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Patchwork USA includes 24 road‑trip inspired patchwork projects created just for you! Organized by projects that are designed to be completed in a day (daytrips), a couple of days (weekend getaways), or larger projects to be completed over a leisurely summer vacation, these colorful patchwork projects will inspire you to put on some favorite tunes (suggestions included!) and put your sewing pedal to the metal!
Because anticipation is sometimes the best part, experienced author Heidi Staples gets your creative engines running by first showing you a series of no-fail fabric combinations, explaining what types of fabric designs and color combinations work well for her adorable projects and why. Her tips and checklists are guaranteed to help you minimize the amount of time spent agonizing over the right fabric pull, and get stitching!
There is something for everyone and all of her smaller projects are perfect for sewing swaps, making handmade gifts for friends and family and, of course, perfect for taking along on a real road-trip or retreat too!
Daytrips: Small projects including a Bookmobile Sleeve, Road Trip Pillow, Snapshot Needlebook, Sewing Bee Pincushion and Coffee Shop Coasters.
Weekend Getaways: Bigger projects including a Patio Pillow, Beachcomber Pouch, Laundromat Coin Pouch, Kitchenette Set, Scout’s Honor Pouch and a Color Book.
Finally, Summer Vacations: Extended projects including a Big Bear Cabin Quilt, Palm Springs Bag, and three more quilts.
No matter which you decide to make first, each page is packed with perfectly pretty and undeniably useful patchwork projects with ideas for customizing each one, advice for sewing with friends, and tips for using the book to pack up and hit the road on a real getaway! There are even a few favorite roadside diner recipes from Heidi for when you need to pull over and take a break.
So whether you are sewing solo at home, with friends on a sew-day, or packing up for a real retreat, this is one roadside companion you don't want to be without!