Are you guys excited??
We’ve been waiting awhile now for the sew along to start and it kicks off tomorrow!
If you aren’t familiar with the Zakka sew along, I want to share a bit about how it works.
We will start with the first project in the book, the Bell Pepper Coasters, and continue each week through the entire book.
New projects start every Monday and you have until the following Sunday at midnight EST to link up your project for a chance to win that weeks prize.
Two of the weeks involve a quilt and the prizes for those weeks are the biggest ones! In order to enter the quilt project weeks you have to have a completed quilt or quilt top. It’s not impossible, but definitely a challenge to make a quilt top in a week, so I suggest going ahead and starting on those now and working in a block or two a week to help you be prepared.
You don’t have to make the project exactly as the ones in the book in order to enter. Make things you love and that you will use. If you want to leave out a pocket or adjust the size of a project, do it!
For project weeks June 3rd through August 5th, you will be linking up here at http://www.lrstitched.com for the weekly prize. For project weeks August 12th through Oct 7th, you will be linking up with Debbie at A Quilter’s Table.
You can view a post from round one of the Zakka sew along last year here. It will give you an idea of how things go.
Depending on the week, Debbie or I will announce the weeks project and prize and send you over to our blogger for the week who will be sharing their version of the project along with tips and tricks for completing it. Each blogger also has a giveaway of Aurifil thread and a Pellon interfacing and batting charm pack to share.
We will also be doing (4) quarterly giveaways throughout the sew along for another chance to win.
If you miss the week deadline be sure to still link up your project when you finish it because we will be going back and pulling a winner from the combined entries for Weeks 1-5, Weeks 6-10, Weeks 11-15, and Weeks 16-19. The winners from these drawings will receive a $50 gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop!
And at the close of the sew along, anyone who completed all 19 projects will have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Fabricworm!
Phew! Lots of info and a lot of fun to come. I hope you’re excited!
Make sure to join in the flickr group to add your project pictures and be sure to sign up to receive either email posts or feed posts from Debbie and I so you don’t miss anything. You will need a flickr account or blog in order to link up each week using inlinkz.
I’ve also made a tab at the top of my blog that will contain all posts about the Patchwork Please sew along.
See you tomorrow!