Today, I’m delighted to share insights on a fun new book, that I believe is packed with #CreativeGoodness.  I do want to disclose that I was given a copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review, as well as the ability to use it as a Giveaway or Prize, for an event hosted by QuiltShopGal.

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Easy-Sew Quilts for Urban Living: 9 Fresh, Fun Designs, by Joanie Holton & Melaniee Greseth for TailorMade by Design, published by Landauer Publishing is a refreshing new book, with designs that have a modern flare, that would help you make stunning quilts for your home, or for gifts.



The dynamic duo of TailorMade by Design have created 9 new, contemporary bed quilts to attract the millennial and fabric-addict alike.  The stylish quilts in Easy-Sew Quilts for Urban Living utilize fresh, modern fabric to create breath-taking bed quilts.  This new pattern book places an emphasis on fabric to find inspiration for piecing and quilting.


Each quilt pattern includes piecing and applique’ instructions, as well as alternate color options.  Bold colors and prints attract a new audience to the quilting arena-the advanced beginner looking for an inspiring quilt pattern.  The larger fabric pieces and geometric designs make these patterns easy to cut, stitch and quilt!


Joanie Holton of Farmington, MN and Melanie Greseth of Peoria, IL inherited their love of sewing from their mother.  Their company, TailorMade by Design, focuses on creating designs and projects to highlight their textile clients’ newest fabric collections and offer quilt shops and consumeers patterns that inspire and challenge.  Many of their quilt and project designs have been featured in the top quilt and sewing magazines.



The nine patterns in this book all come with easy to follow instructions to make bed-size projects.  But I think a confident quilter could also easily adapt these designs to make table runners, that would also look spectacular (or wallhangings, pillows, etc).

The designs work well in a variety of prints and solids, for any color palette combination. And, they have negative space that would also work well to show off your free-motion quilting skills, or use your walking foot for straight line echo quilting.

I hope you will like this book and have a chance to check it out in your local quiltshop, or from Landauer Publishing’s online store, or thru Amazon (using my Affiliate Link)..

Note:  This book was given away as a prize in the 2015 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge, where Landauer was recognized as a sponsor.

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