated and innovative projects to challenge and inspire both beginning and intermediate sewers and quilters.



About the Author

Rashida Coleman-Hale studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, sells her designs on Etsy.com, and has contributed to Stitch magazine. She lives in New York City.


Praise For I Love Patchwork: 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew

"A beautiful new book." Cate Prato, editor, Studios magazine

"[Coleman-Hale] has an amazing eye for color and combining fabrics, and is able to infuse a ton of impact into unfussy, beautiful sewn objects...we can all try our hands at these Japanese-inspired, happiness-inducing projects." TrueUp.net

"A modern approach to this sewing technique that will appeal to beginning to intermediate sewers and quilters." FabTalk

"If you're a fan of the handmade aesthetic with a clean simplistic look, this is a must-read." CraftCritique.com

"The author grew up in Japan and her first-hand experience with zakka style shines through in this collection of functional and beautiful designs." Grand Rapids Press

"Unique ways to combine simple sewing with various applique techniques, fabric ties and buttons." The Detroit News

"A great introductory book...Love it for anywhere from a kitchen to a kid's room." McClatchy-Tribune News Services

"Coleman-Hale's created a fellow linen-lover. I just droooool over I Love Patchwork." Euphoria Blog

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