Saturday, January 25, 2014

A 100th Post Giveaway and Make Something! Reveal

 
So now it is Week #4 of the Sew can she Its A New Year Sew Along
 
and I've been busy (still) prepping for Kids Clothes Week which starts Monday.
 
I'm done with the Make Something! step for Sew Can She sew along.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I decided to do a tote bag with the sewing
 (red and kona bone) log cabins.
 
I am going to use this as my library bag.
 
I read...A LOT and I could really use a bag
 to keep them in so I don't misplace one.
 
I used some scraps to make the bag lining and the straps.
I also used some non-fusible heavyweight interfacing I had left over from the musketeer hat I made A LONG time ago.
 
 
Who doesn't love a scrap-tastic project?
 
 
 


 
 
 
The second thing I made was pillow with the other set of logs I did.
On the back of the pillow (I apologize no photo) I did a invisible zip in the center of it.
 
At some point a spot cleaning the pillow just ain't gonna get it done, ya know.
So being able to remove it was a must in my opinion.
I used this FANTASTIC foot-the Invisible Zipper Foot.
 
 
 
I got mine off Amazon DIRT cheap even with shipping.
Totally worth it.
I just can't figure out why in the world did I struggle
for so long installing a zip with out one???
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anyhow on to the reveal!
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

In closing I would like to have a giveaway in honor of my 100th post.

 

 
 
I'm giving away from my own stash a mix of things to replenish your supply after KCW maybe?
1 French Curve
3-14" jacket zippers (Navy, Black and Beige)
1-20" HEAVY duty black reversible zipper
4 Cones of blue Maxilock
4 Cones of white Maxilock
12 Jean tacks (jean buttons-you'll need a hammer to install these)
5-3" jean zippers (Camel, Dark grey, Green, Medium Blue and Brown)
 
Just enter using the rafflecopter and the winner will be emailed
 and given 3 days to respond before I draw another name.
 
 
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

43 comments:

  1. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    Congrats on your 100th post! I love the tote bag you make! I like the stripes effect on it, it looks very nice! I also think that the inside of the tote looks awesome.
    I am planning to make a purse. Also, I have been wanting to learn how to quilt so I would like to start sewing some blocks maybe :)
    I think if I win, the first thing I will use is the zipper! I'll make a little zip pouch!

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    1. You can always make a zipper shorter but not make it longer!
      If you want to start learning some quilting you should search for one of the block of the month type groups. That way you can try out a bunch of different types and doing just one block at a time is not so daunting.
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  2. I would use the 14" zippers for some bags I would like to make. I love the owls on your pillow.

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  3. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    I have followed you on Pinterest, my username is pandaristi

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  4. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    I follow you through bloglovin'

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  5. Congratulations on your 100th post! The thread will come in handy for my serger -- especially the white. I bought thread but it's probably not the best quality. I'm currently making a quilt.

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    1. I use white on the serger 99% of the time, I bought blue only because I wanted to use it on denim. Good luck in the giveaway and thanks for hosting the giveaway link up:)

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    1. Congrats on 100 posts! That French curve is the first thing I'd play with - I'm working on creating my own patterns for the first time, and I've heard those are very helpful! Those notions would all be great in my stash :) Thanks for the giveaway! (Sorry for the deleted post, replied to my own since I had to add on ;) )

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  7. Following you on Pinterest (MerielAho) and on bloglovin' :)

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  8. I would like to make a new quilted table cloth and curtains for my kitchen. I think I would use the thread first. Thanks for the give away!

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  9. Love (love) your tote and pillow. They are gorgeous. All the giveaways fill a gap in my stash - but I think the cones would be used first. I have a serger I have never learned to use, and it might just be time to get it out and use it.

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    1. I love my serger and you should totally get into it. I have to say though that when sewing for my little boy that is hard on clothes I always serge and safety stitch along the serged edge JIC. I don't want to do all that work and have him pull the seams open haha

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  10. Followed on Pinterest (Patti Ballard)

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  11. I will use the french curve, I have wanted one for a long time!

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I follow on Pinterest as @jannee

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  13. I'd love a French curve, they seem useful, but I haven't gotten to buying one. Also those 14" zips would be perfect for some skirts for some selfish sewing I think... ;)

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    1. Ha Jolien; That's why I bought a French curve. Seems handy and I've never used one before.
      Good luck

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  14. Also following through Feedly. :)

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  15. I've got a scrappy quilt all ready to be quilted, so that's on the docket for today. The template is intriguing and I'm sure I'd put that to good use. My serger is in need of a trip to the repair show, so I'd better add that to my To Do List. Congrats on your 100th Blog!

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  16. Following you on Pinterest as Mountain Quiltworks. I've got some great quilting boards accumulated if you'd like to check those out, too.

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    1. I will have to check them out! I just got two charm packs and have a plan for one but not the other so I'll be looking for some inspiration! Good luck in the giveaway!!

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  17. I would use the thread first.

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  18. Your tote bag looks amazing, I just finished sewing some messenger bags. and I am now following you on Pinterest. as Mara Capron

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    1. I made a messenger bag two Christmases ago for my brothers boyfriend. He is still in college and carrying way to may big thick books so I've also repaired said bag:)
      Good Luck!

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  19. This week I will be working on a quilt top made of Embroidered Sunbonnet Sue squares. These were done by one of the members of my group, World of Charity Stitching. Our group makes and donates quilts, totes, pillows, eyeglass cases, and other items to a elder care facility, to a Ronald McDonald House (quilts) and a domestic violence shelter.
    Thanks,
    Peggy Gibbs
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  20. I'm a new Bloglovin' follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy Gibbs
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  21. Hey a BIG Congratulations on your 100th Post!! I'm from Pattern Review.com where we sew and quilt and motivate each other. LOVE your library purse - that will be so handy. I don't want in the drawing - God knows I should be holding DAILY give-aways to pair down my overflowing stuff - well stash, buttons you get the picture hehehe Great job :-DeeCee BlondeUsingARotaryCutter.blogspot.com and I also follow you here and PR! Way to Go!!

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    1. I follow your blog too:) Thanks for stopping by even if your not entering. It's nice to see some familiar faces.

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  22. I'm working on some quilt squares for a quilt I started 6 months ago! But, I would love the zippers - I want to make some bags and pouches. Thanks for the chance!

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  23. My upcoming plans are to finish an I Spy quilt. I would use the thread first.

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  24. Following you on Pinterest: Nicole Sender / http://www.pinterest.com/minibea12/.

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  25. your pillow is really cute! Caroline has the best challenges. So many different projects.

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