Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall/Winter 2010 Quilting Arts STITCH Magazine Just Arrived

The theme for Stitch Fall/Winter 2010 is THE FABRIC ISSUE, exploring sewing projects and techniques featuring a wide variety of exciting fabrics. This is your chance to pull out that specialty fabric you have been saving for just the right project! Features 40 projects for the fall season!

Issue Highlights:

Sewing Room - Cool sewing products, tools, notions, patterns, and books.

Sew Boutique – From inspiring people to hot trends , check out the news from around the sewing world including indie pattern lines, limited run fabric, unique sewing companies/stores, sewing for a cause, and more!. Featured: launch of new Oliver + S fabric line; The Sewing Machine Project that provides sewing machines to people in need around the world; and Sewing Yoga to help you relax after hours at the sewing machine.

Technique Spotlight - Sewing with Silk -Splurge on a luxury silk fabric but afraid you’ll ruin it when you sew? Here are the tips and tricks you need to gain silk sewing confidence

Sew Connected – Get connected with online sewing resources from blogs to websites

Material World – fabric reviews, profiles of fabric designers, trends in colors, fabrics, fashion, home décor, fiber art. Featured: Galbraith + Paul husband and wife fabric design team; and fabric storage tips and tricks Sew Inspired - Essays from a variety of popular sewing bloggers and designers on how to be more creative with your sewing. Featured, Kathleen Frances of the popular Grosgrain blog (

Feature Article - Quilting the Modern Way – Learn how contemporary designers are reinterpreting the classic quilt in contemporary ways.

Project Themes:

DESIGNING DENIM – Not just for jeans anymore, denim can be used for a wide variety of clothing, accessories, and home décor projects. These projects explore the creative possibilities denim offers in a variety of colors and fabric weights from heavyweight denim to lightweight chambray. Designers show off their embellishment skills by adding topstitching, embroidery, and trims, mixing it with other fabrics and prints, and getting artistic with bleaching effects.

GETTING FANCY – Everyone loves a little sparkle around the holidays and special occasion fabrics can add a touch of bling, shine, and luxury to even the smallest sewing projects. Special occasion fabrics include embellished fabrics (beaded, sequined, embroidered, etc.) and fancy fabrics such as taffeta, velvet, satin, lace, brocades, organza, metallics, and silks. Featured projects include clothing, accessories, and home décor MODERN PLAID – From Burberry to punk, plaid can be traditional or edgy, and everything in between. Projects show how you can reinterpret this classic fabric print in fresh ways by playing with color, graphically mixing fabrics, textures, and prints, and using it in unexpected projects.

ONE YARD GIFTS – Take only one yard of fabric and mix it with a whole lot of creativity and you have a fabulous gift for a friend or family member that you can whip up in no time. Perfect for stashbusting or just the excuse you need to buy a luxury fabric (you only need one yard!), these small but innovative projects will please everyone on your gift list.

OFF THE COUCH – Decorator upholstery and drapery fabrics can offer an exciting array of prints and textures from traditional and retro to modern and graphic. And who says they have to be used for sofas and drapes! Designers take advantage of these beautiful medium to heavy weight textiles to create a wide variety of home décor accessories, wearables, and gift projects.

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