I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to dress your holiday table, these place mats are just the ticket! Choose your favorite Christmas conversational print for the place mats, add appliqued ribbon bands and tuck the napkin into the "knot" for the bow. Fusible applique and simple shapes make it easy to make a set in no time! If you can find already-quilted double-layer Christmas fabric, they're even faster! Or, you can add the appliques to a set of ready-made mats and napkins for the quickest and easiest project yet! Directions for the variations are included. Great for beginning sewers and quilters. Make sets in your favorite holiday prints to give as gifts--presents for a present!