--Fabrications Quilting For You; June/July 2013
I have always been drawn to Piece O' Cake Designs and this book is no exception. Many of their designs are whimsical and this applique sampler certainly follows their trend. The book includes nine different blocks to mix, match and combine and they are all delightful. Friends who know me will not be surprised I picked this book to review if only for the bright cheerful colours used. Included in the book are also five projects using these blocks. The book also covers in considerable detail and with excellent photos the applique process, including tips and tricks. The detail makes this a great book for beginner appliquers or a great refresher for those of us who have been away from it for awhile. As a bonus to left handed quilters they also include instructions and photos for appliqueing for lefties.
--The Canadian Quilter Magazine; Autumn 2013
Everything you need to know about hand applique is in this updated version of the comprehensive guide from Piece O' Cake Designs. You'll find all the latest tips and techniques to help you stitch your own applique creations, plus charming new applique patterns in the colorful Piece O' Cake style. Basic stitches are shown for both right- and left-handed stitchers. Especially helpful are the very close-up how-to photographs.
--Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine; 10/14/13