Stitch Kitsch by Jennifer Heynen {book review}


Because I am so lucky to be friends with Jennifer Heynen (aka Jennifer Jangles), I got an advance copy of her new book, Stitch Kitsch!

A couple years ago, we had lunch together and she explained to me the premise of her book (no title yet then). She was putting together a bunch of projects, each with their own appliqué design and/or embellishments, and then showing ways to mix and match the appliqués and embellishments, adapting the projects for endless variety. Ever since then, I’ve been watching for this book to hit the stores.

Finally it’s here! There are patterns for totes, zipper pouches, quilted things, and more.

One of my favorite projects is the ‘Happy Scrappy Placemats.’ I decided to make an alternate version the placemats – a ‘Happy Scrappy Table Runner.’

And I just happened to have on hand a small stash of Jennifer’s holiday fabric! These are from her ‘It’s Christmas’ collection made by In the Beginning Fabrics. I embellished the striped side with cute red, white, and black trims, and let the cute busy print on the back tell it’s own story. This table runner is totally reversible.

By the way, she recently released this adorable (and free) Strawberry Appliqué and instructions for the zipper pouch. Don’t miss it!

Jennifer has another book out now too – you are going to love Sew Small.

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  1. TheGranChris says:

    Well that’s easy. I told Micki to enter in an E-mail. We love to sew together. This book looks like pure fun.

  2. E-mailed my friend C about it–she’s just learning to sew and this is right up her alley.

  3. Just texted my mom, who is getting back into sewing after seeing how much fun I’m having with it.

    ~ Tricia

  4. Just shared it with my sister-in-law! 🙂

  5. Just shared with my sister, my niece and my very best friend!

  6. I just sent an email to my son’s girlfriend to alert her. They lived with us the past four years along with my adorable granddaughter. They moved out a few months ago now. While they were living here, we bought her a nice Viking sewing machine for Christmas two years ago and she’s been sewing and learning from me since that time. She’s great at asking for my help and wants to learn and has had such fun making little dresses for my granddaughter. She would love to win this book, I’m sure. Heck, I would be thrilled to win a copy for myself. I just love Jennifer’s style. Everything is so fun and that fabric looks exactly like I’d expect from her; super fun and cute for the holidays.

  7. I just shared with my niece Jane

  8. I shared with my best friend, my mom! She and I love all sorts of books, but the books that encourage us to sew are our favorites!

  9. Denise Johnson says:

    I shared with my best friend of 20 years. She loves crafts!

  10. Messaged my sewing buddy, Maureen, in NY. This is SOOOO her! She will love it.

  11. I’m telling my sister- this is just perfect for her (and if we don’t win this is what I’m getting her for a gift!). Thanks!

  12. Mary Rachel Kolb says:

    I emailed my quilt retreat buddy – she would love this book.

  13. Kathleen Dowd says:

    I am telling friend in Nebraska.

  14. Bonnie Thiem says:

    I told my best quilting buddy. This book seems packed with neat things to make.

  15. Cynthia Rathunde says:

    I am facebooking my daughter, Kate, my sewing buddy.

  16. carolyn montgomery says:

    i told my quilting buddy. thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Pamela Crane says:

    I told my daughter-thanks for the chance to win this cute book.

  18. Lori Smanski says:

    I emailed my best buddie, Sandy

  19. I told my daughter. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  20. I miss my Mom so much. I am praying to Jesus to pass a message to her. "Thank you Mom for tayloring all my clothes when I was growing up. Sewing makes me feel closer to you. I love you Mom"

  21. Allison Church Bird says:

    Sucha cute little pouch!

  22. Carla Hundley says:

    How fun this book looks
    to be! I let my sister, Dena,
    know about this on FB.
    Carla from Utah

  23. I let my daughter know! Thanks for the chance! Adorable pouch!

  24. Bonnie Browne says:

    I called my best friend, Jan, in Arizona. This book is perfect for her. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. I told my friend Kathy, who is the craftiest person I know. What a fun book!

