Patchwork Please!: Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give

Get fresh inspiration with 19 quick and colorful projects!
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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 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.

SKU: 13SW01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ayumi Takahashi

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596685994

Number Of Pages: 144

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 patchwork technique
Binding
Raw-edged applique

Projects
For the Kitchen
Bell Pepper Coasters
Lovely Dish Towels
Lettered Tea Cozy and Teabag Pouch
The Polka-Dot Cafe Apron
Diamond Patchwork Placemat
For Kids
Yum-Yum Apple Bib
Dino-Mite Hat
Books-for-Baby Quilt
For the Home
My Scrappy Box
Swedish Bloom-Time Lap Quilt
You've-Got-Mail Wall Pocket
Happy Hexagon Trivet
For Going Places
Piece-of-Cake Shopping Bag
Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch
Vintage Pencil Case
I-Love-My-iPad Quilted Cover
Handy Market Tote
For Crafting
Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch
Prettified Pincushion

Templates
Resources
Index

Preview
About the Author
Ayumi Takahashi is a regular contributor to Stitch magazine. Her blog, The Pink Penguin (ayumills.blogspot.com), averages upward of 10,000 unique visits a month. She lives in Japan.

SKU: 13SW01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ayumi Takahashi

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596685994

Number Of Pages: 144

Customer Reviews

difficult but worth it Review by Fran
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I am making the books for baby quilt for my first grandchild, due in April. I'm new to paper piecing, new to quilting, actually, so the learning curve was steep. Was able to enlarge the template but couldn't figure out how to flip it to make books that "open" in the opposite direction, but that is OK because I want all my books to open the same way. I eventually copied the template onto a transparency sheet, so I could make them face either way.
The directions were complex but I was finally able to figure them out Learning to attach the second part of the block was especially challenging and I wish it had been clearer.
I am looking forward to making more of the projects.

(Posted on 1/16/2014)

(Posted on 1/16/2014)

Fun Paper Piecing, but... Review by Melissa
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Many of the templates require a photocopier or a scanner for enlargement. Really? Yes, really. No download option? No. Maybe an attached CD? Nope.
It is such a shame, because some of the projects are just so.darn.cute. I will surely use some of the tiny templates anyway (as I dig out my tracing paper and light box *sigh*), but I can't say that I am happy about it. I love Interweave, but I think they dropped the ball on this one.
...and the Submit Review function is behaving badly. *sigh* again.

(Posted on 9/1/2013)

(Posted on 9/1/2013)

Fun Paper Piecing, but... Review by Melissa
Rating

Many of the templates require a photocopier or a scanner for enlargement. Really? Yes, really. No download option? No. Maybe an attached CD? Nope.
It is such a shame, because some of the projects are just so.darn.cute. I will surely use some of the tiny templates anyway (as I dig out my tracing paper and light box *sigh*), but I can't say that I am happy about it. I love Interweave, but I think they dropped the ball on this one.

(Posted on 9/1/2013)

(Posted on 9/1/2013)