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Sewing Vintage Aprons by Denise Clason
~11 Classic aprons for today's lifestyle~

A Book Review from Betty's Blog:
Redefining housework, one apron at a time!
We start off with one of my favorite sewing books ‘Sewing Vintage Aprons: Classic Aprons for Today’s Lifestyle By Denise Clason. I love it because the wonderful photos get my creative juices going and I get excited about my shop all over again. The patterns are easy (included), most for beginners, and there is no need to enlarge them Whoo Hoo (having to enlarge a pattern is a pain, if you know what I mean). So go ahead. Tie one on.









Amazon Book Review:
"I found the book easy to read and understand. I have minimal sewing experience. I found this very easy to use, fun to create. I am using for Christmas gifts for my grown daughters. They will love them. As I made their man folk aprons last year."

Amazon Book Review:
"I love every pattern in this book! Some are similar to patterns I have, but with slightly different details and awesome fabrics. Several are completely different from any I've seen. I haven't made any yet as I just received the book today, but I can't wait to get started. I love the apron info and memories and the recipes. The photos are great, I am so excited about this book!"

Below is a photo of one of the half aprons, in the book! prior to the photo shoot. The green area has a big pocket, hands reach in along the sides. I created the pattern from an apron I received from my grandmother.

The apron on the right is one of my favorites! It has three ruffles cascading along the sides of the apron. The front is simple with two cute half-circle pockets!

Half Apron with pockets, designed for holding clothes pins in the 50's.
Fun full-sized apron with three ruffles on the sides.
Front is simple with half-circle pockets

Eleven different apron patterns, two oven mitt styles, one table runner, place mats, 
included are some wonderful apron memories and vintage recipes to excite your inner chef!

$16.95 signed copy on request



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Quilted Bags and Totes by Denise Clason
15 Bags and Tote patterns

    



Amazon Book Review: 
"This is one of the best tote and bag books that I own (and that is saying something, I have quite a collection). The instructions are clear and easy to follow, the bags themselves are fun and useful and also easy to adapt to get a truly unique product. Even is you are new to bag making you will be able to make bags from this book. Highly recommended."



Amazon Book Review:
"Quilted Bags & Totes has something that is missing in most bag books. It is actually creative! The author includes several different types of patterns, not just squares of fabrics sewn together with a strap to carry it around. Multiple pockets, unique closures, and unusual designs are just a few of the reasons to purchase the book. I made the Messenger Bag for myself, and now I am inundated with friends and acquaintances knocking down my door to have me make one for them.  All in all, if you are only going to buy one purse book? I would recommend this one!"

Amazon Book Review: 
"This book has a nice variety of projects. Not all of them are my style, but enough of them are for me to be glad that I got this book. I'm presently using the designs in this book to make gifts. So far so good! There's a really cute backpack in here that I'm about to try. UPDATE: So far I've made the basic tote bag ("Amber's Tote") twice as gifts. Just completed the back-pack last night and my college age DD was very impressed. It has a front pocket and eyelets for closures at the top. It looks great! My only complaint is that I had trouble when I first started putting in the metal eyelets in the quilted fabric (and I managed to cut myself....so be careful><) There is a great looking messenger bag, ID luggage tag, various purses (with purchased handles). I'm a tote bag fanatic I admit, and this is my favorite book of patterns for them."



Make-up or storage bag

Messenger bag, matching luggage tag and small tote
to keep small things together.

Fun little clutch for storage, make-up, supplies or
 carrying small items in your larger bags.
Whether you're commuting to work or escaping to play, Denise Clason's distinctive yet practical designs help you create the right bags for every day of our life. Fifteen assorted work, dressy, play, practical and fun to make bags and totes. Easy to follow directions. 

Quilted Bags and Totes is in its 4th printing!

$24.95 signed copy on request.






New Country Quilting by Denise Clason
25 pieced and appliquéd projects, for the home





Amazon Book Review:

"This is a great book if you want to quilt things for around the house. I have made several of the items in the book and have found no errors in the patterns. There are a lot of smaller items to make, so when you want to work on something and have it done in a short time use this book."


Quilted throw, looks like tile floor, super easy!

Quilted block adorns a painted basket!
Toss out the old-school rules for country decor with Denise Clason's modern take on a timeless style. A fresh color palette, updated embellishments and more than 25 practical projects reflect the way people live today while embracing the warmth and comfort that make country design such a lasting favorite. From the bed and bath to the kitchen and living room, give your home a "New Country Quilting" make-over!~ Table runners, place mats, curtains, bed quilts, throw quilts, towels, baskets.

$21.95 signed copy on request
                                                             
            

BIG SALE, Buy 5 booklets $5.00! get one FREE!

Less than $1.00 each! Awesome Deal!

That's RIGHT, I need to get rid of inventory




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