Patchwork, Please!: Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give

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Get fresh inspiration with 19 quick and colorful projects!

In Patchwork, Please!, Stitch magazine contributor Ayumi Takahashi has created playful and practical patchwork projects for the home and the people who live in it. Sewing should be fun, and Ayumi Takahashi's patchwork projects embody that happy, playful approach.

Known for both her distinctive combination of patterned fabrics and her quirky interpretations of vintage style, Ayumi brings...

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Patchwork, Please!: Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give

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Overview

Get fresh inspiration with 19 quick and colorful projects!

In Patchwork, Please!, Stitch magazine contributor Ayumi Takahashi has created playful and practical patchwork projects for the home and the people who live in it. Sewing should be fun, and Ayumi Takahashi's patchwork projects embody that happy, playful approach.

Known for both her distinctive combination of patterned fabrics and her quirky interpretations of vintage style, Ayumi brings this signature approach to 19 sewing projects. The book begins with basic techniques in patchwork, paper piecing, raw-edged applique, and machine and hand embroidery. Then it's straight into an appealing assortment of projects for the kitchen, home, family, and friends.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596685994
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 468,941
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ayumi Takahashi is a regular contributor to Stitch magazine and spends her time between California and Japan. Her blog The Pink Penguin (ayumills.blogspot.com) averages upward of 10,000 unique visits a month. She lives in Japan.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction

Tools and Materials
Basic Quilting Tools
Materials

Techniques
Combining Fabrics
Combining Colors
Preparing Fabrics
Cutting Fabrics
Pinning
Machine-stitching
Handstitching
Quilting
Paper-Piecing
Binding
Raw-edged Appliqué

Projects
For the Kitchen
1.Bell Pepper Coasters
2.Lovely Dish Towels
3.Lettered Tea Cozy and Teabag Pouch
4.The Polka-Dot Café Apron
5.Diamond Patchwork Placemat

For Kids
6.Yum-Yum Apple Bib
7.Dino-Mite Hat
8.Books-for-Baby Quilt

For the Home
9.My Scrappy Box
10.Swedish Flower Lap Quilt
11.You’ve-Got-Mail Wall Pocket
12.Happy Hexagon Trivet

For Going Places
13.Piece-of-Cake Shopping Bag
14.Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch
15.Vintage Pencil Case
16.I-Love-My iPad Quilted Cover
17.Handy Market Tote

For Crafting
18.Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch
19.Prettified Pincushions

Templates

Resources

Index

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