Our Book

We published a book!
We are so proud and excited to have published our (hopefully first of many!) book with the American Quilter's Society! Our book, Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Style Accessories! is an instructional book for making creative 3-D containers for your home using English paper-piecing style techniques techniques!

Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Style Accessories provides all of the templates, patterns and instructions to create your own 3-D containers for your home using English paper-piecing style accessories. Our technique uses quarter inch fusible tape and stabilizer (Peltex, Timtex or Buckram) to quickly baste the sides and base of the container. Instructions are given for beginning the assembly of the container with both machine and hand sewing. The final steps require hand sewing.

The containers you create with this book are the result of a perfect cross-over craft! Beginner crafters, sewers or quilters can work with the basic shapes to create beautiful and functional containers, while advanced artists can choose more challenging shapes, add detailed embellishments and quilting and experiment with different fabric types. Many of the containers are designed to perfectly hold a glass bowl or vase from your local dollar store so that you can increase their use for things like flowers or floating candles.

Creating these containers is a perfect relaxing project. It's easy to put together project kids in a freezer bag and pull the container out as you're watching TV, riding in a car, waiting for a plane or even just relaxing with friends. Use your finished containers for hostess or teacher gifts, office supply holders, flower vases with glass inserts, candy dishes, thread catchers for your sewing machine or holiday decorations.

Contain It! English-Paper Pieced Style Accessories retails for $24.95 and can be purchased on Amazon or on the American Quilter's Society website! You can also purchase it directly from us at a reduced price of $20.95 below.

We would LOVE to hear from you if you purchase the book or make a project out of it. Email us at prairiesewnstudios@gmail.com.

Happy piecing,
Linda and Laura

Name for optional inscription


  1. I enjoyed seeing the many versions of your book projects during the 2015 blog hop. I also discovered some nice blogs as a result. The quilted containers will really make nice gifts. Sheree in Michigan http://sewfabsew.blogspot.com

  2. Oh! Kudos! I made a few fabric bowls a la Linda Johansen, and a couple fabric-wrapped clothesline baskets...these look great! So creative. :-)