The latest addition to Cath Kidston's best-selling range of craft titles is Patch! It presents Cath's innovative take on traditional patchwork, which combines established techniques with a more contemporary approach. Mixing her own distinctive prints with vintage fabrics, Cath has designed 30 original and irresistible projects including not just the pieced quilts that you might expect but also numerous accessories and home furnishings - bags, cushions, pillowcases, even a toddler's toy ball and a dog bed. Patchwork, simply involves sewing together cut pieces of material to create a larger design, and Cath has broadened the boundaries of conventional patchwork to create projects from vintage embroidered traycloths, striped linen tea towels, and shirting. There is a wide range of techniques from simple machine piecing to more complex patchwork, which makes this is a wonderful book not only for beginners but also for advanced sewers who want to tackle more challenging patch projects. The book also includes a needle kit to get you started on your very own patchwork! With clearly written instructions, explanatory diagrams and detailed colour photographs, Patch! is the worthy successor to the best-selling Make!
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One of Britain's favourite designers, Cath Kidston is best known for her vintage-inspired homewares, clothing and accessories. She began her career as an interior designer before opening her first retail shop in London in 1993. Cath Kidston Ltd now has more than 40 stores and concessions in the UK, plus more all over the world. In 2010, Cath was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to business. She has written four bestselling project books - Make!, Sew!, Stitch! and Patch! And, in addition to her books, Cath has a very successful stationery line (also published by Quadrille).