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Sun-Kissed Quilts & Crafts: Create Original Sun-Printed Designs On Fabric, Paper & More Total Hits - 213  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
•Use the power of the sun to create crafts.

Sun printing is magical—and the technique can be used to print fabric, paper, and more, with stunning results. Sun-Kissed Quilts & Crafts shows how to harness the power of the sun to produce projects, including quilts, pillows, and wall hangings, plus no-sew crafts like an apron, lampshades, and cards. Nontoxic, sun printing is just the thing for everyone who wants their day in the sun.

ISBN: 1571202986   Date Published on 9/1/2005
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Complete Step-by-Step Upholstery Total Hits - 237  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With 15 easy to follow, fabulously illustrated step-by-step projects, this is just what the beginning upholsterer needs. The first eight items--including a drop-in-bottom chair, overstuffed seat, and box cushion--teach the fundamental techniques required to tackle any upholstery task that might arise. After that, it's time to get more creative, with a beautiful Art Deco armchair, chaise longue, leather chesterfield, and more. Each project includes a list of tools and materials, a quick overview of the key skills, and tip boxes to make the work go more smoothly.
Save your old sofa or stuffed chair by reupholstering it. This book outlines the process clearly and concisely, with wonderfully detailed illustrations and photos for every step of the way. Sowle and Dye, craftspeople from England with their own upholstery web site (www.oldsofas.com), handle the topic expertly, covering basic techniques, tools, and materials. The layout is crisp and cohesive, which results in an attractive book. Although this is essentially a British publication, with lists of overseas suppliers, comparable materials and tools are available in the United States. Good for beginners; recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
 
ISBN: 1843307979   Date Published on 6/28/2005
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Brunschwig & Fils Up Close : From Grand Rooms to Your Rooms Total Hits - 3292  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Everywhere you look, the look is Brunschwig. From grand rooms in the White House and the Palace of Versailles to romantic retreats in country cottages and seaside homes, Brunschwig & Fils fabrics, wall coverings, and furnishings are used to create timeless, personal, and beautiful interiors.
ISBN: 0821228595   Date Published on 4/14/2005
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Small Quilts With Vintage Charm: 8 Projects To Decorate Your Home Total Hits - 258  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Small Quilts With Vintage Charm: 8 Projects To Decorate Your Home
ISBN: 1571202706   Date Published on 4/1/2005
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So Simple Upholstery Total Hits - 299  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Revive tired, worn, and threadbare furniture with these easy-to-follow lessons in upholstery. So Simple Upholstery offers clear, detailed advice and specially commissioned step-by-step photography that makes this subject accessible for even the newcomer. The book includes an introduction outlining the tools that readers need and explains how to successfully remove old material. From there, projects begin, ranging from a simple music stool to an elegant chaise lounge. Topics cover handling the practicalities of repairing innards, calculating new yardage, cutting pieces to fit properly, and achieving smooth coverage. The emphasis in this book is on practical household furniture - chairs, stools, sofas - as these pieces are used on a day-to-day basis. So Simple Upholstery encourages the reader to use the best materials and the most reliable techniques, so that furniture can enjoy a full and serviceable life!
These two books will give an amateur do-it-yourselfer the confidence to tackle window decorating and upholstery projects. Abbott and Burren, who also coauthored So Simple Slipcovering, own the Cambridge, England-based interior design firm Angel and Blume. Here they've compiled 30 projects for curtains, shades, and accessories, some of which require no sewing, such as swags, as well as more complex projects like lined pinch-pleat draperies. Their step-by-step instructions are clearly written and effectively illustrated with color photographs. Techniques common to the projects are included on the last pages in the same lucid manner. Readers would have benefited, however, from an overview of the materials needed, as is provided in So Simple Upholstery, whose eight projects are more complex than those suggested by Abbott and Burren for window treatments but are similarly described in clearly photographed, step-by-step instructions. Beginning with the simplest project of recovering a chair seat, the projects progress to reupholstering a button-back chair and, eventually, a sofa. Both books are recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
 
ISBN: 1580112382   Date Published on 4/1/2005
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So Simple Slipcovers Total Hits - 225  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Slipcovers and pillows are simple and stylish methods of transforming the look of your furniture without spending a fortune. Known for their practicality and versatility, slipcovers and pillows can also add color and design elements to any home decor. Easy Slipcovers & Pillows shows how to choose and create just the right covers and pillows for your chairs, stools, and sofas. With comprehensive photographic step-by-step instructions, each of the 25 original projects provides a professional-style guide to choosing shapes, colors, and fabrics, while an extensive techniques section details all the stitching skills you will need.

