Category Archives: Quilt Book Reviews

Quilt Book Review: Beyond the Tee

It’s been slow getting quilt books in for me to review.  It’s something I love to do but haven’t had many books lately.  I love doing the reviews and seeing what’s new and you all seem to enjoy them too.  I ended emailing Martingale to see if they were still offering the program for bloggers to get review copies.  I haven’t heard from them yet.  Hopefully, they still are.

I do have a book from C&T Publishing that I thought was a great take on T-shirt and memory quilts.  It is called Beyond the Tee:  Innovative T-shirt Quilts by Mary Cannizzaro & Jen Cannizzaro.

The title is a little misleading as some of the quilts are not made from T-shirts.  Some are made from men’s ties or even baby clothes….not just T-Shirts.

Here is the table of contents….

There are nine quilts in the book.  If you check out the quilt below, you’ll see that this quilt is not made from T-shirts.

I liked this next one…. Continue reading

Quilt Book Review:

Last week I told you about a T-shirt quilt book.  That got me looking at other T-shirt quilt book and I stumbled across this one….Terrific T-Shirt Quilts:  Turn Tees into Treasured Quilts by Karen M. Burns.

I was really impressed with this book…I think their ideas for quilts are great.

This was a fun way to use different sized logos from the shirts….

This was a cute quilt made from the clothes of a little boy…

…and this one cute for a little girl… Continue reading

Quilt Book Review: Playful Precut Quilts

I got a new ebook to review from C&T Publishing.  The book is Playful Precut Quilts by Amanda Niederhauser.  I think it’s one you might want to check out….especially if you like precuts and/or scraps.  There are some cute quilts in here.

I’m so happy with C&T.  Typically they don’t send me a lot of pictures to work with but this time, they really did.  Here is the table of contents showing off the blocks that are featured in the quilts…

…and here is a sneak peek of all of the projects.  I love seeing them all.

The premise is that these are all made with precuts but we all know you can grab your scraps and start sewing.  You don’t NEED a precut to make any of these.

Embrace the ease of quilting with precuts!

Mix and match 15 blocks for endless precut quiltsModern precuts meet classic quilt blocks! Stimulate your creativity with 15 pretty patterns that show off 12” blocks in an engaging variety of settings and sizes. Make a sweet sampler quilt with all 15 blocks or repeat motifs for endless variations. Wherever you are on your quilt journey, these precut-friendly patterns make it a breeze to mix colors and prints. With designs that will appeal to every quilter, this book will quickly become your “go to” when you want to make a table runner for your friend’s birthday, a baby quilt for your newborn niece, or a throw for your parents’ anniversary.
There are 15 projects in the book…that’s pretty good.  Many books only have 11 or maybe 12.

The projects are all different sized.  There are table runners like the photo above to baby quilts….I think the largest was 72″ x 84″ making that a twin sized.  There are several that are lap sized.

This was the bigger one…

My favorite quilts weren’t included in the photos that were sent to me so I did what I always do.  I took pictures of the computer screen showing the quilts so forgive the poor quality of the photos…

I love this.  I think you all making Quilts of Valor might too!

…or this as a Quilt of Valor.

…or this for a grandma to make…

…or this for a cat lover!!

I really liked the book and if I didn’t have an ebook copy, I’d likely purchase it.

You can find the book HERE at C&T Publishing or HERE on Amazon.

Quilt Book Review: Stitching Classic Americana

C&T Publishing sent me a couple of quilt books to review.  I’ve had fun checking them out.  This one is Stitching Classic Americana with Masako Wakayama: 12 Projects Feature Quilting, Sewing, Embroidery & More.

I was immediately intrigued the moment I saw the cover of the book.  These are my colors…Americana is my thing.

I’m thrilled at C&T provided WAY more pictures than they typically do and I feel like I can give the book a better review for you.

Here are the pictures from the table on contents.

Check out this little coin purse… Continue reading