Ellen Luckett Baker, blogger and author of 1, 2, 3 Sew has a new book out called 1, 2, 3 Quilt. The 24 projects in the book are organized by shape — rectangles, flowers, hexagons, etc. and the projects range from simple to more difficult. I liked how this book has more basic and quick projects for those interested in quilting but intimidated by a big project (like, say, a quilt!). The coasters, tote bags, and aprons are right up my alley.
If you’ve got a little bit of quilting experience, or a fair bit of sewing experience, you might be able to dive right in. But, true beginners like me will probably need to combine the book with an in-person quilting lesson or two, or maybe a host of youtube videos.
Final verdict? I’m stumped! If you are interested in quilting and willing to get the basics down first, then definitely buy it. The book is full of adorable projects and my hands are itching to dive into my fabric scrap drawer. Those with little sewing experience may want to borrow it first to see if inspiration strikes.