A look (and a listen!): interview with Stitched Sew Sweet author Tracy Souza 🎧

Simple sewing is always in season—especially when it’s Stitched So Sweet!

Stitched So Sweet

In this new book from designer Tracy Souza of Plum Cute Designs, you can showcase seasonal delights in quick-to-sew projects featuring sprinkles of embroidery, patchwork, and appliqué. Playful motifs capture everyday pleasures, from springtime flowers and buzzing bees to plump pumpkins and frosty snowmen. Charming touches such as prairie points, wool appliqué, and big-stitch quilting give each design its pop.

From Stitched So Sweet

Projects range from mix-and-match seasonal pillows:

Spooling Around Pillows

Framed embroideries:

Framed Seasonal Baskets

And needle books:

Whimsy Needle Books

To a four-season quilt, table topper, and wall hanging that can be enjoyed year-round. And the difficulty level? Patterns are simple enough for confident beginners to easily complete!

We recently talked to Tracy about her new book, her nearly 20-year-old company, and her obsession with spiral-bound notebooks. Click the play button to listen to our conversation:


Reading this post in email? Click here to hear our interview online.

During the interview we asked Tracy what was on her sewing table; she sent us a pic!


Tracy’s busy getting ready for Quilt Market in May!

Stitched So SweetWhat’s your favorite way to stitch the seasons?

  • Patchwork
  • Embroidery
  • Appliqué
  • All of the above!

Tell us your answer in the comments for a chance to win a copy of Stitched So Sweet! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to start stitching with Tracy now, you can purchase the book at our website and we’ll send you a link to instantly download the eBook for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Gracie, who says:

“I do patchwork and embroidery and have just started to applique. Am not good at it yet. Need a class I guess. Would love to have the book. Thanks”

We’ll email you about your prize, Gracie—congratulations!


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