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weareborgswife
01-17-2010, 05:20 PM
One Yard Wonders? I have been reading a lot of craft books lately and it seems like they just keep taking the same ideas and doing them in a different fabric or slightly different way... for instance I have seen directions for sliverware rolls, travel tolietry rolls, pencil rolls, crayon rolls, and they are all pretty much the same thing- pockets on a piece of fabric with strings :)...

So can anyone tell me what kinds of projects are in this book? It looks like fun, but wondering if it's worth owning, or should I just wait until it hits my library :).

Kymy
01-18-2010, 01:00 AM
One Yard Wonders? I have been reading a lot of craft books lately and it seems like they just keep taking the same ideas and doing them in a different fabric or slightly different way... for instance I have seen directions for sliverware rolls, travel tolietry rolls, pencil rolls, crayon rolls, and they are all pretty much the same thing- pockets on a piece of fabric with strings :)...

So can anyone tell me what kinds of projects are in this book? It looks like fun, but wondering if it's worth owning, or should I just wait until it hits my library :).


It has a lot of neat & different stuff. I think the nice appeal of this book is that everything uses 1 yard or less of fabric... yes there are lots of cute aprons & bags our there, but how many actually use less then 1 yard?

Border's is now carrying it if you want to look at it in person. There is a little bit of everything in there!

WARNING: The only beef I have with this book is that they had the pattern writers submit their pattern & completed product... the compilers/ writers didn't test everything, so a few patterns have some big boo-boos. But in general I like it so far. I only paid $13 for it though when I pre-ordered it through Amazon.

weareborgswife
01-18-2010, 10:40 AM
Thanks Kymy! I will have $15 in Borders Bucks in February so waiting for a coupon and I will check it out!

Chey
01-19-2010, 12:00 PM
I'm pretty sure I have it somewhere. I have such a huge library that I can't remember for sure. I've definitely looked through it. it is a great book for using up scraps and stash busting.

SewnForU
01-19-2010, 06:58 PM
Just looked at the book in the book store. Looks great, I just love to browse for ideas.

benjibums
01-19-2010, 10:21 PM
WARNING: The only beef I have with this book is that they had the pattern writers submit their pattern & completed product... the compilers/ writers didn't test everything, so a few patterns have some big boo-boos. But in general I like it so far. I only paid $13 for it though when I pre-ordered it through Amazon.

Do you know if there is anywhere that gives updates for the mistakes?

Kymy
01-20-2010, 03:02 AM
Something else I forgot to mention... it is target for 'all levels' of sewing... including beginners. But the instructions leave out a lot of little things that a beginner & even intermediate seamstress may not know!

Do you know if there is anywhere that gives updates for the mistakes?

NOPE! That is actually why I have a chip on my shoulder about it. I emailed them twice without response... so I posted a nice comment/question about it on their facebook page. They promptly replied to my first email with a 'way to make it work' based on that email, but after finishing it I realized what the actual issue was & let them know when I replied to their email. That's when I realized they didn't make the samples for the picture in the book & they obviously didn't test all the patterns. I asked someone who contributed a pattern & thats how I found out that the pattern makers submitted the samples.

Anyways they have simply deleted any comments about issues in regards to errors in the patterns from their facebook while they reply to others. You can email them though. I know it's not HORRIBLE, but a few of them do have issues. The one that is bad that I found is the cute Flouncy Bag. If anyone wants the corrections for that let me know. There is also a correction for Ballet Neck Top on an amazon 1 star review... http://www.amazon.com/One-Yard-Wonders-Sewing-Fabric-Projects/product-reviews/1603424490/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_1?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addOneStar