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quilting with a modern slant

QUILTING WITH A MODERN SLANT

Quilting With a Modern Slant by Rachel May offers a glimpse into dozens of unique visions, with profiles of quilters and artists who have developed their own aesthetic. With photographs of finished quilts and patterns for eight of them, as well as tips and tutorials on natural dyeing, machine quilting, applique, finishing, improvisations piecing and even starting a blog, this book is full of ideas to inspire quilters of every level.

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whisky the manual

WHISKY: THE MANUAL

Full of practical and fascinating information about how to enjoy all styles of whiskey, Whisky: The Manual busts a few myths along the way.World-renowned expert Dave Broom dispels the mysteries of whiskey and unlocks a host of new possibilities for this magical drink in this spirited, entertaining and no-nonsense guide.

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plain-simple-useful-by-sir-terence-conran

PLAIN SIMPLE USEFUL

The Essence of Conran Style is an indispensable guide to contemporary living by the leading guru on interior design, Terence Conran. The book is organized according to the main activities that take place at home: cooking, eating, relaxing, working, sleeping and bathing. Inspirational interiors provide the guidance to tailor-make your own storage.

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ground-breaking-food-gardens

GROUNDBREAKING FOOD GARDENS

Groundbreaking Food Gardens is author Niki Jabbour’s stellar collection of unique food garden plans from some of the best gardeners and designers in North America. Gardeners can choose from 73 plans, each with its own theme and detailed illustration. There are plans for beginner gardeners to experienced growers.

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the texas food bible

THE TEXAS FOOD BIBLE

For the first time, Dean Fearing, a Texas chef, shares the best traditional and modern dishes from the Lone Star State in his new cookbook The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics. Fearing takes readers through Texas culinary heritage, the classic preparations involved, and the expansion and fusion of foods that have been combined to develop an original Southwestern cuisine. The book includes step-by-step methods and techniques for grilling, smoking and braising in the Southwestern manner. It also includes a pantry selection to demystify Southwestern ingredients as well as a sources section that offers information about where to find them.

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skirt a day sewing

SKIRT-A-DAY SEWING

In Skirt-a-Day Sewing, author Nicole Smith features step-by-step instructions to make skirts in four classic silhouettes — wrap, straight, flared, and high-waisted — and seven variations of each. In each project, sewists will master a different technique. Smith also encourages readers to experiment with their own designs.


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