Brighten your kitchen and dining area with delightful projects from a host of talented designers. For sewists of all skill levels, this value-packed volume offers an extraordinary variety of styles, including quilted, appliqued, and embroidered designs.
- Discover 17 distinctive designs from Natalie Barnes, Lindsay Conner, Melissa Corry, Jenifer Dick, Amy Ellis, Linda Turner Griepentrog, Kim Niedzwiecki, Kari Ramsay, Missy Shepler, Rebecca Silbaugh, Amy Struckmeyer, Heather Valentine, and Jackie White
- Create everything from aprons to table runners, towel sets, casserole covers, place mats, and more
- Make the perfect project for bridal showers, housewarmings, and hostess gifts
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Last month, Kitchen Stitches was published, a lovely book full of quick and easy projects that you can make for your kitchen... I think the best reason to have this book would not be to spruce up your own kitchen (although it is certainly lovely for that!), but to have on hand for gift-giving, because I can see just about any one of these projects being a great gift for a friend or family member at any number of holidays, for a party or dinner you've been invited to, etc.! There are 17 projects in the book...written by some of your favorite bloggers... So pick up Kitchen Stitches, it's a lovely book! I think these are projects that anyone can do!
Review from The Applique Newsletter, March/April 2014
Karen M. Burns has gathered some of the freshest kitchen designs from designers such as Natalie Barnes, Lindsay Conner, Melissa Corry, Jenifer Dick, Amy Ellis, Linda Turner Griepentrog, Kim Niedzwiecki, Kari Ramsay, Missy Shepler, Rebecca Silbaugh, Amy Stuckmeyer, Heather Valentine and Jackie White. There are 17 projects presented in the book. The beautiful photos and illustrations will inspire you to want to make several projects from this book. The designs have clean lines, bright colors and are also most practical. They cover everything from aprons to table runners, towel sets, casserole covers, place mats and more. Any one of these projects will give your kitchen a lift and all would make perfect gifts for bridal showers, housewarmings and hostess gifts.
Review from Popular Patchwork, May 2014
This collection of projects, all based around the kitchen, is ideal for those looking to produce quilting and sewing designs which are practical as well as attractive. Featured are cooking aids such as towels, aprons and dish cosies, table adornments like tablecloths, napkins and placemats, and paraphernalia including a message board, wine glass charms and even a surprisingly useful coupon keeper. We particularly like the brightly patterned pan holder. Despite the projects being sourced from different designers and using a variety of techniques, including quilting, applique and embroidery, there's an excellent continuity of style. Here simplicity is the key, but the designs are no less striking and attractive for that. The book provides some brilliant ideas for enthusiasts looking to brighten up their kitchen, or for those who would like inspiration for gifts and sales-table items.
Review from Generation Q Magazine, May/June 2014
When you want to quiltify your kitchen or just add a little homemade goodness to that store bought hostess gift, Kitchen Stitches is your go-to. With 28 projects, this book is sure to have just the right stuff to help you add sewn zing to your boring kitchen or fatten up your gift stash. Amy Ellis, Kim Niedzwiecki and Lindsay Conner are just a few of the notable names who grace this book with inspiring projects such as aprons, potholders, placemats, napkins and cozies galore! The "Coupon Keeper" and the "Too-Hot-To Handle Pot Holders" are just too-cute-not-to-make! Plenty of full-color diagrams and step-by-step instructions accompany each project. The cozies pattern gives you sizing options for ensuring a good fit on your crockpot, casserole dish or teapot. Buy this book so you can chew through those fat quarters, use up your scraps and make some cute things to give as a gift!
Review from Sew-It Today, June/July 2014
Brighten your kitchen and dining area with delightful projects from a host of talented designers. This value-packed volume offers 17 designs - stitched, appliqued, and embroidered - for all skill levels. Create aprons, table runners, towel sets, casserole covers, placemats, and more! This book is perfect for making bridal shower and hostess gifts.
Review from Barbara Rhoades, May 2014
17 projects will keep you in "stitches" for many weeks. If you need a hostess gift or something for a new bride, this is the perfect book for a quick stitch idea. Aprons, potholder, napkins, place mats, totes and dish cozies are just a small list of the items you can create with this book in your hands. Or what about a magnetic board or a coupon caddy? Still not enough? Get a copy to see the rest. The directions begin with a blurb about the item and tips are set off in special boxes throughout the book. Material and cutting lists are straight forward and easy to understand. The written instructions are interspersed with detailed graphics so you can't go wrong. I know this book is going to get well-worn in my sewing room as I am always in need of some small something for a friend or family member. Your library should have a copy as well.