Stitch 'n Swap: 25 Handmade Projects to Sew, Give & Receive

Stitch 'n Swap: 25 Handmade Projects to Sew, Give & Receive

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Generation Q Magazine shows you the best way to organize and run a virtual or in-person swap. To help get you started, the team recruited some crafty friends to share 25 inspiring projects. All of the projects can be easily adapted to your taste, style, and skill level. Whether you’re looking to have fun, learn new things, or exchange some fabulous gifts with

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Generation Q Magazine shows you the best way to organize and run a virtual or in-person swap. To help get you started, the team recruited some crafty friends to share 25 inspiring projects. All of the projects can be easily adapted to your taste, style, and skill level. Whether you’re looking to have fun, learn new things, or exchange some fabulous gifts with friends, this easy-to-use book is your go-to resource for the hottest community sewing activity.

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Publishers Weekly
04/21/2014
The publisher of Generation Q magazine presents a collection of projects from its pages with a clever twist—all are designed for swapping, in which the members of a group make and exchange the same pattern among themselves. Thus, the projects here are fairly simple and charming, from the Kaleidoscope pincushion pictured on the cover to a Coffee Cup Tool Caddy, which will transform a mug into a sewist’s assistant. A variety of techniques and materials are employed throughout: a diaper clutch uses oilcloth, while Parquet Pot Holders include insulation. Several simple small quilts are included as well. The swap conceit really only goes so far—how many quilting groups need multiple diaper clutches?—but all of the ideas here are accessible, well-designed, and clearly explained and illustrated. So long as the person attempting these has some basic knowledge of quilting, this book is a great addition to the home library, with lots of gift ideas to boot. Full color photos. (May)
5/5/14 springleafstudios.com
Stitch 'n Swap is loaded with 25 fun projects that include a variety of themes. All are meant to be doable in a day. Some are small...some are more involved. There's something for everyone including kids. One of my favorites is the Interchangeable Monster by Linda Hansen. Linda made these really fun little monsters with arms and legs that can be swapped out for different ones. Very clever and creative. Another favorite, and one I just might need to make for myself, is the Tea Cozy by Karen Cunagin. I'm a big tea drinker and my tea is always cold.

In addition to all the projects, lots of tips and advice are included on how to organize a successful swap. How do you get started? Who do you ask to play along? What projects do you use? Everything you might encounter if you're running a swap so you'll have a smooth and fun filled event. This would be a great book for guilds to add to their library too.

June 2014 Down Under Quilts Magazine
If you are thinking of organizing a swap with your quilting buddies or fellow bloggers but are not sure how to go about it, look no further. This book, brought to you by the team behind Generation Q Magazine, has lots and lots of tips and suggestions for every kind of swap you can imagine—Secret Santa, Leapfrog Swap, Yankee-style, etc. If you are just looking for small and quick sewing projects, this is also the book for you. In it you will find patterns for a pincushion, a sewing kit, a sewing machine cover, a tea cosy, potholders, placemats, tote bags and much more!
June 2014 Quilter's Digest
A team of contributors has worked together to bring you creative projects to sew and swap. You will build new skills and try new materials when you make some of these items. All of them can be easily adapted to your taste, style and skill level. "Sew, Give and Receive" is the motto of the hottest sewing community activity around, and this book will give you ideas for organizing and running your own virtual or in-person swap.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607058496
Publisher:
C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Publication date:
06/01/2014
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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