New and improved! Learn to appliqué the Piece O’Cake way
Everything you need to know about hand appliqué is in this newly updated version of the comprehensive guide from Piece O' Cake Designs. You’ll find all the latest tips and techniques to help you stitch your own appliqué creations, plus charming new appliqué patterns in the colorful Piece O' Cake style.
• 9 new appliqué blocks make charming miniature quilts or mix-and-match samplers
• 5 new quilt projects include complete instructions and full-size pullout patterns
• Basic stitches are shown for both right and left handers
Review Library Journal - April 15, 2013
Goldsmith and Jenkins, who have collaborated as Piece O' Cake Designs since 1994, focus on the fundamentals of applique, including needleturn, cutaway, and reverse-applique techniques in this collection. Full-color, close-up photographs guide novices through each step of the process, and helpful tips gathered from the authors' years of experience are useful to quilters at all levels. The various techniques are reinforced with five projects made from nine colorful mix-and-match blocks. VERDICT Both novice and seasoned quilters will appreciate the easy-to-follow directions and helpful illustrations, the combination of which provide enough detail to get started with applique.
Review By: Anorina Morris, - May 6, 2013
A delightful introduction to applique - Best Ever Applique Sampler from Piece O'Cake Designs is a welcome addition to my quilt book library. It is a "must have" book for anyone wanting to learn the art of applique.
Beautiful images and step by step instructions make this book a joy to leaf through and to learn this skill.
It includes 5 beautiful projects and 9 blocks to mix and match. They're all sweet, bright and I'm anxious to get started, creating some beautifully appliqued little quilts to brighten up my sewing space.
Review Fabrications Quilting For You - June 1, 2013
This partnershp led to the development of 'Piece O' Cake' designs in 1994 and a number of quilting reference books. It has been six years since Becky and Linda last updated 'The New Applique Sampler' and, although their techniques have not changed significantly over the years, more tips and techniques have evolved. I was particularly impressed by the instructions and the very close-up photographs. There are 9 applique blocks to make miniature quilts, 5 new quilt projects which include detailed instructions and full-size pull-out patterns, plus the basic stitches are shown for those who stitch right-handed or left-handed. This is an excellent guide to most types of applique and well worth a place on your reference shelf.
Review The Canadian Quilter Magazine - Autumn 2013 - September 10, 2013
I have always been drawn to Piece O' Cake Designs and this book is no exception. Many of their designs are whimsical and this applique sampler certainly follows their trend. The book includes nine different blocks to mix, match and combine and they are all delightful. Friends who know me will not be surprised I picked this book to review if only for the bright cheerful colours used. Included in the book are also five projects using these blocks. The book also covers in considerable detail and with excellent photos the applique process, including tips and tricks. The detail makes this a great book for beginner appliquers or a great refresher for those of us who have been away from it for awhile. As a bonus to left handed quilters they also include instructions and photos for appliqueing for lefties.
Review Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine - October 14, 2013
Everything you need to know about hand applique is in this updated version of the comprehensive guide from Piece O' Cake Designs. You'll find all the latest tips and techniques to help you stitch your own applique creations, plus charming new applique patterns in the colorful Piece O' Cake style. Basic stitches are shown for both right- and left-handed stitchers. Especially helpful are the very close-up how-to photographs.