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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls: Quilts to Celebrate Christmas, by Cheryl Almgren Taylor, published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place is a great source for creating fun Christmas projects to decorate your home and to give as gifts.


There are ten projects with well written instructions and excellent visuals to help you create beautiful quilts, door banner to welcome guests, table toppers, Christmas stockings, tree skirts and even beautiful mantel quilts.

Projects range in size from 11 1/2" x 35 1/2" to 47 1/2" x 47 1/2".


There is an extensive "basics" section with insights on fabrics, threads, sewing machine, needles, tools, etc..  Quiltmaking basics also includes insights on rotary cutting, fusible-web applique', paper piecing, squaring up blocks and more.  Thus, SewCalGal views this is an excellent book for beginner quilters as well as advanced quilters.



This is definitely a "must have" book for those that enjoy decorating for the holidays and/or making special treasures for Christmas gifts.  You can certainly "Quilt yourself a merry little Christmas!" with this delightful quilting book.


I hope you get a chance to check out this book at your local quilt store or at the online store for Martingale & Company.



http://www.martingale-pub.com

8 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Looks like the book is full of wonderful ideas. Thanks for the review.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for the review Darlene. I have so many good intentions about Christmas sewing, but I never seem to be able to time my projects right. The holidays just come too fast, and before you know it, it's the New Year, and I want to put all the Christmas behind me.

wackywoman said...

Thank you for the review. I am decorating this year since I am staying home for once. And it will be here before we know it.

WoolenSails said...

I love their books and have a few that I plan on using this year.

Debbie

suemac said...

I have some Christmas fabric I don't have a plan for yet. It looks like some of these projects might help me out.

JJ said...

That looks like a great book to have. I always have big plans that I start way to late. I would love my house to look like that but alass I am not a good decorator

quilterliz said...

G'day. That book looks like it has some fabulous ideas in it. I love sewing for Christmas. Take care. Liz...

Connie said...

Wow what a neat looking book! Lots of fun projects, thanks for sharing.