Inspired to Sew: 15 Pretty Projects -- Sewing Secrets -- Colorful Collage
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Inspired to Sew: 15 Pretty Projects -- Sewing Secrets -- Colorful Collage

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Popular designer Bari J. brings her bright and feminine signature style to 15 new projects-ruffled quilts, a unique tunic and bag, plus sweet decorations and accessories for every room in the house. Readers will appreciate the book's luscious photography, as well as Bari's in-depth advice on fabric collage, free-motion stitching, machine applique, patchwork piecing, and si...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published February 16th 2011 by C&T Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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This book is a little gem. It is full of beautiful projects - and I do mean beautiful, there wasn't a single one I didn't love - which, as far as I can tell without having made any of them, are well explained and accessible. Ackerman doesn't treat the reader like an idiot, but nor does she assume you are an expert sewer who knows how to do absolutely everything and she's included lots of useful tips on how to make sure your projects come out the best they can be. When I say that my mum, who is p...more
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I love the burst of colors and the smorgasbord of patterns and prints in this book. On closer look, some of the patterns and prints are actually created by Ackerman's incredible use of fabrics and materials in her projects. This is one of the most impressive sewing books I've come across recently. I love Ackerman's creativity and sheer ingenuity in mixing fabrics to create beautiful things with a vintage look.

Many of the projects are common (bag, apron, belt, pillow) but Ackerman's unique style...more
Charlou Lunsford
Beautiful collage with floral fabrics.
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Bari is an artist who is well known in the fabric industry for her whimsical designs and bold eye for pattern and color. She has created many successful lines of fabric for renowned fabric houses such as Art Gallery Fabrics, has a line of home decor wall stencils with Royal Design Studio and also has a line of sewing patterns. Bari is also the author of the book, Inspired to Sew. Bari's work has b...more
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