50 Little Gifts: Easy Patchwork Projects to Give or Swap Susanne Woods

51vbpE5FprL._AC_US218_Pub:  Lucky Spool Media

With the power of this book and your fabric stash, you can whip up any of these 50 last-minute patchwork gifts with most taking under an hour to complete. All projects are sourced from some of your favourite designers like Anna Graham, Amanda Jean Nyberg and Jeni Baker. Don’t waste your time scrolling through endless tutorials online looking for those instructions on how to make a zippy pouch, when you need to make that last-minute gift right now. This is a collection of all of those projects including: napkins, pincushions, gift card holder, keyrings, electronic cases, bibs & fabric baskets. Get inspiration for some unique gifts like a Christmas pickle ornament, geode coasters or a teabag wallet too. These quick and easy gifts involve no fussy paper piecing or complicated techniques and are suitable for quilters of all levels.


My review

Filled with 50 gorgeous stitchy projects this book will give endless ideas for gifts for friends and family.

There are useful items that just about cover every occasion, from Bags to Bottle carriers.

Each project comes with easy to follow instructions and a list of what you need.

Measurements are given in inches, and there are a few pictures to guide you through the sewing process.

Many handy hints and tips are littered throughout the book and the Actual size templates are fabulous.

All the projects can be used with fat quarters, so this is a perfect craft book for those needing a ‘stash buster‘.

For beginner and advanced sewists, the projects are fun, they are also good for upgrading your sewing skills as the need for zips, embellishments and binding, to name a few, are key. As the projects are small they do not take long to complete, so a few hours of sewing will teach and remind you of the techniques involved.

I adored the Tooth Fairy pillow and the Undercover Maker Mat is something that every sewing room needs.

There is even a Butterfly Charm block for the quilters.

A beautiful project in full colour that is amazing and clever.



My make.


My husband needed a new tablet case so I was pleased that this book had one as a project.

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I used two fat quarters for this project.  The instructions are for a specific sized e reader, so I needed to measure my tablet for this project.

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The step by step instructions are simple to follow and give clear advice on the best techniques. However, if you are an advanced sewist, you can of course use your own know how to achieve a good result.


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This e reader cover took about one and half hours to complete. I think it looks great.


Happy sewing x


The Author

Susanne Woods oversaw several successful compilation books in her former position as the Acquisitions Editor at C&T Publishing. She has been in the publishing industry for over 16 years, and she is an avid quilter and a long-time crafter and Publisher at Lucky Spool Media. She is the Secretary of The Modern Quilt Guild and founder of the Tri-Valley Modern Quilt Guild chapter. Susanne lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.





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