If you love appliqué, you’ll delight in this book aptly titled Sew Liberated, by Meg McElwee. There’s not only great basic information about appliqueing techniques and hand embroidery to accent, but also 20 projects on which to display your new-found skills. There are also how-tos for embellishing with ribbons and buttons. Whether you’re looking to create clever clothing for yourself or children, do a little home decorating, or make a special gift for someone, you’ll find something appropriate here. Full-size patterns are included inside the back cover for cutting ease and the color how-to illustrations make it easy to follow the instructions.