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SEWING AND MOTHERHOOD: WE'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY

 SEWING AND MOTHERHOOD: WE'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY
 RADNOR, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1914, when President


Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May "as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country," giving mom a sewing-related gift was right up there with handing her a mop.
 But today, along with motherhood, sewing has come a long way. Sewing is a pleasurable recreation for millions of women, a form of creative expression. Computerized machines, new fabric-cutting tools, and revolutionary techniques have made it easy for women to create beautiful, professional-looking clothing and gifts quickly.
 If the mother you're gift-hunting for sews, crochets, quilts, or is thinking about it, here are some bound-to-be-appreciated Mother's Day selections from Chilton Book Company.
 A great buy for a popular craft, "Afghans to Crochet" explains basic crochet stitches and techniques, and features a special collection of favorite designs. ($7.95)
 "Innovative Sewing" is for the mom with a good basic knowledge of sewing who wants to learn decorative techniques. ($14.95)
 "Color Harmony: A Guide to Creative Color Combinations" is a proven favorite of home sewers, needlecrafters, quilters, and anyone who works with colors. ($15.95)
 "ABCs of Serging" is the essential reference for both the beginner and experienced home sewer who uses this fantastic machine to finish edges and add decorative flair, from purchasing tips to decorative techniques. ($16.95)
 "Scrap Quilts Using Fast Patch" shows how to create beautiful quilts quickly from scraps using the revolutionary Fast Patch technique for making blocks without templates. ($17.95)
 A must for anyone with a rotary cutter, "The Quilter's Guide to Rotary Cutting" shows the busy mom how to use this innovative new tool to quickly make endless varieties. ($17.95)
 The "Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Home Sewing," one of Chilton's best-selling titles, is sure to win the heart of every mom who sews. Draperies, linens, and tailored lamp shades are a few of the how-tos. ($24.95)
 "Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide" is a fantastic resource for all mom's crafting projects. It includes a comprehensive fabric and fiber dictionary, and complete equipment, supply and resource listings. ($27.95)
 From the editors of America's leading sewing magazine, "Ask Sew News! 150 Sewing Answers" solves just about any sewing problem mom will ever have. ($19.95)
 Chilton Books are sold through bookstores and sewing shops across the country.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Ellis of Chilton Book Company, 215-964-4839/ CO: Chilton Book Company ST: Pennsylvania IN: PUB SU:


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