Book Review: Modern Vintage Gifts

Modern Vintage Books by Helen Philipps is filled with 27 projects exploring different techniques including patchwork, quilting, paper piecing, applique, color play, embroidery, and embellishment.


Quilters will all agree that the amount of time and love that goes into handmade gifts can range greatly. Personally, I prefer smaller projects that can be done within 5-8 hours because of my busy schedule–and I take pride in completing those projects. This year I am going to approach gifting for the holidays a little differently: I’m going to make one small project a month so I’ll have 11 or so finished and ready to give away by the end of this year! With the projects in Modern Vintage Books, I’ll be able accomplish many of these projects in a short amount of time. These cute projects are fairly simple and easy to follow, and all of the templates are full-sized.


I love how Helen has combined both modern and vintage styles in this book (hence the title), the overall book design, and the bright, happy photography throughout. As a bonus, the measurements are given in both English and metric dimensions.

Now is a great time to pick up this book if you’re interested. It’s 40% off during our book sale! (Sale ends 2/8/16. Limited to stock on hand, while supplies last)