Publications

Fabulous Fat Quarter Aprons: Fun and Functional Retro Designs for Today's Kitchen by Mary Beth TempleFabulous Fat Quarter Aprons: Fun and Functional Retro Designs for Today’s Kitchen
In the world of sewing and quilting, a fat quarter is an 18 x 22 inch piece of fabric that’s a constant part of a crafter’s stash. Whether the fat quarters are picked up at a craft show or a fabric shop, they tend to multiply in supply because crafters grab them as keepsakes if the pattern catches their eye. But, once the collection of fat quarters has piled up, what’s a fun project to make with them?

Mary Beth Temple’s new book, Fabulous Fat Quarter Aprons, offers a novel idea that taps into a booming cooking and lifestyle trend: turn fat quarters into stylish aprons and matching pot holders/oven mitts. With more and more makers getting into the kitchen to cook and host, aprons are a thing. They’re functional and fun with a wink to the past. In Fabulous Fat Quarter Aprons, any crafter’s stash can become one of of 12 retro aprons for today’s kitchen. Unlike any other fat quarter craft book, Fabulous Fat Quarter Aprons offers a clever project idea for the busy kitchen, a special holiday party, or that a special gift. Best of all, this handy guide is not only for the seasoned sewist. Due to the accessibility of the material and the ease of each project, a fat quarter apron offers an excellent starting point for any maker looking to join the ranks of the sewing community.

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Spring House Press (June 15, 2016)

secret-language-knittersThe Secret Language of Knitters
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (July 1, 2007)

hooked-for-lifeHooked for Life: Adventures of a Crochet Zealot
Print Length: 179 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC (April 21, 2009)

curvy-girl-crochetCurvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press (September 4, 2012)

arm-knittingArm Knitting: How to Make a 30-Minute Infinity Scarf and Other Great Projects
There’s a new craze sweeping the knitting world. Arm knitting is the fun way to make a gorgeous, chunky-knit scarf in only 30 minutes, using your arms instead of knitting needles. Why not try it out? This book makes it so easy to whip up simple and stylish scarves, cowls, wraps, and capes.
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (March 15, 2014)

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rescuing-vintage-textilesRescuing Vintage Textiles
Paperback: 78 pages
Publisher: Saint Johann Press (August 15, 2000)

easy-cowl-crochetEasy Cowls to Crochet

finger-knittingFinger Knitting: Fast, Easy & Fun Scarves and Accessories to Make
Learn to Finger KnitFinger knitting is the amazingly simple process of knitting with only your fingers, instead of with traditional knitting needles. It s the ultimate on-the-go, take-it-with-you craft.Finger knitting is so easy to learn, and no special equipment is required. All you need is some yarn and your own two hands. Whether you re searching for a new creative experience, looking to make impressive gifts, or just stuck in a needle-free airport, Finger Knitting is the book for you. With clear instructions and colorful step-by-step photos, author Mary Beth Temple demonstrates the basic finger knitting techniques that you need to know. She shows you how to make 13 totally cute projects, from bracelets, necklaces, scarves, belts, and headbands, to wreaths, coasters, rugs, and pillows. So warm up those digits and let s get started! Discover how to knit anywhere WITHOUT knitting needles 13 easy, fast, and fun projects Clear step-by-step photos and instructions Make stylish bracelets, necklaces, scarves, belts, and headbands Knit totally cute wreaths, coasters, rugs, and pillows”

design-it-yourself-afghansDesign it Yourself Afghans Leisure Arts #4750
Presenting an interactive CD to help you, Mary Beth Temple shares her easy technique for interpreting quilt patterns into crocheted afghans. It’s all possible without drawing a multitude of squares or cutting and arranging templates. Each afghan is constructed by using a combination of elements. These include small one-color and two-color blocks, large blocks, panels, and edgings. The system even lets you represent color values and orientation for each square.

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25-fun-dishcloths25 Fun Dishcloths To Crochet

perfect-pillowThe Perfect Pillow!