My, the past two weeks have flown by and it's time for another Book Nook! Our selection for this installment is Sewing In A Straight Line by Brett Bara.
Brett Bara is the host of Knit and Crochet Now on PBS and she also writes a regular sewing column, Sewing 101, for the Design Sponge blog
At first glance, I thought most of the projects would be clothes, but there are sections on home decor and easy gifts as well! As with any good sewing book, Brett walks you through getting started first - tools & supplies needed, basic sewing techniques, etc.. Then, the fun begins! All of the projects are made with pieces that are easily cut out with a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat - love it! It's such a time saver! There are also how-to illustrations for each project as well.
My two favorite projects in the book are the Folded Flower Bowls and the Wonky Diamond Quilt - I have some cute vintage fabric that I have been dying to find a cool project for, and now I have two! Even if you're an advanced sewist, I think you'll still find several projects to love in this book.
We think you'll enjoy this book as much as we did, so Potter Craft is generously
donating a copy for us to give away! Leave a comment here telling us why you'd
like to win it. Make sure the comment also includes your first name, last name,
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page. Deadline is Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 5 pm Eastern
Last but not least, we'd like to announce the winner for our
previous Book Nook. It's Belinda Braeuler from Pensacola, FL! Congratulations
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