Sew Red by Laura Zander

One of the benefits of running the Family Crafts site independently now is the fact that I can start holding give-aways again! A lot of the time when I receive an item to review, such as this book, I will end up giving it away; however, that definitely won’t be happening this time. You see, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sew Red: Sewing & Quilting for Women’s Heart Health by Laura Zander are donated to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth.

This wonderful book is packed full of red projects. Why red? Because all of the designers that contributed to this book did so in hopes that their red projects will help raise your awareness about the risk factors of heart disease and motivate you to improve your own heart health. Make these projects for yourself, and also make then to give to all of the women who are important to you.

Westminster Backpack by Ty Pennington

Westminster Backpack by Ty Pennington

This book offers a nice section of basic sewing instruction. This section takes you through the supplies you will need for most projects, shows you some basic stitches, and even gives you the metric conversions for the measurements and a list of fabric terminology. You will also find tips and hints for choosing, preparing, cutting, and pressing your fabric.

In keeping with the purpose of this book, there is also a section all about heart healthy living. It is packed full of facts about heart disease that everyone should read through. There are some facts about what can contribute to heart disease, a list of signs to watch for (including many signs that aren’t as obvious as chest pain and shortness of breath), and some great exercise ideas. You will also find six pages of recipe to try.

Love Letters Quilt by Lisa Burnett of Sweetwater

Love Letters Quilt by Lisa Burnett of Sweetwater

While this book shares a great message, the draw is all of the wonderful projects. There are 27 sewing projects shared in this book by the same number of  designers. There are patterns for a variety of items you can wear, several different purses and totes, and many home goods – including 9 quilts. You will definitely find something to make for every gal you know. On each project page you can also learn more about the designer you contributed it by reading their profile, personal stories, and their heart healthy tip.

There are so many fabulous projects in this book you might have a hard time trying to decided which one to try first; but first, you have to buy Sew Red: Sewing & Quilting for Women’s Heart Health (affiliate link) !

Disclosure: A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. No further compensation was given and all opinions are my own. As noted above, this post contains an affiliate link. See my disclosure policy for details.

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3 comments for “Sew Red by Laura Zander

  1. 04/01/2013 at 7:45 pm

    Great book project… I’m going to take a look!

  2. 04/08/2013 at 4:27 pm

    What a great effort. I love that the book includes tips for heart-healthy living as well as wonderful projects.

  3. Sunnie Mitchell
    04/09/2013 at 4:27 am

    I live in the UK, and am glad to say this book is also available on Amazon UK. I’ve put it on my wish list and will be ordering it as soon as we’ve accomplished our move to the new house-LOL, my husband begged me not to buy another thing until after the move! The preview pages show several projects I can’t wait to make up and use to decorate the new place, especially the lap quilts.

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