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It's a Wrap, Sewing Fabric Purses, Baskets, and Bowls and It's a Wrap II, Sewing New Shapes, Exploring new Techniques by Susan Breier illustrates how to use fabric strips to wrap and sew fantastic containers! Create purses, baskets, and bowls. These book cover adding lids and handles giving you unlimited options to explore your own creativity and variations for your ongoing enjoyment. Its a Wrap II offers additional shapes and embellishing techniques using beads, buttons, yarns, coils and dimensional flowers to add today's glitz.


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It's A Wrap
Sewing Fabric Purses, Baskets, and Bowls
Fabric Wrapped Clothesline

Author: Susan Breier
Pages: 80
Page size: 8.5" W X 11" H
Publisher: Martingale and Patchwork Place
Cover: Soft Cover
Item Code: 4HD0425
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 9781564776624
Weight: 1.10 lb
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It's a Wrap 2
Sewing New shapes, Exploring New Techniques
Fabric Wrapped Clothesline

Author: Susan Breier
Pages: 80
Page size: 8.5" W X 11" H
Publisher: Martingale and Patchwork Place
Cover: Soft Cover
Item Code: 4HD427
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 9781564779311
Weight: 0.90 lb
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Wrap, Wind and sew fabric strips into fantastic containers! Start with a plate shape to learn the technique. Then experiment with four basic container styles to create round, oval, square, and other shapes.

  • Create purses, baskets, and bowls in an endless variety of sizes, shapes, and colors
  • Simply wrap fabric strips around cotton clothesline, coil into the desired shape, and secure with machine stitching
  • Special sections on lids, handles, and embellishments offer unlimited options for your own variations.
  • You won't be able to "contain" your creativity!

About the Author

After years of juggling family life and working outside of the home, early retirement finally arrived for Susan Breier. The hectic pace was over. She had what many people dream of—leisure time. However, she had been busy for so many years that it felt unnatural to have so much free time. She couldn't settle into a life of retirement.

Feeling the need to take on a new challenge, she did an assessment of her skills. Sewing was at the top of the list. Sewing and crafting had been her interest from childhood. Now was the time to jump-start a sewing hobby.

Her sister-in-law, Jean Rotenbach, had quilted for yeas and had done some remarkable work. After seeing Jean's finished articles, Susan caught the quilting bug!

Susan's renewed interest in sewing led her to join Lakeside Quilters in Oskoh and the Dartin Needles in Appleton, Wisconsin. She has since become a member of the American Quilting Society as well.

Making projects from fabric-wrapped clothesline started out as a quick break from sewing wall hangings, but finished a project in less time and had a great deal of fun!

Sharing her ideas in this book and teaching her method of wrapping and coiling clothesline has definitely filled her time. Susan feels rewarded knowing that in some small way she is touching the lives of many people, hopefully giving them the spark to try something new.

By teaching, doing some vending, and going to guild meetings and quilt shows, Susan has gained a new insight about life. She has seen women from all walks of life coming together with a common bond. No matter their age or status, they are all in the same room at the same time, sharing something that they love—sewing.

It's A Wrap
Table of Contents

Introduction 7
General Materials 8
Basic Techniques 10
Plates 20
Round Baskets 26
Oval Baskets 30
Square Baskets 34
Purses 38
Lids 44
Handles 52
Embellishments 61
Gallery 68
Resources 79
About the Author 80

It's A Wrap II
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It's A Wrap II - Sewing New Shapes - Exploring New Techniques

Start with simple clothesline, wrap it with fabric strips, and coil it into a work of art! Susan Breier's previous book, It's a Wrap, inspired crafters around the world to wrap, coil, and sew. This exciting collection offers 20 fresh projects plus handle and lid variations, and introduces new shapes, including the triangle, heart, and figure eight.

Create unique items and learn to embellish them with beads, buttons, yarns, coils and dimensional flowers. It's easy. Appropriate for all skill levels, these projects can be sewn on a regular machine.

Susan Breier About the Author

Susan discovered that taking life easy wasn't all that she had hoped it would be after an early retirement. When the hectic pace of raising two boys with her husband, Jeff, and working outside of the home for many years was over, winding down seemed unnatural. She needed more out of life than total relaxation. Taking on a new challenge was the answer.

Sewing and crafts of all types had been an interest since childhood and it was time to rekindle her love of the creative process. New doors opened after she was exposed to the quilting world. By joining Lakeside Quilters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and Darting Needles Quilt Guild in Appleton, Wisconsin, her interest grew with each meeting. She was hooked and loved every minute of it.

With her quilting came the mounting containers of fabric. Scraps were building up but she couldn't part with the leftover pieces.

She started making projects with fabric-wrapped clothesline and spent her free time perfecting the method. Soon other people were interested in learning how to make the projects. With encouragement she agreed to write a book. It's a Wrap was released in August of 2006.

With the publication of this second book, Susan is busier than ever trying to meet the demand for items in her unique style. She is very thankful to have discovered a new purpose for her life that also brings joy to others. Her prayers have been answered.


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