Stash Statement: Make the Most of Your Fabrics with Easy Improv Quilts

Landauer. May 2024. 88p. ISBN 9781639810666. pap. $15.99. CRAFTS
Quilter Young’s (Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs) latest book focuses on “improv” quilting, which involves using scraps and smaller pieces of fabric to make the most of leftover materials. Her book offers a modern, structured take on an old technique known as freeform. She teaches readers how to effectively piece their scraps together to create blocks for various patterns and projects. The book’s patterns are fairly straightforward and accessible, which makes them beginner-friendly. There is some expectation, however, that this will be primarily used by quilters with at least some experience, since the title emphasizes using fabric or scraps that readers already have on hand. This means that true beginners may need to supplement their fabric stash.
VERDICT A quilting book that urges crafters to keep their scraps, instead of throwing them away. Filled with helpful tips, tool lists, and clear instructions, this title is great for beginners and more advanced quilters looking to try something different.
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