I love reading craft books, I find them so inspiring especially when I want to try something new. I was recently gifted a copy of Hoop Quilts for Beginners by Anne Marie Chany via NetGalley. I loved the cover of the book – I know you should never judge a book by its cover – which was bright and colourful!
Hoop Quilts for Beginners by Anne Marie Chany
Hoop Quilts for Beginners: 15 Designs Using Easy Patchwork and Embroidery is by Anne Marie Chany. The craft of hoop quilts combine simple quilting techniques with embroidery, patchwork, and other favourite fabric arts. The book is a creative guide that’s perfect for quilters and crafters.
Hoop Quilts for Beginners features 15 hoop-framed block designs of all different sizes with step-by-step instructions and clear guidance for adding hand embroidery and other embellishments, resulting in stunning wall hangings and handmade gifts. It’s a great way to use up some scrap fabric and make something beautiful without committing to an entire quilt, you can transform single blocks into impressive projects and practice a variety of sewing and embroidery techniques with this exciting, must-have source of inspiration!
Chapter 1 covers tools, hoops and materials. Chapter 2 cover techniques. Chapter 3 covers the hoop quilt projects: The Original, Add One, With Love, Pun’kin, Pine Wreath, Home Sweet Home, Bear’s Star, Monogram, Framed Star, Basket of Roses, Rolling Stone, Sunset Star, Dresden, Flower Child, Globe and bonus Orphan Blocks.
It’s a really fun book and I love the idea of trying different quilt blocks. Embroidery hoops are really versatile and they make the perfect frame for a quilt block. There are some really simple ways to display them within a hoop, embellished with ribbons, bows and all sorts or notions. All the templates and patters you need are included at the end of the book.
Hoop Quilts for Beginners: 15 Designs Using Easy Patchwork and Embroidery is by Anne Marie Chany, published on the 19th October 2022. Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC.