Friday, February 27, 2009

Sew Everything Workshop

I got this book today, I have been stalking sewing books on Amazon and saw this one here. It's out of stock one Amazon.

That's okay I was at borders with my 25% off coupon and saw this book was there so I picked it up because it got some really good reviews for beginners. I have these high inspirations to make my own clothes some day but I need to start somewhere.

So tonight I have been reading over the book... it has some really good tips and the person that wrote the book really knows how to write to connect to my generation I think, it just seems like a friend is teaching you to sew.

The one thing that bugs me though is she has this one project called "get patchy quilt" were she tells you to sew squares together to make a top and then tells you to quilt it in 2 pages... TWO PAGES... basically it say she says yeah just sandwich the top with some batting and back fabric and then sew it together than cut off the ends and sew some bias tape along the edges.

If only it was that simple! Okay maybe it is that simple, but I have been quilting for a while now and I must have like 20+ quilting books and none of them are 2 pages long. I mean learning to put binding on a quilt takes more than two pages in any given book and she explains it 2 sentences... granted she wants you to use bias tape but still!

Okay maybe I'm just upset because she summed up my favorite hobby into two pages which I took years to not even remotely master.