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20 Projects with instructions and patterns.

Quiltmania is proud to present Yumiko Tanaka’s first book, Happiness is … Playing with Fabrics. Yumiko’s passion for all types of fabric, and designing breath-taking works of art with them, knows no limits. Using everything from Japanese silk kimonos, exquisite lace, wool, to an old sweater of sentimental value, this exceptional artist has created a unique style of patchwork! Her compositions are almost always embellished with, or primarily made of, yo-yos and in this book, you will learn how to make numerous types. 2O projects, thoroughly detailed, most of which are perfect for beginners, await your creative hands! From table centerpieces, bed covers, wall hangings to hand bags … Yumiko’s projects will keep you busy for quite some time.

About Yumiko Tanaka

Portrait Yumiko Tanaka

Yumiko Tanaka discovered patchwork over 40 years ago and caught the bug immediately! She studied with Reiko Washizawa, a Japanese Master, for 30 years and has been teaching at the prestigious Nihon Vogue, in Tokyo, for 20 years.




Language: English & French


Editors / Publishers: Quiltmania

Publication Date: May 2022

ISBN : 978-2-37082-097-6

Pages: 280 pages



For fabric orders, the price shown for quantity 1 is per Fat Quarter Metre (unless stated otherwise on the product page).  If you order more than 1 unit, the fabrics will be cut as a single run where possible. If you order quantity 2 = a half metre will be cut, quantity 3 = three quarters of a metre, quantity 4 = one metre, quantity 8 = two metres.


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