I’m honored to share a new book with you today, Deploy that Fabric by Jen Eskridge.  Jen writes “Thank you to our military service members–the men and women who defend our freedoms and protect our way of life.”  And her desire is to honor service members by breathing new life into no longer needed uniforms.

I am certain that this book is doing just that!  Jen offers diagrams for deconstructing uniforms into usable fabric, and tips for what to keep, and where to use your seam ripper.  Have you wondered what colors/prints work best with uniforms?  Jen removes all apprehension, by stating that a uniform should be treated as a neutral!  Mix your favorite prints, and get started!

Deploy That Fabric is full of projects!  9 purses and totes, 4 holiday projects, 4 quilts and baby items, and 6 small accessories.  If you are new to fabric construction Jen has also included a helpful technique section complete with 3 zipper installation instructions.

The bags are fun and functional, and using prints you can make it unique to fit your personal style.  The instructions are clear and concise and the photography is beautiful!  Each project is labeled with a skill level, to give you an idea if the project is right for you as well.

And the quilted projects are simply beautiful.  I love the vibrant prints, mixed with the uniforms!

Deploy That Fabric is a well thought and heart felt book that is sure to inspire many future projects.  I’m glad to have it on my shelf! Would you like to add it to your collection of inspiration?  Leave a comment to win a copy of Deploy that Fabric, and this Camo-Quilt Eco-Friendly Messenger Bag.  (International entries welcome, winner will receive an e-book)

I will select a winner on Friday, October 14th.

Good luck!  ~Amy