Fuse It and Be Done!

Would you like to finish projects in a fraction of the time you usually spend?

If so, you’ll want to check out the new book by Barbara Campbell & Yolanda Fundora, Fuse It and Be Done!

I spent a fair amount of time looking through this book and I  was impressed with the fun projects used to teach methods for using various fusible products.  Learn about fusible web, fusible interfacing/stabilizer, fusible batting, fusible fleece, bonding powder, spray adhesives, fusible grid, fusible tape, fusible thread and more!

Fuse It and Be Done book by Barbara Campbell & Yolanda Fundora
Fuse It and Be Done book by Barbara Campbell & Yolanda Fundora

Check out the list of included projects:

  • Spinning Rainbow Quilt
  • Four-Way Heart Applique Quilt
  • One-Heart Gridded Quilt
  • A Different Spin Wall Hanging
  • Diamond-and-Lace Christmas Quilt
  • Philosophical Chicken Tea Cozy
  • Tabletop Holiday Tree
  • Pleated Broderie Perse Pillow
  • Layered Rose Applique
  • Stencil-Style Lemon Tree Quilt
  • Decorative Ribbon Accents
  • Crystal Peacock Box
  • Holiday Cards
  • Freestyle Pumpkin Patch Quilt
  • No-Sew Games-To-Go Table Mat
  • Sunflower Door Banner
  • Sunflower Tote
  • Double-Cute Fabric Frame
  • Fabric-Covered Tissue Box
  • Stylish No-Sew Belt and Headband
  • Fuse-by-Number Wall Art
  • Paper Dolls and Fabric Fashions
  • Time for Tea Clock

Get MORE project bang for your learning buck! Fuse It and Be Done! is a huge value: 127 pages loaded with color, instructions and information AND a bonus CD with project templates & artwork included.

MSRP: $24.99 — ON SALE NOW at SewThankful.com – click here to check it out & SAVE!

Elisa shows you how to sew Crazy Curves without using pins

Elisa Wilson is the owner/designer of Backporch Designs.  Elisa’s templates and Crazy Curves book are extremely popular with quilters around the globe.  Just watch the video below and you’ll see why. Elisa makes it easy for you to learn how to quickly and easily sew those crazy curves without using pins.  Enjoy!

Want to learn how to cut 20 FQs FAST ?  Elisa’s method makes 80 Crazy Curves blocks in almost no time!  Elisa shows you how…click here.

Artist in the Spotlight: Jake Finch

JakeFinch_2007About a year ago, I did an artist in the spotlight article on Jake (click here to read the previous article).

When I received our order for her most recent book (just released/published by C & T Publishing) called, Comfort Quilts from the Heart, I knew I needed to touch base with her again.

Jake shared this “back story” about writing her new book:

The idea for the book came from when my 18-year old cousin was diagnosed
with a very aggressive and rare childhood cancer. It was 2002, right
before Xmas, and my husband and I decided to fly from LA to Sacramento
with our toddler to spend Xmas with her. I was devastated. Aubrey was
the daughter I had always wanted and we were very close for many years.
I knew her diagnosis was not good and I wanted her to have something
comforting while she went through treatment.

After scouring ALL of the quilt books and magazines I had, I couldn’t
find any that addressed quilts for people who were sick or for teens
for that matter. I drafted a simple rail fence block and spent two full
days sewing while my hubby took care of Samantha. Then, on the third
day, we traveled north. I was still tacking binding on the flight up.

I tell this story in its entirety in the introduction, and there is
more, but the bottom line was I got to thinking that we quilters are
ALWAYS making things for other people, and many times it’s for people
who are ill, hurting, or even strangers in need. Sometimes the quilts
are therapeutic in nature, as you find with my Fidget Quilts,
which were designed with the input of licensed caregivers working with
Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Other times they’re just practical,
like the wheelchair quilt and the walker bag. And of course, they are
fun, like the gameboard quilts.

One of the most important parts of this book, in my mind, is not the
It is the resource section in the back with includes in-depth
information on starting a charity effort involving quilts, either to be
given or to raise funds, and some of the many organizations that accept
quilts. I outline doing charity efforts on a local and national level
and I’ve interviewed several well-known organizers, like Ami Simms and
Ginny Spiegel. It’s my hope that quilters will take their passion and
help others with it.

What else is keeping Jake busy these days?
She’s writing for a couple of the
quilt mags; she edits books for C&T as a freelancer; she teaches, lectures (and travels) on quilt topics. Of course, she’s debating which of several new books
I want to tackle next. She also works around her seven-year-old daughter, serving as her Girl Scout Brownie leader.   (WOW…she’s busy!)

Jake’s first book, Fast, Fun & Easy Book Cover Art, has been a huge success.

If you’re interested in contacting Jake to teach in your area, you may email  Jake (click here) or check out her website at .http://jakefinchdesigns.com/