Great Gift Ideas

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Curvy Girl CrochetBuy the book here
The New Prayer Shawl CompanionBuy the book here. 
Quilt LoveBuy the book here.
Curvy Girl CrochetBuy the book here

Curvy Girl Crochet

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It's that time of year again. The holidays are quickly approaching, and I know what you're thinking: What to make? What to buy? Well, we have solutions that will let you do both! We have a number of new books that would make perfect gifts. Even better--they are filled with fabulous gift ideas to make for your loved ones.

The New Prayer Shawl Companion

For those of you who love to knit (or know someone who does), we have The New Prayer Shawl Companion by Janet Severi Bristow and Vicky Cole-Gallo. It's the third book in the Prayer Shawl series, and it is filled with patterns for beautiful shawls that can be made for many occasions. Everyone can appreciate a cozy, handmade wrap-and when good intensions and blessings are knit into it, it will warm their heart and soul as well.

Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo are authors of the best-selling Prayer Shawl Companion and The Crocheted Prayed Shawl Companion, and founders of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

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Curvy Girl Crochet

Curvy Girl Crochet is another great gift idea. This wonderful book by Mary Beth Temple contains 25 stylish, breathtaking patterns for women who want to embrace their curves not hide them. She also reveals how to customize a pattern to fit your shape-dispelling the idea that curvy girls cannot wear anything crocheted. The projects are fresh and fun and include everything from peacoats, to sweaters, to tanks-all designed to flatter your figure. So pick up your hook, and buy this book, and you'll have an outfit for the holidays in no time!

Mary Beth Temple is a nationally known crochet designer whose work appears in numerous publications. She creates a popular pattern line, Hooked for Life, and has written many books.

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Animal Hats

Animal hats are all the rage right now, so they are the perfect holiday gift to knit. And the great news is that all of the easy-to-follow patterns in Vanessa Moonice's book Animal Hats can be made in larger and smaller sizes, so you can keep everyone in your family warm and stylish this winter.

Vanessa Mooncie learned how to knit from her mother and grandmother and is now a children's wear designer, illustrator, commercial interior designer, and jewelry maker. She lives in England.

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Kaffe Quilts Again

For those who love to sew and quilt, we have a gorgeous book by textile designer Kaffe Fassett-it's the 14th in his series. Kaffe's fabrics are vibrant, and fun, and world renowned. In Kaffe Quilts Again he shares his 20 favorite patterns that have been recreated in exquisite new colorways. Each project is photographed against the colorful backdrop of the Bulgarian countryside. Whether it's a gift for you or for someone you love, this book is sure to spark the imagination and creativity of the receiver.

Kaffe Fassett is a world-renowned fabric designer and a name every quilter knows. Throughout his career, Kaffe's work has inspired American fashion designers, been commissioned by the British monarchy, and continues to be prized by quilters and quilt aficionados. He has written numerous quilt bestsellers.

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Quilt Love

What better way to commemorate the year's end than with a scrap quilt made from fabrics that have played a big role in your life? In Quilt Love designer Cassandra Ellis shares how to turn lovely memories into precious quilts. Hundreds of colorful photos and simple instructions detail how to turn scraps of wedding fabrics, baby blankets, or favorite outfits into timeless treasures. Whether the quilts are created and given as a gift to your child or made to keep as scrapbook of your own memories, they are guaranteed to become heirlooms for future generations.

Casssandra Ellis is a London-based designer and maker of high-end quilts and home wares. Her work has been featured in many magazines and blogs.

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Looking for more ideas? Avoid the retail store madness and head over to the Taunton store. We have a number of books that are filled with expert instruction on how to make a gift that will keep on giving long after the holidays are over.

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