Crafts

Free-motion meandering : a beginners guide to machine quilting book cover

Free-motion meandering : a beginners guide to machine quilting

Angela Walters

746.46 /Walters
Crafts

"Turn the corner to free-motion success with a meandering makeover! Best-selling author Angela Walters shows you that free-motion machine quilting doesn't have to be scary - with a couple designs in your pocket, you can finish almost any quilt on your home machine and enjoy the process. Practice 8 meandering stitches for beginners plus unique modifications for each, with step-by-step visuals and quilted samples. Improve your free-motion quilting, disguise mistakes, and transition between designs with ease."--Publisher's description.

Beth's picture

If you've ever wanted to learn how to machine quilt with your home sewing machine, I highly recommend Angela Walters and either her YouTube show The Midnight Quilt Show or this book Free-Motion Meandering. She makes it seem so simple. Meandering is a simple designed that is repeated to fill in an area on a quilt, and once you learn one or two designs you're on your way! -Beth

Gifts in jars : homemade cookie mixes, soup mixes, candles, lotions, teas, and more! book cover

Gifts in jars : homemade cookie mixes, soup mixes, candles, lotions, teas, and more!

Natalie Wise

745.5 /Wise
Cookbooks, Crafts

Heidi L's picture

Not just food, but also using jars for creating gifts for the kitchen, bath, kids and parties, and for the garden. Food gifts include cookie mixes, soups mixes, barbecue rub, granola, and teas. -Heidi L

Vegan food gifts : more than 100 inspired recipes for homemade baked goods, preserves, and other edible gifts everyone will love book cover

Vegan food gifts : more than 100 inspired recipes for homemade baked goods, preserves, and other edible gifts everyone will love

Joni-Marie Newman

641.56366 /Newman
Cookbooks, Crafts

Heidi L's picture

This book has more than 100 recipes for vegans that should tempt everyone. The first chapter is about packaging, with how-to instructions for making your own boxes and labels. Other chapters cover jams and jellies, themed food baskets, gifts of ingredients that can be assembled and baked later, and gifts ready-to-eat. There's even a recipe for dog biscuits! -Heidi L

Oh, scrap! : fabulous quilts that make the most of your stash book cover

Oh, scrap! : fabulous quilts that make the most of your stash

Lissa Alexander

746.46 /Alexander
Crafts

"Want to be a scrap quilter? Great! But if you want to think like a scrap quilter, learn from a master! Lissa Alexander has spent three decades honing her scrap-quilting talents, and in her first solo book, she offers page after page of tips for making dazzling scrap quilts saturated with color, print, and texture. Learn how to make insightful decisions about which fabric combinations work (and understand why others don't). Best of all, discover how to (finally!) use your unique stash to make scrap quilts that sing. Includes a preface by renowned quilt historian Barbara Brackman."--Publisher description.

Kara's picture

This is a delightful book with many great ideas. I can't wait to get started! -Kara

Merry makers : patchwork quilts and projects to celebrate the season book cover

Merry makers : patchwork quilts and projects to celebrate the season

746.46 /Merry
Crafts

Celebrate the season with the Moda All-Stars! They're back with 15+ handmade gifts to give or keep. Choose from speedy stockings, pincushions, and coasters to make in multiples. Or, pick a patchwork project: lap quilts, table runners, and other deck-the-halls designs abound. Complete most projects in a weekend or quicker--no need to fear the holiday time crunch! And just for fun, learn all about the favorite seasonal traditions of the All-Stars in a series of Q&As.

Kara's picture

In the winter I love to sew. My sewing machine is out and ready to go! -Kara

Amy Herzog's ultimate sweater book : the essential guide for adventurous knitters book cover

Amy Herzog's ultimate sweater book : the essential guide for adventurous knitters

Amy Herzog

746.432 /Herzog
Crafts

Kara's picture

I am a terrible knitter - but with this book I can look at the pictures and dream about being a wonderful knitter :) -Kara

Making tiny toys in wood : ornaments & collectible heirloom accents book cover

Making tiny toys in wood : ornaments & collectible heirloom accents

Howard Clements

688.72 /Clements
Nonfiction, Crafts

"Miniature woodworking for maximum enjoyment. Create delightful holiday ornaments that double as small toys with this easy-to-follow guidebook. Making Tiny Toys in Wood provides full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions for 15 working miniature masterpieces. From tugboats and tractors to windmills and wagons, these nostalgic moving toys make great Christmas decorations as well as keepsake gifts for family and friends. They're a great way to reuse and repurpose scrap wood, and require only minimal painting. All you need is a scroll saw, a drill, and some glue to create memorable heirloom collectibles. Make your own collectible toy holiday ornaments: 15 full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions ; Charming mini toys with moving parts ; Easy scrill saw projects that don't take a lot of wood or tools ; Great way to reuse and repurpose scrap wood ; Make great keepsake gifts." -- back cover.

Beth's picture

If you have basic woodworking tools and want to learn to make wooden toys this book is a good start. -Beth

Mini crochet creatures : 30 amigurumi animals to make book cover

Mini crochet creatures : 30 amigurumi animals to make

Lauren Bergstrom

746.434 /Bergstrom
Nonfiction, Crafts

"The interest in Japanese amigurumi is explored in minature in this charming new title. Gorgeous and cute, these projects may be small but they are bursting with personality, making perfect gifts for friends and family. These tiny creatures can be used in a variety of imaginative ways--as key rings, jewelry accessories or just displayed as adorable trinkets in their own right. All the basic crochet techniques you will need are clearly explained along with step-by-step illustrations making Mini Crochet Creatures perfect for beginners upwards. Anyone unsure about working in this scale can simply practice with larger hooks and thicker yarn--the patterns are exactly the same. The animals are divided into six categories: farm, small, woodland, pet, sea and zoo so there is something for everyone from an elephant or a whale down to a squirrel, piglet, bunny and even a ladybird or butterfly!"--Amazon.com.

Beth's picture

30 fun amigurumi to make with step by step instructions. -Beth

Stitch & sew : beautifully embroider 31 projects book cover

Stitch & sew : beautifully embroider 31 projects

Aneela Hoey

746.44 /Hoey
Nonfiction, Crafts

Beth's picture

Great ideas for holiday gifts. -Beth

Merry makers : patchwork quilts and projects to celebrate the season book cover

Merry makers : patchwork quilts and projects to celebrate the season

ON ORDER BOOK
Nonfiction, Crafts

Beth's picture

Lots of fun holiday themed sewing projects. -Beth