Stitch, Spring 2014

Features my patterns for a laminated-cotton picnic bag and a stripy quilt.

We are all too ready to usher in the warmer weather, and in this issue you will find the vivid colors and wild mixture of different elements that we will soon see all around us as flowers bloom and tree buds blossom. Jump in and discover 36 bright projects for SPRING!

Projects in this issue include:

  • Laminated Cotton Picnic Bag - Kevin Kosbab
  • Springtime Circle Trivet - Anne Deister
  • Brightly Starred Pillows - Diane Gilleland
  • Pleated Chevron Skirt - Lisa Polderman
  • Weekend Getaway Bag - Linda Turner Griepentrog
  • The Ultimate Gardener's Apron - Tina Lewis
  • Dotty Table Linens - Ruth Singer
  • Daisy Purse - Charise Randell
  • and much more!

In Electric Pastels you will find a gorgeous rainbow spectrum of items to sew from a brilliant clutch and tote to bright home decor projects.

Stripes, Dots + Chevrons brings our favorite patterns into play with delightful skirts, sweet stu?ed turtles, a captivating quilt, picture frames, and a set of pillows.

In Mixed Up Prints, you will find a lovely mélange of fabrics that work together to make for eye-catching items like bags, fashion accessories, and a beautifully useful gardening apron.

Taking Shape looks to geometry to create gorgeous projects, like an easy shrug and a pretty handbag with linear lines and a variety of items that use circles as their key design element.

And Playful Patterns is a play on words, from patterns that evoke play like tiny, cute shortalls and a happy collage, to projects that combine patterns in unexpectedly fresh ways in everyday items like a lunch bag, tote, and purse.

Plus, in our features section you will learn about the cross-stitch revival, how to mix and match fabrics with ease, and how to stitch up the prettiest boat neck ever.

We hope this colorful and vibrant issue will inspire you to sit right down and sew up a storm.