Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Appliqué Projects for Everyday Living – Book Review
Patchwork used to be a labor of love and many evenings in front of the fire with the trusty needle & thread. Nowadays, the sewing machine – combined with several time-saving tricks of the trade – have made patchwork and applique projects quicker to sew. Sadly, a lot of patterns and sewing projects reflect the modern era of design so what do you do if you want to sew something that is more reflective of our great patchwork heritage? You could take a look at this book which combines modern equipment & techniques with heritage designs & patterns.
Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Appliqué Projects for Everyday Living
Each of the 14 patchwork and appliqué projects in this book are beautifully designed and illustrated and the author, Kim Diehl, has lovingly re-created the styles of older days with wonderful fabric choices and timeless designs.
The step-by-step instructions to each sewing project are easy-to-follow and there are lots of handy hints and tips to discover along the way. Kim has not stuck at just showing us how to sew quilts but has given a mix of sewing projects which illustrate how many different ways quilting, and applique, can be used. If your short of time, try the pin-cushion project but if you are after something to get your teeth into, then choose the larger quilt projects.
Each patchwork and appliqué method is clearly explained with helpful guidance and illustrations, such as quilting, wool applique and invisible machine applique. The back of the book is packed full with additional helpful information such as cutting your fabrics, basting, stitching and binding your quilt and even how to prepare you sewing machine ready for it’s work ahead.
If you love quilting and applique but have been struggling to find clear and simple patterns and sewing projects with a bit more of a traditional feel, then Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Appliqué Projects for Everyday Living by Kim Diehl is the book for you.
Interested in buying this book, find it here: Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Appliqué Projects for Everyday Living