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“Beginner’s Guide to Quilting: 16 Projects to Learn to Quilt,” by Elizabeth Betts (paperback, David & Charles, 2013, 128 pages, $24.99). Learn how to make beautiful quilts with this comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting for beginners. Provides step-by-step instructions for 16 projects, including bed quilts, tote bags, wall hangings and table runners.


“Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More,” by Barb Blair (hardcover, Chronicle Books, 2013, 192 pages, $24.95). Offers simple techniques for transforming drab furniture into showpieces, including easy-to-follow instructions for spray painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, stenciling and dip dyeing.


“The Handbuilt Home: 34 Simple, Stylish & Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects for Every Room,” by Ana White (paperback, Potter Craft, 2012, 192 pages, $22.99). Demonstrates how to build inexpensive, quality home furnishings through woodworking projects that can be made with off-the-shelf materials and basic equipment, including home accessories, tables, kids items and storage solutions.


“Organize Your Home: Clutter Cures for Every Room,” by Better Homes and Gardens (paperback, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, 264 pages, 24.99).This guide to clutter-free living covers every room of the house, provides the most efficient equipment and techniques, and breaks down tasks into small, manageable chunks. You can do it!


“Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You’ll Ever Read,” by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark (paperback, HarperCollins, 2010, 432 pages, $14.99). Ever been betrayed by a pretty cover and a pair of alluring blurbs? Fear not! The recommendations in this book have all been carefully vetted and approved by two literary professionals with discerning taste and sharp wit.

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