Precut fans, this one’s for you. I received an evaluation copy of this patchwork inspired projects book Jump-Start your Quilting edited by Jeanne Stauffer. The¬†Publisher is House of White Birches with a release date of April 1, 2011.

Product Description: Featuring patterns for shoulder bags, totes, wallets, pillows, runners, aprons, dog coats, and wall quilts, this resource offers quilters a quick way to make complete works by using precut fabrics.

Pros: With 45 projects, the book offers something for everyone. They include a Fabric and Supplies list which is nice if you want to find the exact fabric or batting used in a project. They also have something I’ve never seen in a quilt book – a Photo Index. Since quilters must make use of a visual roadmap to quilt, this addition makes sense to me.

Cons:  If you are looking for projects that will stretch your piecing skills (advanced level) this is not the book for you.

My Project Pick:

By Scarlett Burroughs


5 Comments so far

  1. Ivory Spring on March 1, 2011 3:46 am

    Hi Scarlett,

    I am one of the contributors in that book, and will be posting on my blog close-ups of my projects in that book. The first project I posted about can be accessed here:

  2. scarlettburroughs on March 1, 2011 5:11 am

    Great, thanks for the link! –Scarlett

  3. scarlettburroughs on March 1, 2011 5:14 am

    I just visited your link and saw your project. Your French Bouquet is so gorgeous! –Scarlett

  4. Colleen on March 1, 2011 6:01 am

    I went to your site too – I agree lovely French Bouquet! The book looks wonderful!

  5. Becky on March 1, 2011 4:00 pm

    As a longtime sewstress but a new quilter this looks like my kinda book!

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