Stitch, Spring 2012

ON THE COVER: Citrus Place Mats
by Donna Babylon


material world: sashiko
Carol Ziogas
Little Stitches with a Humble History

scandinavian style + fabric
Marlene Blessing
Sew Modern, Sew Handmade

artist profile: joel dewberry
Nicole Smith
A Fresh Spin on Classic Design

For the Birds

Using a variety of techniques from appliqué and embroidery to quilting and patchwork, explore the perennially popular bird motif in 8 projects for home décor and gifts.

chicky tuffet
Lucy Blaire
shoo fly quilt
Alexandra Ledgerwood
little peep magnets
Stephanie Smith
birdie bibs
Ayumi Takahashi
bird collage tea towels
Kevin Kosbab
tweet note + photo holder
Carol Zentgraf
korhogo bird appliqué tote
Lisa Shepard Stewart
embroidered bird quilt
Carol Zentgraf


Take the party outside with 12 refreshing projects for dining, entertaining, and relaxing outdoors.

citrus place mats
Donna Babylon
orchard pillow
Krista Hennebury
snail’s trail frisbee
Alexandra Winston
wine tote gift bag
Stephanie Lipscomb
party lanterns
Stephanie Smith
fairy lights votive holders
Katrina Walker
patchwork lunch sack
Sarah Minshall
everyday containers
Carrie Bloomston
hexagon pouf ottoman
Kevin Kosbab
recycled place mats
Linda Turner Griepentrog
hot pocket
Penny Layman
hexagon hostess apron
Lisa L. Anderson

Dots + Stripes

Featuring polka dots and stripes, these 5 fun projects celebrate strong graphic appeal and fresh spring charm.

girl’s garden dress
Angela Yosten
  yellow submarine pillow
Stefanie Berganini
trendy project tote
Missy Shepler
ironing board cover
Linda Turner Griepentrog
woven stripes quilt
Carol Zentgraf

Tiny Prints

Surround yourself with sweet prints featuring tiny motifs as you work up pretty spring projects in charming retro-style prints.

spring fling coat
Katrin Vorbeck
baby layette
Marcia Van Oort
lola clutch
Heather Holiday
girl's flutter blouse
Carla Macklin And Erin Wagner

Sewing Unplugged

Sit down and relax with a needle and thread and enjoy 7 projects showcasing the beauty, texture, and versatility of handstitching.

spare change sampler pillow
Blair Stocker
sashiko coasters
Rachel Hauser
twinkle coverlet
Malka Dubrawsky
bonjour paris tote
Lisa Cox
sweet dreams blanket
Missy Shepler
sashiko patchwork
Carol Ziogas
little stitches coin purse
Rachel Hauser


editor's note   smart + wild: laptop + phone cases
what's new + cool
  hand embroidery stitches
sew boutique   sewing basics
technique spotlight   sew inspired
wish list    

Downloadable Patterns

Sweet Dreams Blanket
Spring Fling Coat
Girl’s Flutter Blouse
Embroidered Bird Quilt

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