 
As the other reviewer has said this book has very good illustrations and in many steps. It answered many of the questions I had on mitered corners and other things and so I will be able to use the other book I bought sewing edges and corners. One of the best books I've seen on this topic and sewing. I will certainly buy other books by creative publishing hoping that they will be good as this one. So this book is recommended for beginners with some experience.
ISBN: 1580112250   Date Published on 2/1/2005
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Cushions & Covers (Practical Home Decorating) Total Hits - 199  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Cushions and Covers: A Step-by-step Guide to Creative Soft Furnishings.
ISBN: 0762106174   Date Published on 1/31/2005
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More Sew-It-Yourself Home Decor: Over 50 Easy-To-Make Designs For Beds, Chairs, Tables And WindowsTotal Hits - 267  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Today's homeowners want their homes to be distinctive and stylish without hiring expensive decorators and designers - now they can create the look they want easily and inexpensively with this companion to the very popular Sew-It-Yourself Home Décor. With the same brilliant photography and easy to follow instructions for even more fabulous projects, sewers will easily create elegant window dressings, cushions, bedcovers, table linens and more.

This beautifully illustrated book presents simple, step-by-step instructions, as well as color photos and illustrations, for more than 50 home decor projects for every room in the house. The book includes a list of tools and materials needed to complete the projects, as well as instruction on basic sewing techniques, ensuring success for beginners as well as experts.

-50 easy-to-create, yet elegant home décor projects for every room -Step-by-step instructions, color photos and illustrations -Features a list of tools and materials needed

 

ISBN: 0873498038   Date Published on 1/29/2005
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Simple Soft Furnishings: 50 Stylish Home Sewing Projects To Transform Your Home Total Hits - 503  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

There are five key areas of the home where soft furnishings can make a big difference: bath, bedroom, kitchen, dining and living room. Best of all, soft furnishings can be easily created by anyone with a sewing machine -- even beginners.

Simple Soft Furnishings covers the core sewing items needed to transform any home into a fashionable and welcome environment. With an irresistible collection of projects, ranging from simple cushions to elegant curtains and sumptuous bedding, these designs are a mix of timeless classics and current trends with appeal for all ages.

Each project will bring style to any room at an affordable cost. The focus is on quick and easy ideas that can be readily made in a weekend. This beautifully presented book features: - Fifty original soft furnishing designs for the home - Projects for cushions, curtains and blinds, seating, bedding and table linens - Simplified techniques for the beginner sewer - Illustrated step-by-step instructions - Advice for alternative fabrics, fastenings, trimming, patterns and color schemes - List of resources and suppliers - Tips for adding special touches to customize each project.

Simple Soft Furnishings is an inspiring and practical guide to creating fashionable home furnishings.

ISBN: 155407018X   Date Published on 10/31/2004
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Slipcover StyleTotal Hits - 439  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
S-t-r-e-t-c-h decorating budgets! Revitalize home furnishings! Stylish, versatile, and inexpensive slipcovers transform dated furniture with minimal expenditure and limited technical skill. They offer the option of shopping consignment stores, flea markets, and yard sales with the assurance that it is possible to coordinate with existing decor, regardless of established fabrics, patterns, and colors.

Slipcover Style presents the inspiration and the technical know-how to create 26 fantastic new covers for chairs, sofas, stools, deckchairs, beds, and tables. Offers step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams, and features beautiful photographs of finished projects for inspiration. Includes a section explaining all the essential sewing and finishing techniques needed to successfully complete each project.

* Revitalize home decor with 26 easy-to-make projects * Create classic and contemporary slipcovers for chairs, sofas, beds, and tables

* Presents clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations

ISBN: 0873496205   Date Published on 8/1/2003

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