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The Crafty Gentleman's Guide to Modern Paper Piecing Book by Mike Aspinall


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Have you heard of paper piecing and wanted to give it a go, but didn't know where to begin? Or are you a keen quilter looking to create intricate patchwork designs, but have struggled to create perfect, sharp shapes and corners? Then this is the book for you!

Paper piecing involves stitching fabrics over paper templates, and allows you to create complex geometric designs easily.

The book starts with the key materials and tools you need, followed by seven stunning contemporary designs, each demonstrating a new paper piecing technique. Every design features illustrated step-by-step instructions, and comes with 26 full-size templates for you to cut out and stitch on to right away.

Once you’ve mastered the essential techniques, put your new skills into practice by making the seven gorgeous step-by-step sewing projects from a pillow cover and a tote bag to a beautiful quilt each of which can be adapted to include any of the paper piecing designs.

This folder includes the instruction book, and a separate envelope containing the templates.

Table of Contents

Introduction, How to use this book, What is paper piecing?, Fabrics, Tools and equipment, Before you begin, Basic techniques Designs: Pencil, Ice cream, Rocket, Abstract, Banana, Monstera, Scissors Projects: Pencil case, Beach bag, Piped pillow, Planter cover, Wall art, Quilted throw, Apron Acknowledgements.

About Mike Aspinall

Mike Aspinall (The Crafty Gentleman) is a self-confessed craft addict. He believes passionately that crafting is for everyone, so he set up his blog to celebrate the diversity of making things (and hopefully to encourage a few more men into the world of crafts). He posts original craft projects, recipes, tips and DIY inspiration, all from his home in Liverpool, UK.

Mike is one of the UK’s most popular craft bloggers and has been shortlisted for awards with Pinterest, Mollie Makes, Craft Business and more. Through his blog, he’s been lucky enough to be elected as the UK Singer Sewing Brand Ambassador and the UK Ambassador for Cricut.

As well as appearing on British national television including Channel 4, Mike’s work has been featured in The Guardian and The Telegraph. He has taught craft workshops across the country and internationally, and has collaborated with numerous brands and celebrities.