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Book Review and Giveaway! Sweetwater’s Simple Home

Sweetwater’s Simple Home will get you inspired to sew something handmade for every room in your house! This new release from Stash Books features 35 beginner-friendly projects, including quilts, pillows, table linens, and accessories—many can be made in a day or less.

  • The 35 projects are fresh and modern and there are great ideas for making things pretty and practical.
  • The mother and daughter team behind Sweetwater Designs also shows you how to incorporate simple, creative techniques for decorating with appliqué, stenciling, stamping, and embroidery.With
  • Sweetwater’s inspiring designs, it’s easy to add expressive touches everywhere, from the dining room to the bedroom to the laundry room. Keep it simple and surround yourself with things you absolutely love.



Stash Books is giving away a copy of Sweetwater’s Simple Home to one lucky reader. To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post (by Sunday 12 Midnight Pacific time – Sept 25)  telling us what handmade treasure you would sew for your home.




We Have a Winner!

Adrian Montfort-Guy Submitted on 2011/09/24 at 3:35 pm 

A beautiful book. I craft a lot, but haven’t had the courage to try quilting – I think I would like to make some simple quilts for my boys bedroom. I have fond memories of the quilt my gran made, the tents and forts that quilt became and it always seemed to smell of her. I’d like to give my lads those kind of memories.



Posted by Megan Scott on Sep 23, 2011 08:49 AM | 431 Comments

431 Responses to “Book Review and Giveaway! Sweetwater’s Simple Home”

  1. Priyeni says:

    I need this book. I’m from Sri Lanka where we don’t have craft shops. I’m planning a sale of hand-made things for the 1st week in Dec. I have a disability & this is my way of saying”hey I can still do stuff” I’m doing table runners, table mats, x’mas decor etc. & I shld be able to make use of all the ideas in the book. I’ll post pics as I complete them. Thanks for the chance.

  2. andrea says:

    I would love a copy of this book…. your review is so useful!

  3. Rachel says:

    We’re moving into our first home – I need inspiration!

  4. Jacoline Mulhall says:

    I make a lot of the materials I use in my class room for children ages 4-6. I’m sure I’d get some nice tips from this book. Our class zither needs a carrying case!

  5. zabe says:

    beautiful inspirations!

  6. Jennifer says:

    The apron looks fab, that is what I would sew first!

  7. Peg says:

    Oooh. Table linens for sure! There are fights in our home over the one or two remaining “decent looking” everyday dinner napkins and even they are dismal! And now with two daughters learning to sew this year I can get them involved! Chances look slim with all these people wanting this, but maybe luck will be with me!

  8. Catherine says:

    I would sew cloth napkins for my kids to take to school, special ones that were each different from each other.

  9. Susan says:

    Stash does such terrific books. I would love this one.

  10. Sandra says:

    Pillows – definitely! I never buy pillows thinking how I’m gonna make them and that just never happens – so…we miss pillows…some inspiration would be more then welcome! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  11. Maggi says:

    I’m looking for projects that are simple enough I can include my 4 yo! Thanks for another wonderful giveaway!

  12. Peg W says:

    Love these ideas. I can see so many possibilities for my home and for gifts for friends. Love it!

  13. Leslie S says:

    I love the look of the placemats with the scallops. We use placemats every day, and I like changing things up a bit. And I love the new Hometown line by Sweetwater, especially the names of towns fabric. Thanks for the chance to win this terrific book!

  14. Claire Hartigan says:

    When I say “My Grandma made it.”- It means a great deal to me and my family. The quilt I use to sleep with or the apron I wear when cooking are all made by Grandma. I want to be that Grandma also. Learning to quilt or sew/craft always leaves a little something for our future and I would love to see and do all the ideas in this book to leave for my Grandkids so they can say “Grandma made it!”

  15. Sophie Richard says:

    Beautiful book!!!! Would love it!

  16. Jackie McConnell says:

    My hobby is making quilts. Would love to get some new ideas to incorporate into my decorating with quilts.

  17. Ellen Lai says:

    Quilts. I’m learning to sew them now!

  18. Claire says:

    My place is desperate for a make over, but I have no idea where to start. I would love to win this prize and I will get inspired to get up and start it. Thanks. x

  19. Ernessa says:

    I would love to make a quilt. I have made a baby quilt but its time to move up to a bigger one.

  20. Jamie says:

    I would love to have the book, to get some great inspirations for some home decor tips using fabric!! I also have started to quilt.

  21. carrie says:

    I know my mom would love to use her stash of fabric for many items in the book. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  22. Patti says:

    I would love to make a quilt for all my grandbabies. My Grandma is one of the best at making quilts. I would love to follow her footsteps.

  23. Robin Smith says:

    Oh, I have wanted this book from the first moment I read about it!

  24. Ruth says:

    Love crafts, crocheting; quilting… looking to retire soon and that is my passion!

  25. Michele says:

    What a wonderful book! I have just started quilting! I would luv to win a copy :) Thanks!

  26. elvira says:

    me and my girl can really have fun and inspiration with this lovely book!! :-)

  27. Melissa says:

    My home needs some help this looks like just the ticket. Lots of great looking projects.

  28. Marie says:

    i would love to have this! thanks for the opportunity

  29. burkisurko says:

    Like many neighborhoods around the country, property prices in this area have plummeted. Houses that were $500K are now $300K. I may have to move back home for personal reasons and could not sell my house for more than the mortgage. What do I do?.

  30. Judy says:

    I would love to win this book. I would start by making placemats, then as many other things as possible. I am getting divorced after nearly 40 years of marriage & only took personal items so I need everything. Can’t wait to get started making new things.

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