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!
Chalk full of inspiration this book is … Read More »
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.
You can watch Nancy work through … Read More »
Have you seen what Madam Samm is up too?? Here’s a quick introduction, and how you can win big!
Hello, friends and followers!
I would like to welcome you to a Wantobe Quilters Campaign over at www.sewwequiltcom
They are having quilting supplies to giveaway 5 x a week for the next 11 weeks. They started on August 1st. Supplies that will have you quilting before you know it…From sewing machines to irons, to die cutters, to mats, to rotary cutters, sewing baskets, scissors, batting, needles, rolled sewing machine bags, patterns, books, magazines…everything you could imagine to assist you in being a NEW Quilter. (you have no tools and you have not yet begun quilting)
Those days to comment are Mondays-Wednesday-Fridays.
( although you can comment every day)
Even if you are already part of this community you can win quilting stuff too…Tuesdays and Thursdays are days for us.
Quilters who have supplies can always use new … Read More »
The winner for the Modern V kit from 1Choice4Quilting is :
Remember if you didn’t win, Shawna has lots of kits available for purchase! Use promo code “Amy” for an additional 10% the already great prices too!
You all didn’t know it, but I had an extra copy of Pleating for Mercy to giveaway too, the winner is:
Congratulations ladies! If you haven’t yet please send me your mailing address.
I have a treat for you today! Have you been following The Quilting Book Club? They have been making a quilt a month (or there about!) from Modern Basics! I’ve helped to select fabrics for the kits, and Shawna at 1 Choice 4 Quilting, is offering a kit to one of you! For the month of August the group is working on Modern V (on the right) –
Modern V ~ Dynamic contrast
To enter to win:
visit 1 choice 4 quilting and tell me which kit you like best!
One comment per person please.
I will announce a winner on Friday, August 5th.
Good Luck – Amy
ETA – I almost forgot! Shawna has a special coupon code for my readers! Use “Amy” for an additional 10% off your order!
Hi there! I hope you had a nice weekend – we did but it went by too fast!
Knowing that you really just want to know if you won, let’s get down to that business. The winner is —
Those of you that did not win can visit Jackie and console yourself. (I might just join you over there!)
Now for the fabric therapy.
I had hoped to actually sew over the weekend, but didn’t make it to the machine. I was caught up with some Sewing Summit details, instead of sewing, but I will make up for it soon! Friday night I shared on facebook and twitter while I cut these adorable fabrics–
The fabric on top is a border stripe, and I cut each one out to use as a strip in between … Read More »