Thursday, May 24, 2012

Book Nook - Sewing In A Straight Line

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, city and state so we can find you. Be sure to like us on Facebook as well, and fill out our contest registration form - the link is located on our Facebook page. Deadline is Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 5 pm Eastern time.

Last but not least, we'd like to announce the winner for our previous Book Nook. It's Belinda Braeuler from Pensacola, FL! Congratulations Belinda! 

For more great books, be sure to check out CrafterNews.com!

21 comments:

  1. I have a closet full of all types of fabric. This book would give me plenty of projects to hopefully reduce my "inventory" which would also make my husband very happy!

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  2. I'd love to have this book as I am trying to get back to regular sewing (having been totally hooked by quilting for some years).
    Thanks!

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  3. I would love to have this book. It would give me a variety of projects to do along with my quilting. Thanks

    Jerry Beavers
    Seattle, WA
    jerrybeavers2@comcast.net

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  4. I am teaching my daughters to sew, they are 11 and 8. They have been sewing for a litte over a year now and have got very good at it and are tired of the projects in their kids sewing books. This sounds like the perfect next step and I just know other would be a great addition to our craft book collection :) Thanks so much for doing a giveaway, Jamie Wilson Crystal, MN

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  5. This sounds like a sewing book right up my alley... Beginners Blvd. ;)
    Tona Warner
    Seabeck, WA

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  6. jb_gage@yahoo.comMay 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Love sewing, quilting, craft books.
    The lovely skirt with the big buttons on the cover is definitely my kind of sewing.

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  7. This would be perfect for the Homemaker's group I am teaching sewing projects. They are just getting back into sewing.

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  8. Would love the chance to win this book. Thanks!

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  9. Looks like a great book. I have been in a hiatus this last month becuase my sewing area has been taken over. Hoping to regain acess soon

    Erika Bodwell
    Apopka, Florida

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  10. I love having a book of projects to use as inspiration for gifts. Even better is if I find a project I want to make as soon as I see it!

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  11. I would love to have this book because my last attempt at sewing a dress went so horribly wrong that I'm afraid to touch my machine. *gasp*

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  12. I have lost over 40 lbs and need some inspiration for some new clothes for my smaller body. Also, our house needs some sprucing up as well! Thanks for the give away!

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  13. I have been looking for a book to help my daughter learn to sew and this books sounds like the perfect fit, would love to win it so I can give it to my daughter for her birthday and we can read it together and help get her started on a lifetime of sewing.

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  14. Any thing from Arrow is a gift to have.

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  15. good morning the title sounds good . I work at quilting in a st. line and cutting in a straight line. Fun
    Lynn Crone

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  16. Wow, I would like to have one because I knitted ith needles, then the knifty knitters, and I havethem all, but they aren't much of a challenge. The nook knitting is very challenging, at least for me. It would make a great birthday gift for me on June 9th. Brenda Kirkus @ 157 Evergteen Circle, Lexington, NC 27292. THANKS BUNCHES! :-)

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  17. This book sounds wonderful! I'm a fairly new sewer, started with quilts. I want to learn to sew clothes, though, because a comfortable fit is so hard to find!
    Serina Kelley
    Strongsville, OH

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  18. Wonderful way to use all those scraps of fabric. I love sewing, just finsihed my first big quilt. I'm ready to start another one.

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  19. Using scraps is grand -- and I like the skirt on the front cover and have fabric to make it. I can sew a straight line so this is a good book for me to use! Thanks! Marcia Wright Trenton, FL

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  20. I really would love this book. Thanks Marie.

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  21. Nookity nook sewing book! I'd love to win!

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