- Editorial Reviews
Thimbleberries Small Wonders is filled with creative, timeless, and easy small projects from table runners and wall hangings to book covers and totes—44 projects in all!
- Perfect for all skill levels
- 44 creative, home dec projects
- Rich, inviting colors
- Fully-illustrated how-to
- 192 full-color pages
- Accurate step-by-step instructions
- Complete and easy-to-follow diagrams and illustrations
- Timeless Thimbleberries fabrics
Barbara Rhoades: January, 2012
I have yet to meet a book written by Lynette Jensen that I didn’t like. Small Wonders is no exception. While all the projects are small (go figure from the title!), it is possible to just add more of the item to create a quilt. Table toppers, table runners, wall quilts, baby quilts, and small gifts are the types of items the patterns are written for. Templates are included, when needed, at full size. The projects begin with a photo of the item, followed by a fabric/supply list. The instructions for sewing the blocks are next and have enough graphics to help you make sure you are doing it correctly. I think one of the best features of this book is the fact that instead of the “quilt as desired,” Lynette has actually provided real ideas. This is always a plus to me. The colors are, of course, earth tones, but there is no reason you couldn’t use your own color scheme. 44 different projects will keep you busy for many months to come. Now which one shall I start on?
BloomBakeCreate.com Reviewer: Lynda Heines July, 2011
“This book by Lynette Jensen, creator of Thimbleberries, includes 44 projects from table runners and wall quilts to book covers and totes.
The book is divided into six sections: Table Runners, Table Toppers, Wall Quilts, Baby Quilts, Pillows and Small Gifts. Each project includes clear step-by-step instructions including fabric and supplies, with beautiful color photos to guide the reader in the process. At the back of the book she includes general instructions that new quilters will find helpful, from getting started, squaring up blocks and using grain, to selecting tools and equipment and working with flannel.
I really liked the Button Loop table runner.
There are several projects I’d like to make from this book. I especially like the small gift section. In that section she includes several notebook covers and totes.
For someone who isn’t real confident with sewing, this is a real good book to start on. It’s also a great book if you want to make a quilt project, but don’t want to invest the time or money into a full-size quilt. Thimbleberries Small Wonders: 44 Quilting Inspirations for the Comforts of Home contains 192 pages.”
The Midwest Book Review—California Bookwatch September, 2011
“Thimbleberries® Small Wonders offers over forty quilting projects for home décor, from table runners and wall quilts to pillow ruffles and small gifts, and provides a fine survey that pairs each project with color photos and step-by-step instructions. Even beginners new to needlework and sewing will find these projects quick and easy to put together, and will relish the variety of home accents possible with relatively few skills. Any general needlework or home and garden library will welcome this idea book.”
The Midwest Book Review—Wisconsin Bookwatch September, 2011
“Quilts have more uses than just blankets. Small Wonders: 44 Quilting Inspirations for the Comforts of Home is a guide to many applications of needlework. From creative pillow cases, bags, table covers, or the ever traditional quilt, Lynette Jensen walks readers through countless projects with a full color guide that has plenty to be considered. Small Wonders is a useful read for any who are looking for new needlework project ideas.”