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Book review: Kitchen Stitches

Martingale's charming new book, Kitchen Stitches, is divided into 3 sections: "get cooking", "set the table", and "add a little spice", which altogether include 17 projects by 13 different designers.  Stir them all together, and the result is this collection of easy and fast little projects that you can make for your home or for hostess gifts, mostly from your fabric scraps!

If you're not an experienced sewer, don't worry...the instructions are very detailed and the patterns are super easy.  For the kitchen, lots of pot holders, towels, and cozies are included, which will not thrill everyone, but if you're loking for great gifts, it's hard to beat one of these when they're handmade!

For the table, more cozies, placemats, and napkins.  And a pretty cool tablecloth, shown above!  There are also some table runner and place mats that I really like, shown below.

For the rest of the house, organizers and message boards seem to take top billing.  Most of these projects are not my style, but that hardly matters for my review: they are easy, well-made, and with very clear and concise instructions, so if you like whimsical and cute, they might be just what you've been looking for!

Photo credits: Martingale, photographer Brent Kane

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