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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Book Review – It’s a Wrap II by Susan Breier
Before I found this book back in 2013, my only instruction
on how to make coiled fabric bowls came from a lovely tutorial I found by
Sherrie Spangler on her blog http://sherriequilt.blogspot.com/ ( search on coiled bowls and you will see several posts on her bowl making process). With photographs and easy-to-follow
directions, I began to make bowls, primarily to use up my ever-growing fabric
By chance, visiting a quilt shop a couple of hours from
home, I spotted “It’s a Wrap II”, and had to have it. By now, I was ready to take my bowl-making to
a new level, and Susan Breier’s book gave me some valuable tools to do just
that. From how to make different shapes,
to ways to finish your project with loops, medallions and other embellishments,
this book will take you beyond basic bowl making to learning how to design your
own original creations. Beautiful examples will inspire you to go beyond your
comfort zone, and each finished project will leave you anxious to start on the
Published in 2010 by Martingale & Company.
Here are a few of the projects I made using Susan’s book as
Covered bowl with knob handle
Basket with knotted handles
Bowl with beaded embellishment
So if you are ready to take the plunge, or maybe have tried
bowl-making but want to learn some great techniques to expand your skill set,
give “It’s a Wrap II” a gander… happy sewing!