Jake started sewing in 1987 when she gave up her credit cards-but not her love of new clothes. In 1989, never having seen a real quilt before, she made her first quilt from a magazine feature. It was a horrible concoction but she saw potential in the process and found a new love. She remained a self-taught, compulsive closet quilter for many years, solitarily devouring how-to books and visiting shows to hone her skills. In 1999, while pregnant with her daughter and craving participation in the sacred sisterhood of the fiber addicted, Jake joined her first guild and mini-group. When Samantha was born, Jake found herself home all the time and started quilting up a storm-in between nursing and burping. She loves contemporary art quilts and traditional pieced quilts updated in today's fabrics. Jake teaches at area quilt stores and continues to develop projects and techniques for working with heavyweight interfacings, such as fast2fuse®. Along the way Jake also merged her love of paper and her love of photography by discovering scrapbooks. The idea of bringing together her love of words and pictures and presenting them in an attractive and lasting manner made her journalist's heart sing-and her husband sigh at his wife's new addiction. Married to Stephen for eighteen years, Jake lives in Simi Valley, California, with their daughter, Samantha, and three cats.
Fast Fun & Easy Book Cover Art: Add a Quilted Fabric Touch to Binders, Scrapbooks, Journals & More (PagePerfect NOOK Book)by Jake Finch
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Transform Everyday Books From Basic to Beautiful! 5 projects — and endless variations — for making your own one-of-a-kind book covers using these innovative techniques. From super simple to elegantly elaborate — even novice sewers will get stunning results unique to fabric choice, closure selection, and embellishment techniques. With simple sewing skills and a handful of embellishments, you can make beautiful covers for everything from brag books to date books to checkbooks. Don’t put your precious pages in that boring binder! Learn to make quilted book covers for scrapbooks and journals that are special enough for what is inside. You won’t believe the gorgeous effects you can achieve with fabrics and a bit of fast2fuse® Double-Sided Fusible Stiff Interfacing! Showcase one special fabric, or try patchwork, appliqué, beads, buttons, embroidery, and a variety of clever closures. Make it quicker with fast2fuse® Double-Sided Fusible Stiff Interfacing!
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These projects are so much fun and the instructions are clear and well written. I'm making covers all over the place and they make great gifts!