Synopses & Reviews
"Similar to the recent Liberty Book of Home Sewing, but not with the Liberty of London department store imprint, this collection of 25 quilt, accessory, and clothing patterns also celebrates the famous Tana lawn fabric that Liberty's been producing for decades. This book is less British in style, both in the patterns and the book's slightly busy design, and that posh crispness that makes Liberty so beloved is missed. These designs, however, are approachable and inviting, especially the series of quilts: the Mad Plaid is a stunning quilted tartan, while the Nine-Patch Revisited Baby Quilt is simple enough for the beginning quilter, yet shows off the fabric nicely. The handful of clothing patterns are simple, although options are provided only for standard misses' sizes. Basic instructions for sewing and quilting are provided, but the author does use terms that she doesn't define at times. It's worth noting that Liberty fabrics can be somewhat difficult to find, are expensive, and are rarely copied, and that working with Tana lawn isn't the same as working with a quilting cotton. Other charming and cheaper fabrics could, however, easily be substituted. This book will dazzle Liberty lovers. Includes patterns. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.