A home sewing book with the emphasis on the creative rather than the mundane. The original projects are taken from the French magazine "100 Idees", renowned for its innovative approach to needlecraft, and incorporate the skills of quilting, patchwork and applique as well as decorative sewing. The projects range from a beautiful white window blind in fine applique to cheerful deckchair covers that can be made in next to no time. For children there are fun ideas such as the quilted dinosaur sleeping bag and the Volkswagen bedspread. The step-by-step instructions are simple to follow and include trace patterns, charts and diagrams, so that even beginners can tackle the projects with confidence. As a useful reference point, there are also sections covering the basic techniques involved in creating the projects in the book.