Scrappy Bits applique | book review

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Every quilter, sewer has scraps left over from projects and what to do with the smaller pieces can be tricky. Shannon has been creating things with her hands since she was a very young girl, but fell madly in love with modern quilting in college. Shannon is a modern quilter and this is a very modern take on appliqué methods.

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The book starts with the basics of raw edge appliqué techniques, advice on colour theory, quilt design, collage techniques and various finishing methods.

There are 8 projects in the book with charts so one can make a baby quilt up to king with full fabric requirements for the different sizes. Various quilting methods are explained and shown, along with basting techniques and advice.

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The Little fox is very cute and far from the South London manky fox I see! The half triangle boarder is brilliantly explained with lots of tips and makes sewing the Geese blocks so less challenging.

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Windy Poplar is very effective with the low volume background. The Elephant with its pieced background, Around the World would be an amazing gift for a gap year student or wall hanging. The book comes with templates, but as I had a PDF review copy I cannot say what size patterns are.
The fallen leaves cushions are a brilliant starting point; there is a lot of topstitching with the designs. This anchors the edge of the scraps and also adds definition to the designs.

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At the back there are lots of ideas and other quilts Shannon has made to inspire your imagination. I love The Kraken and Shannon has featured this quilt on her blog.

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