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Scandinavian Stitches: 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  148 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
This work features 21 projects - including quilts, pillows, and soft ornaments - that draw their inspiration from the seasons and offer a fresh, modern take on folk art.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 16th 2010 by Stash Books (first published October 1st 2010)
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Jun 09, 2015 Melki rated it it was amazing
I ordered this sight-unseen after seeing only the cover.

And, it's WONDERFUL!

There are loads of SEWING projects here; all of them could be adapted for your particular skill level. Wikman serves up a nice variety of projects, ranging from ornaments that could be completed in less than an hour to more complicated wall hangings and quilts. There are goodies offered for each season of the year, plus a special section for the yuletide.

There is so much I want to make out of this book. Wikman's design
Feb 06, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Found a few small projects in here for future gifts. One of them has a fox in a wall hanging that I will adapt and make even smaller! Quick projects are a necessity in my life...

Scandinavian Stitches
Dec 10, 2010 Jeannine rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-creativity
This book was an indulgence. I've followed Kajsa (syko) on flickr for many years. Her work is whimsical and colorful and I bought this book because it is so pretty.

Sewing isn't my favorite medium and I don't know how many of these projects I'll actually attempt, but it is a lovely book (and it's sold out too).
Dec 03, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: craft-sewing
I wasn't so thrilled with the projects in this book. A few were nice but the rest don't interest me much. There were a couple of good tips in the introductory "how-to" chapter, however, and I do think I'll use some of the applique techniques.
Fun little quilts--some of which I plan to adapt and make--but the strength of this book is its simplicity. It inspired this reader to spend less time thinking about making small pieces and more energy playing with fabrics and allowing ideas and images to see where they take me. Good job, Janet.
Jan 24, 2016 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Super-cute project ideas. I have never tried quilting or applique, but this book looks like it has good things for a beginner. Her patterns are sweet without being overly cute.
Jul 22, 2012 Megan rated it it was amazing
My absolute FAVORITE craft book of the year, so far. Her style is light and fluid and very unfussy...important for a newbie like me!
Great ideas and encouragement for small projects made with applique, sewing and quilting.
Jan 08, 2015 Amber rated it liked it
Less usable ideas than I had hoped for, but a good inspiration book. Two cute quilts and a little travel pillow were winners. The author has a few small sewing projects that would be fun for kids to do.

If you are looking for a book that will help you add creative touches like including your own or your child's art work to your pieces this would provide a great jumping off point.

Very little embroidery, if that is what interested you about the title.
T Crockett
Jun 14, 2015 T Crockett rated it liked it
Shelves: craft
I really enjoyed the author's writing about her work. The book is good inspiration. Most of the projects use paper-backed fusible web. This was a new technique for me. She also gives some fun ideas using free-motion stitching and makes it sound less intimidating than I'd expected.

If you aren't interested in either of these techniques, the book isn't for you
Mar 15, 2013 Lee rated it liked it
very cute patterns
will try with kids, making fabric pictures, non sewing
Sep 24, 2012 Karyn rated it liked it
A library book I checked out because the cover looked cute. The projects look simple and quick. I made a few notes for future projects. I'll probably check the book out again.
Jul 27, 2012 Kristina rated it it was amazing
Great ideas (with great photos) for easy to do whimsical projects.
Jocelynne Broderick
I love this book! So much fun!
Jul 13, 2011 Jess rated it it was ok
I liked the aesthetic of this book. but the projects weren't things I really wanted to make.
Apr 14, 2012 Anne rated it it was amazing
Great ideas, easily adaptable
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