quilting the
modern way


denim throw
page 49

Contemporary quilting
goes graphic + bold

Alissa Haight Carlton



fabric visionary

Christina Kim of globalinspired design house Dosa
Marlene Blessing

off the couch


Transform home décor
fabrics into unexpected designs

sewing yoga n fabric storage tips
n master sewing with silks + more!


5 editor’s note

designs in Denim

6 sewing room

Humble denim goes stylish
in 7 clever projects

8 sew boutique


18 wish list

19 sew connected

modern plaid
A fresh take on a classic print

20 material world

77 sewing basics


85 how-to

getting fancy

142 resources

Get your sparkle on with
special occasion fabrics

144 sew inspired
Kathleen Frances


one-yard gifts
Creativity + one yard of fabric
equals 12 fabulous projects


On the cover: Patchwork Cube Slipcover by Kevin Kosbab, page 44;
Above left: Solid Squares quilt by Alissa Haight Carlton

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projects editor

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editor’s note

to Stitch!

We are two years old! Why celebrate turning
two, you ask? Because thanks to the incredible
support from our readers and advertisers over the
past two years, starting with our next issue, we will
be going to four times a year! I owe all of you a big,
heartfelt thank-you! So get ready for even more
fabulous projects, inspiring profiles, and contemporary sewing trends from around the globe. You’ll
also find more Stitch online as well. A couple of
months ago we launched StitchBlog to keep you upto-date on the trends, techniques, and projects Stitch
editors and designers are grooving on. And you can
look forward to more online content in the months
to come on the newly redesigned interweavestitch
.com, from video tutorials to quick-and-easy projects to enhance your sewing life.
Okay, so now on to our packed Fall issue, appropriately themed, The Fabric Issue. Like you, the
editors at Stitch are passionate about fabric. So we
wanted to bring you an issue chock-full of projects
and articles in celebration of the wide world of
textiles that inspire our sewing fantasies and fill our
overflowing stashes. With this issue we challenge
you to sew with a fabric you have never tried before
and expand your sewing horizons, or to try using a
traditional fabric in a totally unexpected way. And

to kick-start your imagination, we introduce you to
inspiring designers who are pushing the boundaries
of how we typically think of fabric.
But most importantly, we want to hear from
you, dear readers, so you can tell us what you like
and what you would like to see in upcoming issues. Log on to our website at interweavestitch
.com/2010readersurvey and take our quick
reader survey. The first fifteen people to take our
survey will get a free Sidewinder bobbin winder.
The survey closes October 31, 2010, so check it

take our

out soon and tell us what you think!
Enjoy some cake with us, and happy sewing!

tricia waddell


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