I recently received these wonderful Japanese Craft Books as a gift. The first book, "Machine Made Patchworks" features several patchwork crafts including Appliqué, Square patch, and Free stitch. It has some really nice illustrative instructions on how to make bags, aprons, pillows and more. The second book is entitled "One day embroidery with five stitches." It is filled with hundreds of outrageously cute embroidery patterns and demonstrates various stitching techniques. Thank you Kristin, for these lovely gifts!