  26. Told my best friend, Janet!

  27. Jennifer Kaplan says:

    I shared this with my best friend.

  28. Debbie Chenoweth says:

    I told my sister.

  29. I told my sister. It’s a great book for her.

  30. Oh, this looks like some really fun projects to create.

  31. I shared with my friend Sue.

  32. I told my sister Jackie.

  33. I told my sister! What a treasure trove of super neat and fun projects!

  34. I shared on Facebook with my good friend and fellow quilter Lisa!

  35. I told my mom and Aunt, they got me hooked on sewing. Would love to win.

  36. I e-mailed my mother and sisters-in-law.

  37. I’m telling my 2 quilting buddies about this. They are good friends who wont be jealous if I win, they will just want to borrow!

  38. I told my mom about the Stitch Kitsch book. We both love the kitschy look and I would love to surprise her with a few new gifts from the book!

  39. Susan Kelly says:

    I emailed my sister we live 2500 miles away from each other but are sharing what we make with each other all the time. Thanks for the chance to win the Sitch Kisch book. Looks great!

  40. I sent the link to my daughter!! thank you!

  41. Maria P G says:

    I sent it to my 3 sisters who sew & quilt. We get together with our 94 year mother every Saturday to sew & quilt while our mother crochets!

  42. I told my daughter about this. Thank you.

  43. I told my daughter-in-law.

  44. I told my daughter. She is so excited as she is learning how to sew.

  45. I shared on Twitter.

  46. Claire Ross says:

    I told my mum and her friend Jean at our afternoon "sewing bee"

  47. Trish Perry says:

    I told my niece about this.

  48. Debra White says:

    I told my daughter!

  49. I told my friend/crafting buddy. I actually have that exact fabric panel & now I know what I will do with it, thank you.

  50. Love this book! I told my best friend, my mother, Katie Morgan. Thank you for the giveaway!

  51. Hilary Neumann says:

    Told my sewing partner, Barb about this. We are both so excited!

  52. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    Told my friend Amy!

  53. Kendra Staley says:

    Told my friend Amy up in Connecticut!!!! We love to share ideas!!!!

  54. Melanie C says:

    My best friends are my 2 sisters (I can’t pick one 🙂 )

  55. I told my best friend in Ga. I would love you make her goodies from the book to go with the pot holder and mitts I just made for her new kitchen.

  56. Rose Santuci-Sofranko says:

    I told a group of my friends in my Crafty Catholic Chums FB group! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

  57. carolyn montgomery says:

    my favorite sewing buddy is my friend of over 50 years, since our junior year in high school.

  58. I lost my sewing buddy several years ago. We shared projects – I crocheted – she had a tablecloth that needed to be finished (her grandmother started it and died before she could complete it); Linda did beautiful needlepoint. She made me a wall hanging that I still have and cherish. I look at it and think of her every day.
    Your strawberry is fun. Love the tablerunner. Will look great on your table this winter.
    I’d love a copy of the book – I’d remember Linda as I paged through it and picked out some new projects.

  59. Christa Dunn says:

    I shared with the only sewing buddy that I currently have- my beloved SIL who, unfortunately, lives more than 15 hours away from me right now! But we still share our sewing adventures via Pinterest, pics, video & email. We even take online classes together! Thanks!

  60. My friend, Sandy B. A whiz bang sewer who has share her knowledge of sewing (and life) with me. She is ‘older’ and her health isn’t perfect, but she is still wielding a needle. We share our sewing interests, Pinterest’s, family pictures, etc., via facebook and email. Even though we’ve lived more than 15 hours (driving) apart for more than 25 years, our friendship has endured for more than 40 years.

  61. Marcia Gilbreath says:

    I told my sister, Meg. She and I belong to the same quilt group, and we love free patterns and giveaways!

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