Sew A Modern Halloween Riel Nason.

61JBR0PuhXL._AC_US218_Pub: C&T Publishing

 

Decorate your home for Halloween with projects made from 5 easy and stylish block motifs, including skulls, spiderwebs, and spooky eyes! Make use of your favorite trendy Halloween fabrics as you sew pillows, runners, place mats, wine bags, and more, many of which can be made in a weekend, an afternoon, or even a couple of hours. Plus, add a modern touch with unusual, sophisticated elements like selvage accents.

This bright and fun book will make any childs Halloween party ‘Spooktacular’

There are quilts, treat bags and and just about every hair-raising theme to delight and amuse.

With full color pictures and easy to follow instructions you can mix and match the designs to suit your creative flair.

What I loved about this book is that the designs can used on just about anything, The quilt design can be used on a bag and the spiders web and be a flag to hang or a cushion cover. They have been very cleverly thought out and will inspire every sewist.

They do need a level of experience as the projects such as Scrappy Jack can be a bit fiddly, but with a little bit of time these projects can be made in less than day.

5*/5

I decided to combine some of the designs and make  some bunting.

1.

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This is a skull block and can be used as quilt block, for cushions or a bag. This simple design was easy to piece.

I made it into a small bag, I didn’t stitch along the top as this will hidden with the tape.

2.

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This cute little ghost is less than scary, and agin very simple to put together. I stitched the word ‘Boo’ with some perle cotton using a backstitch.  very effective.

3.

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Meet Scrappy Jack, so called because you can use all your scrap fabric to create him.  He was a bit fiddly as the fabric is not stitched together in straight lines.

4.

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I drew these bats free hand onto some felt and just stitched around them..slowly..

These are my favorite.

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I made some bias tape with black fabric and placed the unstitched tops of the pieces between it.

I then stitched along the edge to secure them in place.

 

I loved this project, and thought it quite fun.

Happy sewing.

 

Want to win this???

Tell your  best spooky joke and I will pick a winner on Friday 7th July.

 

Buy the book..

https://www.searchpress.com/book/9781617454820/sew-a-modern-halloween

 

 

 

 

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