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.
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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!
I have the honor of sharing a new DVD with you today!
My friend Candy, recently filmed all her dyeing secrets with Quilting Arts, and has a 70 minute DVD to start you on your dyeing journey, or answer all your unanswered questions!
Candy is a Biology Professor at the University of Redlands, by day, which makes her very concise, and a great presenter of information! The DVD is broken into chapters, making it easy to get to the information that you need.
I loved seeing Candy in action, she shares her methods for mixing dyes and how to scrunch/pleat your fabric for varied effects. She uses a low water immersion process to dye, so you don’t need a 10 gallon pot to alter a yard of fabric (bonus!). After many experiments, she … Read More »
Thanks to all of you that played along and shared your favorite color(s) for this giveaway! And a big thanks to those of you that left encouraging word for me yesterday – they mean a lot. Anyway, before I get all gushy – the winner of Modern Blocks is -
Happy Birthday Pat! Look for an email from me, and get right back to me so I can ship it out to you!
FYI – Modern Blocks is available on Amazon if you would like to purchase your own copy today.
The winner is :
Congratulations Carly! Hopefully you got my email, requesting your mailing address!
The winner is :
Congratulations Jeanne! Hopefully you got my email, requesting your mailing address!
I’m excited to share another new book with you today! Modern Mix by Jessica Levitt is all about using solid fabrics with your prints – as I love solids, I’m loving Modern Mix!
Jessica has beautifully used solids with prints, and not just white, I might add. A great variety of Kona cottons have been selected, with stunning results. In some projects the prints play a major roll, and others the solids are the lead. Jessica encourages the reader to be fearless in fabric selections, and making the project your own.
There’s 16 projects total in Modern Mix, 7 modern quilts with great bags, and home decor projects interspersed. Sure to be a source of inspiration for any sewist!
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I’m honored to share a new book with you today, Deploy that Fabric by Jen Eskridge. Jen writes “Thank you to our military service members–the men and women who defend our freedoms and protect our way of life.” And her desire is to honor service members by breathing new life into no longer needed uniforms.
I am certain that this book is doing just that! Jen offers diagrams for deconstructing uniforms into usable fabric, and tips for what to keep, and where to use your seam ripper. Have you wondered what colors/prints work best with uniforms? Jen removes all apprehension, by stating that a uniform should be treated as a neutral! Mix your favorite prints, and get started!
Deploy That Fabric is full of projects! 9 purses and totes, 4 holiday projects, 4 quilts … Read More »
I completely forgot to post a winner to this book LAST MONTH! Sorry about that! With school starting and the rest of life, it was pushed off my radar.
Anyway, the winner is #106 :
Send me your mailing address Jodi, and congratulations!
For the rest of you, today is the last day of the tour and there’s still a chance you could win by commenting on Nancy’s blog. Remember this bundle?
Scroll down, and add your facebook comment on the blog for a chance to win.
Nancy’s new book Sewing A to Z is a treasure trove of sewing techniques and tips for sewists of all skill levels!
Nancy shares techniques used for general sewing, and quilting alike. Basics like swiftly using your seam ripper, identifying tension problems, and then fixing them. Or more specific techniques like pintucks, piping, using a double needle, and serger stitches. The book is organized alphabetically, making it simple to use, and Nancy has included personal notes often, giving insight into her methods, and favorite products for the task at hand. This book brings Nancy to your sewing space, whenever you need her expertise!
There are over 100 techniques included making this an invaluable resource for any sewist!
Sewing A to Z is available for sale – here.
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