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Hand-stitched Home: Projects to sew with Pendleton & other wools

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These patterns are for making home goods and accessories that are like no others. Author Susan Beal, working in partnership with Pendleton Mills, presents a collection of modern heirloom projects to sew and enjoy for generations.

From the sweet, simple primer on techniques (working with wool fabrics, hand-stitching, machine sewing, and quilting) to each individual project’s detailed instructions (with tips on cutting, pressing, top-stitching, hand-tying, and more) Susan’s ...

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Overview

These patterns are for making home goods and accessories that are like no others. Author Susan Beal, working in partnership with Pendleton Mills, presents a collection of modern heirloom projects to sew and enjoy for generations.

From the sweet, simple primer on techniques (working with wool fabrics, hand-stitching, machine sewing, and quilting) to each individual project’s detailed instructions (with tips on cutting, pressing, top-stitching, hand-tying, and more) Susan’s passion for sewing shines through.Each project is rated from 1 sheep to 3 sheep, according to difficulty, and there are helpful box-feature guides throughout—helpful advice for everything from substituting fabrics to matching plaids to fabric care. On every page, readers will discover just how gratifying sewing can be.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621138709
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/16/2014
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 331,685
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Beal is a craft writer in Portland, Oregon, who teaches and designs projects for the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store. She is the author of seven craft books, including Bead Simple, Button It Up, Modern Log Cabin Quilting, and Sewing for all Seasons. She's also a contributing editor at Stitch magazine, the historian for the Modern Quilt Guild, and the mother of two children, Pearl and Everett. See more of Susan's work, and her Pendleton projects, on her blog, westcoastcrafty.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction   
Chapter One: Pendleton History       
Early History              
Trade Blankets           
Designing Plaids by Winthur Sempliner        
From the 49er to the Beach Boys and the Portland Collection         
Pendleton in Modern Design 
 
Chapter Two: Tools, Materials, and Techniques        
Tools
Wool Fabrics
Hand-stitching
Machine Sewing
Special Techniques
 
Chapter Three: Modern Home Basics
Party Pennants
Coasters and Trivet
Nesting Boxes
Table Runner
Modern Plant Holder
Rainbow Striped Rug
Patchwork Draft Snake

 
Chapter Four: Pillows and Upholstery
Reversible Pillow
Applique Pillow
Improv Pillow
Cross Pillow
Cube Ottoman
 
Chapter Five: Blankets and Beyond
Classic Blanket
Picnic Blanket
Improv Patchwork Quilt
Soft Baby Blanket
Plaid Patchwork Quilt
 
 Chapter Six: Go-To Accessories
Laptop Sleeve
Backpack
Serape Shoulder Bag
Modern Tote
Messenger Bag
 
 Chapter Seven: Favorites to Wear
Simple Scarf
Fitted Scarf
Men’s Scarf
Hooded Capelet
 

Appendices
Patterns
Resources
Metric Conversions
Glossary
About the Author
Project Index
Index

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