Wouldn’t More Loose Change be a wonderful Christmas gift? I certainly think so. Yes, I think “More Loose Change” would make a wonderful gift anytime of the year and is certainly something every quilter should have.
“More Loose Change, 14 Quilts from Nickels, Dimes, and Fat Quarters, by Claudia Plett and LeAnn Weaver, published by Martingale & Company, Home of That Patchwork Place, is a delightful new quilting book that I certainly find inspiring and full of great designs and insights.
You may be familiar with “Loose Change: Quilts from Nickels, Dimes, and Fat Quarters”, also written by Claudia Plett and Le Ann Weaver. This new book provides 14 new quilt designs that are perfect for use of 5″ and 10″ squares and fat quarters. Each design has a rating of Easy, Intermediate or Experienced and are well written, with excellent visuals. I also like all the “Piggy Bank Tips” that come with each design.
The book also has a great section of “Useful Information” for “Where do Nickels and Dimes come from?” and insights about color.
The majority of the designs are 100% pieced, but some of the designs have a little bit of applique that really make the design spectacular. On the other hand, you could also skip the applique and still create a beautiful quilt, if that is your preference.
There is an excellent section on “Basic Quiltmaking instructions” that shares insights on “tools of the trade”, pressing, block construction, applique (fusible and hand), adding borders, quilting and binding.
Overall, this is an excellent book at a great value. Thus, I recommend this book as a “must have” for any quilter. And, “More Loose Change” would also make a great gift for a quilting friend.