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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback HB folder with PB book and 80gsm template sheets in a pocket
  • Publication: 16 May 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219743
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 128
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £15.99
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The Crafty Gentleman's Guide to Modern Paper Piecing


by Mike Aspinall (Author)

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Book Description

Have you heard of paper piecing and wanted to give it a go, but didn't know where to begin? Or are you a keen quilter looking to create intricate patchwork designs, but have struggled to create perfect, sharp shapes and corners? Then this is the book for you!

Paper piecing involves stitching fabrics over paper templates, and allows you to create complex geometric designs easily.

The book starts with the key materials and tools you need, followed by seven stunning contemporary designs, each demonstrating a new paper piecing technique. Every design features illustrated step-by-step instructions, and comes with 26 full-size templates for you to cut out and stitch on to right away.

Once you’ve mastered the essential techniques, put your new skills into practice by making the seven gorgeous step-by-step sewing projects from a pillow cover and a tote bag to a beautiful quilt each of which can be adapted to include any of the paper piecing designs.

This folder includes the instruction book, and a separate envelope containing the templates.

Table of Contents

Introduction, How to use this book, What is paper piecing?, Fabrics, Tools and equipment, Before you begin, Basic techniques
Designs: Pencil, Ice cream, Rocket, Abstract, Banana, Monstera, Scissors
Projects: Pencil case, Beach bag, Piped pillow, Planter cover, Wall art, Quilted throw, Apron

About the Author

About Mike Aspinall

Mike Aspinall (The Crafty Gentleman) is a self-confessed craft addict. He believes passionately that crafting is for everyone, so he set up his blog to celebrate the diversity of making things (and hopefully to encourage a few more men into the world of crafts). He posts original craft projects, recipes, tips and DIY inspiration, all from his home in Liverpool, UK.

Mike is one of the UK’s most popular craft bloggers and has been shortlisted for awards with Pinterest, Mollie Makes, Craft Business and more. Through his blog, he’s been lucky enough to be elected as the UK Singer Sewing Brand Ambassador and the UK Ambassador for Cricut.

As well as appearing on British national television including Channel 4, and on popular crafting channel The Craft Store (formerly named Hochanda), Mike’s work has been featured in The Guardian and The Telegraph. He has taught craft workshops across the country and internationally, and has collaborated with numerous brands and celebrities.

He continues to share his designs with his followers via his website: www.thecraftygentleman.net


Machine Knitting Monthly

If you want to try paper piecing, but don't know where to begin, or struggle to create perfect, sharp shapes and corners, this is the book for you. By stitching fabrics over paper templates, you'll easily create complex geometric designs. Once you've mastered basic techniques, there are 26 full-size templates to cut out and stitch. Seven detailed step-by-step projects can be adapted to include any of the paper piecing designs.

British Patchwork & Quilting

This book is split into three parts; tutorial, designs and the projects. He has separated modern paper piecing from foundation paper piecing and suggested they are different methods with certain amount of overlap. [...]

A simple tools and materials section is followed by the how to read a pattern section. The tutorial is next which takes you through each step [...] Designs are basic but cute, including a pencil, banana and an ice cream cone. Modern and simple. The projects supplied are smaller items; a pencil case, an apron, cushions and a box.

Sew Magazine

If you've always wanted to master paper piecing, then you'll love this guide by Mike Aspinall, best known as The Crafty Gentleman. It features seven striking geometric designs, and 26 full-size templates for you to play with. You'll discover a range of essential methods for achieving perfect patchwork results, as well as how to make an array of beautiful projects, including a pillow cover, tote bag and quilt.

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