I have this book and I have gotten several good ideas from it. However, this person must sew a hundred times faster than I do to make these projects in 90 minutes and I am an experienced seamstress. For instance, her checkerboard throw would take hours to cut out all those little squares. I haven't given up the idea of a checkerboard throw but am still looking for a better method. I made a small dog bed with her method and it took 4 hours. Not a bad book but definitely check it out of the library before spending hard earned cash on it.