The best-selling children's sewing series now invites kids ages 8 to 12 to discover the fulfilling fun of patchwork quilting. Step-by-step photos show every stage of the techniques and projects
The best-selling children's sewing series now invites kids ages 8 12 to discover the fulfilling fun of patchwork quilting. Step-by-step photos show every stage of the techniques and projects. As soon as they pick up the basics of sewing, many kids become curious to understand how to stitch together fabric scraps to make one big piece. This comprehensive, photo-rich guide shows kids how, with step-by-step instructions for creating one-of-a-kind quilt tops, then adding batting and backing, and stitching the layers together to make a finished quilt. Young sewers can practice their quilting skills with more than a dozen creative and practical projects - including an illustrated placemat, a foundation-piecing pencil pouch, a patchwork pet bed, an appliqued family crest, and a recycled T-shirt quilt. AGES: 8 to 12 AUTHORS: Amie Petronis Plumley is an elementary school teacher at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee, where she inspires students to sew in the classroom, in an after-school sewing club, and at a wildly popular summer sewing camp. She is co-author of Sewing School and Sewing School 2, and the mother of two children. Andria Lisle is programming curator at Fourth Bluff in downtown Memphis, a new project that is part of the national initiative, Reimagining the Civic Commons. Her specialty is curating experiences of social practice, political action, artistic intervention, and institutional critique. A former music journalist, Lisle hosts a hip-hop program on WEVL in Memphis. She is co-author of Sewing School and Sewing School 2. SELLING POINTS: Builds on the phenomenal success of Sewing School. This book follows the same winning approach of the previous books in the series, which have sold 197,000 copies. This vibrant quilting community is eager to share its creativity with the next generation of crafters. Quilting teaches important math skills, plus storytelling and art. The authors - one an elementary school teacher and the other a cultural curator - know how to seamlessly integrate educational lessons into fun and practical kid-friendly projects. Full-colour; photographs throughout; includes patterns
Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle are the authors of Sewing School (R), Sewing School (R)2, and Sewing School (R)Quilts. Plumley is an elementary school teacher in Memphis, Tennessee, where she inspires students to sew in the classroom, in an after-school sewing club, and at a wildly popular summer sewing camp. Lisle is cultural curator at Fourth Bluff in downtown Memphis, part of the national initiative Reimagining the Civic Commons. They blog together at sewingschool.blogspot.com.
"I love the idea of getting kids excited about sewing for themselves and couldn't be more enthusiastic about this book!" -- Heather Ross, fabric designer and author of Weekend Sewing
"This book introduces a new generation to the age-old tradition of quilt making. Straightforward patterns designed to appeal to today's kids make it a must-have. The selfie quilt? Brilliant!" -- Abby Glassenberg, While She Naps
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