Welcome the Craftsy Block of the Month Tour! It’s a great program and I’m excited to share it with you!
First, do you know about Craftsy?
Craftsy offers online courses about all of your favorite crafty topics – taught by amazing instructors. Craftsy courses are online, so they are available to you anytime you want for as long as you want – they have no scheduled class times, so you can enjoy them entirely on your own schedule. Each course is taught by an acclaimed instructor and consists of several hours of HD-quality video content… but Craftsy courses are much more than just video! While taking a Craftsy course, you can:
Ask your instructor questions, upload photos, and get personalized responses
Participate in discussions with your classmates
Access supporting course materials – including patterns and helpful tips & tricks
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Today you can find me over at A Little Bit Biased, where Amber invited me to share about my studio.
Click over to read about my sewing space, and where I’m storing my growing stash!
I also want to share with you all the winner from the Girls in the Garden Hop! #45 was the lucky winner –
Congratulations Amy! Pat will be in touch with you soon!
Thanks everyone for stopping by on the hop – it was great to meet some new friends!
If you did not win you can purchase your patterns here, or here. Enjoy!
Go see me at A Little Bit Biased!
It’ll be fun – promise ;)
Hi there! I’ve been teasing you all week with my applique project, and it is finished and ready to share! Pat invited five of us to put our own spin on one of her new Girls in the Garden patterns for Bigfork Bay Cotton Company. I had so much fun selecting a pattern and then all the fabrics to work with! Actually, I could only narrow it down to two patterns, and I had to ask one of my girls which she liked better. She helped me decide on Amelia’s Spring Delight:
Selecting fabrics – I would usually lean toward solids in place of batiks, since I haven’t stashed those, yet. However, I forced myself to look closer at my prints, and select a few favorite prints to work with. I think all the prints make it … Read More »
Hi all! I’m impressed with all that you have managed to finish so far in 2012! The winner of the Canton Village Quilt Works bundle,
Congratulations Vicki! Look for an email from me soon.
You can learn more about Jackie and Canton Village Quilt Works by following these links:
newsletter ~shop ~ blog ~ facebook ~ podcasts ~ itunes ~ youtube
The latest Aurifil block has been made available today! Did I tell you that there are drawings for Aurifil prizes each month? Simply make the block and post a picture to the flickr group and you could win!
Visit the Aurifil blog to download this adorable pattern, and learn more about Sherri Falls of“This and That” pattern company, the designer this month.
I can’t believe it’s February already! ~ Amy
Today Jackie is giving away a beautiful fat quarter bundle!
Canton Village Quilt Works is always stocked with bright and beautiful fabrics, and Jackie is quick to ship your purchases! If you don’t know Jackie already, she’s been a quilter for 18 years, longarm quilter for 12 years, has had her long arm quilting business for 12 years, opened her fabric shop 2 years ago, she’s a designer for Quilt Magazine, and finally, is a quilting podcaster. Whew! I also happen to know that she has a loving family, complete with a few furry friends too!
The Blogger’s BOM program released a new block just yesterday too – visit this post for details!
This is the bundle of fat quarters to be won–
Aren’t they pretty?
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Hi there! This exciting challenge came through my inbox and I thought I should share!
This challenge was created to celebrate the history of sewing by recognizing both SINGER® and Coats & Clark, who are both celebrating significant anniversaries this year (160th and 200th, respectively); as well as educate and inspire through the life and work of Mary Brooks Picken, the authority on fashion and dressmaking in the early and mid-1900s .
Here’s a video from Amy explaining the challenge:
Visit Amy’s site, here, for details about patterns, and to download free patterns that can be used for the challenge. Also, Amy and her team have offered to give one of you two patterns of your choice, from Indygo Junction, to help you jump into the challenge.
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I’m excited to be participating in this blog tour celebrating Nancy Zieman’s most recent Trace ‘N Create templates. All month long you will see lots of creativity on the participating blogs, as each blogger shares their personal Tablet Keeper.
One of my sewing projects last week was my own Tablet Keeper!
Nancy’s new template set is perfect for your e-reader or iPad, but if you prefer paper there’s options for a paper pad as well! The best part is there’s no paper pattern pieces to keep track of, all the measurements, and markings for three sizes, are on one template.
I made the medium size to fit my iPad. Once I cut my pieces and added interfacing the project went smooth and quick!
The instructions are on precise, and easy to follow. Also the … Read More »
Thanks to all of you that came by for Giveaway Day! I had so much fun reading all your comments, commiserating with those who’ve not had a chance to sew gifts either was helpful too!
The winner of the doll quilt, is :
Congratulations Carla! Please respond to my email, and I will get this gem in the mail to you right away.
See you Monday!
Welcome all of those stopping by from Sew, Mama, Sew! If you haven’t been by before, feel free to poke around and get to know me better!
My handmade offering is this sweet doll quilt, from Quilting From Little Things, by Sarah Fielke.
I made it a few weeks ago, and feel the need to share with one of you! It measures 15″ square, complete with hand quilting, and a hand-stitched binding.
To win, answer one simple question:
How many gifts have you managed to make this year?
And don’t feel bad if the answer is none – that’d be my answer!
I’ll select a winner by random number generator, on Friday, December 16, 2011.
Thanks for stopping by ~
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Thanks to all of you that made suggestions, and played along this week! It’s been fun to read about your sewing must have tools. I just need to share that the winner of the giveaway package is :
A good scissor is worth every penny paid Lisa! I hope you enjoy the pair on their way to you, and all the rest of the goodies!
Thanks again to Clover, Famore Cutlery, Warm Company, Lapel Stick and Aurifil, for their generous gifts.
Do you make a list for the people shopping for your holiday gifts? I have one in my head, but haven’t given it to Joe yet. (I should do that!) I thought today I would share a few ideas, some of my favorite notions and places to shop. Read on for ideas, and a giveaway!
1. Warm & Natural is my go-to batting! And I can never have enough – add a pre-packaged batting to your list, it’s easy to wrap and get under the tree.
2. Lapel Stick, this special glue stick, is so handy! Use it in place of pins when adding a zipper, or teaching your kids to sew. Makes a great stocking stuffer too! It’s original design is to quickly fix a hem, or keep the pesky strap in place.
3. Aurifil 50 … Read More »
The winner of Candy’s Dyeing to Stitch DVD is :
Congratulations Stephanie! I can’t wait to see you put Candy’s methods to use, enjoy!