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  • Introduction
  • Barn Bag
  • Elephant Crib Quilt and Pillow
  • Hippo Tooth Fairy Pillow
  • Washcloth Puppets
  • Octopus Toy
  • Monkey Growth Chart
  • Pencil Duffel Bag
  • Lion Placemat
  • Pillow Toys
  • Goldfish Shower Curtain
  • House Banner
  • Sandwich Potholders
  • Sunshine Placemats
  • Nativity Wall Hanging
  • Christmas Aprons
  • Christmas Stockings
  • Tree Ornaments
  • Christmas Banner
  • Yo-Yo Wreath
  • Reindeer and Sleigh
  • How-to Section

Title: Scrap Savers' Stitchery Book
Author: Sandra Lounsbury Foose
Publication Date: HC:1978
Publisher: Farm Journal Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Page Count: 128
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0385134371

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating There is a very wide variety of patterns here that are both creative and colorful. The patterns that aren't full-size have been gridded to help the crafter. She does not mark seam allowances or grainlines on her patterns, but there are other placement markings that are helpful. The vast majority of patterns are either pancake style or applique with two exceptions. She has a really fun-looking 3D octopus about as big as the kid she has modelling with the toy, and her reindeer pattern which also looks pretty good.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Ms. Foose assumes you have lots of sewing experience, and this reflects in her instructions. They are broken down into numbered steps, but there is very little illustration to go with them.

SUMMARY- I probably gave her one more star for patterns than I should technically, but this is better than an average book, and I really couldn't justify giving her an average rating on instructions. She assumes an awful lot of her reader, and I'm supposed to be judging whether her instructions are crafter friendly. This isn't the first of her books I've picked up(it's the second) and I'm just as happy with this one as I was the first I saw. I intend to own all five eventually - but I don't personally care about instructions. I'm just giddy to have new and unusual patterns at my fingertips.