Spring Stitch


by Melissa

The staff at the store is busy restocking the shelves with new things to get you ready for more Spring and Summer sewing.  Along with new fabric, the new Stitch Magazine (Quilting Arts/Interweave Press) is in and it's a keeper.  There are 37 projects, some great articles (including a behind-the-scenes with Oliver and S and a feature on the art of embroidery), and the usual great sewing tips and thorough instructions. 

I love this lingerie bag from my friend Blair-- it as has three compartments for keeping things straight when you're traveling.  

I cannot get over these gorgeous heirloom quality baby blocks designed by Eunny Jang.  The hat on the left by Betz White is cute, too. 

Stitch is a relatively new magazine that comes out twice a year as Special Issues.  They are full of accessible projects ranging from apparel to home dec, all written by professional designers and craft bloggers you might already know and love!  The patterns come full size on a pull out center sheet.  These magazines are full of gift making inspiration-- I have Martha's skirt from the first issue on my list of things to make for myself.  Bolt carries the three back issues as well-- if you can't find them at your local book or craft store, you can order them directly from Interweave (check out the web exclusive patterns while you're there!).