Some years back I interviewed Amie Plumley about her experiences in teaching kids to sew. This was when I “met” Amie and we just seemed to get on really well together. So when she contacted me about joining a virtual book tour to review Sewing School Quilts, her soon-to-be released book, I was more than happy to say YES. After loving her first two books, Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love To Make and Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing, I was excited to see what Amie and her co-author Andria Lisle had in store for us. And Sewing School Quilts doesn’t disappoint.
Sewing School Quilts is a comprehensive guide for quilt-making with kids. Amie and Andria have left no stone unturned in their efforts to make sure you understand everything from the anatomy of a quilt to the fabric and batting choices to the different ways to bind a quilt. And they’ve even added a quick informative history of quilts. After you’ve learnt the basics, Amie and Andria have designed projects to help you develop your skills. Can’t find the fabric design you want? No problem. They show you how to design your own. Looking to make a small project? Why not try a patchwork dog or perhaps a tiny treasures pouch.
Sewing School Quilts is sure to be a much loved and much used resource for anyone who wants to learn how to make their own quilts…its almost like an encyclopaedia for patchwork and quilting with kids.
I wish them the success they deserve and am already looking forward to the their next addition to the Sewing School series.