I am participating in a blog tour of the book Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders. I talked about my projects a few days ago, now it is time to talk about some of my favorite projects in the book.

This book is divided by kind of fabric, so there is a section for flannel, wool, home dec etc. So I want to go through fabric by fabric.

Lightweight Cottons

Must make this Cap Sleeve Bolero (p 28, Rebecca Yaker). Saw it in person at the book launch party and it is adorable. I have a very lightweight piece of honey colored wool that I think would be gorgeous.

Quilting Weight Cottons


This one is actually my husband’s pick. He went with me to the book launch party, saw this and said “Wow, could you make me a garment bag for my tuxedo?” He is a musician, so he wears the tux a lot. Done. It is on my list. (page 78, Lisa Cox)

Home Dec Fabrics


I think the Fold Over Bag is pretty charming. I teach summer camps for teens and this one looks like pretty easy sewing for a cute result. They love oversized slouchy bags and I think this fits the bill. (p 141, Anna Graham)


The Lion with the Flower Petal Mane. Sigh. So adorable. It’s actually called “Liberty Lion & Blankie” on page 193. I think my niece might get one of these for her birthday. (p 193, Sarah Faix)

Woven Pile Fabrics (Velvet & Corduroy)

Pretty sure this will be the first thing I make out of the book. Love that it is a skirt with pockets! So very practical. I have some brown wool tweed that I think will be set aside for this one, although corduroy would be lovely too. A-Line Skirt with Saddle Stitching. (p 229, Lorraine Teigland)

Coated Fabrics

This one just made me smile. Kites do that. This might also be a contender for our summer camp kids – I can see the boys loving this one. And while you are not flying it, a kite makes cute room decoration. We have a huge dragon kite over our desks at work. (p 279, Rachel Theis)



Two words. Bunny Pillow. (page 313, Marlene Gaige). Awesome.



I think it has to be the Cheeky Panty & Cami Set. They are cute and who doesn’t love cute panties? (p 323, Sarah Seitz)  Sorry that photo turned out sort of dark.  They are cute!


Wool is the section that both of my patterns are in, so you know what my favorite is there.


If you are interested in reading what many of the other contributors have to say, you can continue the blog book tour here:

12/13/2011 Craft Buds

12/14/2011 Patch Work Duck Designs

12/15/2011 A Spoonful of Sugar

12/15/2011 Nifty Kidstuff

12/15/2011 Becka’s Project Journal

12/16/2011 Nom Nom Nom Nom

12/16/2011 Quaint and Quirky

12/17/2011 ikatbag

12/17/2011 Two Brown Birds

12/18/2011 Sharon Sews

12/19/2011 LBG Studio

12/19/2011 Carolina Fair Designs

12/19/2011 Under Construction

12/20/2011 Little Blue Cottage

12/21/2011 Craftzine

12/21/2011 Neuroses Galore

12/21/2011 Emily Steffen

12/22/2011 Jenna Lou Loves You

12/23/2011 Spincushion

12/27/2011 One Inch World

12/28/2011 Sew Sew Etc.

January ‘12 Lu Lu Carter

January ’12 Fiberosity

January ’12 Zuhause

January ’12 Obsessively Stiching

And by the way, if you happened to make it all the way to the bottom of this post, I am giving away a copy of the book!  Just visit the “Blog Giveaway Day” post just below and leave a comment.  (Open til December 16)