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Stash Happy: Appliqué
by Cynthia Shaffer
Pub Date: April 2012
ISBN: 9781454702801
Format: Paperback, 128pp
all in color
8 1/2 X 10
Series: Stash Happy
Got stash? Great, because we've got super-cute ideas for using it! This third entry in the popular Stash Happy series showcases appliqué, and it features plenty of techniques and unique project ideas. First, a short basics section helps novice sewers get up to speed. Then the fun really begins, with projects that range from embellished store-bought items (like cute Mary Jane shoes) to 100% original creations. Even the motifs offer lots of variety, including kid's drawings, coffee cups, and pretty paisley. How-to photography, templates, and tips speed crafters along their way.
Author Bio
Cynthia Shaffer is a quilter and creative sewer who earned a degree in textiles from California State University, Long Beach. She is the author of Stash Happy: Patchwork, and her designs have also appeared in numerous mixed-media, quilting, and paper craft books and magazines such as Art Quilting Studio, Somerset Studio, and Green Craft. Cynthia lives in Orange, California, with her husband Scott, two sons, and beloved Boston terriers. For more information, visit her online at or

What Others Are Saying

“All scraps, buts, notions, and leftover fabrics take on transformative powers with appliqué in Shaffer’s latest edition to the Stash Happy series. The book abounds with brightness, joy, and creativity while providing knowledgeable advice on creating and customizing a variety of projects. The basics are carefully described, along with an appliqué sewing kit and templates to prepare crafters. Multiple techniques are employed and well explained in the creation of gifts, home furnishings, and items for adults
and children. Lines often have a hand-drawn quality, and although some of the projects have unfinished seams, they never feel raw but, rather, homey and comforting. The overall style of the book matches the projects in its clean, simple, and precious design, with instructive, bright, colorful photographs. Shaffer’s outstanding color combinations and innovative color schemes make this book a pleasure to flip through. Enticing and encouraging for novices and experts alike.” --Booklist

"The latest in Lark's cheery “Stash Happy” series focuses on projects using a variety of appliqué techniques. A brief introduction covers the basics, and the selection of whimsical projects, most small enough to make in one day, allows crafters to use up accumulated scrap fabric. Crafters interested
in exploring the basics of appliqué with small, simple projects will enjoy this collection." -- Library Journal


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