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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Kitchen Stitches: Sewing Projects To Spice Up Your Home

kitchen stitches compiled by karen m. burns

Kitchen Stitches: Sewing Projects To Spice Up Your Home, compiled by Karen M. Burns and published by Martingale is an excellent new book packed full of projects to make for your home, as well as for gifts.

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There are 17 different projects in this book that range from handmade memo boards, fridge magnets, coasters, quilted cozies for (one for a casserole and one for a slow cooker), pot holders, aprons, placemats, table runners, totes and more.

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Many of these projects can easily be made from fabrics you have in your stash, or coordinated fabrics you may want to purchase.  But they don't take a lot of yardage, nor time to make.

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And each project comes with easy to follow instructions and great visuals.

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The designs were created by talented quilters and designers such as Natalie Barnes, Lindsay Conner, Melissa Corry, Jenifer Dick, Amy Ellis, Linda Turner Griepentrog, Kim Niedzwiecki, Kari Ramsay, Missy Shepler, Rebecca Silbaught, Amy Struckmeyer, Heather Valentine, and Jackie White.

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These projects would certainly help to brighten up your kitchen and home, as well as make for excellent gifts.  Of course, SewCalGal thinks they'd also make excellent gifts for Christmas and wants to encourage everyone to consider making items from this book for Christmas gifts and entering what you make in the Make It A Handmade Christmas Challenge!

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But besides providing projects to make great Christmas gifts, as well as to use around your own home, the projects in this book would also be excellent for housewarmings, hostess gifts, bridal showers and more.

SewCalGal hopes you'll check out this fun new book at your favorite quilt shop, sewing center, or at Martingale's online store.

The Designers in this book are hosting a blog hop to celebrate the release of this creative new book, where you can also learn more about this new book.   Here is the line up:

2/3  Heather at  The Sewing Loft
2/4  Becky at the Patchwork Posse and  Kim at My Go-Go life
2/5  Amy at FormWork Design* and  Deby at So Sew Easy*
2/6  Rebecca at Ruby Blue Quilts  and Jackie at Jabot Quilts
2/7  Melissa at Happy Melissa Quilting
2/8  Kari at Fresh Cut Quilts

*giveaway ends 2/8

And, for those interested in being ready to give handmade gifts for Christmas this year, you may want to check out the Make It A Handmade Christmas Challenge.  While there are oodles of wonderful prizes donated by generous sponsors, for the February Challenge those that enter will be entered to win a copy of Kitchen Stitches!  This Challenge will be posted on SewCalGal on February 15th.  For more info, check out the main page for this event.  You need not enter all of the challenges to win a prize, but the more challenges you enter in 2014 the more chances you get to win prizes (and win more prizes too).  But again, those that enter the February Challenge get an opportunity to win a copy of Kitchen Stitches shipped to you compliments of SewCalGal.

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Missy Shay said...

That looks like a great book. I need to get busy and make my Christmas gift!

lefuntz said...

I've been seeing this book all over blogland. I've added it to my wish list for now. Lots of great handy projects for gifts and to keep.

Barb said...

wow...I will say it will brighten up any kitchen!!!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am making gifts through this year. Really want this book, my poor kitchen is sad. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Marjorie said...

These projects look delightful. I can see lots of Christmas inspiration and gifts coming from this book.